The Continuous Delivery Thought Leaders Alliance

Furthering the Art and Practice of CD.

Electric Cloud’s global CD Thought Leadership Alliance brings together the industry’s most eminent Continuous Delivery and DevOps thinkers with best-of-breed technology providers – partnering to make Continuous Delivery a reality.


It Takes a Village

DevOps and Continuous Delivery are equal parts art, and science. As with any other practice, community, repetition and experimentation brings advances that benefits everyone.

The Thought Leaders Network has brought together a consortium of experts – including luminaries like Jez Humble, Gene Kim and Gary Gruver, each of whom is recognized for defining Continuous Delivery and DevOps, and are providing a clear point of view for the community of practitioners.

Continuous Delivery is a Team Sport
Gene Kim DevOps
I am excited to be a part of this industry-wide effort to elevate the state of the practice, and thank Electric Cloud and their partners for helping accelerate the adoption of DevOps practices. - Gene Kim, DeOps researcher, co-author of "The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win”

Powering Continuous Delivery - Together!

Members of the Thought Leaders Alliance include:

Gary Gruver DevOps and Continuous Delivery at Macy's

Gary Gruver

Gary Gruver has been working in high tech for over 23 years; the first 22 years in various different leadership roles at HP, the last 5 years at HP was leading a large organization (400+ developers) on a journey from waterfall to agile development. This journey and observations were recently published as a case study that is part of the Agile Software Development Series. He is currently working for Macy’ as the VP of QE, Release and Operations learning about e-commerce and leading a transition toward continuous delivery.

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Gary Gruver DevOps and Continuous Delivery at Macy's
People not practicing Continuous Delivery often doubt it can work. Once they’ve developed in this type of environment they can’t imagine ever going back. - Gary Gruver, Agile Leader and Co-author: “Large Scale Agile Development”

Technology Partners

The Continuous Delivery Alliance is joined by technology and service providers, including Rally Software, Perforce, Parasoft, Chef, AppDynamics, Wind River and Siemens PLM. Electric Cloud is partnering with these and other industry leaders to provide an integrated, heterogeneous solution for customers, allowing single-click software delivery solutions that go from product design all the way to product release and maintenance.


AccuRev® is the leading provider of process-centric software configuration management (SCM) with a best-of-breed approach to multivendor application lifecycle management (ALM). Electric Cloud’s solution features a tight integration with AccuRev Enterprise Edition to automate continuous integration and event-triggered builds.

CollabNet is the leading open platform of integrated development tools for distributed software development. Teams of any size, working any where are empowered by the most adaptable, easy to use tools. Over 1.5 million developers use CollabNet to reduce costs, gain visibility, and manage the risks of software development. Integrating with Electric Cloud tools, CollabNet CUBiT enables distributed development teams to quickly access a pool of on-demand build and test services.

Coverity is a software engineering company that provides automated source code analysis tools to improve the software development process. Together, Coverity and Electric Cloud help organizations deliver higher quality, secure code faster.

Electric Cloud is a Gold level member of the HP Enterprise Management Alliance Program (EMAP) and an AllianceONE member. ElectricCommander features an integration with HP Quality Center to enable fast, frequent automated testing as an integral part of every build cycle.

Electric Cloud is an IBM Rational Business Partner. Electric Cloud’s Solution is seamlessly integrated with IBM Rational ClearCase for end-to-end change and release management.

Klocwork‘s source code analysis tools help developers create more secure and reliable software. Both ElectricCommander and ElectricAccelerator are integrated with Klocwork Insight™ to help software development teams to automate the process of finding defects earlier in the development cycle, leading to higher quality and faster time to market.

Electric Cloud is a member of the Microsoft® Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) Program. Electric Cloud solutions extend the Visual Studio development environment for the enterprise by automating, accelerating, and analyzing Visual Studio-based software production.

For 25 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organizations deliver defect-free software efficiently. By integrating development testing, API/cloud/SOA/composite app testing, dev/test environment management, and software development management, we reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software. Parasoft’s enterprise and embedded development solutions are the industry’s most comprehensive—including static analysis, unit testing with requirements traceability, functional & load testing, service virtualization, and more. The majority of Fortune 500 companies rely on Parasoft in order to produce top-quality software consistently and efficiently.

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The Critical Pieces for Continuous Delivery Success


  • People

    Achieving CD means first creating a DevOps culture full of cross-team collaboration and shared goals. We help you get everyone on-board!
  • Process

    Everyone starts with their own unique process. CD works best when your processes follow proven, best-practice patterns. We show you the way!
  • Technologies

    You can’t get to CD without Automation. Codify your manual processes and make your processes repeatable, predictable and visible. We make it happen!
70 percent of software deployments take more than a day — some require weeks or months — and more than half having missed application release dates due to deployment issues. Businesses need help to guide, simplify and accelerate their path to DevOps and CD. - Electric Cloud Survey, "Dev and IT professionals" July 2012

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