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IoT Time Preview: Transportation Security

“The automotive industry is leading much of the innovation around the IoT movement, and partnering with Arynga provides customers a comprehensive approach for building and deploying software to vehicles in the most efficient manner possible,” said Steve Brodie, CEO, Electric Cloud.

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Business Agile and the Future of Project Management

Artificial intelligence, while still nascent in its capabilities, is increasingly automating many common coordination tasks. As Anders Wallgren of Electric Cloud tells me, such technology helps project managers move beyond the “glorified secretary” daily humdrums.

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Electric Cloud’s POV on Containers

Thanks to frequent contributor Anders Wallgren, CTO at Electric Cloud for sharing his thoughts on the state of orchestration and deployment of containers for DZone’s upcoming Containers Research Guide that will be published this month.

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The Top 10 DevOps Podcasts

Each episode in Continuous Discussions focuses on a different topic related to your software delivery pipeline, and features different speakers from the DevOps community who get together for a lively, casual, video chat, to share their expertise, best practices, and to learn from peers.

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Fighting Deployment Anxiety: 5 Tips from the Pros

Electric Cloud CTO Anders Wallgren recently participated on a webinar with Gene Kim, CTO, researcher and co-author of “The Phoenix Project” and “The DevOps Handbook.” The webinar addresses lessons learn from large-scale DevOps transformations, the business value of DevOps and some of the best tips and tricks for fighting deployment anxiety. We pulled out the top five tips and tricks from Kim and Wallgren for making deployment worries a thing of the past.

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Measuring DevOps: The key metrics that matter

What are some of the key KPIs and best practices for determining the business value of your DevOps transformation? Where should you focus on next on your path of Continuous Improvement? In this post, JAX London speaker Anders Wallgren explains why measurement and metrics are a key tenant of any DevOps transformation.

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DOES 2017, London: Steve Brodie interview

Steve Brodie, CEO of DevOps automation software supplier Electric Cloud, assesses where DevOps is going, how the technologies underpinning it will evolve over time, and how enterprises should respond and adapt their approach according.

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Java: Development and Evolution

Anders Wallgren, Electric Cloud’s CTO, provides his insights on the state and future of the Java ecosystem in DZone’s recent Research Guide.

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The Top Advantages of Being Agile – Part 4

Achieve Incremental Success: Agile is a good methodology and framework for tackling large-scale organizational changes, such as a DevOps transformation or a Continuous Delivery initiative. Breaking down your vision into demonstrable milestones and smaller tasks will help you realize success faster and celebrate those successes. In addition, it allows you to optimize your efforts as you iterate on the process…

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Electric Cloud releases ElectricFlow 7.3 with visibility into DevOps toolchain

With a new customizable self-service catalog and the ability for teams to “bring their own processes” into one managed DevOps toolchain, the release of ElectricFlow 7.3, Electric Cloud’s DevOps release automation and continuous delivery platform, makes it easy for developers and operations to ship software the way that works best for their DevOps team.

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Streamlining DevOps Automation – News from Electric Cloud

Electric Cloud is widely regarded as a leader in DevOps automation and continuous delivery and they have just announced a new version of ElectricFlow, providing a new, programmatic way for Developers to onboard applications. It simplifies the way deployments are run for Operations teams, and provides visibility into deployments and releases across any DevOps toolchain.

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Electric Cloud Announces New Version of ElectricFlow

Electric Cloud announced a new version of ElectricFlow that provides a new, programmatic way for Developers to onboard applications, simplifies the way deployments are run for Operations teams, and provides visibility into deployments and releases across any DevOps toolchain.

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DevOps Research Says Practice Yields Benefits Beyond Code

The results of the report is co-presented by DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) and the open source configuration software firm, Puppet. DORA and Puppet have several sponsors behind the report, including: Deloitte, Splunk, HPE, Amazon, Electric Cloud, Atlassian and Wavefront, a unit of VMware since May.

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4 Ways Private/Hybrid Clouds Improve Business Outcomes

“Hybrid cloud can give an organization more data deployment options,” says Jessica Marie, director of product marketing for Electric Cloud. “For example, they can deploy an on-premises private cloud to host sensitive or critical workloads but use third-party public cloud providers to host less critical resources such as test and development workloads.”

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Electric Cloud releases ElectricFlow 7.3 with visibility into DevOps toolchain

With a new customizable self-service catalog and the ability for teams to “bring their own processes” into one managed DevOps toolchain, the release of ElectricFlow 7.3, Electric Cloud’s DevOps release automation and continuous delivery platform, makes it easy for developers and operations to ship software the way that works best for their DevOps team.

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DevOps Enterprise Summit London: Tales of courage and community

After spending two amazing days with 700 of my closest DevOps cohorts from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and beyond, I learned all about the latest and greatest IT and technology transformation reports at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London. With substantial growth in attendance from the first year, in 2016, the buzz around the show was palpable. And, what a location! From the venue, the QEII Centre, we had 360-degree views of central London, from Big Ben to the London Eye and beyond.

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The Top 5 DevOps Podcasts

#4: Continuous Discussions: Powered by Electric Cloud and with a focus on Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration (at least initially), Continuous Discussions is a podcast outside the mainstream. Hosted by Sam Fell, Continuous Discussions functions on the panel — four or five guests all discussing the topic of the episode. This brings more value to the discussions and more perspectives.

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Puppet Delivers 2017 State of DevOps Report, Reveals Highest Performing Organizations Have Increased Automation Capabilities to 72 Percent

“The key takeaways from Puppet’s 2017 State of DevOps Report emphasize the power of automation and transformational leadership, but also highlight the critical importance of helping teams connect the dots between business metrics and the underlying tools and processes that are driving product innovations,” said Steve Brodie, CEO, Electric Cloud. “As proud supporters of the research report, founding partners of the DevOps Enterprise Summit, and stewards for industry best practices surrounding modern software delivery, Electric Cloud’s goal is to enhance visibility and collaboration across DevOps initiatives by helping to automate, orchestrate and analyze all the tools and data sources associated with software pipelines and application releases.”

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Data scientist and container systems expert to help Electric Cloud to flourish in DevOps adoption

Forsgren and Willis join existing board members Gene Kim (founder of IT Revolution and co-author of “The Phoenix Project” and “The DevOps Handbook”) and Gary Gruver (author and president of Gruver Consulting, LLC), who have been working with the company as strategic advisors since 2013. These signings from the company continue a tradition of investing in – and listening to – the DevOps community.

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IT cost reduction is vital as cloud expenses rise

Do not attempt to force developers to use one set of basic tools, but do ensure that the right overarching tools pull everything together as needed. Tools such as Electric Cloud then enable greater process automation through to operations in production, and also build in feedback loops for developers and app owners.

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Executive Insights on IoT Today

To gather insights on the evolution of IoT, DZone spoke to 19 executives who are familiar with the current state of the Internet of Things. Among them was Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud.

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Team’s Structure, Collaborative Consumption and DevOps Today

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of participating in a video podcast hosted by Electric Cloud on the subject of Organizational Design and DevOps. The podcast was part of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9)—a community podcast series dedicated to all-things Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery. During the C9D9 panel, I suggested it’s important to understand how organizations today are continuously connected to and dependent upon one another.

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Electric Cloud Marries Microservices to DevOps

With the rise of microservices enabled by containers, DevOps is about to become IT organizations’ dominant challenge. Even when an IT organization has achieved some level of DevOps maturity, the complexity associated with managing microservices at scale will prove overwhelming for most. Looking to fill that void, Electric Cloud this week updated ElectricFlow, a framework for automating the management of DevOps processes to deploy a variety of container orchestration engines via a single click.

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Electric Cloud Introduces Industry’s Most Comprehensive Support for One-Click Deployments to Any Container Platform

ElectricFlow provides the broadest support of the leading technologies in the Containers ecosystem. DevOps teams can now easily deploy to different environments or port their applications between different platforms, without having to invest a lot of work in learning new API integrations or rewriting complex scripting to re-purpose their deployment or release processes to fit a new environment or tool.

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Electric Cloud has a new version of ElectricFlow

ElectricFlow provides broad support for the leading technologies in the Containers ecosystem. DevOps teams can now deploy to different environments or port their applications between different platforms, without having to invest a lot of work in learning new API integrations or rewriting complex scripting to re-purpose their deployment or release processes to fit a new environment or tool.

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Electric Cloud Announces New Version of ElectricFlow

Electric Cloud announced a new version of ElectricFlow that makes it easier for developers to get started with the free Community Edition using Docker, and also deploy to a myriad of Container orchestration solutions and platforms, with just one click.

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New products of the week 4.17.17

Developers can start fast with ElectricFlow’s free, easily installable Docker distribution. Built-in support for Containers and Microservices simplifies releases with Kubernetes, Amazon Container Cloud, Google Container Cloud, OpenShift and more.

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ElectricFlow 7.2 released

Electric Cloud is bringing built-in container and microservices support in the latest release of its DevOps release automation solution.

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Are you actually doing DevOps?

There might be many people across organizations who claim that they’re using a DevOps approach, but often times, the “best practices” they’re using don’t align with DevOps methodologies.

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4 rules for microservices and software delivery

One of the biggest advantages with microservices is that you are not beholden to a single release cycle to make the improvements needed to one or more parts of a system. You do not have to deploy everything together. If you want to improve one piece of your code or fix a typo, you do not have to wait for the next release cycle, as you do with a monolithic application.

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Executive Insights on Native Cloud Development

To gather insights on the state of cloud development and deployment today, we spoke with 15 executives from 13 companies that develop tools and services for companies to develop in, and deploy to, the cloud. Among them was Electric Cloud’s CTO, Anders Wallgren.

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Wellington Financial Provides US$6M to Electric Cloud to Accelerate Growth of its Market Leading DevOps Release Automation Platform

“The need for fast and continuous software delivery is imperative for customers across a growing number of industries, and Electric Cloud has successfully risen to the challenge of meeting this mission-critical need for numerous Fortune 500 businesses. As a result, Gartner named the company as a leader in the Application Release Automation category,” said Paul McKinlay, Vice President at Wellington Financial.

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Dynatrace Creates Partnership with Electric Cloud

Electric Cloud and Dynatrace have announced a partnership enabling organizations to uncover end user, performance and operational cost impacting issues in cloud environments and enterprise software much earlier in the delivery pipeline. The new bi-directional integration enables closed feedback loop between DevOps and Release pipelines and environments in ElectricFlow and Dynatrace.

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Electric Cloud Partners with Dynatrace

Electric Cloud announced a partnership with Dynatrace enabling organizations to uncover end user, performance and operational cost impacting issues in cloud environments and enterprise software much earlier in the delivery pipeline.

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Executive Insights on the State of DevOps

To gather insights on the state of the DevOps movement in 2017, DZone spoke with 16 executives fwho are implementing DevOps in their own organization and/or providing DevOps solutions to other organizations. Among them was Anders Wallgren, Electric Cloud’s CTO.

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Microservices and Docker at Scale – The PB&J of Modern Application Delivery

Anders Wallgren’s, Electric Cloud’s CTO, was asked to contribute a best-practices article for DZone’s 2017 DevOps Research Guide.

Learn why containers and microservices go well together? What are the challenges of each, separately, and together? What do you need to know in order to take advantage of the benefits they offer? What are some best practices and some ‘gotchas’ to be aware of, so you do not drown in the microservices ‘whirlpool’?

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Developers And DevOps

To gather insights on the state of the DevOps movement in 2017, DZone spoke with 16 executives who are implementing DevOps in their own organization and/or providing DevOps solutions to other organizations- among them was our CTO, Anders Wallgren.

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Obstacles to DevOps Success

To gather insights on the state of the DevOps movement in 2017, DZone spoke with 16 executives who are implementing DevOps in their own organization and/or providing DevOps solutions to other organizations. Among them was our CTO, Anders Wallgren.

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Deming and the foundations of continuous software design

Continuous design, as I define it, is the cross-team collaboration in designing enterprise software at the pace set by application release automation. Faster. Better…

This is a chronicle—a one-year retrospective, viewed from the vantage point of myself, Electric Cloud’s principal designer for enterprise software delivery, and my journey to shape the user experience (UX) of a market-leading product. I work alongside team members in product management, engineering leadership, and in partnership with solution engineers in the field, as well as customers.

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Enterprise DevOps and Microservices in 2017

As a new year begins, we often take some time to reflect on the previous year and look ahead at what is to come. Suffice to say, 2016 was a momentous year for software delivery in the enterprise. DevOps adoptions matured greatly and, at conferences worldwide, industry leaders were eager to share their experience and expertise.

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Electric Cloud CTO: forget DevOps, let’s do OpsDev

Much (and we mean much, a lot, really loads in fact) has been written about that most famous technology portmanteau of all DevOps as the coming together of Developer concerns with the Operations functions from sysadmins to DBAs and onward that support our programmers. But should DevOps have really been called OpsDev to embody the foundational architectural needs of our systems in the first instance?

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Three different answers to the “What does DevOps mean?” question

What does DevOps mean and what about Agile? Those are the questions I asked Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud; Steve Brodie, CEO of Electric Cloud; and Dan Perez, a software developer/engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise during the DevOps Enterprise Summit 2016 (DOES) in San Francisco.

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DevOps Leaders Share 2017 Reflections, Predictions

Electric Cloud recently hosted a live, online video podcast featuring notable DevOps luminaries discussing their own reflections and conjectures. The panel included Nicole Forsgren, CEO and chief scientist at DORA; Robert Stroud, principal analyst at Forrester; Chris Riley, analyst at fixate.io; Manuel Pais, author at InfoQ and SkeltonThatcher; Alan Shimel, editor in chief at DevOps.com; Sam Fell, VP of Marketing at Electric Cloud; and yours truly. This article highlights 16 different insights from our discussion with these great minds in DevOps. Here’s to what has been, and what is to come!

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Electric Cloud: DevOps Predictions for 2017

The following are 2017 predictions for DevOps from the executive team at Electric Cloud, covering Application Release Automation, Microservices and Containers, Continuous Testing, Secure DevOps and more.

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DevOps Trends, Predictions and 2017 Resolutions

We’re counting the days till the end of 2016. As 2017 comes into focus, we find ourselves reflecting on the advancements made in the world of DevOps during this past year, the challenges still to overcome, and some of the trends that will shape the software delivery industry in the year(s) to come.

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From Monolith to Microservices

Loosely coupled with high cohesion, microservices are the application embodiment of DevOps principles. So why isn’t everything a microservice now? At the LISA Conference, Anders Wallgren and Avantika Mathur from Electric Cloud gave some insight with their talk “The Hard Truths about Microservices and Software Delivery”.

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Release Management – Say What?

The team at Electric Cloud – maker of ElectricFlow, a release automation solution – set out to make release management more accessible, not just for release managers at huge enterprises, but also for ordinary developers and team leaders who want to better understand how software delivery should be done.

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2017 DevOps Predictions – Part 6

Culture is going to truly be recognized as a DevOps differentiator. Enterprises sometimes use the same orchestration platform, or a lot of the same tools, but the outcomes are radically different. The differentiator usually comes down to culture. So it’s the people that espouse some of these cultural tenets, the shared responsibility, the truly empowered autonomous teams, the can-do attitude, continuous learning that are going to get the best benefits.

Steve Brodie, CEO, Electric Cloud

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Electric Cloud Enables End-to-End Application Release Automation at Scale

DevOps and continuous delivery are all the rage. That’s because IT organizations must develop capabilities that enable them to quickly adapt their application stack to meet rapidly changing needs. But as with most things, DevOps is relatively easy to adopt initially — and exceedingly difficult to maintain at scale.

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2017 DevOps Predictions – Part 5

DevSecOps: Built-in security: You are going to see more security verification and more built-in compliance validation checks happening earlier in the lifecycle that are fully integrated with the development process.

Anders Wallgren, CTO, Electric Cloud

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The Cloudcast #281 – Monoliths and Microservices

The Cloudcast talks with Anders Wallgren (@anders_wallgren, CTO of @ElectricCloud) about evolving technology and organizational culture, how to think about monolithic applications in today’s business context, the challenges of microservices, lessons learned from good CI practices, and emerging patterns to evolve existing applications.

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2017 DevOps Predictions – Part 2

Continuous Testing will be a big part of DevOps 3.0. Companies adopting DevOps will need to improve their ability to test and perform test automation. As part of that, test acceleration will be a key area of investment – as you start getting more and more automated test suites. The time it takes to run those test suites can be very long, so you’ll see ways of implementing some test acceleration capabilities that can radically reduce the amount of time for some of those tests.

Mohan Dattatreya, GM, Acceleration Solutions, Electric Cloud

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DZone’s Software Development Lifecycle: QA and Testing Research Guide – Vol. II

This guide shares practical insights for improving Agile development including: the right questions to ask when using Test Driven Design (TDD), how to assess and improve your team’s collaboration, and how to facilitate retrospectives for continuous improvement of your team’s execution. As part of their research, DZone spoke with several executives in the software delivery space, among them Anders Wallgren – Electric Cloud’s CTO.

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2017 DevOps Predictions – Part 1

DevOps as a Competitive Advantage – The ROI of a DevOps transformation has been established, and companies now understand that in order to stay competitive they have to get better at delivering software – where DevOps comes in.

Steve Brodie, CEO, Electric Cloud

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Problems Solved by Cloud-Based Development And Delivery

To gather insights on the state of cloud development and deployment today, DZone spoke with 15 executives that develop tools and services for companies to develop in, and deploy to, the cloud. Among them was Anders Wallgren, Electric Cloud’s CTO.

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New products of the week 12.12.16

ElectricAccelerator dramatically shrinks CI cycles by helping teams speed up builds and tests to improve software time to market, infrastructure utilization and developer productivity.
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Verslag Continuous Delivery Conference 2016

(Continuous delivery conference Netherlands – Article in Dutch)

The day ended with the final keynote given by Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud. His story was about “The Value of Application Delivery, Continuous Delivery and DevOps in software delivery.”

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Electric Cloud’s New ElectricFlow Addresses the Rise of Microservices

The DevOps movement has begun, and now there’s a drive to decompose monolithic applications into microservices. That will enable DevOps teams to be more agile. But the introduction of microservices also adds complexity during the production process, because it can difficult for developers to know which versions of these modules will work with the rest of their environments.

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Real-World Problems Solved By DevOps

Anders Wallgren shares on DZone some of the real-world problems DevOps solves for our customers:

1) An online trading company used to be able to deploy only after trading hours. Late nights and weekends were bad for employee morale and releases may take several weeks. We worked for them for two weeks and showed them how to deploy in 45 seconds. It was an “aha moment” for grassroots contributors and champions alike.

2) A large mobile company in China needed to reduce cycle times for development, building, and testing. We created a backbone of automation to get internal customers on board. After they saw the reduction in the build, test and deployment there was a line out the door from all the other team that wanted to implement the automated methodology.

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New products of the week 11.28.16

The ElectricFlow 7.1 DevOps Release Automation platform enables enterprise DevOps teams to leverage modern microservices and container-based applications within complex legacy and hybrid environments.

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The Most Important Elements of DevOps

Anders Wallgren: There are three legs to the stool: people, process, and technology. People involves culture and change. Process involves the adoption of the process that makes the most sense for your people and your business. Technology is automating everything you can to make it “hands-free.”

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The Biggest Change to DevOps

To gather insights on the state of the DevOps movement in 2017, DZone talked to 16 executives from 14 companies, on implementing DevOps in their own organization and/or providing DevOps solutions to other organizations. Among them is Anders Wallgren – Electric Cloud’s CTO.

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The Future of DevOps

To gather insights on the state of the DevOps movement in 2017, we talked to 16 executives from 14 companies who are implementing DevOps in their own organization and/or providing DevOps solutions to other organizations. Among them is Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud.

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PurePerformance Cafe 014: DOES16 with Anand Ahire from Electric Cloud

Chatting with Anand Ahire, Sr Dir of Product Management from Electric Cloud Electric Cloud started DevOps Enterprise Summit 3 years ago – working with Gene Kim and others helped them to transforming it into a key conference where large enterprises share their DevOps transformation stories. In this chat we talk about pipelines, containers, microservices, cloud and how Electric Cloud helps companies to build pipelines in a technology and cloud agnostic way – including Dynatrace as one of the tools in the DevOps Toolchain to provide key metrics for the automated feedback loop.

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DevOps at scale: How to keep customers coming back

“As a part of agile’s evolution, DevOps represents a way to embrace the full spectrum of the software lifecycle,” says Anders Wallgren, CTO at Electric Cloud. “In some ways, the key metrics of DevOps are the ones that are closest to the customer.”

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Planning microservices: Know the tradeoffs with monolithic design

By now you no doubt understand the advantages of using a microservices architecture, especially in greenfield applications, and in new organizations that need to achieve efficiencies wherever they can. But what about your legacy code and applications? Do you totally rewrite the monolith, or do you chip away at it with new functionalities, added as microservices, over time?

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Electric Cloud Announces New Version of ElectricFlow That Simplifies Container Deployments and Coordinates Microservices-based Application Releases for Enterprise DevOps

“Often, when deploying containerized workloads or microservices into legacy production environments, teams find it difficult to coordinate their releases. ElectricFlow easily and safely manages containers and microservices throughout the software delivery lifecycle to support legacy or traditional monolithic applications, hybrid data centers and clouds, and large-scale infrastructure requirements.”

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Electric Cloud Announces New Version of ElectricFlow That Simplifies Container Deployments and Coordinates Microservices-based Application Releases for Enterprise DevOps

ElectricFlow represents the first end-to-end DevOps Release Automation platform to let Developer, QA and Operations personnel deploy microservices to their preferred container infrastructure or cluster manager solution (such as Google Container Engine, Amazon Container Service, or Kubernetes) without requiring any knowledge about the underlying integrations.

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5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About DevOps

Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud suggests, “Getting all of the right people in the room to map out your end-to-end process—be it your software delivery processes or any other business operation—is critical, so you have a system-level understanding of all the tasks, resources and teams involved, and are able to identify the major pain points or waste along your process. Otherwise, people are only seeing their piece of the issue.”

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Top Culture Changes to Make DevOps a Reality – Part 2

From a practical perspective, if possible, try to co-locate people involved along the delivery pipeline as much as possible, so they are working together in the same space/office. This will streamline communication and feedback loops, and have them more easily collaborate towards a shared goal.

Steve Brodie CEO, Electric Cloud

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Five Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About DevOps

Steve Brodie, CEO of Electric Cloud, a DevOps release automation company, feels that continuous learning is a key contributor to the success of organizations that have evolved their work methods towards a DevOps methodology. “When you make a transition like this you can’t possibly know everything when you start so you must be willing to learn, experiment, share information, and adapt along the way.”

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Top Culture Changes to Make DevOps a Reality – Part 1

“At the end of the day, people are the “invisible hand” of DevOps. As executives, you cannot manage every single bit/decision along the pipeline, so you need to empower your teams – from management, mid-tier and all the way to the practitioners in the trenches to “think DevOps” and make the right decisions. Then you’ll create a movement that has a rhythm, and self-organization, all of its own. The key is to turn your DevOps heroes into DevOps champions in order to disseminate their best practices across the organization, and pretty soon you’ll have a team of champions.”
Anders Wallgren

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Skills Developers Need For Web Apps

To gather insights on the state of web application development today, DZone spoke to 13 executives from 12 companies developing web applications or providing web application development tools to their clients. Among executives that were interviewed was Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud.

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Concerns With Web Application Development

To gather insights on the state of web application development today, DZone spoke to 13 executives from 12 companies developing web applications or providing web application development tools to their clients. Among executives that were interviewed was Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud.

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What’s Used Most Frequently To Build Web Applications?

To gather insights on the state of web application development today, DZone spoke to 13 executives from 12 companies developing web applications or providing web application development tools to their clients. Among executives that were interviewed was Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud.

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IT Revolution Expands DevOps Enterprise Summit 2016 San Francisco Program with Additional Speakers and DevOps Workshops

Join the #DOES16 Conversation
Interested in hearing about the latest industry trends from DevOps Enterprise Summit speakers before the conference? DOES16 organizers will be hosting two live video chats on:

Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. To watch the event online, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho0UrHTYL0c
Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. To watch the event online, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2CQpYyW-ss

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Issues Affecting Development of Web Apps

To gather insights on the state of web application development today, DZone spoke to 13 executives from 12 companies developing web applications or providing web application development tools to their clients. Among executives that were interviewed was Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud.

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27 Open Source DevOps Tools In 7 Easy Bites

DevOps is a discipline filled with useful open source tools. Here are 27 of them, organized into seven categories you should know about if you’re looking to find the right tools for your organization’s DevOps strategy.

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Problems Being Solved With Web Apps

To gather insights on the state of web application development today, DZone spoke to 13 executives from 12 companies developing web applications or providing web application development tools to their clients. Among the executives interviewed is Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud.

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Most Significant Changes To Web Application Development

To gather insights on the state of web application development today, DZone spoke to 13 executives from 12 companies developing web applications or providing web application development tools to their clients. Among executives that were interviewed was Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud.

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Keys To Developing Sound Applications

To gather insights on the state of web application development today, DZone spoke to 13 executives from 12 companies developing web applications or providing web application development tools to their clients. Among executives that were interviewed was Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud.

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Additional Insights On Application and Data Security

To gather insights on the state of application and data security, DZone spoke with 19 executives who are involved in application and data security for their clients. Among them, Electric Cloud’s CTO – Anders Wallgren.

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CodeTalk Ep. 5: DevOps Metrics That Actually Mean Something (Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud)

At the recent Agile2016 conference in Atlanta this past July, our CTO Anders Wallgren had the opportunity to sit down with John Esposito from DZone’s Code Talk Podcast. Anders discussed the key metrics that matter when evaluating your DevOps efforts and optimizing your software delivery pipeline.

Deployment frequency, development lead time, MTTR, MTBF, code coverage, cycle time — these metrics, like all metrics, can be absolutely key or utterly meaningless. Don’t just ask which metrics to use. Ask how to use these metrics to deliver better software, faster.

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The Future of Application and Data Security

To gather insights on the state of application and data security, DZone spoke with 19 executives who are involved in application and data security for their clients. Among them is Anders Wallgren, Electric Cloud’s CTO.

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Electric Cloud Expands Executive Team

Electric Cloud expanded its leadership team to build upon its growing success in the DevOps and Continuous Delivery marketplace. New additions to the leadership team include Tom Frederick, Board Member; John Giannitsis, Chief Revenue Officer; and Carmine Napolitano, Chief Financial Officer.

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Concerns With Application and Data Security

To gather insights on the state of application and data security, DZone spoke with 19 executives who are involved in application and data security for their clients. Among them is Anders Wallgren, Electric Cloud’s CTO.

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Four DevOps Events in September From Electric Cloud

These events feature DevOps and IT experts who will share best practices and insights for adopting DevOps in the enterprise. Topic of discussions will include advanced deployment patterns, artifact repositories in the Continuous Delivery pipeline, as well as speakers at the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16) who will share their learnings from implementing DevOps in large, complex organizations.

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Electric Cloud expands executive team and board of directors

Electric Cloud has expanded its leadership team to build upon its growth in the devops and continuous delivery marketplace. New additions to the leadership team include Tom Frederick, board member; John Giannitsis, chief revenue officer; and Carmine Napolitano, chief financial officer.

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How to Implement DevOps in Your Open Source Toolchain

Last week, we hosted another episode of our Continuous Discussion (#c9d9) video podcast, featuring expert panelists discussing the benefits of using open source tools and how DevOps can mitigate risks in quality and security when incorporating open source into your application code, environments and tool chain.

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DevOps Experts Unite on Video Podcast Series

There are troves of resources available to help companies begin or continuously improve along their DevOps journey. However, oftentimes it’s the practitioners—experts from the community who live and breathe DevOps every single day—who can offer the most insightful tips.

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IT Revolution Announces Program for 2016 DevOps Enterprise Summit San Francisco, Opens Discounted Registration for Limited Time

IT Revolution and founding partner Electric Cloud have coined the DOES16 conference theme as “Leading Change.” Attendees can expect to gain a clear understanding of the intricacies of large-scale DevOps implementations and best practices for leading IT transformations at scale. In addition, on November 8, there will be a special DOES16 party and cocktail reception centered on the theme of “Vote DevOps” for attendees to network and celebrate.

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Agile Programming: The Last Mile for DevOps

Electric Cloud Chief Technology Officer Anders Wallgren and ChatOps software provider VictorOps DevOps evangelist Jason Hand spoke with TNS consulting engineer Lee Calcote and TNS managing editor Joab Jackson at ChefConf 2016 for this podcast.

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Electric Cloud Advanced DevOps

Electric Cloud was named a Best in Show for DevOps in the SD Times Top 100. Read the interview with Steve Brodie, Electric Cloud’s CEO, in the recent issue of SD Times Magazine.

 

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Automotive industry is driving innovation with DevOps

Behind all the horsepower and sheet metal of the production line, car manufacturers also employ numerous software applications and tools from various vendors as part of their business. One such organisation in the automotive industry that you may not have heard of is Detroit-based Urban Science – a company that is changing the way the car industry does business.

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Interview with an Expert – Anders Wallgren

Page 10 of the Summer issue of Better Software Magazine features highlights from a recent podcast interview on “Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise” that Anders Wallgren, CTO at Electric Cloud, did with TechWell . You can listen to the full interview here.

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Agile 2016: How to measure your DevOps initiatives

You’ve heard the benefits of DevOps, and you’ve decided to move your teams to this way of working. But how do you know if you are doing it right? Metrics are key indicators for businesses to figure out whether or not they are making the right decisions, but often they aren’t choosing the right metrics to look at, according to Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud.

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OpsDev is coming

Developers, end users, investors, analysts and the competition were all eager to learn what Apple had in mind to maintain its leadership and market share at the recent WWDC in San Francisco. No new mind blowing product was announced, and Apple’s stock price actually fell. But there was a common theme that recurred throughout many sessions: user experience.

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Electric Cloud announces industry’s first end-to-end DevOps Release Automation platform with native, push-button rolling deployments

“We appreciate the effort it typically takes for Application Support teams to provide superior quality of service and zero-downtime for their hundreds or millions of demanding end-users,” said Steve Brodie, CEO of Electric Cloud. “This latest version of ElectricFlow fully automates the process of creating and executing advanced deployment strategies, making them error-free, easy to adopt, and simple to use.”

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A continuous delivery model right on time

With continuous delivery, good enough makes things better for business. Changing to this delivery model doesn’t alleviate all app problems, but the right implementation means fewer of them.

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Electric Cloud brings rolling deployment to DevOps teams

Electric Cloud wants to give DevOps teams the ability to do zero-downtime deployments. The company announced the latest version of its end-to-end DevOps platform, ElectricFlow, with push-button support for advanced deployments. – See more at: http://sdtimes.com/electric-cloud-brings-rolling-deployment-devops-teams/#sthash.86ifMX4M.dpuf

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IoT Executive Insights

Learn from the insights of 32 executives who were interviewed by senior editor Matt Warner for the state of IoT and where it will grow from here.

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DevOps across the pond: A DOES16 London reprise

I just wrapped up two amazing days of hearing about all the latest and greatest developments in the DevOps world at the DevOps Enterprise Summit (#DOES16) in London. Around 500 plus people attended and I was fortunate to speak and share ideas with many like-minded technology leaders.

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Driving a digital transformation

Another indicator of how successful an organization will be depends on the type of organization it is, according to Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud. He believes the most effective organizations adopting agile and DevOps are generative learning organizations because they listen to problems and act accordingly.

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The automation of design

Homing in on automation and AI, there are two recent examples that substantiate that we’re heading toward having a layer of automation to remove a facet of design labor: visual layout. The pleasing harmony of structural elements, supporting elements, their positioning, their dimensions, their alignment, their hierarchy, their context and their color palette, all have long been the distinction of the skilled designer who brings the human intangible of aesthetic.

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like DevOps? – Part 1

DevOps emerged to help organizations improve their software delivery and better address the challenges put on IT by the Business to accelerate software releases. How are technology leaders conducting and directing their business’ DevOps transformation to make sure they’re on the right track?

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Electric Cloud Crafts Continuous Delivery

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Electric Cloud CTO Anders Wallgren at Cloud Expo, where he described the most common issue today being firms trying to get control of software delivery from end to end. Twenty years ago services were siloed by dept, whereas today we are seeing companies setting up shared services. Electric Cloud steps in, creates an automation pipeline, and in doing so provides a scalable shared service that offers visibility.

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Why a Dev/Test Cloud Is Not Optional

How do you create a private Dev/Test cloud to standardize processes, tooling and environments across teams? Recently, I participated in an online panel on the subject of, “Creating an Internal Dev/Test Cloud,” as part of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9), a series of community panels about agile, continuous delivery and DevOps.

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Where’s the Heat? Talking DevOps, Use Cases and More

Recently, Amy DeMartine, senior analyst at research leader Forrester, and Wesley Pullen, general manager and vice president of Deployment Solutions at Electric Cloud, participated in a discussion to answer these questions and discuss how to orchestrate the DevOps tool chain, how to approach application release automation, and how DevOps fits in the greater scheme of compliance and auditability. For folks just beginning their DevOps journey—and IT pros who have been walking the walk for years—there were some great takeaways from their discussion

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How Software Development Has Changed

To gather insights for DZone’s Software Development Research Guide, DZone spoke with 18 executives from 15 different companies – among them our CTO Anders Wallgren – and asked them how has software development changed since they began working on their product.

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Keys to Developing Software in a Timely Manner

To gather insights for DZone’s Software Development Research Guide, Dzone spoke to 18 executives, from 15 companies, who have created software for their companies, as well as their clients. Among those interviewed was Anders Wallgren, Electric Cloud’s CTO.

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How financial services is profiting from DevOps in a big way

Financial services organizations face great challenges in meeting the new standards set by the unicorns. Many did not start online, and they’re busy modernizing back-end processes and systems to support today’s digital age. In addition to legacy systems and code, they face concerns around mitigating risk for better security, complying with regulations, and meeting governance requirements, all of which make software innovation a complex and slow process. Or so you would think.

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Anders Wallgren on Coursera: Continuous Delivery, Testing and Deployment

Coursera is an educational platform that partners with top universities and organizations around the world to offer online courses in a range of disciplines. As part of Coursera’s “Drive to Value with Agile Methods” specialization, Anders provides his insights on the benefits of Continuous Delivery, how to get started, and some tips on unit testing, testing UI, functional testing and deployment automation.

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Complexities of connecting everything: teams, devices and code

We need to be aware of the fact that each part of the development team (embedded, backend and mobile) uses different technologies, tools, stacks, deployment patterns and delivery practices in their work. Their day-to-day tasks and workflows are different. Let’s take a closer look at what it means to be an engineer in each one of those teams:

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As DevOps matures, IT ops evolve into an IT service provider

Marc Priolo from Urban Science – a data analysis company specializing in the automotive industry based in Detroit – is an Electric Cloud customer. Marc spoke with Tech Target on the current state of IT Ops – and how as companies increasingly seek full-stack developers, IT operations must find new ways to add value and remain relevant.

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Agile Approaches to DevOps/CD Adoption

Anders Wallgren, Electric Cloud’s CTO, sits down with B2B Nation: IT podcast to shares his thoughts on DevOps lessons from large enterprises, the growth of microservices and containers, and more.

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Getting IoT software delivery right

While IoT software simplifies our lives — from recording our steps and heart rate on the cloud to remotely changing our thermostat’s temperatures — developing IoT software is a lot more complex than traditional software development.

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Test Better, Test Faster, Test Smarter

Anders Wallgren reviews four questions every development or QA team should consider when planning their testing, as they try to balance quality with speed—managing and accelerating their testing, while ensuring a reasonable time-to-market.

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Real World Problems Solved By IoT

To gather insights for DZone’s 2016 Internet of Things (IoT) Research Guide, scheduled for release in June, 2016, DZone spoke to 18 executives, from 16 companies, who develop IoT devices or help clients do so.

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The next evolution of enterprise devops is to harden it

Your Pathway to Production — call it PtP —  is the path that your code takes from developer check-in all the way to a successful release. It spans the entire organization and comprises all the different stakeholders, teams, processes, tools, and environments involved in your software delivery. This is how your organization delivers value to the market.

Increasingly, we see that organizations that become better at streamlining and accelerating their PtP are better equipped to compete and win in today’s economy.The maturity, speed, and quality of your software release processes have become a key differentiator and a competitive advantage for businesses today.

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Key challenges of using open source in the enterprise

We see large enterprises wrestle with striking a balance to allow this choice while also retaining a level of management, visibility, and governance over all the technologies used in the software delivery lifecycle. And this problem gets harder over time, because with every passing day new tools are being created and adopted to solve increasingly fine-grained problems in a unique and valuable way.

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ITIL vs. DevOps in Financial Service Organizations

One of the markets where security and compliance is a crucial element to the software delivery process is in Financial Services (FinServ). Many FinServ organizations are reliant upon technology to achieve their goals and remain competitive in the marketplace.

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Continuous Lifecycle: Making a big noise about microservices

They may be small, but microservices are having a real impact on the way real world organisations are developing, deploying and maintaining their software. That’s why we’ve got thought leaders and real world users discussing the impact of microservices architectures at Continuous Lifecycle London from May 3 to 5.

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Open Source as Part of Your Software Delivery Toolchain in the Enterprise: Perspectives for CIOs

A myriad of point-tools are involved in every organizations’ software production. Some of our enterprise customers report using over 50 tools along their pipeline – from code development all the way to releasing into Production. For the majority of development organizations today, these tools are comprised of a mix of commercial and Open Source (OSS) technologies. Anders Wallgren discusses some of the key challenges software executives face with regards to the use of OSS as part of the software development and release process, and how you can address them when adopting OSS, while mitigating possible risks.

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Using ARA to achieve higher quality software releases

In his article for IT Pro Portal, Anders Wallgren shares how ARA can help you achieve higher quality software releases (which contribute to your bottom line), and what are some of the challenges you might face if your business is still using manual deployments, or other archaic methods.

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Continuous Delivery & Release Automation For Microservices

DZone Guide to Continuous Delivery features an article by Anders Wallgren, Electric Cloud’s CTO, discussing the challenges and implications microservices have on your software delivery pipeline(s), and best practices for enabling Continuous Delivery for your microservices-driven application.

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Our 10 most-read interviews with IT leaders in 2015

Each year The Enterprisers Project interviews dozens of IT leaders about their biggest challenges, the best practices, and everything in between. These interviews offer readers a glimpse into the activities of leading IT professionals – in their own words. Here is a list the interviews that were most read in 2015 – with the interview with Anders Wallgren, Electric Cloud’s CTO, at the top of the list.

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Electric Cloud Automates DevOps for Quicker, Better Software Delivery

Electric Cloud specializes in helping their customers deliver their software products quicker and more efficiently, and they achieve this by automating DevOps in a way that makes sense for each organization. TMC Group Editorial Director Erik Linask recently got a chance to discuss the burgeoning area of DevOps with Sam Fell, product and marketing executive at Electric Cloud, at the recent Editors Day Santa Clara 2015.

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Delivering Safer Cars, Faster: Automation and Continuous Delivery in the Auto Industry

As smart cars, pre-loaded with millions of lines of code, are becoming the norm in the automotive industry, the topic of safety has come to the forefront of the car conversation in a big way. Most consumers remember several large-scale recalls in the past few years, and it’s left some a bit wary of software glitches that could affect driver safety. However, as Andreas Dharmawan discusses in his recent Automotive World article, auto manufacturers can adopt Continuous Delivery (CD) and automation solutions to improve the quality of vehicle software and electronics systems and increase overall safety.

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Internet of Things and DevOps with Anders Wallgren

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be a major topic of discussion in the tech industry. Many people want to know: how is the IoT influencing me already? That’s one of the themes of this week’s conversation between Electric Cloud CTO Anders Wallgren and Software Engineering Daily Host Jeff Meyerson.

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What CIOs Need to Know About Managing OpenStack as Part of the Software Delivery Pipeline

Understanding and knowing how, where and when to leverage public or private cloud computing within the enterprise is crucial to building an effective IT strategy for your organization’s competitiveness and bottom line. Despite OpenStack’s growing popularity… many enterprises are finding that OpenStack is just one piece of their overall cloud pie, and are experiencing two key challenges of using OpenStack in the Enterprise: …

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The Cloudcast #219 – DevOps Enterprise Summit 2015

Brian talks with Sam Fell (@samueldfell; Director of Product Marketing @ElectricCloud) about the DevOps Enterprise Summit, how Enterprise customers are different that startups, understanding the people/process side of DevOps and how Electric Cloud is making it easier to help Enterprise companies become more agile in deploying software.

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DevOps Summit highlights people, budget problems

At the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco this past week, the message was a resounding one: DevOps is just getting started in the enterprise. Jim Ensell, Chief Marketing Officer of Electric Cloud, said that enterprises are still struggling just to get to a point where DevOps is an option across many projects.

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Electric Cloud Releases New Application Lifecycle Management Tool

Designed for production operations and IT release managers, ElectricFlow Release allows software delivery teams to collaborate, plan and execute all functions within the application lifecycle in a unified and automated fashion. It provides shared control and visibility over the software delivery lifecycle.

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DevOps Enterprise Summit 2015 kicks off

ElectricFlow Release “helps organizations speed application releases by streamlining and automating software deliveries into highly organized and well-choreographed release pipelines. For software teams adopting DevOps and Continuous Delivery, it replaces checklists and spreadsheets with a single, unified view across both traditional and Continuous Delivery style application releases to increase reliability, transparency and predictability while lowering risk.”

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New products of the week roundup: ElectricFlow Release

ElectricFlow Release replaces checklists and spreadsheets in DevOps and Continuous Delivery environments. It provides a single, unified view of application releases to increase reliability, transparency and predictability while lowering risk.

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Electric Cloud Announces New Release of ElectricFlow

To help organizations of all types migrate to DevOps and Continuous Delivery, Electric Cloud will offer ElectricFlow Release through a standard enterprise licensing option and, for smaller teams and initial projects, through a free, fully-functional community edition.

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Electric Cloud moves into release automation

“We believe CD is the new agile, and automation and acceleration are essential,” said Sam Fell from Electric Cloud. “Agile is creating an acceleration of the process as it moves downstream, yet hundreds of applications are on traditional release cycles. There’s an impedance mismatch—to borrow an electrical term—between the types of releases.” ElectricFlow Release will enable teams to model reusable pipelines to production across multiple applications, stages and environments in a way that is auditable, repeatable and predictable.

 

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What CIOs need to know about microservices and DevOps

For organizations trying to address development and deployment speed, the introduction of microservices architecture may be a solution. However, it can come with challenges – particularly around the complexity of many moving pieces. Read Anders Wallgren’s interview with Enterprises Project discussing what CIOs need to know about microservices and DevOps to avoid the three DevOps “rookie mistakes.”

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“Measure twice—cut once”: The benefits of test-driven development

Automated software testing continues to play a vital role in enterprise software delivery and the speed with which software-driven organizations can begin to produce value.  For some organizations, Test-Driven Development (TDD) may prove an effective practice to promote both product quality and faster delivery time.

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The Security Risks of the Internet of Things

Do we need to have our mailboxes, light bulbs, and freezers connected like this? And if the Internet of Things is being incorporated into so many different objects and devices, are we sacrificing security? It’s hard to tell at this point whether a case like the Jeep being remotely controlled is just a growing pain or a sign of things to come, but Anders Wallgren of Electric Cloud explains to StickyMinds that it could be for the greater good:

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Embrace continuous integration for app delivery

Prathap Dendi, general manager at continuous integration firm Ship.io, refers to CI as a way to provide “End-to-end continuous delivery that gives companies code quality assurances and the ability to provide rapid innovation.”

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Mobile developer trends for CI and the cloud

We thought it would be important to generate a research report by examining survey data from more than 500 mobile app developers and benchmarked usage data from more than 250,000 automated builds, tests and releases

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Anders Wallgren – Lessons with an Agile CTO at Agile 2015

At the Agile2015 Conference in Washington DC, Anders Wallgren, Electric Cloud’s CTO, set down with SolutionsIQ for a quick chat about how to realize the promise of Agile, and support Agile development velocity downstream – from code check-in all the way to deployment – so that your customers get the value.

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13 UX principles from an IT and DevOps perspective

Bruner explains where he sees the principles of IT and UX overlapping. In this article, he has selected and reordered 13 axiomatic statements about IT that apply equally well to UX. After the comparison, he pinpoints what he think an organization can do to bring their UX practices on par with those of IT.

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What entrepreneurial CEOs can learn from the software trenches

Tech startups are founded by people with great ideas—those with the fearlessness gene that says “yes” to jumping out of airplanes, running with the bulls, and starting a new company. Being the CEO of a tech startup can be an exhilarating rush, but this exciting journey will also come with its own scary and isolating experiences. Ultimately, it’s these experiences that shape the future of any company (from each employee to every customer), and the underlying decisions made along the way determine how you’ve arrived at any given destination. It’s your character and philosophy that will ultimately guide your company to success. – See more at: http://techbeacon.com/what-entrepreneurial-ceos-can-learn-software-trenches#sthash.bdhWp27w.dpuf

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The IoT Is in Your Car, and That Means We Need a Change – IoT Evolution World

Electric Cloud, an enterprise continuous delivery and DevOps automation provider, and Arynga, an intelligent vehicle software management solutions provider. The pair announced a product integration partnership that will help automotive manufacturers, OEMs and system integrators adopt DevOps automation and Continuous Delivery practices to bring IoT software systems to the connected car market quicker than ever.

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What CIOs need to know about building deployment quality

A prime example of how a failed release can have huge impacts on a business is the case of Knight Capital. Knight Capital WAS a financial firm. In August of 2012, they manually pushed out a new release to their software when the markets were down over the weekend. Monday morning came and when the market opened, their new software kicked in. The results were disastrous. They accumulated (extremely quickly and erroneously) a $9 billion position in the market – represented by the movement of 397 million stocks in just 45 minutes. Two hours later, when Knight was still chasing the culprit in their release process and trying to rollback to a previous version of the software, the New York Stock Exchange said, “We’re done waiting for you,” cut their hardline to the market and Knight couldn’t make any trades.

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How Continuous Delivery Improves Mobile App Quality and Speed: An Interview with Prathap Dendi

You’ve read the stats and heard the commotion – the future is mobile. To do a deeper dive on the topic, Ship.io general manager Prathap Dendi explores continuous delivery and the explosion of mobile development in this recorded interview with Josiah Renaudin on StickyMinds.com. Key highlights include Prathap explaining how to apply the lessons learned from mobile app development elsewhere, plus the most exciting trends happening now and looking forward.

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Ship.io brings continuous delivery to port

Electric Cloud’s Prathap Dendi, general manager of Ship.io, talks with Joel Shore of SearchCloudApplications.com about how geographically dispersed development teams can use Ship.io to drive continuous delivery of native iOS and Android mobile apps. It is fundamentally a centralized check-in and review system for changes to code, automated builds, automated testing and release.

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As the IoT expands, agile is the way forward

The effects of the Internet of Things are quickly expanding outward, causing major shifts in the way both hardware and software for connected devices are being developed and released. The IoT revolution is necessitating enormous changes for companies that want to play in this brave new world—and there are many. The depth and richness of the connections that are now possible has changed the market, and the development process, in sweeping and powerful ways. Thanks to agile methodologies, you can handle the demands of the connected device.

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Continuous Delivery: Scaling from 2,000 to 40,000 developers worldwide

Scaling a startup or a small company may be challenging; however, scaling a large-scale (not to say a huge) organization has its very unique set of challenges and complexities. Scaling from 10 developers to 100 is one thing, but how do you go from 2,000 developers to 40,000(!) developers across hundreds of globally distributed teams. One such business that successfully scaled to this level is Huawei, a US$40-billion China-based company with 150,000 employees that delivers communication technologies for telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers. Its telecom network equipment, IT products and solutions, and smart devices are used in 170 countries and regions.

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DevOps Opportunities

The promise of delivering innovative software more quickly and with fewer errors is reshaping how IT departments create new business services. In the May issue of Data Center Magazine, the CEO of Electric Cloud, Steve Brodie, shares his thoughts on DevOps. “In many organizations, software has increasingly become the foundation of the business, so they’re adopting DevOps practices to deliver better software faster without sacrificing quality.”

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What You Need to Know to Make Deployment Automation Work for Your Business

Deployment automation is becoming more of a requirement for software development teams that are looking to remain competitive. While there are many benefits, there are also a number of areas to consider before implementing a deployment automation solution as part of your software development and release process.

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Electric Cloud Recognized as Strong Performer for its DevOps Solutions

Electric Cloud has been recognized ‘Strong Performer’ in the Forrester Wave™: Application Release Automation report, Q2 2015. Electric Cloud’s ElectricFlow Deploy has been cheered for its strong and sound abstraction in integration with the modern service delivery life cycle and in moving releases. The company has also been marked for its strong for strategy.

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Ship.io Launches Out Of Beta: Electric Cloud Announces Commercial Availability Of Continuous Delivery As Service For Mobile Apps

“Ship.io has reduced our release cycles by over 30% by automatically rebuilding and distributing our iOS application to testers.  Setting up new builds is super easy and the HockeyApp integration works great,” said Kevin Rohling, head of product at Emberlight.  Learn more about how Ship.io provides mobile development teams the most up-to-date solution to streamline and accelerate high-quality mobile application delivery.

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Ship.io Announces GA at MobileWeek in NYC

Ship.io lets developers build a cloud-based solution with features like building, testing, and distributing app versions, again without having to “roll their own” service or spend a lot of time.

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Cloud-based Continuous Delivery platform Ship.io ships

Prathap Dendi, general manager of Ship.io shares his thoughts on the general availability of Ship.io, a cloud-based Continuous Delivery platform designed especially for mobile application delivery. “Ship.io brings automation and collaboration to every step in the mobile app life cycle—from code check-in to app store submission.”

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ChefConf: Party At DevOps Ground Zero

In keeping with the DevOps “automate all the things” motto, several vendors joined the party by exhibiting at the conference, partnering with Chef and extending its capabilities in various ways. Here are some of the highlights.

 

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Dev of the Week: Nikhil Vaze

Every week DZone features a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what’s coming next. This week we’re talking to Nikhil Vaze, a Senior Software Engineer and blogger at Electric Cloud working on various DevOps projects.

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Keeping a competitive edge with Continuous Delivery

Once an organization figures out its business goals, it needs to understand the current state and the desired end state of its business in order to decide on the best course of action. “If you don’t understand both, then you are in danger of making the wrong decisions about how to adjust your people, processes and technology to achieve CD.”

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Is DevOps Driving the Future of UX Design?

DevOps practitioners believe it is not about software as much as it is about communication and collaboration. It is collaboration between the two entities in the business that are probably the most critical: the development organization and the operations organization. Today, it is common knowledge that design-centric organizations outperform those that are not. Predictably, business leaders in the enterprise are now making a place at the table for the design function to have its own seat.

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Automatic for the Process

When it comes to automating software release processes, there are inevitable challenges that must be overcome, starting with resistance from developers, testers and other stakeholders. Change management is critical. Here are some recommendations to help navigate this often difficult journey.

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Electric Cloud Launches Ship.io

Electric Cloud has announced it has publicly launched Ship.io to bring Continuous Delivery to native iOS and Android app development. Available as a free public beta service, Ship.io simplifies and automates build, test, and deployment processes for native iOS and Android apps.

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DevOps Innovation Takes Place in the Enterprise

What started as a grassroots movement by smart and passionate developers has now matured into a collective effort that extends beyond development. We’re all working to tie quality software to critical business objectives in a timely and efficient manner. And, while Agile is typically the starting point, DevOps and Continuous Delivery are really where the rubber meets the road.

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OTA update possibilities put automotive on the road to V2X

“The modern car has over 300 million lines of code (MLOC), and this is going to grow even more once self-piloted cars become common on the road,” Dharmawan says. “With 300 MLOC, you have to deliver patches because there are so many components and subcomponents that make up a system, many of which are actually being made by supply chain partners. So, because of the complexity, it’s bound to have interoperability issues, integration issues, and even bugs inside the modules. Because of this, the need to update or deliver patches increases as the size of the code grows in the car.

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Combining Continuous Delivery with Automated Testing

“You’re only as fast as the slowest element, the slowest phase in your software delivery pipeline,” Electric Cloud CEO Steve Brodie told SD Times. “You’ve got to automate the QA environment and the systems integration testing environment. You’ve got to deploy into the performance-testing environment. If you have user acceptance tests, you’ve got to deploy it there too.”

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Healthcare.gov: Cybersecurity Lessons for the Rest of Us

Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud, understands the importance of testing a system frequently: “Automating as much of the testing process as possible and testing early and often are the keys to any software development project. Eliminating manual testing processes provides more immediate feedback to busy developers, allowing them to fix things rapidly. This accelerates cycle time and, as more features are added to the site, helps to verify the functionality of those changes and features more quickly.”

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Updates from DevOps Enterprise Summit

“What a great week we had at the DevOps Enterprise Summit! The conference was completely sold out, and it was standing room only most of the time. There were many astounding ideas shared, and though the tools and process-driven approaches to DevOps were key highlights, it was clear an equally important success factor is how we break down functional silos for collaborative development and IT operations.”

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Huawei’s CD Transformation Journey

Anders Wallgren, Chief Technology Officer at Electric Cloud, presents a session at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2014 about Huawei’s Continuous Delivery transformation journey.

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Event Observations From DevOps Enterprise and Bank Of America / Merrill Lynch Technology Innovation Summit

Aspiration still far exceeds execution with DevOps approaches. Both Owen Gardner from Barclay’s, Steve Brodie of Electric Cloud, and many others pointed out that there is a real difference between where enterprises think they are and where they really are in the transformation. For example, almost every organization says they are doing agile development – but are they really? Do they actually sprint to a delivery to a user?

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4 themes to expect from DevOps Enterprise Conference

“DevOps is relevant across sectors,” Brodie says. “We have presentations from companies you’d expect, but also, for instance, government, and organizations doing embedded systems development. Sometimes people think of DevOps as big data center-centric, but it is relevant with the Internet of Things and in this mobile world.”

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DevOps Enterprise Summit bashes silos

Steve Brodie, CEO of Electric Cloud, said that DevOps is about enabling developers and operations through continuous integration, continuous deployment and automated infrastructure provisioning. But beyond these tools and process-driven approaches to DevOps, an almost equally important factor of success is in breaking down the silos for development and operations.

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Delphix to Sponsor DevOps Enterprise Summit 2014

The Summit, set for October 21-23, 2014 in Burlingame, California, is a partnership between Electric Cloud and IT Revolution founder and noted DevOps author and researcher Gene Kim. As a Platinum Sponsor, Delphix continues its support for advancing DevOps in the enterprise.

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Ship.io For Mobile Continuous Delivery

“Mobile app development is increasingly important to a growing range of organizations, and it represents a challenge due to the range of operating systems and devices that each application must support,” said Steve Brodie, CEO for Electric Cloud. “By delivering the benefits of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery to the mobile developer market, Ship.io simplifies and streamlines the mobile app lifecycle process, allowing app developers to focus on code and quality of the app.”

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HealthCare.gov: Lessons From Continuous Software Delivery

Continuous delivery is a software strategy that seeks to err on the side of delivering working software, as opposed to new features. The core idea is to create a repeatable, reliable, and iterative process by which working software is ushered from concept to customer. The foundation for this repeatable and reliable process usually means replacing manual, error-prone processes with automation.

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Electric Cloud Helps Speed Mobile App Deployments

Electric Cloud announced their new Ship.io SaaS application to help IT organization manage their deployment of mobile applications. Electric Cloud acquired this new technology from CiSimple. The new SaaS application will apply a continuous delivery to the development and deployment of mobile applications.

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Electric Cloud jolts the market with new continuous integration service for mobile developers

To say that there is an overabundance of managed development platforms on the market would be a tremendous understatement, especially as far as the mobile landscape is concerned, but one firm believes that there’s room for one more. Electric Cloud Inc. on Wednesday unveiled Ship.io , a continuous integration (CI) service built with the specific requirements of iOS and Android apps in mind.

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Electric Cloud Unfurls Ship.io to Speed Mobile App Deployments

Looking to apply a continuous delivery methodology to the deployment of mobile applications, Electric Cloud announced today it is launching Ship.io, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application for managing the deployment of mobile applications that is based on technology Electric Cloud acquired from CiSimple.

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DevOps @ElectricCloud Hits Record Sales | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

“As the rapid and reliable release of software becomes increasingly critical, more enterprise IT organizations are turning to DevOps and Continuous Delivery to accelerate the software delivery process,” said Steve Brodie, CEO of Electric Cloud. “Our record sales this quarter demonstrate our leadership in the industry and how we help organizations making mobile, embedded systems and enterprise web/IT applications deliver better software faster. This is certainly an exciting time for the company and our growing roster of customers.”

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Electric Cloud & Arynga on OTA Updating and Integrated Continuous Delivery

Electric Cloud, a leader in continuous delivery, hosted a Webinar on Wednesday, September 24th with us, Arynga, a leader & innovator in vehicle software management solutions, where we discussed how CarSync, our Over-The-Air (OTA) technology allows automotive OEMs , Tier 1s, and System Integrators to continuously and seamlessly distribute OTA software updates to vehicles, anytime and anywhere.

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Kinks persist in continuous workflows

“You want to get to the point, regardless of where the software is going in the end state, that you’re always in a release-ready state, that you’re always ready to ship your software,” said Electric Cloud’s Wallgren. “That allows you to decide when to ship and what to ship based on business needs rather than it’s broken and we can’t ship it.”

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Hybrid cloud while combining Agile and DevOps

Achieving a mature Agile-DevOps hybrid cloud strategy, however, takes careful planning and attention to centralizing development and architecture assets, standardizing development processes and organizational adherence to Agile and DevOps practices, according to Jim Ensell, Chief Strategy Officer for CollabNet.

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The Insatiable Appetite of the Software Beast

It’s no longer a question of whether organizations must leverage software for success, but how do you keep your software relevant with the pace of innovations while not losing reliability. Consumers expect to have access to a business’s service wherever they are via smartphone, tablet or even wearable technology, and they expect businesses to provide digital experiences that not only match what was offered to them offline, but are continuously improving and adapting to their expectations.

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To Accelerate Continuous Delivery, Shift Left Static Analysis

“Consider this statement of truth – the bane of any Continuous Delivery strategy is testing. You can have wildly fast builds…completely automated Continuous Integration and Delivery… but if your Continuous Testing slows your Agile-ity to a crawl, it’s all for naught, sire.

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Questions about the Internet of Things

Perhaps the best definition anyone has ever given me for the Internet of Things was from Anders Wallgren in an interview for StickyMinds. Wallgren, the CTO of Electric Cloud, told me, “The Internet of Things, very simply, is just everything in the whole world is going to have software in it pretty soon.”

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How Low Can Office Vacancy Go?

“I think people may have outdated perceptions of San Jose, but when people saw San Pedro Square Market and all of the restaurants in the neighborhood, they were really excited,” Brodie said.

 

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VMworld Newswire: NSX, Storage, and a Touch of DevOps

Electric Cloud introduced its enterprise-grade tools for DevOps and continuous delivery in the cloud. The Enterprise DevOps Cloud software for VMware vCloud Air automates software build, test, deployment, and release tasks in the cloud, and it allows teams to use a single console to share control and visibility of distributed infrastructure.

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Electric Cloud Delivers the Enterprise DevOps Cloud

“The Dev/Test cloud, popularized by developers, was intended to help accelerate software delivery. However, configuration mismatches between Dev/Test and production, as well as security and cost concerns, created friction in the software development lifecycle,” said Steve Brodie, CEO of Electric Cloud. “VMware’s vCloud Air is a fantastic platform for both Dev/Test and production workloads. When combined with the orchestration capabilities of Electric Cloud, VMware customers now have a flexible and powerful Dev/Test/Ops cloud that makes Continuous Delivery a simple, predictable process.”

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Why Cars Need a Cyber Safety Rating

As the CTO of Electric Cloud informed me in a recent interview, “a new car has on the order of two-to three- hundred million lines of code… This is a traveling network these days; it’s not just a car.”

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The Internet of Things and the Honda Recall: An Interview with Anders Wallgren

The Internet of Things very simply is just everything in the whole world is going to have software in it pretty soon. Sort of related to that, is every company is becoming a software company. So of course, when you’re driving around in your car, unless your car still has a carburetor, there’s a lot of software in a car. A new car has on the order of two- to three-hundred million lines of code.

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Testing in a Continuous Delivery world

“If there’s one overarching principle, it’s to automate everything. That means you have to automate all the types of testing you’re doing. The key is orchestrating the pipeline: It’s one thing to have these silos of automation doing automated load or regression testing, automating builds or even deployments. But what you need to do is automate that whole end-to-end pipeline, from the time the developer checks the code, all the way through to production and deployment.”

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DevOps Innovation

Electric Cloud’s recent innovations are ElectricFlow and ElectricAccelerator Huddle. Both seem to address the new demands of continuous delivery at scale—DevOps has grown up.

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Electric Cloud Automates Application Release Management

When it comes to DevOps these days, continuous delivery is all the rage. The basic idea is that in an agile world of application development, software is being continuously updated. Obviously, that puts a lot of pressure on the IT operations team tasked with managing that process. To help streamline that process, Electric Cloud this week launched ElectricFlow, a model-driven set of tools that automates the application build, test and deployment process.

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2014 Red Herring Top 100 Winner

Industry Sector: Software
Since 1996, technology industry executives, investors, and strategists have valued the Red Herring 100 lists as an instrument for discovering and advocating the most promising private ventures from around the world. The Red Herring Top 100 award highlight the most exciting startups from Asia, Europe and the Americas. Hundreds of companies from each region are reviewed in a rigorous 3-step process that looks at all aspects of the company.

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2013 SD Times 100: Winner

DevOps & SCM
Cycles have shrunk down to weeks instead of months, and constant progress in a product is the norm. Being able to leverage code into new features and products, and getting those deployed quickly, is critical to a business’ success. Companies have adjusted to this new reality, but not without help. These organizations provided the tools to make sure companies found the timely updates they were looking for.

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DevOps teams are on the move

“Admit it. You think of operations and that dated stereotype of a bearded guy in a dusty data center still pops up. And even though ‘development’ isn’t that much of an improvement over its predecessor…”

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Zapping Android’s Speedy Cycle

“Electric Cloud has announced a software delivery acceleration solution optimized for the Android open source-based mobile operating system. With claims of up to 75 percent faster software delivery times…”

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Devops: Model First, Automate Later

“When I was a young software developer I had an interview at a large transportation company. This was when object-oriented principles were still the “thing” and Java hadn’t quite yet become the language du jour — but it soon would…”

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Agile Testing Acceleration To The Power Of x6

“The new joint solution marries Parasoft’s development testing platform — with its spectrum of automated practices from static analysis, to unit testing, to peer code review — with Electric Cloud’s technologies for automating and…”

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Electric Cloud Refines App Deployment

“DevOps optimization company Electric Cloud has joined PTC’s PartnerAdvantage Program and so will now offer customers its application deployment solution, ElectricDeploy, integrated with PTC Integrity…”

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Devops Proverb: Process Practice Makes Perfect

“Some idioms are cross-cultural and cross-temporal. They transcend cultures and time, remaining relevant no matter where or when they are spoken. These idioms are often referred to as proverbs, which carries with it a sense of…”

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DevOps Feud Set to Come to a Head

“The feud between developers and IT operations teams is likely to come to head with the launch this week of a new framework that gives developers a lot more control over how and when applications are deployed…”

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DevOps Crisis Starts to Spiral Out of Control

“As IT organizations move to embrace agile development methodologies, the increased volume of new application updates they are creating are overwhelming their IT operations teams. That creates a unique opportunity…”

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Electric Cloud releases DevOps solution

“Electric Cloud today took a leap into the deep end of the DevOps pool with the release of ElectricDeploy, a tool designed to help automate the deployment of complex, multi-tier (typically J2EE) applications…”

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2012 SD Times 100: Winner

Development Tools & CI

In this new category, the editors of SD Times recognize that the way development is done today has changed from how software was created only a decade ago. No longer do projects take 18 months, with features locked down a year before final delivery. Software today is built in rapid iterations, with continuous builds and integration into the product for multiple updates per year.

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Agile Adoption: Key Challenges to Scaling Up

“Making the transition from legacy methodologies, such as waterfall, to Agile development seems like a no-brainer. Delivering better-quality, more efficiently developed software applications is a goal that appeals to entire organizations…”

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The Shrinking Expanding World of CI

“Continuous integration is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance as continuous delivery (and its sidekick, DevOps) begin to find adoption in many enterprises. Simultaneously, the number of viable CI packages is shrinking quickly…”

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Devops gets developers and admins on the same page

“Your developers want to deploy a variety of dev and test systems yesterday, and your IT admins don’t have time to do all that work so quickly, and they don’t want a motley collection of dev environments…”

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GE’s journey from waterfall to Agile practices

“When Paul Rogers said he wanted to replace the traditional waterfall software development processes in General Electric Co.’s Energy division with the Agile practice of two-week iterations, the division’s business leaders told him…”

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Electric Cloud Offers Free Trial License

“The workgroup edition employs nearly all of the same features as the company’s enterprise product, but is designed specifically for smaller organizations, such as schools or districts, with fewer application developers…”

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Electric Cloud plugs in ElectricCommander 4.0

“Electric Cloud has fired up its newly announced ElectricCommander 4.0 product this week. The new tool features software artifact management, policy-based cloud resource management, and integration with…”

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2011 Inc. 500|5000

“America’s fastest growers span all industries, states, and revenue brackets. They comprise franchises, do business all over the world, and are among the most-trafficked internet websites…”

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2011 SD Times 100: Winner

ALM & SCM

This year sees the merger of these two categories into one, as we have seen “life-cycle management” expand to include such concepts as continuous integration and delivery, and agile development. These are the companies that make the tools that help enterprises stay current with changes in their industry and take advantage of new opportunities.

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