The Forrester Continuous Delivery and Release Automation (CDRA) Wave has been designed to demonstrate the ability of different solutions in facilitating continuous delivery for the vendors’ customers. The report, released for Q3 2017, considered 26 different criteria to assess the CDRA market and formulate its results, providing an in-depth evaluation of 15 vendors’ capabilities.
Forrester also made a number of observations regarding the current CDRA landscape, highlighting the functionality a release automation solution should deliver and why an effective orchestration tool is vital for modern businesses.
Key findings in the report include:
- Automating the movement and deployment of infrastructure, middleware and applications through testing is a key pain point for I&O teams today
- CDRA tools remove errors from manual deployment and release processes in the delivery pipeline of applications, which has a direct impact on customer experiences
- Structured and automated release is the key to success