CA Technologies today announced integration of its CA Release Automation solution with the Docker platform, which enables companies to achieve continuous delivery using Docker containers and images. Docker is an open platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship and run distributed applications. By containerizing, it enables applications to be assembled from components and helps to eliminate the friction between development, QA and production environments.

A critical piece to address DevOps challenges, CA Release Automation helps improve application and release quality and accelerate release speed by automating and standardizing the deployment of applications across their entire software development lifecycle (SDLC). Customers have seen dramatic reductions in release cycle time (from weeks to minutes) and have seen an increase in quality based on a more automated, consistent approach to releasing applications.

“We live in an application economy, and are all faced with the challenges of delivering new applications and changes to existing applications faster than ever before,” said David Cramer, vice president of Application Delivery Product Management, CA Technologies. “Containers have been around for a while, but have become increasingly popular because of the DevOps movement. This integration enables customers to orchestrate and automate the entire SDLC and leverage Docker-based build, test and deployment workflows.”