RALEIGH, N.C.--(on-demand IT, today announced that it has been named a “Cool Vendor” in the “Cool Vendors in Release Management, 2011” report by Gartner, Inc.1 This report highlights companies that are “offering control and execution capabilities in tools that feature different approaches and capabilities to increase automation and reduce variation in the application lifecycle.”)--rPath, the service factory for
“offering control and execution capabilities in tools that feature different approaches and capabilities to increase automation and reduce variation in the application lifecycle.”
According to Gartner, “release management is a critical process that will increasingly require cross-domain coordination and automation to reduce the realities of labor-intensive scripting, emails and phone calls – all of which result in long delivery cycles and interruptions to service.”2
rPath’s release automation platform automates the delivery and management of software systems across physical, virtual and cloud environments, ensuring the most complex IT tasks are intuitive and easy to perform for any IT organization – regardless of size or sophistication.
rPath’s selection as a “Cool Vendor” comes on the heels of rPath’s recent launch of rPath X6 and newly-available support for OpenStack and VMware vCloud Director and allows users to visually construct systems, generate new images and implement controlled system updates to manage the complete software and business services lifecycle across physical, virtual and cloud environments. With this new tool, companies can now achieve maximum IT agility through cloud computing, integrating infrastructure for private and hybrid clouds with self-service and system automation.
“Today’s IT departments face an enormous coordination challenge in releasing and maintaining applications,” said Jake Sorofman, chief marketing officer for rPath. “While agile and other iterative development techniques have accelerated the frequency of application updates, enterprise IT has become a bottleneck in trying to keep pace, with application release or change leading to increased risk of system drift in the development, test, staging and production stages. rPath offers a solution to this problem that is pushbutton-simple and allows application owners to achieve the deployment speed they demand without sacrificing the control that IT requires.”
Gartner clients may access the full report, which also features reviews of Nolio, StreamStep, Urbancode and XebiaLabs, via the following link: http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?doc_cd=211698&ref=g_rss.
Extensive reference material supporting the launch of rPath X6 can also be found at the rPath X6 launch page: http://www.rpath.com/corp/rpath-x6.
About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); and Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
About rPath ®
rPath is the service factory for on-demand IT. rPath automates software system construction, deployment, configuration and maintenance across physical, virtual and cloud environments. By taking the time, cost and risk out of application deployment and IT service delivery, rPath enables IT organizations to become more agile, responsive, cost-effective and compliant service providers. rPath’s next-generation system automation platform, rPath X6, delivers a highly visual “pushbutton” command-and-control center for deploying and managing the lifecycle of software stacks and configurations running inside and outside the data center. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, rPath customers include many of the world’s largest enterprises and ISVs. For more information, please visit www.rpath.com.
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1 Gartner, Inc., “Cool Vendors in Release Management, 2011” by Ronni J. Colville, Kris Brittain, Donna Scott, April 1, 2011.
2 Gartner, Inc., “Cool Vendors in Release Management, 2011” by Ronni J. Colville, Kris Brittain, Donna Scott, April 1, 2011.