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CloudBees Acquires Market Leader Electric Cloud, Creating a Continuous Delivery Powerhouse

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the enterprise DevOps leader powering the continuous economy, today
announced the acquisition of Electric
, a market leader in continuous delivery and application
release automation (ARA). This acquisition establishes CloudBees as the
first provider of end-to-end continuous integration (CI), continuous
delivery (CD), continuous deployment and ARA. The acquisition of
Electric Cloud was completed earlier in April.

“As of today, we provide customers with best-of-breed CI/CD software
from a single vendor, establishing CloudBees as a continuous delivery
powerhouse,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder, CloudBees. “By
combining the strength of CloudBees, Electric Cloud, Jenkins and Jenkins
X, CloudBees offers the best CI/CD solution for any application, from
classic to Kubernetes, on-premise to cloud, self-managed to

The acquisition supports a wider CloudBees strategy defining the
Software Delivery Management (SDM) category which is being presented
today at the CloudBees
Days event in San Francisco
. Join the livestream
announcement of the news
at 8:45am PT.


Electric Cloud enables its customers to take traditional application
release delivery and dissolve the barrier between CD and ARA, bringing
it into the modern day and marrying support for complex application
deployments with the concept of a continuous software delivery pipeline.

With Electric Cloud, CloudBees now integrates the market’s
highest-powered set of release management, orchestration and automation
tools into the CloudBees Suite, giving organizations the ability to
accelerate CD adoption. Electric Cloud is positioned as a leader in The
Forrester Wave™: Continuous Delivery and Release Automation, 2018
1. The company was also positioned as a Leader in the Gartner
Application Release Orchestration Magic Quadrant

Electric Cloud’s customers include E*TRADE, GM, Hyundai, Intel and
Samsung. Its products include ElectricFlow and ElectricAccelerator.

  • ElectricFlow is the de facto standard for deployment
    automation, application release orchestration and DevOps insight.
    ElectricFlow allows teams to control releases at any scale through its
    ability to quickly implement and share secure, repeatable and
    adaptable pipelines; deliver unprecedented, automated, actionable
    insight into the health and status of enterprise releases; and
    reliably scale as DevOps processes are rolled out across the entire
  • ElectricAccelerator helps organizations create more time for
    experimentation and iteration by accelerating build and test times
    through intelligent and automatic parallelization of software tasks
    across physical or cloud CPUs. ElectricAccelerator users increase
    development velocity by 2-3x and reduce infrastructure costs by 50% or

Founded in 2002, Electric Cloud has approximately 110 employees spread
across San Jose, California and numerous other locations in the United
States and internationally. It is a private company, funded by Rembrandt
Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, RRE Ventures and Next47.

“We are looking forward to joining CloudBees and executing on our shared
goal of helping customers build software that matters,” said Carmine
Napolitano, CEO, Electric Cloud. “The combination of CloudBees’
industry-leading continuous integration and continuous delivery
platform, along with Electric Cloud’s industry-leading application
release orchestration solution, gives our customers the best foundation
for releasing apps at any speed the business demands.”

“Having the Electric Cloud offerings under the CloudBees umbrella gives
companies a greater ability to manage the delivery of value to
customers,” said Christina Noren, chief product officer, CloudBees.
“It’s not just about speed – it’s about delivering business value
securely and efficiently with confidence at high speeds. By combining
our strengths, we will provide customers with a software delivery system
that helps them connect and measure all end-to-end activities, from
development all the way through to deployment and release.”

Additional Resources

Forrester Wave™: Continuous Delivery and Release Automation, 2018
Q4 2018, November 26, 2018

Magic Quadrant for Application Release Orchestration
, Colin
Fletcher, Laurie Wurster, Christopher Little, 10 September 2018. The
report was previously titled Magic Quadrant for Application Release

About CloudBees
CloudBees is powering the continuous economy
by offering the world’s first end-to-end continuous software delivery
management system (SDM). For millions of developers and product teams
driving innovation for businesses large or small, SDM builds on
continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) to enable all
functions and teams within and around the software delivery organization
to best work together to amplify value creation.

CloudBees is the CI, CD and application release orchestration (ARO)
powerhouse, built on the commercial success of its products as well as
its open source leadership. CloudBees is the largest contributor to
Jenkins and a founding member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation
(CDF). From startups with full-stack developers practicing NoOps to
large Fortune 100 companies, CloudBees enables all software-driven
organizations to intelligently deploy the right capabilities at the
right time.

Over 3,500 of the world’s best known brands and over 50% of the Fortune
500, invest in CloudBees because of its ability to work across any
cloud, in any development environment and to balance corporate
governance and control with developer flexibility and freedom. CloudBees
is home to the world’s leading DevOps experts, helping thousands of
companies harness the power of “continuous everything” and putting them
on the fastest path from great idea, to great software, to great
business value.

Backed by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Verizon
Ventures, Delta-v Capital, Golub Capital and Unusual Ventures, CloudBees
was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team
of continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps professionals.
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