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UrbanCode Deploy is #4 ranked solution in top Release Automation tools. PeerSpot users give UrbanCode Deploy an average rating of 8 out of 10. UrbanCode Deploy is most commonly compared to Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform: UrbanCode Deploy vs Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a financial services firm, accounting for 24% of all views.
What is UrbanCode Deploy?

IBM UrbanCode Deploy orchestrates and automates the deployment of applications, middleware configuration, and database changes into development, test, and production environments—local, dedicated or shared cloud environments—accelerating time to market and reducing cost by shrinking manual efforts from days to minutes with automation, while reducing risk by cutting deployment errors by up to 90 percent.

UrbanCode Deploy was previously known as uDeploy.

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UrbanCode Deploy Customers

As policy, IBM does not release customer names on non-IBM web sites.  However, public DevOps and UrbanCode Deploy case studies can be found here. IBM's UrbanCode Deploy customers span Small-Medium Businesses to Fortune 500 companies across all industries worldwide.

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What users are saying about UrbanCode Deploy pricing:
  • "The cost of the solution is high but it offers great ROI."
  • "Considering COVID-19, the price is too high."
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    Engineering Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Stable solution which automates the CI/CD pipeline, but its scalability needs some improvement
    Pros and Cons
    • "Stable solution that's good for automating the CI/CD pipeline: from development to production."
    • "The scalability of this application needs improvement. Changes and variations in the application become bottlenecks as they need to be more seamless and comfortable."

    What is our primary use case?

    We are using it for our CI/CD pipeline across all levels: from development to production.

    What needs improvement?

    A lot of times, the constant changes that happen in the application, the skillsets required, etc., become bottlenecks, and we have to constantly depend on teams. Any new variations that happen in the application, getting the whole pipeline to be built again, or changes to be done in the uDeploy code: All these become complicated and they take time. UrbanCode Deploy could be improved so all these processes are more comfortable, seamless, and rapid.

    We were also trying to do an orchestration, and do a POC around how it could be leveraged for flexibility of BCT, switchovers, etc., a similar functionality as HBO, and I would love to see this single suite support that in the next release. I'm  really keen on exploring that.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    My organization has been using UrbanCode Deploy for the last four to five years. I'm a consumer for it because all the applications which go on the pipeline for deployment go through UrbanCode Deploy.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    We didn't have any challenges with UrbanCode Deploy, so it's good. It's stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Our organization has also tried other CI/CD tools. There are areas where this tool has been lacking, which is why alternatives are being looked into. From a scalability point of view, I'm rating it a six out of ten.

    What other advice do I have?

    UrbanCode Deploy is used as a part of the enterprise solutions that I work on, while Process Orchestration is what I work on in context to IBM, BBM, and Camunda products.

    I'm not from the support team or the team who's handling this application, so I would not know about the deployment and whether it's easy or complicated to set up.

    As I belong in a big enterprise, the volume of users is huge, and I don't even know people beyond my department. Thousands of people are using UrbanCode Deploy in our organization. Predominantly all the development teams are using it as consumers for their CI/CD pipeline.

    I'm giving a score of seven out of ten for UrbanCode Deploy.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Software Engineering Director at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Versatile solution with the powerful functionality to automate the execution of deployments
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable functionality is the ability to define the deployment process, schedule the deployment and automatically execute the deployments to different environments."
    • "The technical support of the solution could definitely be improved as PMRs take long to resolve."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use this solution for deployment automation. 

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable functionality is the ability to define the deployment process, schedule the deployment and automatically execute the deployments to different environments. 

    We also have integrations with our custom tools which are in UrbanCode Deploy. We don't use the UrbanCode Designer, which is part of the product, but this is mainly because of our conservative approach to security. 

    What needs improvement?

    The technical support of the solution could definitely be improved as PMRs take a long to resolve. The cost of the solution is high. 

    It would be good to have the support of public cloud services like Azure. 

    My team has also had some concerns around security when using this solution. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have used this solution for five years. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This is a robust and stable solution.

    How was the initial setup?

    The setup was quite easy. We are still in the process of rolling out the solution to the entire organization. We are still using Automic for infrastructure configuration management. We offer our development teams multiple options including UCD and Jenkins however, UrbanClode Deploy is our main choice.  

    What was our ROI?

    Our biggest ROI is increased productivity which we experienced within the first year. 

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

    This solution has offered us an ROI as we have combined it with the IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management tools. Although the price is high, it is a great quality product. 

    What other advice do I have?

    Trial and error is the best way to determine if this solution meets specific needs. This is a good solution for enterprise-level deployment automation. However, it may not be the best solution if one is only looking for a simple solution for deployment automation. 

    We are currently comparing this solution with other options in the market such as Azure pipelines or the GitHub actions.

    I would rate it a nine out of 10. 

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Professional Services Leader at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    Top 10
    Automates application deployment through your environments
    Pros and Cons
    • "The stability is good. I haven't experienced any issues."
    • "I would like to see more reporting for container architecture."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use UrbanCode Deploy for deploying containers and Kubernetes.

    Within our organization, there are roughly 20 people using this solution.

    What is most valuable?

    It helps us orchestrate enterprise applications that need to be coordinated.

    What needs improvement?

    I would like to see more reporting for container architecture.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using this solution for five years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability is good. I haven't experienced any issues.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    If you really want to scale up, it's going to get a little complicated. You'll have to do some configurations to make it work. High scalability is a little complex with UrbanCode Deploy.

    Overall, the scalability is good, but it's complex.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    IBM recently sold the solution to HQL. Today, communication is not as fast as it was with IBM.

    Currently, the support right now is HQL, but through the IBM systems.

    How was the initial setup?

    Deployment times vary. It took us between five to six hours.

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

    Considering COVID-19, the price is too high.

    What other advice do I have?

    If you are deploying independent components that are not involved in an enterprise scenario, then maybe this solution could work; however, if you have a complex scenario with multiple components and multiple complications, then it's better to choose a more powerful solution.

    On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of ten.

    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.
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