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We performed a comparison between Automic Continuous Delivery Automation and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"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.""Self-service for developers, because they are able to deploy to development departments on their own, without needing people from operations.""The most valuable feature is the ability to see which problems have been resolved from deployment.""It is an umbrella system that allows us to integrate many different systems into our heterogeneous environment.""You can design your workflows for your needs.""The main benefit is you can deploy everything with it.""We have saved on our time costs and have seen more quality.""The capability to provide visibility to the stakeholders, to management, is the biggest piece that showcases what the solution is about."

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"One of the most valuable features is that Ansible is agentless. It does not have dependencies, other than Python, which is very generic in terms of dependencies for all systems and for any environment. Being agentless, Ansible is very convenient for everything.""The biggest thing I liked about Ansible is the check mode so that we can verify, after we've pushed, that the config there is actually what we intended.""It is very easy to use, and there is less room for error.""It's nice to have the Dashboard where people can see it, have it report to our ELK stack. It's far more convenient, and we can trigger it with API and schedules, which is better than doing it with a whole bunch of scripts.""The initial setup is straightforward.""The solution can scale.""We can manage all the configuration consistency between all our servers.""The solution is capable of integrating with many applications and devices in comparison to BigFix."

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Cons
"At the moment, the version that we are using (version 12.0), the environment is complex with multiple installations. Therefore, the monitoring is not scalable, but this should be improved in 12.1 and 12.2.""I would like to see more support for WebSphere.""key thing is support for cloud-based deployment. That is lacking.""Not a perfect ten because the user interface is brand new and it needs improvement.""We hope that we can integrate the new CD Directive into our portfolio, so we can bring the deployment and release management closer together.""One of the biggest features I've been asked by my team to put in there is opening more scripting languages to be part of the platform. There is a little bit of a learning curve in learning how to code some of the workflows in Automic at this time. If widely used languages like Perl and Python were integrated, on top of what's already there, the proprietary language, it would make it easier to on-board new resources.""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.""There is an issue with the stability in the tool. The process of agent will stop, then the monitoring agent can't be recognized because the process is running, but you can talk with the system."

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"The support could be better.""It is a little slow on the network side because every time you call a module, it's initiating an SSH or an API call to a network device, and it just slows things down.""The area which I feel can be improved is the custom modules. For example, there are something like 106 official modules available in the Ansible library. A year ago, that number was somewhere around 58. While Ansible is improving day by day, this can be improved more. For instance, when you need to configure in the cloud, you need to write up a module for that.""Some of the modules in Ansible could be a bit more mature. There is still a little room for further development. Some performance aspects could be improved, perhaps in the form of parallelism within Ansible.""What I would like to see is a refined Dashboard to see, when I log in: Here are all my jobs, here are how many times they've executed; some kind graphical stitching-together of the workflows and jobs, and how they're connected. Also, those "failed hosts," what does that mean? We have a problem, a failed host can be anything. Is SSH the reason it failed? Is the job template why it failed? It doesn't really distinguish that.""The solution must be made easier to configure.""There are some options not available in the community edition of the solution.""For a couple of the API integrations, there has been a lack of documentation."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We increased our quality and reduced our time costs."
  • "I can save time and money more quickly."
  • "If you have a fixed contract, it has limits to spreading out. If you have a flexible enterprise license contract, then you have a lot of scalability for this tool."
  • "Customers often complain about the price."
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  • "Like many Red Hat products, they have a no-cost version of the web application (AWX, formerly Ansible Tower), but you are on your own to install and it is a little more complicated than just installing Ansible."
  • "The cost is high, but it still works well."
  • "We went with product because we have a subscription for Red Hat."
  • "Ansible Tower is free. Until they lower the cost, we are holding off on purchasing the product."
  • "Red Hat's open source approach was a factor when choosing Ansible, since the solution is free as of right now."
  • "You don't need to buy agents on servers or deploy expense management when using the solution, which affected our decision to go with it."
  • "The cost is determined by the number of endpoints."
  • "We're charged between $8 to $13 a month per license."
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    Also Known As
    CA Continuous Delivery Automation, Automic Release Automation, Automic ONE Automation, UC4 Automation Platform
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    Overview

    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.

    Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is a powerful network automation solution that allows organizations to handle every aspect of their application launch process within a single product. It enables users to share their automations so that teams within an organization can collaborate on various projects with ease. Ansible Automation Platform is designed to be used by all employees involved in the network automation process.

    Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform Benefits

    Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by choosing to deploy Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform include:


    • Maximum benefit for reduced overhead. Ansible Automation Platform is an all-in-one solution that can enable users to do the jobs of multiple products with one. Users do not need to purchase multiple products to handle their network automation and application development needs. It is equipped with prefabricated content from more than one hundred companies that are partnered with it.


    • Scalable. Ansible Automation Platform is a highly scalable solution. It can easily be scaled up so that automations can be extended across the various devices that make up an organization’s network.


    • Flexibility. Ansible Automation Platform is highly flexible. It enables users to tackle any and all automation-related tasks.


    Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform Features


    • Automation analytics. Ansible Automation Platform comes equipped with an automation analytics feature. This feature enables organizations to measure the effects of their automations and plan how they are going to implement automations moving forward. It makes it easy for administrators to spot anomalies in their automations and resolve them before they can escalate and become major issues.


    • Integration suite. Ansible Automation Platform gives organizations access to a wide variety of integrations that enable them to connect to Ansible’s partners. Now users can augment their capabilities without needing to purchase additional solutions that will enable them to run features that are not normally a part of Ansible’s array of tools. The Ansible environment is built to handle the wide variety of integrations that their partners offer. In order to accomplish this it includes the APIs that users need in order to fully benefit from the integrations. 


    • Centralized interface. Ansible Automation Platform comes with a centralized GUI interface that enables users to manage all of their network automation and application creation activities from a single location. Businesses can guarantee that their operations are going to be handled efficiently and according to a single standard. The management process is greatly simplified. All of the tools that users need are located in one place.


    Reviews from Real Users

    Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is a highly effective solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Two major advantages it offers are its automation manager and its comprehensive centralized GUI-based management interface.

    MD J., a solution architect at STBL, says, “The automation manager is very good and makes things easier for customers with multi-cloud platforms.”

    Aankit G., a Consultant at Pi DATACENTERS, writes, “We like the GUI-based interface for the tower. Before, we only had a command-line interface to run all the Ansible tasks. Now, the Ansible tower provides the complete GUI functionality to run, manage, and create the templates and the Ansible jobs. This includes the code and YAML file we can create. The GUI interface is the added advantage of this solution, including some integration with the different plugins.”

    Sample Customers
    BET365, Charter Communications, TASC
    HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBank
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm36%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Transportation Company9%
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    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Insurance Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Government15%
    Computer Software Company13%
    University10%
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    Educational Organization25%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise82%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    Automic Continuous Delivery Automation vs. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Automic Continuous Delivery Automation vs. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Automic Continuous Delivery Automation is ranked 17th in Release Automation while Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is ranked 3rd in Release Automation with 59 reviews. Automic Continuous Delivery Automation is rated 8.0, while Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Automic Continuous Delivery Automation writes "Reduces our time to market considerably with automated and consistent results". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform writes "Its agentless, making the deployment fast and easy". Automic Continuous Delivery Automation is most compared with Nolio Release Automation and UrbanCode Deploy, whereas Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is most compared with Red Hat Satellite, Microsoft Configuration Manager, VMware Aria Automation, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Microsoft Intune. See our Automic Continuous Delivery Automation vs. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform report.

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