The cloud application cycle is broken — can it be fixed?

Cloud application lifecycle is broken

I’ve had the honor of sitting in the same room with many customers and prospects who share their business models and technology challenges. In the exact words of one of our customers, “Our cloud deployment is a horrendous process.” From others, “Our developers work in their own private cloud, and they send us the release code and it takes us days to weeks to get it running in production.”

Doesn’t the cloud promise faster, more agile development with reduced costs? Why then isn’t this promise being fulfilled at most companies adopting DevOps and cloud? Read More

New version of ElasticBox delivers DevOps teams broader reuse and infrastructure freedom

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Customer success is always our top priority. So when our customers ask for new functionality and refinements, we deliver. Over the past few months, we’ve been working hard to bring to market our latest release of ElasticBox. Our sole mission was to help organizations scale their DevOps vision and make it a reality. To achieve that, we decoupled deployment artifacts and made them reusable across applications, teams, and clouds. Read More

3 ways to battle the Goliaths of cloud automation

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Many cloud automation startups I advise experience similar challenges. A lack of resources like time, money, talent or a combination of them is a common one. Then as incumbents in a marketplace where the giants command a big piece of the market share, they struggle to build consumer awareness and adoption. What to do when the odds are against you? The art of battling giants lies in the underdog turning their greatest weakness into a strategic strength, says Malcolm Gladwell in David and Goliath. But how can startups leverage their weaknesses as strengths? Read More

ElasticBox joins Cisco Intercloud to serve hybrid cloud customers

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Today, at Cisco Live San Diego, Cisco announced 35+ ISVs have joined Intercloud, a globally-connected network of clouds Cisco is building with its partners.

ElasticBox looks forward to being an early member of the Cisco Intercloud Marketplace and expanding hybrid cloud capabilities to Cisco customers. We’re in the company of some great leaders in the industry including Chef, F5, Informatica, and many more. Read More

Here’s how ElasticBox deploys 30 times a day

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As a software company run by developers for developers, two core engineering values define us. Dogfooding is number one. Since we are our primary user, dogfooding ElasticBox helps us learn firsthand what we would otherwise have to learn later and more painfully from customer experiences. Our second engineering value is to deploy daily to keep ourselves honest and tighten the feedback loop with customers. Today, we live both these values through CI/CD with the ElasticBox Jenkins Plugin. Here, we share why and how we implemented it. Read More

Secrets to win over DevOps buyers

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In its recent report, Tech Go-to-Market: How to Win With DevOps Buyers, Gartner Research looks at the buying process of DevOps-centered organizations. And Gartner makes an important point. For technology providers to sell to organizations with a DevOps culture, traditional sales approaches don’t fly. In fact, developers and operations teams—whose synergy we collectively call DevOps—eschew traditional marketing and sales pitches. They are so technically discerning that they sniff out marketing lingo from a real product offering. The real danger is they can shun a product forever when it comes from marketing or sales channels. So what’s the best way to win over DevOps teams? Read More

What’s hot with DevOps?

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DevOps as a movement to transform people, technology, processes for higher business value is here to stay. It’s disrupting organizational processes replacing the old with the new. Command and control IT, a historical approach to regulating tech top-down, is trending toward decentralization thanks to DevOps.

Software source control is another such case. We saw Git take on the source control bigwigs and redefine how we collaborate and build software. Now, which other areas is DevOps disrupting? Read More