Electric Cloud Opens ElectricAccelerator Product to Speed Software Development Tasks
SCons, MSBuild, and Other Development Processes Supported Through New Electrify Feature
Sunnyvale, Calif. — February 16, 2010 Electric Cloud®, the leading provider of software production management (SPM) solutions, has expanded ElectricAccelerator to help developers get the most out of the tools and processes they have in place today. ElectricAccelerator now includes Electrify, a feature that provides parallel processing for virtually any software production task, and subbuild technology, which helps developers avoid unnecessary builds altogether. Electric Cloud also announced significant upgrades to ElectricCommander today.
“Our goal is to remove the bottlenecks in software production wherever they exist,” said Mike Maciag, CEO of Electric Cloud. “ElectricAccelerator speeds Make, NMAKE, Visual Studio and Ant builds by 10-20x. With Electrify we are broadening the technology to enable these benefits for virtually any compute-intensive development task.”
ElectricAccelerator uses patented technology to safely speed development tasks by running them in parallel on private or public compute clouds. ElectricAccelerator 5.0 brings the benefits of parallelization it first applied to software builds to a variety of new development tools and tasks. Its Electrify feature lets developers use parallel processing to improve the performance of many software production tools and tasks.”
In addition to now supporting build tools like MSBuild, SCons and homegrown systems, Electrify creates an all-purpose private compute cloud. Developers can apply the power of parallel computing to new tasks like parallel testing or data modeling, and they can do it at their desktop, in a private cloud or on a dedicated server.
For example, teams standardizing on tools like SCons can apply the benefits of centralization to provide faster builds than individual multicore servers can offer, while at the same time reducing hardware costs and server sprawl by using fewer actual machines. Supporting multiple configurations also becomes demonstrably easier, as the virtualization capabilities of ElectricAccelerator permit zero-configuration support for changing developer environments. Development teams retain full control over their tools and environments, while IT is released from the headache of supporting a variety of configurations.
ElectricAccelerator 5.0 also adds subbuilds, allowing developers avoid unnecessary work by automatically reducing a build to the smallest subset of critical changes. Its subbuild technology identifies and builds only the components that are essential to a developer’s current focus. The result is fewer broken builds and the ability to compile and test frequently without affecting the rest of the team. Subbuilds are also part of Electric Cloud’s free developer build tool, SparkBuild, available for download at www.sparkbuild.com.
About Electric Cloud
Electric Cloud is the leading provider of software production management (SPM) solutions. Electric Cloud solutions automate, accelerate and analyze software build-test-deploy processes to optimize both physical and virtual IT environments. The company's patented and award-winning products help development organizations to speed time to market, boost developer productivity, and improve software quality. Leading companies across a variety of industries, including semiconductors, enterprise IT, ISVs, mobile devices, and transactional Web sites rely on Electric Cloud's Software Production Management solutions to transform software production from a liability to a competitive advantage. For customer inquiries please contact Electric Cloud at (408) 419-4300 or www.electric-cloud.com.
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