The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Delivery and Release Automation, Q4 2018

Find out how CDRA vendors stack up in Forrester Research’s 26-criterion evaluation process.


You need to support rapid delivery of applications to provide differentiated customer experiences that meet accelerating business expectations. But IT operations teams often struggle to provide resources at the pace demanded by developers. Operations needs to have a comprehensive toolchain to effectively automate the provisioning and de-provisioning of environments. Continuous delivery and release automation solutions address both concerns. Learn how each CDRA provider measures up to help you, as an infrastructure and operations (I&O) professional, make the right choice. 

Key takeaways include:

I&O pros are looking for an expanding mix of CDRA capabilities, from source to deploy

Today’s continuous delivery and release automation tools model, deploy, and visualize application pipelines, orchestrating existing tools and assets. They also automate the delivery and release pipeline between development and production, and support emerging use cases like containers, cloud-native architectures, and release readiness analytics.

Robust modeling, platform support, and cognitive capabilities are the key differentiators

CDRA capabilities used to be the domain of separate tools — but no longer. Vendors provide robust integrated tooling and automation, including more sophisticated release modeling and choreography, as-code capabilities, application drift management, support for a broader spectrum of platforms, and increasing use of cognitive and machine learning.

To make an effective decision you need to:

  • Know the key functional aspects of continuous delivery and release automation.
  • Distinguish between release automation and release management.
  • Adapt to a world of expanding CDRA functionality and vendor coverage as vendors converge.

Get the answers you need to take action. Download the Forrester Wave: Continuous Delivery and Release Automation report today.

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