|By RealWire News Distribution||
|February 5, 2014 05:09 AM EST||
CloudBees' Jenkins-based Platform as a Service accelerates application development and delivery helping to drive business growth
Brussels, Belgium - February 4, 2014 - CloudBees, Inc., the Enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced that its platform has played a fundamental part in the growth and performance of financial services software company Clarus Financial Technology. Streamlining development processes and reducing infrastructure costs, Clarus is reaping the rewards of increased efficiency and developer productivity due to its cloud-based approach to continuous integration and continuous delivery.
Gary Kennedy, COO at Clarus Financial Technology, explains that developing on the CloudBees PaaS has enabled his team to focus and concentrate efforts where they are needed-- developing the Clarus software offerings. As a result, Clarus has grown significantly over the last two years. "It was a no brainer for us," Kennedy said. "At the outset we knew that taking a cloud-based approach to our application development was going to be critical to our success, and enable us to handle fast growth. The CloudBees Platform offers us the ability to respond quickly to market needs and a level of agility that our competitors struggle to match. In addition, I'd estimate it's given us around a 10-15 percent saving in overall costs vs. an on-premise solution that we would have to build out and maintain."
Kennedy was keen to work with a PaaS company that offered Clarus consistent 24x7 up-time, a secure infrastructure and the ability to be flexible in his team's development approach. Kennedy continued, "Our business within the financial services sector means security is a critical part of our offering. We felt CloudBees offered a very secure environment and its customers attested to that. The reliability of the service is second to none, which is critical for us when trusting a service provider with our application development infrastructure."
Clarus has used the CloudBees Platform since inception to provide source control management, continuous integration via Jenkins, hosted databases and web application deployment. The Clarus development team follows agile continuous delivery processes and with the CloudBees Platform the team can receive a bug report in the morning, create a fix for the bug, run test suites and deploy the fix that same evening. Kennedy comments, "Such agility is tremendously valuable to us and of course our customers, as is our ability to have anywhere, anytime access wherever we are in the world."
Kennedy foresees a long partnership with CloudBees. "The support we receive from CloudBees has been second to none within the build environment," he said. "The overall company growth we have achieved is absolutely related to the cloud-based approach we have taken for software development. The CloudBees PaaS has supported our ability to be agile and react quickly to customer demand. We just wouldn't have enjoyed the competitive edge we have today had we used a traditional, on-premise IT infrastructure solution that we would have had to build out and maintain ourselves."
About Clarus Financial Technology
Aimed at the Global Derivatives market, Clarus Financial Technology (www.clarusft.com) provides applications, software and services designed to empower financial firms to operate successfully in a world of post-regulatory reform.
CloudBees (www.cloudbees.com) provides a Continuous Delivery Platform as a Service that accelerates the development, integration and deployment of web and mobile applications. The CloudBees Platform provides a set of services that allow developers to rapidly build and run new business applications and integrate them with other services -- all with zero IT administrative overhead. With Continuous Cloud Delivery, development teams can make frequent updates and easily deploy those changes immediately to production. By eliminating the friction caused by provisioning, maintaining and administering complex hardware and software infrastructure, CloudBees allows developers to do what they do best: develop innovative applications -- fast. CloudBees serves the needs of a wide range of businesses from small startups that need to quickly create new on-line businesses, to large IT organisations that need to rapidly respond to dynamic market opportunities. Follow CloudBees on Twitter (@CloudBees) and on Facebook. You can also try CloudBees for free.
Backed by Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team of middleware and open source technology professionals.
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