Electric Cloud Brings Private Development Clouds to the Masses
ElectricCommander 3.8 bridges the gap between private cloud infrastructure and software development tasks
Sunnyvale, Calif. — January 25, 2011 Electric Cloud®, the private development cloud company, today announced ElectricCommander 3.8, the first application to bridge the gap between private cloud infrastructure and software development. ElectricCommander 3.8 streamlines the development process and helps companies get the most out of their private clouds by bringing self-service, manageability and elasticity to the development team. Electric Cloud also announced integrations with rPath and Eucalyptus Systems to further support the private development cloud (http://www.electric-cloud.com/news/2011-0125-p.php), and announced the results of a survey of senior-level IT professionals on private and public cloud use and adoption (http://www.electric-cloud.com/news/2011-0125-s.php).
"Enterprise IT organizations are accelerating their investment in private cloud computing and software development teams are going to be their most demanding users," said Electric Cloud CEO Mike Maciag. "Unfortunately, while most private clouds provide 'self-service compute resources,' for development that hasn't translated to much more than a blank rack of servers. That changes today with ElectricCommander 3.8."
There is a gap between what IT provides and what developers must use to ship software. The virtual and physical machines that IT provides are unaware of the tools and processes that developers must lash together to build, test and deploy high-quality software on time. As a result, developers and IT can often work at odds. The rise of Development Operations or DevOps acknowledges this problem and assigns ownership. ElectricCommander 3.8 is the system that enables the solution.
ElectricCommander 3.8 connects the machines, tools, and processes already in place and creates a private development cloud where developers find precisely the services and resources they need. With the push of a button, any developer can harness the power of the private cloud and get as many machines as they need to run compute intensive tasks such as build, test and deploy. ElectricCommander 3.8 accomplishes this through:
- Workflow automation. ElectricCommander 3.8's new workflow and task automation engine provides an environment to define any arbitrary task and the workflows between them.
- Parallel execution. ElectricCommander 3.8 was architected from the ground up to execute compute intensive tasks in parallel. With ElectricCommander 3.8 parallel execution of a defined task is a simple as checking a box.
- Workload distribution and management. Only ElectricCommander 3.8 can easily schedule physical, virtual or cloud compute resources for software development tasks. This allows developers to automatically get as many or as few compute resources as they need.
- Tool integration. ElectricCommander 3.8's plug-in architecture seamlessly integrates the tools used to develop software. With over 60 off-the-shelf integrations, the days of development hand coding ad-hoc integrations are over.
ElectricCommander 3.8 is the answer for enterprises looking for the benefits of private cloud computing while addressing the unique tool and process needs of individual development teams. Software development gets the power and elasticity of a self-service cloud, while IT managers enjoy centralized control over the infrastructure and greater visibility into security and compliance.
According to a November 2010 report by Forrester Research Inc. entitled "Companies Building Private Clouds Focus on Infrastructure but Not Operations," in the private cloud, enterprises are "underinvesting in key areas such as automation, self-service, and tracking and reporting. Evening out these investments and focusing on operational shortfalls can lead to better implementations sooner, which could drive differentiating value for their company."
ElectricCommander 3.8 is available now.
About Electric Cloud
Electric Cloud is the private development cloud company. Electric Cloud bridges the gap between physical and virtual IT environments and development processes and tools to create smart development clouds. The company's patented and award-winning products help development organizations to speed time to market, boost developer productivity, and improve software quality with flexible self-service tools that provide comprehensive management and reporting. Leading companies across a variety of industries, including semiconductors, enterprise IT, ISVs, mobile devices, and transactional websites rely on Electric Cloud's development cloud solutions. For customer inquiries please contact Electric Cloud at (408) 419-4300 or www.electric-cloud.com.
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