Category Archives: Cloud Application Management

Why is the developer’s dream an operations nightmare?

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As a developer at ElasticBox, I wear the IT Ops hat just as often as I spend time writing code. So I understand all too well the pain IT Ops endure to keep things running smoothly after a production update. In the continuous delivery world where small, incremental code changes are deployed every day, chances are that IT Ops have to constantly put out fires. Luckily, in my own job, I’ve been able to leverage a combo of tools and workflows to catch the problems right where they originate — in the development environment. Read More

Excited to see you Sept 2-3 at the Jenkins User Conference, booth 3

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ElasticBox is happy to announce that we are a sponsor for the upcoming Jenkins User Conference in Santa Clara, CA. This will be an exciting time to connect with IT operations folks and developers and share how to deploy applications at speed without manual setup. Read More

Building a knowledge tree of deployment automation

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Think of a repository where you are able to consume knowledge that someone shared as well as understand how it works. Does GitHub come to mind? What if you could do the same thing with deployment automation? ElasticBox boxes are your GitHub equivalent for sharing, running, and explaining deployment automation code. Read More

How to securely hook up a cloud management platform in your private datacenter

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Most customers prefer cloud application lifecycle management as a SaaS service. But we’re conscious of companies whose high-security constraints like limited datacenter Internet access or fully controlled periodic backups require an on-premise solution. For those companies and DevOps users, ElasticBox is available as a virtual appliance. Read More

A primer on private, hybrid, or public cloud deployments in vCloud

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If you are familiar with vCenter and vSphere, you’ve probably heard of vCloud Director and vCloud Air, or even plan to migrate your existing vSphere platform to vCloud. But for those new to vCloud, what is it? Read More

3 fundamental ways ElasticBox can impact your bottomline

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Watching the women’s world cup final last weekend was thrilling. Of course it was fun to see the USA women’s team win the soccer championship (football for those living outside of the US). Having coached my son’s soccer team for many years, I was awed by the team’s mastery of soccer fundamentals and appreciated how much drilling and practice led them to the championship. Read More

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

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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

What do “immutable servers” and AWS environments have in common?

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Deploying servers in the cloud is the easy part. The more challenging bit is to update them in a consistent way across all your environments, from QA to staging to production. In this video, I share tips on how to keep your cloud infrastructure layer up to date, specifically in AWS. Read More