Resources: Whitepapers & Reports

Accelerating DevOps with Electric Cloud and NetApp

This whitepaper shows how to set up a build acceleration cloud and a Continuous Integration(CI) framework with Electric Cloud ElectricAccelerator and NetApp® ONTAP® software. The combined solution not only optimizes the usage of storage and compute but dramatically shrinks CI cycles and build times so that developers can be more productive and their companies can improve software quality while delivering more frequent releases.

EMA: Ten Priorities for Hybrid Cloud, Containers, and DevOps in 2017

Discover the key requirements to effectively harness containers, cloud and DevOps automation ; What are the key disrupters to pay attention to in 2017, and how to approach them in a way that provides better governance and auditability over the end-to-end process ;  EMA’s recommendations about the best vendors to consider for container, cloud and DevOps automation solutions.

Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise – a Free Book by Gary Gruver

This short book is a quick, easy-to-read guide designed to help large enterprises succeed in their DevOps transformation. Learn how to analyze your current delivery processes and implement the DevOps practices that will have the greatest immediate impact on the productivity of your organization.

Best Practices for Docker and Microservices at Scale

This whitepaper introduces the concepts behind containers and microservices, their challenges and advantages, and explains what to look for when considering a solution.

The Art of DevOps: Top 5 Things You Need to Know When Selecting a DevOps Release Automation Solution

Read this whitepaper to discover what is DevOps Release Automation and why does it matter, how to take an Agile approach to DevOps, and technical requirements when choosing a DevOps Release Automation solution.

DevSecOps: 5 Ways DevOps and Automation Boost Security and Compliance

Are DevOps and InfoSec mutually exclusive? Read this eBook  to discover how DevOps practices can improve security, compliance, and auditability – making DevOps a resource for InfoSec rather than a threat.

Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a DevOps Release Management Solution, 2016–17

Read the report to discover the requirements and capabilities that CIOs and Architects should be thinking about when selecting a DevOps Release Management solution, and how to implement DevOps Release practices in a way that provides better governance and auditability over the end-to-end process.

Technical Brief: ElectricAccelerator JobCache

This technical brief discusses how build and test jobs can be further accelerated by using ElectricAccelerator JobCache, a reliable and flexible object file caching technology. It also includes performance benchmarks and competitor comparison.

The IT Revolution DevOps Guide: Selected Resources to Start Your Journey

Over 80 pages of DevOps Goodies!

From Gene Kim and our friends at IT Revolution comes this great Resource Guide, featuring top content to get you started on your DevOps journey.

Application Release Automation (ARA) Buyers’ Guide

This Buyers’ Guide describes the capabilities that you should consider when investing in an ARA solution. By reading this guide, you will learn the important questions to ask your ARA vendor, as well as the capabilities you should be looking for when selecting your ARA solution.

Cloud Dynamic Environments- Automated Deployment

Technical Brief: ElectricFlow Dynamic Cloud Environments

This technical brief provides an overview of the features built into ElectricFlow to support application deployments to dynamic cloud environments.

Top 6 Benefits of an End-to-End DevOps Automation Solution

Enterprise DevOps initiatives require a unifying approach that coordinates, automates, and manages a disparate set of tools and processes across the enterprise.

Learn about the benefits of a unifying approach to DevOps.

The Benefits of Deployment Automation

Learn about the benefits of deployment automation, and what are some of the key considerations when implementing deployment automation.

Forrester Wave: Application Release Automation

Download the full Forrester Wave research report to learn about the characteristics that large organizations pay attention to for ARA solutions; How Electric Cloud leads the market with our strategy and vision for Enterprise ARA and How well Electric Cloud’s ARA solution stacks up to the competition.

ARA Buyer’s Checklist

The goal of Application Release Automation is to allow the release of any software, to any environment, at any time in an efficient and auditable way. This checklist highlights the requirements for tools designed to help you on your path to ARA, and can serve to point out best practices you may want to consider adopting.

The Importance of Automating the End to End Pipeline for Continuous Delivery

Manual, error-prone and slow handoffs between silos and your myriad of point tools can kill your DevOps and Continuous Delivery implementation. Read this paper to learn how to identify issues that will prevent an effective Continuous Delivery pipeline and how to avoid common mistakes when implementing CD.

Technical Brief: ElectricFlow Security Overview

This technical brief provides an overview of the various security protocols designed into ElectricFlow making it secure for enterprise usage. Learn about access control, agent/server protocol, credentials, and more.

 

Integrating Configuration Management into your Application Release

While there are no tools that can magically help you “achieve DevOps,” having the right tools facilitates organizational agility. This e-book examines the benefits of combining Application Release Automation and Configuration Management tools to help streamline the continuous delivery of software.

Technical Brief: ElectricFlow Agent Architecture

This paper describes the pros and cons of agent-based and agent-less architectures for DevOps automation solutions, like ElectricFlow. This architectural difference can have significant impacts on your DevOps automation flow; therefore, make informed decisions before selecting your DevOps automation solution.

Application Release Automation: 5 Steps to Success

Application Release Automation (ARA) is proving effective for DevOps teams at companies like Disney, GE and Amazon. This eBook provides five practical tips you can use to add structure and efficiency to each and every software release.

Enterprise Continuous Integration

Finding Flow at Scale

You can’t practice DevOps or Continuous Delivery without Continuous Integration. Discover the critical aspects of a truly enterprise-grade Continuous Integration system.

The Emergence of Multi-Domain Continuous Delivery

As product development becomes more and more concurrent across domains, lack of federation, integration and visibility across these separate development functions causes quality and productivity issues. Learn how multi-domain Continuous helps you tightly integrate ALM, PLM and Continuous Delivery/DevOps systems to provide end-to-end visibility and traceability across Product Engineering domains.

The Continuous Delivery Effect

What is Continuous Delivery and how can it help you and your organization succeed in a software-driven economy?
Read to discover the gains Continuous Delivery can bring to your organization’s application owners, developers, and IT operation teams.

Overcoming Jenkins Sprawl: Going from CI to CD with ElectricFlow

Software is everywhere. And accelerating the delivery and quality of that software can mean the difference between merely surviving, and thriving.

The Journey to Enterprise Continuous Delivery

It is increasingly common to hear businesses describe themselves as software-driven enterprises. From government agencies to companies across all industries, software has become more prominent in addressing faster time to market, competition, and the need for innovation.

A Scalable Software Build Accelerator

For organizations that depend on software innovation, a slow software build process can be a bottleneck for the entire company. Slow build times not only impact engineering efficiency, but they also affect product quality and company agility.

Accelerating Automotive Software Delivery

Success in the auto industry is no longer determined by the horsepower of an engine, or how many cup holders it has. Buyers today ask different questions. How many miles to the gallon? Does it have an eco-friendly mode? Is it electric? Does it have Bluetooth?

Solving The Dependency Problem in Software Builds

Learn time-saving tips for handling dependencies in Make.

Dependencies addressed:

– Automatic Source/Object Dependency Generation for C/C++
– Dependencies Between Objects
– Dependencies Between Projects

Three Techniques to Accelerate High Quality Android® Device Delivery

Android® has become an amazing success; less than four years since its release by Google, the open source operating system will be installed on more than a billion devices this year.

DevOps Without Dev is Dead on Arrival

Software applications are often the engine of every business today. To remain competitive, businesses need to innovate and respond to change fast without compromising quality.

Five Reasons Agile Won’t Scale Without Automation

The Agile software development methodology is composed of many techniques designed to help deliver incremental releases of high-quality software more quickly than ever before. Although Agile adoption is proceeding steadily, many enterprises aren’t fully converted to this approach.

Fail-Safe Application Deployment

Enterprises are building, testing, and deploying software–particularly Web solutions and service- oriented applications–faster and more frequently now than at any point in the past. Faced with unprecedented demands, many of these software development organizations are realizing their rollout processes are haphazard, at best.

Seven Things to Let Go of Before Software Release

For most enterprises, creating, testing, and deploying a modern software application demands well- planned orchestration of an assortment of disparate tools and technologies.

The Secret to Fast, Reliable Builds

This whitepaper looks at solutions to the dependency problem in Make and GNU Make – the de-facto build tool of choice for many software development teams. The paper identi- fies the key problems in Make dependency management and explains how solving these problems helps achieve faster and accurate software build times.

Continuous Testing with ElectricFlow

Large development organizations have increasingly been adopting select agile practices to enable faster development, create more reliable software, and reduce costs. Chief among these practices is providing developers early and frequent feedback from users, from other developers, and especially from the programming, build, and test tools.

Build and Release Management

If you were starting a new software development team today, could you imagine one of the ‘to do’ list items being ‘build our own source code management system’? It’s unlikely that anyone would dream of building their own SCM system today: there are multiple open source and commercial SCM systems available to meet all possible needs.

Challenges & Characteristics of Enterprise CI

Many software engineering organizations are implementing continuous integration as part of a move to agile development techniques. Organizations commonly start by using open source continuous integration tools, such as CruiseControl, but quickly find that they require extensions to meet the needs of a large enterprise.

The Agile Heartbeat

One of the persons most affected by the introduction of Agile development or Extreme Programming is the Build manager, who can no longer make do with home grown solutions or ad-hoc, disparate point-tools. Learn how Electric Cloud powers enterprise software production with solutions that solve the most serious bottlenecks in the software delivery cycle – thus enabling organization to realize Agile to its full potential.

Three Ways to Leverage Dev in DevOps

Learn what DevOps is, what’s behind the move towards integrated DevOps procedures, and why it’s much smarter to approach the automating of DevOps processes with a “Dev-first” attitude.