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Automic Continuous Delivery Automation is #8 ranked solution in top Release Automation tools. PeerSpot users give Automic Continuous Delivery Automation an average rating of 8 out of 10. Automic Continuous Delivery Automation is most commonly compared to AutoSys Workload Automation: Automic Continuous Delivery Automation vs AutoSys Workload Automation. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 37% of all views.
What is Automic Continuous Delivery Automation?

Deliver apps at pace with agile development and let customer satisfaction soar. 

Today, the pressure is on to transform how you deliver applications to market. Get release agility and speed without compromising quality and stability with CA Continuous Delivery Automation. Deliver apps reliably on demand from development through production—mobile to mainframe. Agilely scale as the cadence, volume and complexity of your apps grow. It’s DevOps-ready release management and automation for your dynamic enterprise.

Automic Continuous Delivery Automation was previously known as CA Continuous Delivery Automation, Automic Release Automation, Automic ONE Automation, UC4 Automation Platform.

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Automic Continuous Delivery Automation Customers

BET365, Charter Communications, TASC

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"Customers often complain about the price."

Automic Continuous Delivery Automation Reviews

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Project Manager at a financial services firm
Real User
Good interface, excellent event monitoring, and capability to scale
Pros and Cons
  • "The event monitor is very good. You can monitor when the file is created so you can pick up the file once it's done."
  • "There needs to be better error handling and error descriptions. It should be more clear what the errors are and what we can do to fix them."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for job run file transfers.

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to integrate all used platforms including IBM Mainframe for file transfers.

What is most valuable?

The agents are one of the solution's most valuable features. I like agents for file transfers so you can transfer the files from agent to agent on the different platforms.

The event monitor is very good. You can monitor when the file is created so you can pick up the file once it's done.

The interface is good.

What needs improvement?

The cut/paste translation can be improved. I've found that sometimes it's difficult to copy exactly between different platforms. Sometimes it takes some manual changes.

The solution's implementation processes could be simplified.

File transfer is not very efficient. It takes a bit longer than some other methods and when you send the file from one platform to another, especially from the mainframe, the results consumption is quite high compared to other methods.

There needs to be better error handling and error descriptions. It should be more clear what the errors are and what we can do to fix them.

Limitations in character conversions - sometimes special characters are translated differently comparing to regular FTP transfer, even if the same code page definitions are used. It would be useful to prepare manual and instruction on possible conversion problem solvings and extended settings.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

From what I have experienced, the solution's stability is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Running the solution on the cluster goes well even if it is a big cluster. From that point of view, I'd say the scalability is okay.

It seems to use more CPU on IBM Mainframe for file transfer than FTP embedded in IBM z/OS solution. That needs to be improved.

How are customer service and technical support?

We had calls for technical discussions and problems resolutions. The response and involvement is correct. Once the recommendations were not accurate.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex. Deployment varies from platform to platform, but the longest it took was up to two weeks especially when you are not sure what settings you should implement on the mainframe.

What about the implementation team?

We handled the implementation ourselves.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are no extra costs above the standard licensing fee.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model.

I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. I'd rate it higher if the installation was easier and if their file transfers were faster.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Principal Project Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Automatic installation for complex deployments and environments, with good workflow support
Pros and Cons
  • "You can design your workflows for your needs."
  • "The stability of the solution can be improved."

What is our primary use case?

Indirectly, we are providing solutions for our clients. We are consultants for our customers and act as system integrators.

What is most valuable?

I like that really complex deployments are possible with it.

It's very good. You have everything you need.

You can design your workflows for your needs. You can do so much more, it's not just an automatic installation tool. It's a real deployment tool. I can do the complete deployment with everything that is possible.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup can be simplified. It's a bit complex.

The stability of the solution can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Automic Continuous Delivery Automation for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There are some bugs. For example, during the design of a workflow, important information is lost, it vanishes. We thought that we were ready, only to find that the information wasn't completely saved as we expected.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have less than ten people using this solution in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

Personally, I have not contacted technical support.

How was the initial setup?

Getting started and working took some time. It was not easy.

There are many concepts behind it.

We have an in-house team to maintain this solution.

What about the implementation team?

We had the help of a consultant to help with the initial installation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Customers often complain about the price.

There are several open-source tools available that can be used, but they don't have all of the capabilities.

There are other tools also available with similar capabilities but are commercial tools.

What other advice do I have?

Both Ansible and Atomic are good. Automic is more for complex installation for the enterprise. If I want to deploy applications such as Linux, AIX, Windows Server, and a Database and I have a complex environment, it's better to use Automic.

If I just have a Linux machine, it is best to use Ansible. I have heard that Ansible has improved its capabilities in the last couple of years.

We are very happy with this solution but the customers are not happy with the price, therefore I would rate Automic Continuous Delivery Automation an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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IT Process Automation Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Has good IT process automation but the user interface is new and needs improvement
Pros and Cons
  • "The IT process automation is the most valuable aspect of this solution."
  • "Not a perfect ten because the user interface is brand new and it needs improvement."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for the deployment of web service applications.

What is most valuable?

The IT process automation is the most valuable aspect of this solution. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Automic Continuous Delivery Automation for three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has never-ending scalability. It depends on the hardware. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is very good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. The time it takes to deploy depends on the complexity of the deployment. An easy deployment takes one or two hours.

We have seven users using this solution in my company. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We chose this solution because we have a good license agreement and because it's a product where I can process my job centrally.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a seven out of ten. 

Not a perfect ten because the user interface is brand new and it needs improvement. 

My advice to someone considering this solution is to be very flexible with this product. You can automate everything you want.

The naming of the object is very important because the user's rights depends on the naming of the object.

In the next release, I would like for them to include a workflow engine that I also can automate business processes and not just IT processes.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.