Electric Cloud releases DevOps solution
July 18, 2012 —
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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.
ElectricDeploy is a model-driven solution that sits above the company’s ElectricCommander execution engine for building, testing, releasing and deploying applications, and can be used to create workflows that can be automated to speed what the company is calling failsafe deployments.
DevOps, according to Electric Cloud vice president of marketing Kalyan Ramanathan, is an extension of agile development practices into operations. “Agile is concrete, with a set of best practices and a set of tools and a set of ways of doing things that are well codified,” he said. “DevOps essentially extends agile to the ops world. If Dev runs at a certain speed, if Dev can code in 15-day Scrums and move the ball significantly forward, Ops needs to run at the same cadence, otherwise whatever value is being provided by Dev is being impeded by the last mile—which is Ops—because they’re not able to deliver this value to end customers and end users.
“From a more tangible perspective, what this means is there needs to be a common set of tools and best practices that needs to be used by both Dev and Ops. Deployment happens to be one of those areas where it makes natural sense for Dev and Ops to use a similar solution. Dev does deployment, Ops does deployment. Dev does a lot more deployment than perhaps even Ops does. Dev has a lot of understanding of the apps and its configurations and how it needs to get tailored for these various environments, and it would be stupid for Ops to pretty much rediscover this every time around to the extent they can leverage all the right models that Dev has in its organization to model the app, to model the environment, to model the workflows and the processes to do deployment. It just makes sense for Ops to leverage all of these same skill sets, same artifacts, same knowledge.”