CloudBees Acquires Market Leader Electric Cloud, Creating a Continuous Delivery Powerhouse

CloudBees logoCLOUDBEES DAYS SAN FRANCISCO AND SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – April 18, 2019 – CloudBees , the enterprise DevOps leader powering the continuous economy, today announced the acquisition of Electric Cloud , a market leader in continuous delivery and application release automation (ARA). This acquisition establishes CloudBees as the first provider of end-to-end continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD), continuous deployment and ARA. The acquisition of Electric Cloud was completed earlier in April.

“As of today, we provide customers with best-of-breed CI/CD software from a single vendor, establishing CloudBees as a continuous delivery powerhouse,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder, CloudBees. “By combining the strength of CloudBees, Electric Cloud, Jenkins and Jenkins X, CloudBees offers the best CI/CD solution for any application, from classic to Kubernetes, on-premise to cloud, self-managed to self-service.”

The acquisition supports a wider CloudBees strategy defining the Software Delivery Management (SDM) category which is being presented today at the CloudBees Days event in San Francisco . Join the livestream announcement of the news at 8:45am PST.


Electric Cloud enables its customers to take traditional application release delivery and dissolve the barrier between CD and ARA, bringing it into the modern day and marrying support for complex application deployments with the concept of a continuous software delivery pipeline.

With Electric Cloud, CloudBees now integrates the market’s highest-powered set of release management, orchestration and automation tools into the CloudBees Suite, giving organizations the ability to accelerate CD adoption. Electric Cloud is positioned as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Delivery and Release Automation, 2018 1 . The company was also positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Application Release Orchestration Magic Quadrant 2 .

Electric Cloud’s customers include E*TRADE, GM, Hyundai, Intel and Samsung. Its products include ElectricFlow and ElectricAccelerator .

ElectricFlow is the de facto standard for deployment automation, application release orchestration and DevOps insight. ElectricFlow allows teams to control releases at any scale through its ability to quickly implement and share secure, repeatable and adaptable pipelines; deliver unprecedented, automated, actionable insight into the health and status of enterprise releases; and reliably scale as DevOps processes are rolled out across the entire organization.

ElectricAccelerator helps organizations create more time for experimentation and iteration by accelerating build and test times through intelligent and automatic parallelization of software tasks across physical or cloud CPUs. ElectricAccelerator users increase development velocity by 2-3x and reduce infrastructure costs by 50% or more.

Founded in 2002, Electric Cloud has approximately 110 employees spread across San Jose, California and numerous other locations in the United States and internationally. It is a private company, funded by Rembrandt Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, RRE Ventures and Next47.

“We are looking forward to joining CloudBees and executing on our shared goal of helping customers build software that matters,” said Carmine Napolitano, CEO, Electric Cloud. “The combination of CloudBees’ industry-leading continuous integration and continuous delivery platform, along with Electric Cloud’s industry-leading application release orchestration solution, gives our customers the best foundation for releasing apps at any speed the business demands.”

“Having the Electric Cloud offerings under the CloudBees umbrella gives companies a greater ability to manage the delivery of value to customers,” said Christina Noren, chief product officer, CloudBees. “It’s not just about speed – it’s about delivering business value securely and efficiently with confidence at high speeds. By combining our strengths, we will provide customers with a software delivery system that helps them connect and measure all end-to-end activities, from development all the way through to deployment and release.”

Additional Resources

1 The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Delivery and Release Automation, 2018 , Q4 2018, November 26, 2018

2 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Release Orchestration , Colin Fletcher, Laurie Wurster, Christopher Little, 10 September 2018._ The report was previously titled _Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation

About CloudBees
CloudBees is powering the continuous economy by offering the world’s first end-to-end continuous software delivery management system (SDM). For millions of developers and product teams driving innovation for businesses large or small, SDM builds on continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) to enable all functions and teams within and around the software delivery organization to best work together to amplify value creation.

CloudBees is the CI, CD and application release orchestration (ARO) powerhouse, built on the commercial success of its products as well as its open source leadership. CloudBees is the largest contributor to Jenkins and a founding member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF). From startups with full-stack developers practicing NoOps to large Fortune 100 companies, CloudBees enables all software-driven organizations to intelligently deploy the right capabilities at the right time.

Over 3,500 of the world’s best known brands and over 50% of the Fortune 500, invest in CloudBees because of its ability to work across any cloud, in any development environment and to balance corporate governance and control with developer flexibility and freedom. CloudBees is home to the world’s leading DevOps experts, helping thousands of companies harness the power of “continuous everything” and putting them on the fastest path from great idea, to great software, to great business value.

Backed by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Verizon Ventures, Delta-v Capital, Golub Capital and Unusual Ventures, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team of continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps professionals. Follow CloudBees on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn .

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