Extreme Networks Gives StackStorm to
October 7, 2019
Networks has turned governance of StackStorm platform, its popular
open-source workflow automation platform, over to The Linux Foundation.
In making this transition, Extreme expects the Foundation's open source
community to accelerate development and adoption of the platform so
enterprises everywhere can reap the benefits of new applications and use
StackStorm allows end-users to connect their apps, services, and
workflows to automate and streamline critical IT-driven business
processes. The platform offers event driven workflow-centric automation,
with infrastructure as code, built-to-scale microservice architecture,
and rich extensibility. Common applications include automated
remediation, continuous deployment, ChatOps, and automated security
response. Its passionate user base includes tier one service providers,
retailers, media and entertainment companies, and technology providers.
The open source platform was created in 2013 and became part of the
Extreme family in October 2017 following Extreme's successful
acquisition of Brocade's data center networking assets. Today, it is a
mature open source project with a loyal community of users, averaging
1,200 installations/month and over 400 contributors.
Eric Broockman, Chief Technology Officer, Extreme Networks said,
"Automation is a strategic imperative for organizations looking to
expand their digital transformation efforts. We believe, based upon our
experience with major customers, that StackStorm and its workflow-driven
automation capabilities has much broader applicability than networking.
After careful consideration and consultation with the StackStorm
community, we've decided this promising open-source platform will be
better served in the open market where it will provide a basic building
block for new automation solutions we never thought possible. This move
is also consistent with our strategy of promoting open ecosystems. We
look forward to seeing where the community and The Linux Foundation
Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking, Edge and IoT, The Linux
Foundation added, "DevOps and security automation across discrete
workflows in enterprise networking and IT is an important aspect of
productivity, and we are excited to have open source projects like
StackStorm lead the way. We welcome the StackStorm community to a
neutral governance under the Linux Foundation as open source networking
projects help simplify, integrate, and automate services and tools."
Under the governance of the Linux Foundation, StackStorm will continue
to thrive as the world's top developers work to accelerate its
development and industry adoption. Extreme will continue to offer
Extreme Workflow Composerô platform, a complete lifecycle automation
solution powered by StackStorm, as a commercial platform, and will
integrate strategic new capabilities developed by the open source
community to enhance its feature set. Based on an event driven engine,
Extreme Workflow Composer enables users to automate complex and unique
workflows across diverse tools and organizations using DevOps
methodologies. The platform offers full lifecycle automation from
servers to clouds to containers, including event driven automation for
complex and unique workflows and cross-domain automation that eliminates
service delivery delays.
Extreme is a long-standing member of The Linux Foundation and a founding
member of the OpenSwitch Project.
Mat Mathews, VP & GM, Composable Fabric, Software-Defined and Cloud
Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise commented, "Real transformation
requires partnerships and by working together with open source
communities, we can collectively move our industry forward at a faster
pace. HPE is excited to be among the industry leaders who are partnering
to drive these projects forward, and the addition of StackStorm to The
Linux Foundation is a key milestone. Cooperation and collaboration among
such open source projects is essential to bring next-generation
technologies to the masses."
Maludy, DevOps Manager, Encore Technologies noted, "We're excited to see
StackStorm transition to the Linux Foundation. This will be a positive
move and help the participants in the StackStorm project by driving
openness and technical direction. The community will benefit from this
change as it will now be backed by one of the strongest and most
well-respected technical foundations. We're hopeful that by moving into
the Linux Foundation, more users and contributors will be drawn to
StackStorm and its bright future."
Mick McGrath, Director of DevOps, Bitovi concluded "StackStorm is an
impressive platform that uses a simple set of concepts to achieve
powerful, complex automation workflows. In the modern world of DevOps,
it is difficult to find automation problems to which StackStorm is not a
reasonable solution. Knowing that StackStorm's future is secure as part
of the Linux Foundation makes it a no-brainer to recommend StackStorm to
our clients as an automation solution."