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CloudBuilder -On-demand provisioning of virtual resources

CloudBuilder provides on demand build platform services reducing operational cost by eliminating the need for physical build machines. CloudBuilder leverages both public and private Cloud environments allowing you to coordinate and control your virtual Build Machine configurations on-demand. Developers use CloudBuilder to provision server resources at Build time. Testing and Production Release teams use CloudBuilder to enforce standardized machine configurations eliminating the “drift” across the development to release life cycle.

CloudBuilder Key Benefits:

Simplifies Cloud Provisioning for VMware and Amazon EC2

The VMware and Amazon EC2 environments offer many productivity and cost savings benefits to end users. However these environments can require technical expertise in systems management to understand how to put them in use. CloudBuilder simplifies the interface into VMware and Amazon EC2 allowing developers to take advantage of the Cloud technologies as quickly as possible.

Provides “Build Time” construction and deconstruction of development and test machines

Developers, Testers and Production control can easily use CloudBuilder to request a particular machine image as part of a Meister Workflow, use that image to build their code and deconstruct the image when the task is completed. Deconstructing the image when it is no longer needed reduces security concerns related to using Public Cloud environments.

Supports Continuous Integration in the Cloud

CloudBuilder enhances the CI build process by supporting CI builds running in the Cloud. CI Builds using the Cloud standardizes build components and configurations early.

Eliminates "drift" between Development and Production Builds

“It worked on my machine” is a common complaint heard when machine configurations drift between Development builds and Test/Pre-Production builds. CloudBuilder eliminates this drift by allowing the build process to enforce a standard machine configuration between different states in the build to release lifecycle.

Controls Reuse of Middleware and OS artifacts

By standardizing Build Images, CloudBuilder allows you to control the reuse of artifacts that impact your software build such as OS and middleware artifacts. By doing so, CloudBuilder extends Meister’s dependency management and re-use capability all the way down to OS versions and compiler binaries.

Reduces Development Operational Cost

CloudBuilder delivers to developers, testers and production control teams fast and inexpensive access to server resources. Cloud Builder allows developers to “rent” virtual machines for performing any number of software builds, without the expensive of physical hardware.

Reports on the status of provisioned machines

The VMware and EC2 Cloud environments allow you to use more server resources at any one time. CloudBuilder makes it simple to see the status of your provisioned machines and to better manage your server resources.

 

 

 


 

Customer Success Stories

Major Health Care Provider Centralizes enterprise builds with Meiter

See how a Major Health Insurance Provider implemented a centralized build process using Meister.

 

100% Build to Deploy automation that is Developer Driven

See how a Major Insurance Company implemented a secure, developer driven, build to deploy process using OpenMake Deploy+ and CA SCM r12. This demo has an excellent example of how Deploy+ with Remote Agents can parallelize the build to deploy process.

 

Meister added Transparency to the process...

"The implementation of Openmake Meister for build management allowed  BNSF to directly address one of their biggest challenges in the area of IT controls. This technology automated the team’s build processes, providing a  complete audit trail of changes, progression and approvals through each lifecycle stage. Finally, the implementation team used MKS Integrity Manager’s capabilities to manage the implementation itself." BNSF Technology Services Division - Learn More

Meister Standardized the compile process across the enterprise at UCLA ...

"UCLA's challenge was to standardize how builds and releases were processed, regardless of the development language used. OpenMake Meister provided this across the enterprise." University of Southern California, Production Control Team Lead - Learn More

 

Meister allowed developers to be more efficient saving money and time...

"As a company who specializes in process improvement we look for the most efficient ways to manage changing resources and requirements. We found this quality in Openmake Meister. Meister has allowed us to improve our development process by providing a streamlined, agile and 100% transparent build environment across the application lifecycle." Chris Lank, Ivis President and CEO, VP Worldwide Sales, Togethersoft

Meister accelerated builds across multiple remote machines...

"OpenMake Meister drastically reduced the cost of supporting our builds.  Meister allowed our build team to increase the number of builds supported using only 1/2 the staff, configured across 100 remote build agents."   Production Control, Major US Bank

Meister added consistency across multiple languages...

"Meister provides us a standard rules-driven build process regardless of platform, compiler and operating system. We selected Meister because it is the only enterprise-wide build tool that can thoroughly support our mission-critical Java, C/C++, and .NET applications.”   Todd Athorp, Sr Programmer, FIS

Meister allowed for more control in a 'fast evolving' development environment...

"Meister offers us increased productivity and quality  compared to manually controlled builds. Meister also completes the configuration management process through it's central build capabilities allowing Fortis to fully control all internal and external software assets within our fast evolving J2EE world.”  Matthias Pyck, Fortis Bank - Learn More