Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
Gartner’s Continuous Delivery Automation Magic Quadrant (MQ) analyzes the current market solutions and their effectiveness in responding to the demands of the modern business. The MQ is created on a tool’s ‘ability to execute’ and its ‘completeness of vision.’
When assessing CA Continuous Delivery Automation, Gartner highlights its ability to ‘provide scalability, resilience, security and enterprise management connectivity.’ The analysis also goes much deeper to cover the strengths, weaknesses and various nuances of all the automation products on the market.
Do you want to bring continuous delivery to your organization? Or would you simply like to begin your automation Journey?
CA Technologies Automation Solutions (formerly Automic) proposes a fourstage blueprint to continuous delivery to assist enterprises at any stage of their DevOps journey.
This e-book sets out a plan that can take a company of any maturity level all the way up to enterprise-scale continuous delivery using a combination of CA Continuous Delivery Automation, 40-plus years of business automation experience, and the proven tools and practices the company is already leveraging.
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in deploying and promoting applicationrelated artifacts, properties, configurations and even data across an application lifecycle in a safe, predictable and repeatable manner. Gartner reports that using an ARA tool is key to enabling DevOps and achieving continuous delivery.
Wikipedia also defines five dimensions of scalability that can apply to ARA tools:
• Administrative scalability
• Functional scalability
• Geographic scalability
• Load scalability
• Generational scalability
This white paper will explain how each of these criteria is relevant when choosing an ARA product that is capable of scaling along with the growth of your enterprise.
CA Technologies automation solutions help organizations increase business productivity by simplifying the management of complex workloads and empowering development teams with self-service tools that accelerate the development and delivery of new and enhanced applications. CA Technologies commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize from automation. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of CA on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with CA workload automation (WLA) solutions, Forrester interviewed an existing customer with years of experience using CA. The organization that Forrester interviewed manufactures consumer electronics that it sells through retailers around the globe. Download this whitepaper to find out more.
Download this white paper to learn how a well-architected workload automation solution can help you:
• Shrink application development time and cost
• Deliver higher quality digital services
• Increase IT’s agility to meet the demands of the business"
This paper, "Workload Automation – From Application Development to Digital Service Delivery," describes how a workload automation solution can eliminate the manual processes developers now use to define batch workflows and communicate them to schedulers.By extending the use of workload automation to developers, organizations can implement applications faster, slash costs, and increase service quality.
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: May 20, 2016
In this eBook, we will:
-Tell you how to get started with performance metric monitoring
-Share real-life examples of application failures and how to avoid them by using 7 key metrics to find problems early on
-Show you how stuff really works in "the life of a metric" and how to integrate performance metrics into automation tools throughout your application delivery chain
Get the right processes and metrics in place to support continuous delivery and build a better digital experience, faster.
How do you replicate the speed and flexibility of the public cloud within your own IT team? This white paper will show you how automation can help to accelerate IT service delivery and improve time to market.
CA’s portfolio is designed to drive efficiency from planning through production. A core component of our continuous delivery portfolio is CA Release Automation, a market-leading application release automation solution that delivers full application deployment automation and release coordination across stages, environments and teams. The solution’s analytic capabilities enable DevOps teams to plan, manage, analyze and optimize the continuous delivery pipeline from a single control point. In addition, the portfolio includes CA Agile Central, CA Agile Requirements Designer, CA Service Virtualization and CA Test Data Manager. We continue to invest in and enhance the portfolio, most recently via the acquisition of BlazeMeter, an innovative, SaaS-based performance and load-testing solution.
One way to shift testing practices earlier in your software lifecycle is by using multi-layered visual models to specify requirements in a way where all ambiguity is inherently removed. With unambiguous and complete requirements, developers introduce less defects into their code and manual test cases, automated test scripts and required test data can be automatically generated based on the requirement, without manual intervention.
A lot can be learned from getting a group of experienced CIOs in a room and encouraging them to talk freely about the topics at the front of their minds. Rarely do they want to discuss technology, and even the latest IT industry ‘hot topics’ usually don’t get that much airplay. Conversations, and sometimes quite heated debates, tend to revolve around broader business-related trends, how these are changing stakeholder and user behaviour and expectations, and how best to respond to such dynamics.
CA services can help you realize the value of your CA Workload Automation solution more quickly while reducing the overall costs of ownership. We can help you architect, deploy and establish a CA Workload Automation solution that meets your automation needs and business objectives. CA also provides training to improve the productivity of your staff and ongoing support to maximize the value of your software product investment.
Enterprises understand that greater efficiency, improved time-to value, and new opportunities can be gained by using cloud platforms; automating and accelerating their IT delivery; and putting technology to work in new ways to digitally transform their business. The difficult question is how to create an organization that is able to deliver these innovations. Skilled resources do exist, but they command high salaries and are in short supply. In fact, 70% of respondents to a recent Computing survey stated that their companies face a shortage of cloud skills. While bringing in experienced staff who can guide and lead new initiatives is often a necessity, it’s vital to concurrently train your existing staff and adopt solutions that narrow the gap between the realities of the present and the hopes for the future.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jan 17, 2017
Learn how automation is the key to saving time and boosting satisfaction
This eBook, “Accelerate Service Delivery with Automation,” will help you reclaim lost productivity with:
An overview of the objectives and benefits of automation
Best practices for transforming your ITSM into a modern, reliable experience
Useful measurements for gauging progress and demonstrating the success of your automation efforts
Managing Hadoop batch processing may consume a significant portion of application developers’ time and effort, which drives up application development times and costs. This paper from BMC discusses the obstacles IT organizations face in developing and managing Hadoop jobs and workflows and how a workload automation solution can remove these barriers.
We’re at a tipping point for customer service operations. Customers contact enterprises at a greater rate over a greater number of channels — shifting between them seamlessly and even using channels simultaneously. Enterprises react by adding headcount — an unsustainable strategy. You must transform operations by developing strength in automation, AI, and knowledge. This report reveals the top 10 customer service trends in 2018 for application development and delivery (AD&D) pros supporting customer service.
In today’s fast-moving, ultra-competitive business landscape, the days of enterprises spending months—or even years—building, testing and releasing an application, service or new set of capabilities to the market are over. Customers, technology users and the market as a whole are more nimble than ever before, and their demands for innovative new functionality have grown in concert. In other words, customers are no longer content to wait for the next big release—nor are they willing to deal with glitches and defects when it arrives. In this brief you will learn how an enterprise release automation solution can help your organization simplify and accelerate your application delivery processes.
CA Release Automation can help organizations move towards continuous delivery, he says, and organizations considering DevOps adoption should shortlist it. Its tight integration with CA Service Virtualization, he adds, makes for a compelling offering for those looking to speed up application delivery.
Building out a dedicated infrastructure with the agility, scalability, and effciency of a public cloud—while enjoying increased levels of control and security—can help enterprises boost agility and improve operational ef?ciency. However, while most private cloud networking services provide basic load balancing functionality, they lack important application delivery features, putting the performance, availability, and security of applications at risk.
As private clouds increasingly host mission-critical production applications, advanced application delivery services for layers 4 through 7 are becoming essential. End-to-end integration, orchestration, and automation of the needed application delivery networking and security services are also critical to improve application time-to-market and operational ef?ciency.
Mobile printing provides a series of quality improvements and timesaving benefits that are often overlooked in route automation, but can have a significant impact on the bottom line. This white paper will: • Describe uses for mobile printing in route accounting applications;
•Provide return on investment calculation tools to measure the financial impact mobile printing can have; • Demonstrate how mobile printing processes can improve billing, distribution, and customer service operations; • Detail how on-demand thermal printing can reduce forms expenses; • Provide an overview of mobile printer and wireless communications options for route accounting systems. Read on to see how your route delivery and sales staff can make more stops and fewer errors each day by using mobile printing to support their work.
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