Electric Cloud Opens ElectricAccelerator Product to Speed Software Development Tasks

By Electric Cloud, PRNE
Monday, February 15, 2010

SCons, MSBuild, and Other Development Processes Supported Through New Electrify Feature

SUNNYVALE, California, February 16 - Electric Cloud(R), the leading provider of software production management
(SPM) solutions, has expanded ElectricAccelerator to help developers get the
most out of the tools and processes they have in place today.
ElectricAccelerator now includes Electrify, a feature that provides parallel
processing for virtually any software production task, and subbuild
technology, which helps developers avoid unnecessary builds altogether.
Electric Cloud also announced significant upgrades to ElectricCommander today

"Our goal is to remove the bottlenecks in software production wherever
they exist," said Mike Maciag, CEO of Electric Cloud. "ElectricAccelerator
speeds Make, NMAKE, Visual Studio and Ant builds by 10-20x. With Electrify we
are broadening the technology to enable these benefits for virtually any
compute-intensive development task."

ElectricAccelerator uses patented technology to safely speed development
tasks by running them in parallel on private or public compute clouds.
ElectricAccelerator 5.0 brings the benefits of parallelization it first
applied to software builds to a variety of new development tools and tasks.
Its Electrify feature lets developers use parallel processing to improve the
performance of many software production tools and tasks.

In addition to now supporting build tools like MSBuild, SCons and
homegrown systems, Electrify creates an all-purpose private compute cloud.
Developers can apply the power of parallel computing to new tasks like
parallel testing or data modeling, and they can do it at their desktop, in a
private cloud or on a dedicated server.

For example, teams standardizing on tools like SCons can apply the
benefits of centralization to provide faster builds than individual multicore
servers can offer, while at the same time reducing hardware costs and server
sprawl by using fewer actual machines. Supporting multiple configurations
also becomes demonstrably easier, as the virtualization capabilities of
ElectricAccelerator permit zero-configuration support for changing developer
environments. Development teams retain full control over their tools and
environments, while IT is released from the headache of supporting a variety
of configurations.

ElectricAccelerator 5.0 also adds subbuilds, allowing developers avoid
unnecessary work by automatically reducing a build to the smallest subset of
critical changes. Its subbuild technology identifies and builds only the
components that are essential to a developer's current focus. The result is
fewer broken builds and the ability to compile and test frequently without
affecting the rest of the team. Subbuilds are also part of Electric Cloud's
free developer build tool, SparkBuild, available for download at

About Electric Cloud

Electric Cloud is the leading provider of software production management
(SPM) solutions. Electric Cloud solutions automate, accelerate and analyze
software build-test-deploy processes to optimize both physical and virtual IT
environments. The company's patented and award-winning products help
development organizations to speed time to market, boost developer
productivity, and improve software quality. Leading companies across a
variety of industries, including semiconductors, enterprise IT, ISVs, mobile
devices, and transactional Web sites rely on Electric Cloud's Software
Production Management solutions to transform software production from a
liability to a competitive advantage. For customer inquiries please contact
Electric Cloud at +1-408-419-4300 or www.electric-cloud.com.

(c) 2003-2010 Electric Cloud, Inc. All rights reserved. Electric Cloud,
ElectricInsight, ElectricAccelerator, Electric Make and SparkBuild are
trademarks of Electric Cloud. Other company and product names may be
trademarks of their respective owners.

Katherine Madariaga of Atomic PR, +1-415-593-1400, Katherine (at) atomicpr.com, for Electric Cloud

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