SAN JOSE, Calif., August 3, 2016 – Electric Cloud (http://electric-cloud.com), the leader in DevOps Release Automation, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation.* In its Magic Quadrant (MQ) for ARA research, Gartner analysts interviewed customers and evaluated companies for the ‘Ability to Execute’ and a ‘Completeness of Vision’ of which Electric Cloud was the highest up and farther to the right. Download the full report at (http://electric-cloud.com/resources/whitepapers/gartner-magic-quadrant-application-release-automation/).
“We are honored to be named a leader in the first-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation,” said Steve Brodie, CEO of Electric Cloud. “We feel the fact that Gartner has chosen to publish an ARA MQ validates the importance of this growing market, and believe our position in the ARA MQ speaks to our ability to help organizations of all sizes – all over the world – deliver better software, faster.”
Gartner’s highly sought-after Magic Quadrant zeros in on three critical capabilities needed in order to qualify as a contender in its industry research on Application Release Automation. They are: 1) Automation 2) Environment Modeling and 3) Release Coordination.
“IT organizations rarely manage application releases consistently across the entire life cycle, with individual efforts led by operations, development or combined DevOps teams,” noted Colin Fletcher and David Paul Williams in a July 2016 Gartner Research Report.* “ARA tools provide a combination of automation, environment modeling and release coordination capabilities to simultaneously improve the quality and velocity of application releases. These tools are a key part of enabling the DevOps goal of achieving continuous delivery with large numbers of rapid, small releases.”
Electric Cloud’s ElectricFlow is the industry’s first and only end-to-end DevOps Release Automation platform that provides native, push-button support for advanced deployment strategies (such as Blue/Green, Canary, and Rolling Deployments). ElectricFlow enables IT to frequently and reliably deploy mission-critical applications at scale and avoid service interruptions to their end users (see news release dated 7/19/16 “Electric Cloud Announces Industry’s First End-to-end DevOps Release”).
“DevOps is as much about culture as it is about technology,” Brodie adds. “To help address the cultural challenges our customers face, we launched a bi-monthly community video panel series called Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) and co-founded the twice sold-out DevOps Enterprise Summit with Gene Kim and IT Revolution. For two years in a row, these initiatives have provided environments that are conducive for leaders and practitioners in large organizations to share their experiences, discuss best practices and help each other learn and grow. These values also reflect our vision and what we’ve delivered with ElectricFlow – to help large enterprises bridge the gap between Dev and Ops.”
For more information about ElectricFlow and to download the free Community Edition, please visit: (http://electric-cloud.com/products/electricflow)
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*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation, August 1, 2016
*Gartner, Hype Cycle for Web-Scale IT, July 6, 2016.
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About Electric Cloud, Inc.
Electric Cloud is the leader in DevOps Release Automation. We help organizations developing enterprise web/IT, mobile, and embedded systems deliver better software faster by automating and accelerating build, deployment, and release processes at scale. Leading organizations like Cisco, E*TRADE, Gap, GE, HP, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Sony and Qualcomm use Electric Cloud solutions and services to boost DevOps productivity and Agile throughput, while providing a scalable, auditable, predictable, and high-performance pathway to production.