Quali Named by EMA as 2017 “Top 3” Winner For DevOps Security, Compliance and Cost Control

June 26, 2017

Quali Honored for Innovative Cloud Sandbox Automation and Orchestration Solution

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 26, 2017 -- Quali, the leader in cloud sandbox software for DevOps automation, has been selected by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) as an "EMA Top Three" vendor in the category for DevOps Security, Compliance and Cost Control.

Quali CloudShell delivers on-demand, self-service IT environments for cloud and DevOps deployments with in-built automation and orchestration capabilities. This allows Dev/Test teams, IT innovators and a variety of other organizations to get access to standardized environments in minutes as opposed to weeks at a fraction of the cost, thereby increasing productivity, efficiency and reducing time to market while also reducing risk.

Quali's IT environments, also known as Cloud Sandboxes, are unique in the industry by supporting the full stack of physical and virtual infrastructure, data, applications, services, tools and APIs. Cloud Sandboxes can be deployed onto a private (on-premise) environment, public or hybrid cloud.

Quali CloudShell IT environments are used to accelerate and de-risk public and hybrid cloud initiatives, offering lab-as-a-service with full-on automation, DevOps CI/CD and continuous testing, and application modernization. Users can build secure cyber ranges for security posture strengthening, as well as a variety of other use-cases like environments for proof-of-concepts, troubleshooting, compliance and certification as well as building dynamic sales demos on-the-fly. Quali is used in some of the largest developer cloud sandboxes and developer community initiatives, including Cisco DevNet.

Quali earned this industry recognition as part of EMA's new report on "Ten Priorities for Hybrid Cloud, Containers and DevOps in 2017," authored by Torsten Volk, EMA Managing Research Director.

"Getting certification and compliance in a timely way can satisfy regulatory requirements and drastically speed up IT innovation cycles. Centralized automation that abstracts deployment and management instructions from the data center, cloud or container level also enables enterprises to achieve full visibility from a compliance, security, cost and performance perspective," Volk wrote in the report. "This visibility is key for optimizing the efficiency, speed and risk of DevOps. We find Quali's offering and architecture uniquely positioned to solve this issue by radically shortening the time required to set-up complex environments for certification and compliance in across on-premise, hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. They solve this problem elegantly."

Quali CloudShell was named an EMA Top Three Product in its category, along with IBM Cloud Automation Manager and Chef Automate with InSpec. The report recommended that, "Security, compliance and cost control should be built-in: Shortened release cycles can be achieved at the same time improving security and compliance, if your DevOps solution facilitates a collaborative approach to building, deploying and running software."

"We have gotten incredible feedback from our financial services and healthcare customers on the importance of achieving certification and compliance in a quick manner for them to accelerate go-to-market. With Quali CloudShell, they find tremendous value in being able to compress weeks into minutes and roll-out applications faster in the traditional as well as DevOps contexts. Quali is honored to be recognized by EMA as a Top Three Product vendor in DevOps Security, Compliance and Cost Control," said Shashi Kiran, CMO of Quali. "We are committed to helping our customers significantly enhance software quality while speeding application development cycles and cutting costs."

About Quali:
Quali is the leading provider of enterprise sandbox software for cloud and DevOps automation. With its flagship CloudShell platform and blueprint-based approach Quali gives developers, testers, and architects access to replicas of complex production environments that work on private, public, and hybrid cloud deployments with its innovative cloud sandboxes. Cloud Providers, Telcos, Technology Vendors and Enterprises including several of the Global 100 use Quali software to innovate faster and deliver their products and services to market faster with higher quality and reduced costs. Quali is 2017 winner of the Red Herring Top Innovator award and the Top 3 winner for DevOps Security, Compliance and Cost control from EMA research. More information about Quali is available at www.quali.com

About Enterprise Management Associates, Inc.:
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading technology industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help EMA's clients achieve their goals. Learn more at www.enterprisemanagement.com or blogs.enterprisemanagement.com.

J. Bonasia for Quali