The Hidden Cost of Open Source Application Delivery Automation
Application delivery automation tools should do more than just automate delivery. They should reduce companies’ time to market, scale to enterprise levels, provide cross-project visibility, enable compliance and security, and increase resource utilization. Many open source tools fail to provide all of these benefits – inflating companies’ total cost of ownership. Join our webinar to learn about the hidden costs of open source tools and how Electric Cloud’s ElectricCommander provides the enterprise-level solution you need for success.
Who should attend this webinar?
•Companies struggling to consolidate open source sprawl
•Growing organizations currently using open source automation tools
•Build, test, and release teams held back by their current automation process
•Managers and executives who have limited visibility into their software application development process
RecordedJun 13 201249 mins
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Chris Fulton,Professional Services and Anand Ahire, Director of Product Management
Electric Cloud’s software delivery automation product ElectricCommander is an excellent alternative to AnthillPro. Many organizations are leery about the future of AnthillPro since its acquisition by IBM.
In this webinar, Anand Ahire, Director of Product Management and Chris Fulton of Electric Cloud Professional Services (who previously spent 5+ years maintaining an AnthillPro implementation) will talk about:
- ElectricCommander customer use cases,
- key differentiators over AnthillPro and,
- how a leading consumer brand switched over from AnthillPro to ElectricCommander.
Sam Fell, Director of Product Marketing and Ken McKnight, Solutions Architect
1) Accelerated, error-free builds
Agile development creates more frequent builds. A CD platform that optimizes and parallelizes large builds across hundreds, or even thousands of cores is good. A solution that automatically detects dependencies to eliminate broken builds is even better.
2) Faster feedback
You shouldn’t have to wait until builds or tests are 100% complete before receiving feedback. A CD platform that allows real-time drill-down into warnings and errors as they occur give helps eliminate wasted time and CPU cycles.
3) Bulletproof and painless processes
CD isn’t continuous if jobs in flight are lost when a CI server goes own; or when it takes days for QA machines to be provisioned; or when deployments fail because of differences between QA and production. A CD platform should automate and normalize the build, test and deploy process across ANY environment (public, private or hybrid) with 1-click simplicity.
Kurt Bittner, Guest Speaker & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc and Jacob Aleksynas Senior Build Engineer, Gap Inc
Applications have become competitive differentiators for businesses. Organizations who are able to deliver higher quality applications to their customers, faster than their competition, are winning the race in the Age Of The Customer. Many organizations understand this conceptually but struggle to quantify the benefits and costs of improving delivery capability. In this webinar, Kurt Bittner of Forrester Research, Principal Analyst serving Application Development and Delivery Professionals, will describe how leading organizations have gone about this analysis and how they are measuring their results.
Jessica Jaclin, Klocwork, and Jim McMahon, Electric Cloud
Join Klocwork and Electric Cloud as they discuss how to make your embedded software development more secure and more efficient. This is just a precursor to what they will talk about at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany the following week.
Ting Zou, Principal Solution Architect / CCIE VCP, Huawei and Tanay Nagjee, Solutions Engineer, Electric Cloud
Join this webinar to learn how Huawei Technologies, a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company, integrated Electric Cloud’s solution with OpenStack’s cloud infrastructure to provide a DevOps cloud R&D environment. This allows their engineers to dynamically deploy virtual machines and provides them with an integrated end-to-end automation of the build/test/deploy processes. Learn how this integration provides a continuous delivery cloud solution targeted to deploy in stages across Huawei R&D data center facilities in multiple sites.
Con Nie Ong, Principal Staff Engineer, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Managing the use of history files to produce fast builds across a large team of developers building many different projects or products can be challenging. Join this webinar to learn how a team at Motorola manages and distributes history files to developers to maintain fast, efficient builds in Electric Cloud's ElectricAccelerator. ElectricAccelerator generates and uses history files to track dependencies in builds and provide significant performance improvement in subsequent builds of the same source code.
Anders Wallgren, CTO at Electric Cloud, & Kurt Bittner, Guest Speaker & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc.
Every company is a software company. And organizations are embracing software delivery optimization practices like Continuous Delivery (CD) in response to diverse and unrelenting pressures such as faster time to market, competition, the need for innovation, and staying current with modern software development methodologies. Which organizations should be implementing CD? And how do you know if your company is ready to implement CD?
Join this webinar to hear the discussion between Kurt Bittner, guest speaker and principal analyst from Forrester Research Inc., and Electric Cloud. We will present a Continuous Delivery Maturity Map that can help any organization assess their readiness for successful CD implementation.
Jez Humble, Co-author of "Continuous Delivery" and Principle, Thoughtworks
Co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, Jez Humble has worked as a software developer, product manager, consultant and trainer across a wide variety of domains and technologies. His focus is on helping organisations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices.
Gary Gruver , VP of QE, Release and Operations, Macys.com
In his 23 years of high tech experience, Gary Gruver has led a large organization (400+ developers) at HP on a journey from waterfall to agile development. Gary is passionate about helping large organizations dramatically improve productivity of software development. He is currently working for Macy's.com as the VP of QE, Release and Operations learning about e-commerce and leading a transition toward continuous delivery. He has taken his observations from HP and co-authored "A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development".
Paul Rogers, Chief Development Officer at GE Software
Paul Rogers is the Chief Development Officer for GE's Advanced Solutions Group and is responsible for creating solution and service offerings working closely with GE's businesses. In addition, Paul is the executive champion of Industrial Internet solutions for the Oil and Gas division. Before this position, he was a Senior General Manager for GE Energy. In this capacity, he managed a $165M operation where he led 800+ employees across 9 countries and 14 locations to orchestrate a global product development strategy for the emerging Oil and Gas and SmartGrid markets. Paul has been the recipient of numerous GE accolades for engineering product quality, leadership, productivity and risk reduction initiatives. He earned his MS in Chemical Engineering from San Jose State University.
Gene Kim, Author of "The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win"
Gene Kim is a huge fan of IT operations, and how it can enable developers to maximize throughput of features from "code complete" to "in production," without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes.
Robert Baillargeon, Vice President of Engineering, Sodius
What is the Automotive Workbench Solution? It’s a software and systems engineering development workbench, founded in a cloud-based, multi-vendor offering (Electric Cloud, CloudOne, Sodius, MethodPark, and IBM) that provides a one-stop shopping and delivery vehicle to you and your engineers. Electric Cloud's partner, Sodius, presents the benefits of the Automotive Workbench Solution at Spark 2013.
Providing a centralized system to manage the pipelines for all your applications can be daunting. Enabling several disparate teams to achieve continuous delivery can sound unrealistic. How do you satisfy the need for visibility, scalability, consistency, repeatability, and flexibility with a single tool? Learn how Electric Cloud created a solution to help you accomplish these goals.
Manish Aggarwal, Principal Engineer, Software, LSI
LSI had a large and growing number of test cases for testing different variants of chipsets, features and platforms. QA was unable to handle the scale of testing needed for a release. An automation solution was devised around Electric Cloud's ElectricCommander to allow test case selection based on multiple user-selected criteria and then execute those set of test cases manually or on a schedule. Results of those test cases were automatically emailed to users. This presentation describes improvements the automated system brought to the LSI team.
Hundreds of organizations and thousands of developers across the world use Electric Cloud’s ElectricAccelerator. They already benefit from the advanced, sophisticated, software build acceleration solution, which is optimized for Visual Studio and make-based development environments. With the latest ElectricAccelerator release of the Visual Studio integration, the product took a leap forward in terms of usability and configurability for an optimized software build environment. Combine that enhanced usability with the incredible build performance of the ElectricAccelerator engine which can speed builds by up to 15x, and you have a turnkey solution to create a world-class build cloud.
Join us in this webinar to learn about:
-The new capabilities of the ElectricAccelerator-Visual Studio integration
-How to reap the benefits of this release in your existing build environment
-Upcoming product benefits
John Penoyer, Group Manager, Engineering Panasonic, Steve Brodie, CEO Electric Cloud & John McDonald, CEO CloudOne
Join a special panel of experts from Panasonic, CloudOne and Electric Cloud who have collaborated with several automotive ecosystem partners to deliver a first-to-market cloud experience for software development. In this Webinar, you will learn about:
•How Panasonic is leveraging cloud-based common platform to support globally integrated, always-on development of PASA in-vehicle systems.
•Motivations and real-life experience moving an Engineering Enterprise to the Cloud
•Improving utilization through the distribution of work across shared cloud resources
•The role of automation, cloud, and build acceleration in reducing idle wait states to enable more testing opportunities
•Leveraging continuous delivery and DevOps with existing ALM tools
Jeffery Hammond, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester and Anders Wallgren, CTO at Electric Cloud
Are you overwhelmed with the challenges of releasing today's complex business applications? Does it feel like you will never able to hit the market window or quality bar set by your business peers?
An effective release management process is a critical capability for organizations that want to get an edge on their competition through innovative software systems and services. Putting process guidelines in place and automating the build process are good first steps, but there are many additional tactics that organizations can use to increase their release capacity, from time-boxed releases, to milestone release schedule, up through continuous delivery of software changes.
Join Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Jeffrey Hammond and Electric Cloud CTO Anders Wallgren as they discuss five specific ways to streamline your release management processes with an eye toward faster, more predictable delivery of world class software.
Christopher Rommel, VP of Embedded Technology at VDC
We all know that Agile enables software organizations to continuously deliver working software faster to customers (internal or external). This helps software teams to not only deliver products faster but also in tune with the changing market needs. In practice however, organizations still struggle to get the full benefits of Agile methodology because they have not fully automated their practices (development, build, test, release).
Join us to hear Christopher Rommel, VP of M2M and Embedded Technology at VDC, address the fundamental issues and recommendations you should consider as you adopt Agile:
1. Drivers for adopting Agile
2. Critical organizational, process and tooling issues to consider and pitfalls to avoid
3. Recommendations on how to do this right by automating your processes
Automate & Accelerate Your Software Development & Deployment
Electric Cloud solutions automate and accelerate the software application development and delivery (build-test-release-deploy) process, enabling organizations to deliver their business-critical applications to market faster, with higher quality and improved infrastructure utilization. Leader in Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Agile enablement technology
Insurance companies today are soon to witness their own version of Uberization. In this webcast you will learn...
•The kind of experiences that can stir instant customer love and loyalty
•With customer data everywhere, how can you wisely give your customers the power of decision making?
•Best CX practices to prevent customer break ups
To get an overview on how you can uber-revolutionize your CX, join Finny, Head, Aspire Systems Digital on this webcast.
Chat is an excellent channel to improve service desk productivity, but when dealing with complex issues, it’s sometimes not enough. If your chat solution is implemented in a standalone silo, then customers may have to transfer to phone support when their issues go beyond the point of text, resulting in a disjointed customer experience. But if the chat transitions directly into a screen-sharing session, the support agent can instantly see and resolve the issue while maintaining a seamless conversation. This session will outline how to increase the value and power of chat through integrating it with other solutions such as remote support, knowledge bases, CRM and more. Turn your service desk into a one-stop-shop with a modern, integrated approach to support.
Many Security Operation Centers operate in a reactive mode. They primarily respond to alerts that are being presented to them by implemented detection technologies. And we all know alerts are generated in overwhelming volumes, severely crippling SOC’s effectiveness and efficiency. Today’s threat landscape requires SOCs to operate ever more proactively to keep up with the threat actors. More and more SOCs therefor are actively ‘hunting’ for threats that may be residing in the environment they are to defend. ‘Hunting' however requires a different approach from the traditional, reactive mode, not least for the SOC experts themselves.
Join Matias Bevilacqua, Mandiant Principal Incident Response Consultant, as he discusses tips and tricks for hunting for those lurking threats: what to look for, what tools to use, etc.? You will leave the session with some hands-on material to start turning over stones and uncover threats you never knew were there.
According to the latest annual Webroot Threat Brief, 97% of malware is unique to a specific endpoint, rendering static, signature-database security virtually useless. In fact, many attacks are staged, delivered, and terminated within a matter of hours, or even minutes, having harvested user credentials and other sensitive information. With the rising popularity of polymorphism and other trends, it is more crucial than ever that organizations strengthen their security postures with next-generation endpoint protection and real-time, highly accurate threat intelligence. Join this webinar for an in-depth discussion of the most recent quarter’s malware stats and trends, and how businesses can leverage this data to keep themselves, their users, and their customers safe from advanced attacks.
In 1896, Sakichi Toyoda created “autonomation”, sometimes called intelligent automation. Ever since then manufacturers and, now service providers, have been trying to reduce the number of people involved in nearly every process. There seems to be a prevailing belief that automation is the “magic bullet” to greater efficiency. The downside of humans involves their lack of speed (they are simply slower than machines) and the introduction of human errors into the process. But the upside of people is their brain. They can think, evaluate, assess, question, choose, make decisions and resolve ambiguities. This creates the dilemma we in IT face every time we decide to automate a process. The tools are readily available to accomplish the automation task but have we successfully matured the process to allow it to be automated in the first place or is the “magic bullet” really human intervention? Join Jim Blayney of CA Technologies and George Spalding from Pink Elephant as they noodle on the pros and cons of process automation in IT.
In this webinar you will learn:
- What kind of process is an effective automation candidate?
- How to design a process leading to automation
- Why the pressure to automate sometimes creates an over dependency on tools vs. solutions?
Give Business Consumers Best-of-Breed Tools to Improve Productivity
See how Cherwell Service Management helps your IT team meet the demands of today’s business consumer with a modern, streamlined and easy-to-use self-service portal and service catalog. Learn how to: 1) Adopt a Customer-Centric Approach
2) Strengthen IT Technician Skill Sets
3) Improve Support Interactions with Context
See how One-Step Visual Workflows allow you to easily customize workflows and automate tasks, expediting and improving service delivery to your end users. Learn about Cherwell’s Theme Editor, which enables you to customize your self-service portal(s) to match your corporate brand and increase utilization. Lastly, understand how Cherwell integrates with a wide range of third party solutions, allowing business consumers and IT to use best-of-breed tools to improve productivity.
The need to prioritize vulnerability management (VM) is greater than ever as IT security teams become overwhelmed with trying to protect against every threat that pops up. Organizations that understand the varying risks across vulnerabilities can focus on resolving dangerous exploitation, and avoid wasting crucial time addressing insignificant ones.
We invite you to attend the “Improving on 'Whack-a-Mole' Vulnerability Management” webcast featuring guest speaker Joseph Blankenship, Senior Analyst at Forrester, and Jimmy Graham, Director of Product Management at Qualys.
The following topics will be discussed during the webcast:
* Forrester data trends and insights from real-world client scenarios
* Why vulnerability management needs to be prioritized and elevated
* How Qualys ThreatPROTECT shows you what to remediate first (led by Qualys)
Getting started with MuleSoft? Looking for expert guidance on how to create integrations, manage APIs, and transform data? We'll be talking with a panel of certified MuleSoft developers about their experience working with Anypoint Platform - and we'll be taking your questions!
Attendees will learn:
– Tips and tricks on getting the most out of Anypoint Platform
– Troubleshooting for real-world scenarios
– Recommendations on necessary tools and training for Anypoint Platform
As a leader in IT, you are constantly challenged to build and deliver higher quality services while minimizing cost. This is difficult to do while managing daily operations, meeting service level agreements (SLAs), and sifting through data to pinpoint areas of improvement.
Service automation is a key strategy to drive major improvements across cost, quality and agility in service delivery. There are many areas that could be candidates for automation. Which would be the ones to drive the greatest business impact? This is where analytics come into play. By taking an analytical approach to automation, you’ll be making the best use of the operational data you already have.
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Align data and analytics to drive action across all stakeholders in an organization
Integrate benchmarking as the next step in business outcome improvement
When you have 1000s of servers shared by multiple applications it gets complex - so complex no individual can understand how it all works and no spreadsheet can cope with the scale and dependencies. Mapping technical and service dependencies between servers, applications, data, networks, batch processes and users also becomes more difficult as the infrastructure size increases – so David Cuthbertson will cover techniques that make the complex simpler to understand. He’ll cover how improved management methods and support systems reduce the disruption and risks to enterprise customers and users.