Enterprise DevOps Company CloudBees Buys Electric Cloud

By Annie Baker ● April 21, 2019

Photo: Electric Flow / Credit: Electric Cloud

San Jose, California-based enterprise DevOps company CloudBees announced it has acquired application release automation solutions company Electric Cloud. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Through the acquisition, CloudBees is becoming the first provider of end-to-end continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD), continuous deployment and ARA. And the acquisition supports CloudBees’ strategy to further define the Software Delivery Management (SDM) category.

“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 CloudBees CEO and co-founder Sacha Labourey. “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 self-service.”

Electric Cloud works with its customers to take traditional application release delivery and dissolve barriers between CD and ARA — which brings it into the modern day and marrying support for complex application deployments with the concept of a continuous software delivery pipeline. Some of Electric Cloud’s customers include E*TRADE, GM, Hyundai, Intel, and Samsung. And the company’s products include ElectricFlow and ElectricAccelerator.

The ElectricFlow product has become the standard for deployment automation, application release orchestration, and DevOps insight. And ElectricFlow allows teams to control releases at any scale through its ability to quickly implement and share secure and adaptable pipelines.

And ElectricAccelerator helps organizations create more time for experimentation and iteration by accelerating build/test times through intelligent and automatic parallelization of software tasks across physical or cloud CPUs. With ElectricAccelerator, users are able to increase development velocity by 2-3x and reduce infrastructure costs by 50%+.

“Having the Electric Cloud offerings under the CloudBees umbrella gives companies a greater ability to manage the delivery of value to customers,” explained CloudBees’ chief product officer Christina Noren. “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.”

CloudBees is now going to integrate the market’s highest-powered set of release management, orchestration, and automation tools into the CloudBees Suite with the acquisition of Electric Cloud. This will enable organizations to accelerate CD adoption.

“We are looking forward to joining CloudBees and executing on our shared goal of helping customers build software that matters,” added Electric Cloud CEO Carmine Napolitano. “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.”