Electric Cloud Intros ElectricFlow
October 18, 2018
Cloud unveiled a new SaaS consumption option for the industry’s first
Enterprise SaaS and on-premises Application Release Orchestration (ARO)
offering, ElectricFlow. ElectricFlow now includes a Kanban-style
pipeline view, object tagging for custom reporting and enhanced
searchability, and CI dashboarding capabilities to track and analyze
build processes, failures and successes.
ElectricFlow SaaS allows DevOps teams of all sizes to get up and running
without incurring on-premise implementation costs, and gives teams
developing cloud-native or serverless applications a way to keep all
their development pipelines and tools in the cloud. Most enterprises
also have on-premise assets that they need to manage. ElectricFlow SaaS
seamlessly connects to on-premise servers and tools to enable deployment
automation, pipeline and environment management, and release
orchestration inside and outside of the firewall.
“More and more, large enterprises are exploring ways to include
cloud-native applications and tool chains in their on-premises digital
transformation projects,” said Torsten Volk, managing director at
Enterprise Management Associates. “It’s important for DevOps tools
vendors to make their offerings available on a variety of platforms to
support those efforts. I’m glad to see Electric Cloud getting ahead of
the market with this new release of ElectricFlow.”
DevOps Your Way
The new Kanban view in ElectricFlow 8.5 provides a familiar, easy-to-use
management and execution view of pipelines, stages and individual tasks
on one screen. Connected directly to the automation and orchestration,
users can approve and observe release progress with real-time pipeline
and application deployment status.
“Moving to a DevOps culture and adjusting to a new pace, new processes,
and new toolsets has been a challenge for many of our people,” said Gary
McKay, Scrum Master at global toll-free registry service Somos.
“ElectricFlow’s new Kanban view coupled with comprehensive
pipeline-as-code means everyone on the team gets exactly the kind of
working environment they need to help us accelerate our digital
tagging functionality on all objects allows release managers and product
owners to quickly and easily create more granular, real-world reports.
Universal data segmentation is now possible across any object type
(applications, pipeline stages, environments, etc.) and replaces
code-based report creation.
New CI Dashboarding creates data-driven visibility into CI processes and
bottlenecks, so that architects and application teams have clear
understanding of builds from within the release pipeline. ElectricFlow
works with all CI tools, including Jenkins, Bamboo and Git to give teams
unprecedented insight into the value, cost and risk associated with
every release, eliminating the need for difficult, extensive custom
coding with tools like Hygeia.
“This release further solidifies our position as the de facto standard
for ARO by doubling down on giving customers the flexibility to unleash
the power of ElectricFlow for anyone – wherever and however they need
it,” said Carmine Napolitano, CEO of Electric Cloud. “This allows us to
meet our customers where they are, and simply ‘plug-in’ unified
governance and orchestration across an ever-changing array of tools,
stacks, and processes. Adapting to change more quickly than your
competition is a competitive advantage, and ElectricFlow eliminates much
of the anxiety associated with releasing software when adopting new
processes or trying new technologies.”