Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Application Release Automation

Published: 27 September 2017

ID: G00315097

Analyst(s): Colin Fletcher , Laurie Wurster


ARA solutions are rapidly evolving in response to growing enterprise I&O leaders' requirements for both scaling DevOps initiatives and improving release management agility. This evolution focuses on improved orchestration, environment management, container management and analytical functionality.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Arcad Software
    • CA Technologies (Automic)
    • Clarive
    • Electric Cloud
    • IBM
    • Inedo
    • Micro Focus
    • Microsoft
    • Octopus Deploy
    • OpenMake Software
    • Puppet
    • Red Hat (Ansible)
    • XebiaLabs
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Automation
    • Environment Modeling
    • Release Coordination
  • Use Cases
    • Release Manager
    • AppOps/Support Team Member
    • DevOps Team Member
    • Release Automation/AppOps Team Lead
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Product-Related Criteria
  • Non-Product-Related Criteria
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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