Orca Named a Gartner Cool Vendor in DevOps, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas, May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orca (orcaconfig.com), a leading innovator in software configuration management and release automation, today announced it has been named a 2017 Cool Vendor in DevOps by Gartner, Inc. The annual Cool Vendor report evaluates emerging vendors that provide innovative, impactful and intriguing technologies.

According to the report, “This year’s Cool Vendors recognize that the scope of DevOps tools must evolve and innovate. In many enterprises, growth in DevOps adoption is frenetic, fueled by rising business demands for speed and agility.”

For IT operations, DevOps, middleware teams and application owners in complex environments, Orca error-proofs and automates time-consuming configuration management and application release workflows in an intuitive, unified solution. At just a glance of Orca’s intuitive Configuration Heat Map TM, users immediately detect application, middleware, database and operating system configuration drift – major sources of compliance issues, performance problems and even security vulnerabilities. Beyond the ability to detect drift, teams also use Orca to easily correct drift on-the-fly and to schedule, approve and pre-validate routine configuration changes and deployments.

Out of the Box Integrations. Easy to Use Automations.

Before Orca, IT Operations teams typically had to rely on a combination of manual processes, technical debt-laden homegrown automations, point solutions and scripting-centric, open source tools that require teams of Ruby developers. Appealing to DevOps teams’ need for speed and to IT Ops’ need for governance, control and audit reporting, Orca’s end to end automation of configuration management and application deployment relies on a highly intuitive interface and pre-built, pre-tested integrations to key middleware, databases, operating systems and ITSMs.

Orca does not require teams to invest time and money learning new scripting or declarative languages. But operators have the flexibility of importing their existing processes for workflow automation.

“Our customers are choosing Orca because they want central, secure change control and faster software releases but without requiring new skills and long learning curves for their teams,” said Timothy Wall, Orca CEO. “We are honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in DevOps for 2017 and will continue driving DevOps innovation for our customers.”

Gartner subscribers or clients can access the full Cool Vendors in DevOps, 2017 report here.

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1 Gartner, Cool Vendors in DevOps, 2017, May 8, 2017

About Orca

Orca (orcaconfig.com) is a leading innovator in software configuration management and release automation solutions. Orca’s solutions dramatically accelerate the rate at which organizations update their applications and infrastructures, improving business agility and delivering world class stability, reliability, compliance and security.

Based in Austin, Texas, Orca is led by the DevOps and IT automation team who created BuildForge (now IBM) and VaraLogix (now BMC). To request a custom demo, visit https://www.orcaconfig.com/request-demo/.  

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CONTACT: Contact:
Scott Turner
sturner@orcaconfig.com

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