Cloud sidekick is a privately-held company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. It provides an automated, self-service integration and deployment framework for enterprises seeking continuous delivery.
The company’s team consists of 10 employees and it boasted over 1.2 million in revenue last year. Cloud sidekick says it is on track to grow significantly in 2014.
This Summer, cloud sidekick introduced velocity. The platform enables agile development teams to reduce the transaction cost associated with delivering incremental change.
Through its velocity pipeline optimization platform, cloud sidekick enables agile development teams to push code through multi-stage pipelines, automatically testing in virtual environments and ultimately publishing reliable code faster.
The solution, which was in development for 14 months, targets managers, agile coaches, developers, DevOps engineers, quality assurance teams, and release managers.
The tool enables real-time virtualization, feedback, and orchestration of fragmented delivery pipelines. Designed to maximize current technology investments by sitting on top of existing tools, velocity offers visibility and oversight of every phase of the delivery process from newly committed code through production deployment.
Built from the ground up, the platform promotes quicker release cycles. It provides the insight and automation needed to optimize the delivery of high-quality software.
“Cloud sidekick’s velocity is the first software delivery pipeline optimization platform for enterprises that enables real-time visualization, feedback, and orchestration of fragmented delivery pipelines,” describes Dennis Ehle, CEO, cloud sidekick. “It empowers agile development teams to push code through multi-stage pipelines, automatically testing in virtual environments and ultimately publishing reliable code faster—all using the best tools they’ve already selected.”
Ehle says the solution is the product of nearly 15 years of technical innovation and automation platform experience. With it, agile development team members should expect instant access to all information generated during the delivery process, regardless of phase, stage, or tool; comprehensive and actionable metrics/analytics that objectively measure delivery performance highlighting defects, risk, and opportunities for process improvement; and highly automated and orchestrated delivery pipelines that easily integrate any automated process, tooling, or manual workflow into a unified delivery process.
When asked what prompted the release of velocity, Ehle noted that continuous delivery has made huge strides, but until now, there was a critical piece missing. “Before velocity, development leaders and their teams lacked real-time visibility or an effective way to optimize end-to-end software development.
“Cloud sidekick’s velocity does not replace what is out there today for developers, it augments it—talking to and filling gaps left open by continuous integration tools,” he says.
With the capability of real-time visibility, agile development teams are now about to know the status of their work from the most recent commit, all the way into production.
Cloud sidekick enables development teams to instantly access information generated during the delivery process. Additionally, actionable metrics and analytics that measure delivery performance allow for faster process improvement. SW
Sep2014, Software Magazine