SwampUp 2019: Follow the Pipeline

Posted by Pascal Joly June 29, 2019
SwampUp 2019: Follow the Pipeline

SwampUp, the annual DevOps event organized by JFrog, was hosted in San Francisco this year (yes, we missed the Napa wine from last year's show but the organization and turn out was excellent so no complaint). Quali was a sponsor and we had a chance to showcase our newly released product offering CloudShell Colony and its native integration with...JFrog's Artifactory (surprise!).

CI/CD solutions invade the Swamp -- in various shades of green

I had a chance to attend a few keynote sessions and caught up with several technology partners. All the product buzz this year seemed to be around the integration of the Shippable CD solution into JFrog's portfolio. The company's offering will be rolled into the Jfrog Pipeline product. The consolidation trend seems to continue in the ARA/pipeline tool space after the CloudBees acquisition of Electric Cloud earlier this year. Who's next?

Circle CI, CodeFresh and Harness all had a booth at the show, as did Microsoft who offers Azure DevOps. Each one of these companies has nuances that distinguish them from their competitors, but it can be hard to figure out how they differentiate. As it turns out, brand awareness and community outreach play a huge role in the workflow automation market.

CI CD pipeline tools for DevOps

Here's what I gathered among the vendors present at the event:

  • JFrog Pipeline (formally Shippable): Continuous Delivery automation. tightly integrated with JFrog's other products (Artifactory, Xray, Bintray, Mission Control)
  • CloudBees: combines under the same roof CloudBees Flow for Release Orchestration (from the Electric Cloud acquisition), CloudBees Core automation (enterprise version of Jenkins pipeline) and Jenkins X, the CD pipeline for Kubernetes. Benefits from the large community around the Jenkins product.
  • CircleCI: strong open source community roots, claims higher performance than competitors.
  • CodeFresh: targeting Kubernetes deployment automation from the ground up. Their developer advocate, Kostis Kapelonis, published a very good article to explain the differences between CD (Continuous Delivery) and its close twin CD (Continuous Deployment).
  • Harness: provides strong operational support and roll back capabilities once the application is released in production
  • Microsoft (Azure DevOps): native cloud service for Microsoft developers and Azure users

The most recent birth child of the Linux foundation, the Continuous Delivery foundation, is an attempt to bring standardization and provide a neutral ground to address CD challenges. It is still in the early stages, but hopefully will help companies make the right choices in this space.

Consuming Self-Service Environments in the Pipeline

Quali's self-service environments can easily be deployed or cleaned up by any of the previously mentioned pipeline tools through simple REST API calls. Standing out as the unique "Environment as a Service" offering at the tradeshow, we had a strategic location right next to the Microsoft booth and across from Google Cloud.  I had also had a chance to tell our story through a well-attended session: SwampUp as a Service: providing a healthy environment for your frog. Thanks for all those who attended. If you couldn't make it or are intrigued by this topic, feel free to check out our free trial or schedule a demo.

Liquid Software and Autonomous Cars

OTA Jfrog autonomous cars
OTA software updates. source:

The other newsworthy item of the conference (and without doubt the more entertaining one) was a demonstration of the "liquid software" concept through over the air (OTA) updates of autonomous cars. Under the leadership of Kit Merker, VP of bizdev, JFrog has been making investments into IoT over the last couple of years.

The JFrog team had put together a pretty neat track right on the tradeshow floor with an RC (Radio Controlled) car racing around. Using Artifactory repository and Edge nodes the operator could distribute software updates to the car seamlessly without disruption to the driver (as long as you follow a few basic rules). Hope next year will feature the same demo with some real-sized cars!

Want to learn more about how Quali works with JFrog? Check out our on-demand webinar to discover how you can automate application infrastructure provisioning in Kubernetes, AWS, and Azure to accelerate your release.




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AWS Re:Invent 2018: Learnings and Promises

Posted by Pascal Joly December 13, 2018
AWS Re:Invent 2018: Learnings and Promises

It's been just over a week since the end of the 2018 edition of AWS Re:Invent in Las Vegas. Barely enough to recover from various viruses and bugs accumulated from rubbing shoulders with 50,000 other attendees.  To Amazon's credit, they managed the complicated logistics of this huge event very professionally. We also discovered they have a thriving cupcake business :)

From my prospective, this trade show was an opportunity to meet with a variety of our alliance partners, including AWS themselves. It also gave me a chance to attend many sessions and learn about state of the art use cases presented by various AWS customers (Airbnb, Sony, Expedia...). This led me to reflect on this fascinating question: how can you keep growing at a fast pace when you're already a giant  - without falling under your own weight?

Keeping up with the Pace of Innovation

AWS ReInvent Innovation

Given the size of the AWS business ($26b revenue in Q3 2018 alone, with 46% growth rate), Andy Jassy must be quite a magician to come up with ways to keep the pace of growth at this stage.  Amazon retail started the AWS idea, back in 2006, based on unused infrastructure capacity. It has since provided AWS a playground for introducing or refining their new products. including the latest Machine Learning predictive and forecast services. Thankfully since these early days, AWS customer base has grown into the thousands. These contributors and builders are providing constant feedback to fuel the growth engine of new features.

The accelerated pace of technology has also kept the AWS on its edge. to remain the undisputed leader in the cloud space, AWS takes no chance and introduces new services often shortly after or at the top of the hype curve of a given trend. Blockchain is a good example among others. Staying at the top spot is a lot harder than reaching it.

New Services Announced in Every Corner of IT

Andy Jassy announced dozens of new services on top of the existing 90 services already in place, during his keynote address. These services cover every corner of IT. Among others:

-Hybrid cloud: in sort of a reversal course of action, and after dismissing hybrid cloud as a "passing trend", AWS announced AWS Outpost, to provide racks of hardware to customers in their own data center. This goes beyond the AWS-VMware partnership that extended vCenter in the AWS public cloud.

-Networking: AWS transit gateway : this service is closer to the nuts and bolts of creating a production grade distributed application in the cloud. Instead of painfully creating peer to peer connections between each network domain, transit gateways provide a hub that centrally manages network interconnections, making it easier for builders to interconnect VPCs, VPNs, and external connections.

- Databases: Not the sexiest of services, databases are still at the core of any workload deployed in AWS. In an on-going rebuke to Oracle, Andy Jassy re-emphasize this is all about choices. Beyond SQL and NoSQL,  he announced several new specialized flavors of databases, such as a graph database (Netptune). These types of databases are optimized to compute highly interconnected datasets.

-Machine Learning/AI: major services such as SageMaker were introduced last year in the context of fierce competition among all cloud providers to gain the upper ground in this red hot field, and this year was no exception to this continuing trend. All the sessions offered during the event in the AI track had a waiting list. Leveraging from their experience with Amazon retail (including the success of Alexa), AWS again showed their leadership and made announcements  covering all layers of the AI technology stack. That included services aimed at non-data scientist experts such as a forecasting service and personalizing service (preferences). Recognizing the need for talent in this field, Amazon also launched their own ML University. Anyone can sign up for long as you use AWS for all your practice exercises. :)

Sticking with Core Principles


Considering the breadth of these rich services, how can AWS afford to keep innovating?

Turns out there are 2 business-driven tenants that Amazon always keeps at the core of its principles:

  • Always encourage more infrastructure consumption. Behind each service lies infrastructure. Using the pay as you go model, in theory there are only benefits for the cloud users. However, while Amazone makes it easy and sometimes fully transparent to create and consume new resources in various core domains (networking, storage, compute, IP addressing), it can be quite burdensome for the AWS "builder" or developer to clean up all the components involved in existing environments when no longer needed. Anything left out running will eventually be charged back based on the amount of uptime, so the onus remains on the AWS customer shoulders to do due diligence on that front. Fortunately, there are third party solutions like Quali's CloudShell that will do that for you automatically.
  • Never run out of capacity: By definition, the cloud should have infinite capacity and an AWS customers, in theory, should never have to worry about it. At the core of AWS (and other public cloud providers) is the concept of elasticity. Elastic Load Balancing service has long been a standard for any application deployed on AWS EC2. More recently, AWS Lambda and the success of Serverless computing is a good case in point for application functions that only need short lived transactions.

By remaining solid on these core principles, AWS can keep investing in new cutting edge services while remaining very profitable. The coming year looks exciting as well for all Cloud Service Providers. Amazon has set the bar pretty high, and the runner ups (Microsoft, Google Cloud, Oracle and IBM) will want to continue chipping away at its market share, which in turn will also fuel more creativity and innovation. That would not change if Amazon decided to spin-off AWS as an independent company, although for now that topic will be best left to speculators, or even another blog.

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Quali performs a Hat-trick – Wins “Best of VMworld” 2018 finalist award, third year in a row!

Posted by Pascal Joly September 6, 2018
Quali performs a Hat-trick – Wins “Best of VMworld” 2018 finalist award, third year in a row!

Cricket-crazy Indians certainly are very familiar with the word Hat-trick. I was quite surprised early on that it wasn’t a popular terminology in the United States, even though it is equally applicable in any general scenario.

Winning awards is always a feel-good thing. When these come about consistently and in large setting environments, it is even better.

This year, Quali performed a hat-trick, or three-peat as our press release seems to suggest, winning the finalist award for the third year in a row. This award by industry media giant TechTarget has a multiple judging tier and has several categories. This year, we were given this for the category of Cloud Native App Development and DevOps, which is certainly the direction where the industry is going.


New Release 9.0 is generally available!

While such awards are welcome, what was even more gratifying was the quality of conversations at VMworld this year. Heading into VMworld, we made a couple of strategic announcements, as the version 9.0 of Quali CloudShell became generally available.

These included the ability to save-and-restore sandbox environments, giving customers the ability to save environments and come back to it at a later stage, giving them the ability to manage resources far more efficiently, thereby saving costs and increasing productivity. The second was around the ability to add flexible cloud provider deployment templates, recognizing that we’re increasingly in a multi-cloud world and there may be several clouds other than just the well-known public and private clouds. These announcements were received quite well and resulted in some interesting conversations.


Tech Field Day participation at VMworld Extra

We also got to participate in the Tech Field Day sessions and give analysts a peek into who Quali is and what we do. We went beyond PowerPoint here showing live demos. It was eye-opening for some of the attending analysts and certainly resulted in some interesting discussions towards the end. For those exploring automation and orchestration of their Dev/Test, DevOps, Demo, or Cyber Range environments, I encourage taking a look at the set of these three videos:

An Introduction to Quali by Shashi Kiran





CloudShell Deep Dive by Roni Dover





CloudShell Demo and Q&A with Roni Dover and Shashi Kiran





The aggregated set of these videos and Quali’s participation are also captured on this page by Tech Field Day.


Webinar on Cloud Security

We also got to participate in a webinar on Cloud Security with a couple of panelists from SaltStack, HGST, and Trace3. Quali’s Director of Technical Marketing, Dos Dosanjh, did the honors here.

Link to webinar





Quali Booth on the Show Floor

VMware as a company is going through a significant transformation as it embraces a world of hybrid and multi-cloud. This is clearly reflected in its products and consequently bringing diverse attendees into the VMWorld event. Traffic to the Quali booth was no different, and there was considerable interest in the wares we were peddling, i.e. how to (in the VMware audience context) set up the fastest, most heterogeneous environments for IT, on demand, and as-a-service. Our theme, not surprisingly, was around environments-as-a-service.

Generally, Quali’s ability to orchestrated physical environments, in addition to virtual ones, was highly differentiated, as were its rich modeling capabilities and its ability to support a variety of private, public and hybrid clouds.

In fact, Quali was being used in a couple of other vendor booths on the show floor as well, included at Tintri, to demo their storage solutions.

Dos Demo video






Dos Dosanjh gave a brief overview and demo. The traffic in the booth was quite good and the conversations were great. We couldn’t match Team Rubrik’s basketball firepower on the show floor, or Team Cohesity’s Snoop Dogg party off the show floor, but we’d like to think we were a close second, in large part due to conversation-starting Dos’s hat.

Till next time.

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Quali recognizes Automation Champions at Broadcom for Leadership and Innovation

Posted by Pascal Joly June 29, 2018
Quali recognizes Automation Champions at Broadcom for Leadership and Innovation

Earlier this year, Quali launched a new program, "CloudShell Champion", to acknowledge some of our most prominent advocates and contributors who are actively promoting automation within their companies.

After a rigorous selection process, our first cohort of nominees brought us 2 winners in 2 different categories that I will introduce in this article:

cloudshell champion 2018

Transformer category: Someone who has grown the user base for CloudShell within their organization or done an exceptional job of training and onboarding teams.

Q1 winner: Daniel De La Rosa, Broadcom
Daniel is the manager of an infrastructure lab team within the Brocade Storage Network division of Broadcom. The goal of their team is to enable the broader organization to develop, sell and support their fiber channel product line by providing them access to lab resources. To accomplish this goal in the most efficient way the team has adopted CloudShell as part of their automation tool strategy.Daniel has been tirelessly promoting the solution over the last few years to the target end users of the platform (support team, sales team, and engineering team) by setting up various workshops, one on one meetings and documentation  -- he calls it "over-communicating". His mission is to increase the adoption coverage to the engineering team. To show the effectiveness of this strategy, he is using the decrease in cost for new lab equipment ordered as a key metric.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys running, including participating in some of the local bay area many races, Bay to Breakers and Warf to Warf among others.

Rocket Scientist category: Someone who is recognized for their technical wizardry and contributed helpful Shells or Plugins to the Quali repository.

Q1 winner: Matt Branche, Broadcom

Matt is the CloudShell guru and automation engineer in the Brocade Storage Network division of Broadcom. He is the hands-on automation go-to guy in Daniel's team, leading the charge for building automation on top of CloudShell. Matt is really excited about the capabilities of 2nd gen Shells (python is his favorite language)  to build custom integrations with the Brocade OS and extend the capabilities of the platform with integrations like SalesForce and Jira. This will enable his team to significantly improve the user experience of the sales team and the support team and increase adoption of the platform. Matt is also looking forward to more contribution to the Quali Community.

When he's not in the middle of developing new Shells, Matt enjoys tinkering with his home network and riding his motorcycle.

Have a champion in mind? Registrations are still opened for Q2 awards. You can nominate yourself or on behalf of someone else.

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Cisco Live 2018: Report from the Front Line

Posted by dev June 27, 2018
Cisco Live 2018: Report from the Front Line

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been to many CLUS. It’s anticipation, excitement and dread all balled together the few weeks before while preparing for the show. Remembering last year in Vegas, or the year before that in Las Vegas, or the year before that in San Diego, or the year before that in San Francisco, or the year before that in …you get it. In the weeks up to the event, an excited and reluctant, tugging anticipation.Knowing, on the horizon - too may conversations, too many hours standing, too many drinks, and too much food - the kind of intense week requiring stamina and a weekend afterward for recovery. Lucky, yes! - The topics are good, conversation is easy and it’s always great to have Cisco DevNet to share. What a great program to be a part of. and makes for easy conversation on the exhibitor show floor when describing Quali’s unique Sandboxing technology and how DevNet uses it.

Quali booth at Cisco Live
This year in Orlando was no different, it was a great show and when over, I was ready to be home. Lots of great laughs and fun times with new and old friends, exciting technology, fun parties, and a wee bit of a hangover. As much as it was the same, it was different. After attending for so many years, this time I was a little more reflective, of how much CLUS has grown, changed, evolved, and matured. Which also brought back great memories of all the good years I’ve had as a technologist being associated with Cisco.From being recruited out of college to my first high tech job at Cisco in Menlo Park - 1992, the same year as JC, and through astronomical growth and many technologies and acquisitions - all the way to this past event, #CLUS18. Cisco has lead technology change and innovation at blistering speed, bringing prosperity and growth as well as adopting new technologies for the world to use.Every day giving us, the everyday people, a chance to make a difference.The true magic of CiscoLIVE - the people.Look at the Social Impact initiatives and the Global Problem Solvers initiatives that Cisco promotes.Free access to technology learning and developer experiences through LIVE hands-on Sandboxes through Cisco DevNET’s 500,000 members - all of these are examples of people in action.

On a personal note - I have to tell you, the catalyst for all the reflecting started after seeing many friends I’ve known for years at #CLUS18. In particular, 3 friends of whom we all used to work together at Cisco, but hadn’t seen each other in 13+ years. The kids are now grown, the times have changed a lot. But the introductions were as close, warm and familiar as if we had seen each other two weeks before. Talking family, tech, and toasting to the years. Quality experiences and quality friendships fostered at CiscoLIVE live on and on.Martin, Andy, Pablo - great seeing you.

-Sean Stephenson

busy at cisco live: the quali booth

Reflecting back on this event, here's another contribution from Brian Mehlman, Director of Enterprise Business Development at Quali:

It has been many years since I have attended Cisco Live, and after being at the show this year, I am very happy that Quali allowed me to go to this event.  It was one of the best events I have been to in a very long time.  The many vendors that attended had really solid exhibits and engineers doing demo’s/explaining the value of their technology.  Stopping by the Cisco DevNet area was also a highlight.  It was very impressive – tons of developers testing out the easy to use an online portal to spin up specific Development environments in minutes.  I am glad Quali had a booth and represented how we help many of our customers including Cisco Labs and the DevNet Automate the delivery of the environments by allowing them to build sandboxes through our CloudShell Software’s API.  Many people were very excited about our new technology and automation for their companies future needs as they are moving resources to the cloud.

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Solving the NFV/SDN Adoption Puzzle: the Missing Orchestration Piece(s)

Posted by Pascal Joly April 20, 2018
Solving the NFV/SDN Adoption Puzzle: the Missing Orchestration Piece(s)

Quali was sponsoring the MPLS/NFV/SDN congress last week in Paris with its partner Ixia. As I was interacting with the conference attendees, it seems fairly clear that orchestration and automation will be key to enable the wider adoption of NFV and SDN technologies. It was also a great opportunity to remind folks we just won the 2017 Layer 123 NFV Network Transformation award (Best New Orchestration Solution category)

There were two main types of profiles participating in the Congress: the traditional telco service providers, mostly from Nothern Europe, APAC, and the Middle East, and some large companies in the utility and financial sector, big enough to have their own internal network transformation initiatives.

Since I also attended the conference last year, this gave me a chance to compare the types of questions or comments from the attendees stopping by our booth. In particular, I was interested to hear their thoughts about automation and the plans to put in place new network technologies such as NFV and SDN.

The net result: the audience was more educated on the positioning and values of these technologies than in the previous edition, notably the tight linkages between NFV and SDN. While some vendor choices have been made for some, implements and deployment them at scale in production remains in the very early stages.

What's in the way? Legacy infrastructure, manual processes, and a lack of automation culture are all hampering efforts to move the network infrastructure to the next generation.

cloudshell quali nfv sdn

The Missing Orchestration Pieces

NFV Orchestration is a complex topic that tends to confuse people since it operates at multiple levels. One of the reasons behind this confusion: up until recently, most organizations in the service provider industry have had partial exposure to this type of automation (mostly at the OSS/BSS level).

Rather than one piece, NFV orchestration breaks down into several components so it would be fair to talk about "pieces". The ETSI MANO (Open Source NFV Management and Orchestration) framework has made a reasonable attempt to standardize and formalize this architecture in layers, as shown in the diagram below.

OSM Mapping to ETSI NFV MANO (source:

At the top level, NFV orchestrator interacts with service chaining frameworks (OSS/BSS) that provides a workflow that includes procurement and billing. a good example of a leading commercial solution is Amdocs. At the lowest level, the VIM orchestrator provides deployment on the virtual infrastructure of individual NFVs represented as virtual machines, as well as their configuration with SDN controllers. traditional cloud vendors usually play in that space: open source solutions such as Openstack and commercial products like VMware .

In between is where there is an additional layer called VNF Managers necessary to piece together the various NFV functions and deploy them into one coherent end to end architecture. This is true for both production and pre-production. This is where the CloudShell solution fits and provides the means to quickly validate NFV and SDN architectures in pre-production.

Bridging the gap between legacy networks and NFV/SDN adoption


vcpe cloudshell blueprint

One of the fundamental obstacles that I heard over and over during the conference was the inability to move away from legacy networks. An orchestration platform like CloudShell offers the means to do so by providing a unified view of both legacy and NFV architecture and validate the performance and security prior to production using a self-service approach.

Using a simple visual drag and drop interface, an architect can quickly model complex infrastructure environment and even include test tools such as Ixia IxLoad or BreakingPoint. These blueprint models are then published to a self-service catalog that the tester can select and deploy with a single click. Built in out of the box orchestration deploys and configures the components, including NFVs and others on the target virtual or physical infrastructure.

If for some reason you were not able to attend the conference (yes the local railways and airlines were both on strike that week), make sure you check our short video on the topic and schedule a quick technical demo to learn more.


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Israel in Jeans!

Posted by dev February 16, 2018
Israel in Jeans!

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word: “Israel”?

This is a question I’ve been asking people I meet when I visit places outside of Israel and although the answers are varied, in a way they all come from the same connotation: The Middle East, desert, camels, and war.

Hello, my name is Revital. I’m an Israeli living and working in Silicon Valley. Even here in the Valley: Heterogeneous, multicultural, highly educated population, the responses are similar.

Soooo, I invite you to come visit the Start-Up Nation Fair, on Feb 20th at Stanford University to meet the real Israel, the part that doesn't show up in the news: Israel in Jeans!

In this fair, numerous Israeli Start-up companies will present their products and ideas on the Expo floor and there will be a panel of innovators discussing their experiences and answering questions from the audience. These companies also have some open positions for interns. The entrance is free and open to the public.

In the meantime, I have gathered for you some fun facts about Israel and Israelis:

  1. We value education and innovation:
  • Israeli universities publish more scientific papers per capita than any other country in the world
  • Israel has more museums per capita than any other country in the world.

Israel Museum, Jerusalem

  1. We care about the environment
  • 9 out of 10 homes in Israel use solar power in some way.

Solar water heaters on rooftops

  1. We stand up for the weak
  • Israel was the first country to sign up to the Kimberly process, the international standard that certifies diamonds as being “conflict free”.
  • Israel was the first country to place a ban on the use of underweight models on catwalks.
  • Israeli bank notes are marked in Braille.

It is the second year for Quali to participate in the Start-up nation fair. I’ll be at the booth, come say hello and hear all about CloudShell: A sandbox automation platform that provides self-service access to on-demand application and IT infrastructure environments across private, public, and hybrid-cloud.

So, Are You Ready to Know the Start-Up Nation Up-Close and Personal?

Get a glance on the event and what you can expect to see:

Igniting Young Minds @ Start-up Nation Tech Fair!

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Deep Dive with Quali at the DevOps Enterprise Summit!

Posted by Pascal Joly November 8, 2017
Deep Dive with Quali at the DevOps Enterprise Summit!

Ready to "Dive into DevOps"? Quali will be in San Francisco next week November 13-15 at the DevOps Enterprise Summit . We will showcase our latest DevOps integrations with Atlassian's Jira, Jenkins, CA Blazemeter, Microsoft VSTS, AWS codepipeline and many others.

Since I've covered details on our Jira, Jenkins and Blazemeter integrations in previous blogs, I wanted to introduce the two new kids on the block:

  • Microsoft VSTS and Visual Studio plugin: Microsoft VSTS is the hosted version of Visual Studio, and offers a way for developers using this popular IDE to create and terminate CloudShell Sandboxes from a Continuous Integration workflow, as well as trigger a test suite tied to dynamic environments.
  • AWS codepipeline plugin: the AWS codepipeline service is available to any AWS users and provides a simple way to create DevOps pipeline and integrate as part of the workflow actions to create CloudShell Sandboxes, run CloudShell Commands, and terminate the Sandboxes.

If you're going to be around, make sure you visit us at booth #15, to learn how you can accelerate your application release and scale your DevOps automation with CloudShell Dynamic Environments. You'll also have a chance to win one of these handy $100 Amazon gift cards (right before Christmas as it turns out) and bring home tons of colorful giveaways.

I am also looking forward to meet many of our technology partners who will also be attending the event such as JFrog, CA, and Atlassian.

Can't make it? We'll certainly miss you but you can still sign up for our free trial or schedule a demo.

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JenkinsWorld 2017: It’s all about the Community

Posted by Pascal Joly September 8, 2017
JenkinsWorld 2017: It’s all about the Community

Who said trade shows have to be boring? That was certainly not the case at the 2017 Jenkins World conference held in San Francisco last week and organized by CloudBees. Quali's booth was in a groovy mood and so was the crowd around us (not mentioning the excellent wine served for happy hours and the 70's band playing on the stage right next to us).

The colorful layout of the booth certainly didn't deter from very interesting conversations with show attendees around how to make DevOps real and solving real business challenges their companies are facing.

This was the third Jenkins conference we were sponsoring this summer (after Paris and Tel Aviv) and we could see many familiar faces from other DevOps leaders such as Atlassian, Jfrog and CA Blazemeter that have partnered with us to build end to end integrations to provide comprehensive CI/CD solutions for application release automation.

This really felt like a true community that collaborate together effectively to benefit a wide range of software developers, release manager and devOps engineers and empower them with choices to meet their business needs.

To illustrate these integrations, we showed a number of short demos around some the main use cases that we support (Feel free to browse these videos at your own pace):

  • CI/CD with Jenkins, JFrog, Ansible: Significantly increase speed and quality by allowing a developer and tester to automatically check the status of an application build, retrieve it from a repository, and install it on the target host.
  • Performance automation with CA Blazemeter: Provide a single control pane of glass to the application tester by dynamically configuring and automatically running performance load tests against the load balanced web application defined in the sandbox.
  • Cloud Sandbox troubleshooting with Atlassian Jira: Remove friction points between end user and support engineer by automatically creates a JIRA trouble ticket when faulty or failing components are detected in a sandbox.

As you would expect at a tech conference, there was the typical schwag, such as our popular TShirts (although we can't just claim the fame of the legendary Splunk outfit). In case you did not get your preferred size at the show, we apologize for that and invite you to sign up for a 14 day free trial of newly released CloudShell VE.

Couldn't make it at Jenkins World? No worries: Quali will be at Delivery of Things in San Diego in October, and DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco in November. Hope to see you there!

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Check out Quali’s latest DevOps integrations at JenkinsWorld 2017

Posted by Pascal Joly August 28, 2017
Check out Quali’s latest DevOps integrations at JenkinsWorld 2017

Wrapping up the "Summer of Love" 50th anniversary, Quali will be at the 3 day JenkinsWorld conference this week from 8/29-8/31 in San Francisco. If you are planning to be in the area, make sure to stop by and visit us at booth #606!

We'll have live demos of our latest integrations with other popular DevOps tools such as Jenkins Pipeline, Jfrog Artifactory, CA Blazemeter and Atlassian Jira.

We will also have lots of giveaways (cool Tshirts and schwag) as well as a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Can't make it but still want to give it a try? Sign up for CloudShell VE Trial.


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