Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud

Anders Wallgren

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We’re pleased to announce ElectricFlow 8.0 is now generally available. This is a LTS (Long Term Support) release, introducing new features that transform the way our customers track and visualize Application Releases with DevOps Insight.
Our team has recently returned from the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) in London, UK. The event was a huge success, and we had a great time speaking with fellow DevOps practitioners across the pond about their delivery challenges, patterns for success, and what they look for next as t...
In a recent Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast, expert panelists discussed continuous testing.
Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in Electric Cloud’s Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) community podcast – discussing scaling Agile and DevOps in the enterprise. The topic is near and dear to my heart, as I’ve spent my entire career – at HP LaserJet, Macy’s.com and consulting...
The recent DockerCon 2017 event in Austin, TX, saw more than 5,500 software delivery professionals rallying around the use of Containers, with an emphasized focus on the usage of containerized applications in the enterprise. On Day 1, Docker’s CEO Ben Golub shared some eye-popping stat...
Gartner, a respected industry analyst firm, recently completed a comprehensive study of key vendors helping organizations automate manual software releases. These findings were published as part of their inaugural Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation (ARA).
As a global company, Electric Cloud works with customers and partners around the world to advance the practices of DevOps Release Management and Continuous Delivery (CD). Helping organizations extend Agile-based approaches downstream into IT operations through a practical and increment...
Each year, the SD Times 100 recognizes companies, noncommercial organizations, open source projects and other initiatives for their innovation and leadership. Judged by the editors of SD Times and BZ Media, the program recognizes the top innovators and leaders in multiple software deve...
This morning on #c9d9 we talked about Release Pipelines. As more organizations adopt DevOps and Continuous Delivery, they struggle to coordinate traditional releases alongside more modern CD-style pipelines. Going from left to right- from CI, through testing, configuration, deplo...
If there is one thing that remains constant, it is that DevOps is a practice – one that will be continually improved upon. This week’s top news prove that DevOps is maturing, as it reaches farther into the enterprise and the mainstream. As DevOps practices progress over time, so do the...
This week’s top news go to the deeper-level facets of DevOps – covering best practices for priming your DevOps pipeline, including how to choose the appropriate API’s and skill integration. Furthermore, the fuss around bimodal IT is still alive, leaving software delivery practitioners ...
Last week, we hosted a Continuous Discussion (#c9d9) on the challenges of and best practices for creating an internal Dev/Test cloud. Our expert panel featured Chris Riley, analyst at Fixate IO; Himanshu Chhetri, CTO at Addteq; Kelly Looney, regional consulting manager at Skytap; Ph...
With the media buzzing around Agile and DevOps, it seems as if they are commonplace practices in the enterprise once and for all. However, this week’s headlines prove that there is still a lot of learning to do. In this week’s top news, you will find best practices for the tough task o...
This week, we hosted a Continuous Discussion (#c9d9) on best practices for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery for legacy applications. Our expert panelists included: Deepak Karanth, Chief Architect and Consultant at Software Yoga; Jean D’Amore, Consultant at ThoughtWorks...
This morning on #c9d9 we discussed Continuous Delivery for legacy applications. Assuming your business did not start yesterday – you probably have some of those lying around: those applications that might be poorly understood, or poorly tested, that can be cumbersome or brittle, tha...
Since Gartner’s latest research around bimodal IT was published, the buzzword has been catching some serious heat. This week, the fires quell as we learn best practices to balance bimodal IT for success. Another buzzword picking up traction this week is Agile. Whether it’s in developme...
Application Release Automation (ARA) tools are increasingly important in relatively new in the world of DevOps. They are rapidly gaining traction for their ability to help organizations realize the value of Agile and DevOps by streamlining the release of software so processes are faste...
One of my favorite scenes from Disney’s film Fantasia is that of the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (originally, a poem by Goethe). Mickey Mouse, as the apprentice, is being trampled by an army of enchanted, cloned brooms. The brooms multiply automatically – in an endless march to “get the jo...
In today's world, where technology is central to every industry, it has become increasingly important to deliver software not only faster, but safer, in order to stay competitive. One of the markets where security and compliance is a crucial element to the software delivery process is ...
In today’s digital age much of the business innovation is driven by software. To win, serve and retain their customers, enterprises are being tasked with releasing application updates at an increasingly faster pace. A great idea, killer functionality and a robust technology are all as ...
This morning on #c9d9 we discussed tips and best practices for accelerating your CI cycles to improve developer productivity – How to speed up build and test times? How to ensure accurate builds and consistent tests at scale? How to better utilize your CI Infrastructure?
2016 is shaping up to be the year of DevOps in the mainstream, as enterprises across every industry – from FinServ and Retail to Automotive and Telecom – adopting DevOps practices. However, many still have lingering questions about what this DevOps thing is and the best ways to begin ...
This week’s top 10 reminds us that there is always room to be continually improving and adapting. For example, the CIO role is becoming more involved with the digital transformations of organizations. CIOs should be focusing their teams on collaboration to breed innovation and implemen...
Even though we are decades into the Digital Age, it has been no cake walk for CIO’s to get other members of the C-suite to adopt more technically savvy strategies to running the business. This week’s top news covers the C-suite and its evolving relationship with the digital world – bot...
A myriad of point-tools are involved in every organizations’ software production. Some of our enterprise customers report using over 50 tools along their pipeline – from code development all the way to releasing into Production. For the majority of development organizations today, thes...
This morning on #c9d9 we were joined by Patrick Debois, Nassim Kammah from Etsy and Trent Peterson from AWS, who are gearing up for a brand new DevOpsDays-styled event they are putting together- – called Mobile Delivery Days. As a preview to the conference, happening March 21-22 in SF...
I love a good user interface. However, for getting stuff done there is nothing I like more than a good old text editor and some crisply formatted code. Starting in 6.0, ElectricFlow added support for a powerful Domain Specific Language (DSL), based on the popular Groovy language, t...
How is your DevOps transformation coming along? How do you measure Agility? Reliability? Efficiency? Quality? Success?! How do you optimize your processes? This morning on #c9d9 we talked about some of the metrics that matter for the different stakeholders throughout the software deliv...
DevOps is hot. Mobile is hot. This week we're thrilled to host 3 pioneers in modern software delivery on a special episode of #c9d9 to discuss DevOps for Mobile apps. Patrick Debois (who coined the term DevOps), Nassim Kammah from Etsy (one of the original Unicorns!), and Trent Peters...
Have you ever used a cellphone? A wired or wireless network? If you have, it’s likely you’ve had data pass over Intel’s AVAGO communication chips. Recently, Manish Aggarwal, a Senior QA Lead Intel (and panel speaker at DOES2015) joined me to discuss the journey he and he his team have...
As software organizations continue to invest in achieving Continuous Delivery (CD) of their applications, we see increased interest in microservices architectures, which–on the face of it–seem like a natural fit for enabling CD. In microservices (or its predecessor, “SOA”), the busines...
In attending the 2015 DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES15) in October, I expected to catch glimpses of key insight from today's top technology organizations in regards to their implementations of DevOps practices. I expected a lot of talk to center around tools, around automation strategi...
From scaling Agile to creating a DevOps culture, there was plenty to take in as the software innovation community continues to band together to push industries forward. In fact, we are seeing the rise of FinTech and FinServ in this week’s posts – a vertical market that has been gaining...
2015 has been a busy year for us at Electric Cloud, as we continue to innovate on the Product front to transform the way organizations deliver software to market. 2015 saw the launch of ElectricFlow Deploy - the industry's most powerful deploy automation and ARA solution, soon followe...
As 2016 has arrived, we reflect upon one of the most debated issues around DevOps in 2015 – Information Security (InfoSec) and compliance. Needless to say, both are critical to an enterprise (especially given past examples of data breaches and looming cybersecurity threats). As a resul...
We started our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast in late 2014 as a way for the DevOps community to connect with each others – sharing experiences, lessons learned and tips – to accelerate our mutual success.Each #c9d9 episode focuses on a different topic relating to your sof...
Looking back at 2015, this past year saw significant changes in the software industry. Increasingly, software is more and more pervasive in nearly all aspects of our everyday lives, from business, government and education to shifts in the way we travel, parent, and monitor our health a...
Last November, TMC invited Electric Cloud to participate in their "Santa Clara Editors Day", and I had the pleasure of speaking with Erik Linask, TMC Group Editorial Director, about the the burgeoning area of DevOps. At its core, DevOps is about helping companies transform themselve...
While the mantra of the DevOps community states that faster software innovation means better competition in the marketplace, the importance of continuous innovation in software design is often overlooked. Yet analysis has shown that design is a key element in the performance of technol...
Earlier this morning on #c9d9 we talked about the drivers for using cloud resources along the different stages of your pipeline. We also talked about some of the challenges and best practices for streamlining your processes when using the cloud to empower developers to go fast, while e...