Private clouds for development: Exposing and Solving the Self Service Gap

CMCrossroads Webcast Series – www.cmcrossroads.com Cloud computing is happening in a big way. No wonder infrastructure-as-a-service, resource elasticity, and user self-service promises huge returns. Software development and test's need for scalable, flexible, compute-intensive IT infrastructure makes it a great customer for the benefits of cloud computing. Whether it is vast clusters for testing, dozens of machines to run ALM tools, or the incessant requests for "just one more box," development teams are always asking for something and it is always changing. Because of these unique needs as well as security concerns, many enterprises are turning first to building a private cloud — run by IT, used by development — within their own firewall. This webinar will present a blueprint for creating a private development clouds that enables IT to provide infrastructure as a service to developers. With an emphasis on build-test-deploy tasks, we will show how task and workflow automation, resource management, and tool integrations allow development teams to effectively use a private cloud infrastructure and run these tasks in a shared environment. We will also discuss how IT organizations at leading enterprises have leveraged Electric Cloud solutions to transform generic grid and VM infrastructure into private development clouds tailored to their development teams.