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AccuRev

Are you familiar with the Command Line? If so Git may be a better alternative.
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Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy is well suited when you have more than a handful or servers or more than a handful of projects. You don't want developers publishing from Visual Studio. Octopus Deploy makes it easy to deploy correctly every time.
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Pros

  • Overall strong user interface.
  • Overall layout and icons seem easy to follow and pickup
  • Merging interface - Easy to follow
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  • Many different platforms, languages, and operating systems are supported. You can deploy to your own server or the cloud. You can deploy to Windows, Linux, etc.
  • Many different "step templates" are included, which make it very easy to deploy what you want, how you want. Such as deploying over SSH, FTP, etc.
  • Support is very responsive and personable. You won't just be talking to a robot or a script. They will either solve your problem or understand it enough to solve it in a future release.
  • Their documentation is well thought-out and very helpful. I have found very few missing pieces.
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Cons

  • Ability to zoom in/out for stream-view. We currently have many streams/substreams and unable to view the entire workflow. Zooming in/out would benefit.
  • Being a designer, I use Adobe Flash and SWF files. When updating the SWF files, Accurev does not see these files as being changed and you will be unable to promote. In order to push changes, you must totally rename the SWF file.
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  • The pricing model is a bit strange. You can run Octopus Deploy yourself on your own server, or use their cloud service. Surprisingly, the cloud service can easily be less expensive. With self-hosting, pricing doesn't become less expensive with more deployment targets. Instead, it becomes more expensive.
  • There are a few features they're aware of, that are not released yet, that would be huge improvements to the software. Such as "Spaces", which allows you to group projects/deployment targets/users. Otherwise at the moment, as you add more projects and infrastructure, the deployment portal quickly becomes cluttered.
  • Payment was more difficult than expected. The company is located in Australia. Mailing a check is very slow from the US.
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Likelihood to Renew

AccuRev6.1
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I give it this rating because I found an alternate application that is much more cost effective and quicker
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Octopus Deploy8.0
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Would be a 10 except for the retirement of the free Community Edition.
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Octopus Deploy7.0
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Octopus Deploy has greatly helped us to improve our reliability and frequency of our deployments and given us the confidence to deploy much more often, with a direct benefit to customers. Cross-platform support and release to Cloud require more focus on the product side.
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Alternatives Considered

Git is one obvious alternative. However, Git is leveraging the command line and has minimal interface. Developer must be acclimated with command line in order to use Git.
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There aren't really any competitors in the land of ASP.NET. Deployment is too ad-hoc. Other tools exist that have massive downsides, like Web Deploy. Most aren't even supported anymore. You could argue that containers (Docker) are a competitor, but containers cannot be used for everything and solve a somewhat different problem. Octopus Deploy is even able to help with containers. To us, Octopus Deploy was really the only really polished solution.
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Return on Investment

  • Stable and safe promotions which leads to increased employee efficiency
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  • We now deploy a lot more frequently.
  • The number of mistakes while deploying has gone down significantly.
  • Because it is now much easier to deploy, we have multiple environments for testing and QA: Testing, Staging, and Production.
  • Deploying to new servers is simple and painless.
  • Customers are happier to provide Octopus Deployment access than they are to give Remote Desktop access.
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Pricing Details

AccuRev

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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Octopus Deploy

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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