SEATTLE, Wash. & VIENNA–(Business Wire)–Automic, the leader in Business Automation today announced integration with OpenStack, one of the leading open-source software platforms for cloud computing. The new OpenStack plug-in integrates with Automic Release Automation, enabling users to streamline deployment and provisioning of OpenStack computing resources alongside application components and new versions, resulting in the Continuous Delivery of applications to the cloud. The OpenStack action pack is available immediately from the Automic Marketplace.
The Automic OpenStack action pack uniquely supports the efforts of DevOps engineers, developers, and system administrators to help them create, deploy, and run applications by automatically provisioning or de-provisioning OpenStack environments in the cloud.
The Automic OpenStack action pack enables users to:
- Automate the server compute pool in an OpenStack cloud environment. Activities include creating, starting, stopping, deleting and configuring compute resources. Some of the typical use cases include setting up and destroying environments on demand and per schedule (for test environments for example).
- Dynamically scaling up and down an existing compute environment using automation.
- Manage configuration changes in an existing environment.
“We are delighted to add OpenStack to the list of integrations that we currently offer our customers on the Automic Marketplace” said John Purrier, Chief Technology Officer of Automic, and a founder of OpenStack. “As organizations drive adoption of both Cloud infrastructures and DevOps practices, Application Release Automation supports the need to orchestrate and automate both sides of the fence while providing a completeContinuous Delivery mechanism for DevOps teams. Adding OpenStack to our existing list of integrations is a natural progression of our offering, driven by the demands of our customers.”
The DevOps movement is a natural extension of the increase in the enterprise open source and hybrid Cloud adoption. While a big chunk of the DevOps movement is spearheaded by development, operations are usually in the driver’s seat for Cloud adoption at enterprises. DevOps is the critical enabler of the Continuous Delivery pipeline, one that seamlessly connects developers and operations.
A hybrid Cloud strategy is the predominant choice of most enterprise IT departments, while OpenStack is leading in the open source software space for creating private and public Clouds. With hundreds of the world’s leading organizations relying on OpenStack and a projected CAGR of 31%, OpenStack is core to many organizations’ hybrid Cloud strategy.
Availability and pricing:
The plugin is available from the Automic Marketplace. The OpenStack plug-in is free for Automic Release Automation Customers. Pricing is on demand for non-Automic customers.
Automic, a leader in business automation, helps enterprises drive competitive advantage by automating their IT and business systems – from on-premise to the Cloud, Big Data and the Internet of Things. With offices worldwide, Automic powers over 2,600 customers including Bosch, Netflix, eBay, AMC Theatres, Carphone Warehouse, ExxonMobil, BT Global Services, Société Générale, NHS SBS, General Electric and Swisscom. More information can be found at www.automic.com.