App Developer Magazine – 11/2/16
[Ed. note: The following article features an interview with Jeff Scheaffer, General Manager, Continuous Delivery, CA Technologies]
We all know application release automation is a growing area in DevOps, and Gartner has finally acknowledged that by issuing a brand new Magic Quadrant. The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation states that this market is poised for growth, with a projected CAGR of 20% through 2020.
CA Technologies was recently named a leader in the report for its CA Release Automation product. So we recently sat down with Jeff Scheaffer, General Manager, Continuous Delivery, CA Technologies to discuss why release automation tools are critical in the application lifecycle.
ADM: By 2020, 50% of global enterprises will have implemented at least one application release automation (ARA) solution, up from less than 10% today – what is driving this growth?
Scheaffer: In the application economy, a company promotes its brand, products, and services through its web and mobile applications. Competitive advantage depends on the ability to deliver quality apps at speed, with dramatically lower risk and cost. To do this, enterprises need the automation, visibility, and pipeline analytics provided by an ARA solution. ARA leads to dramatic results. For example, we’ve seen our customers achieve ROIs of almost 400%, decrease errors by 98%, and improve deployments by 20 times through the use of our continuous delivery solutions from our DevOps portfolio.