CFEngine Unveils Enterprise 3.6.0 to Further Simplify and Automate IT While Enabling Security, Compliance and Management of WebScale Deployments
Expanded Offering Helps IT Deliver Automated, Secure and Compliant Services With Full Visibility and Continuous Operations Across Multiple Endpoints, Software Stacks, Environments and Clouds
New Environmental Integrations and Improved Language Abstractions Enhance CFEngine Automation Capabilities and Help IT to Quickly Deliver Value
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (Jun 18, 2014) – CFEngine Inc., the leading provider of IT automation at WebScale, today announced new capabilities and enhancements to its solution that simplify and enhance automation across multiple endpoints, software stacks, environments, and clouds. Today, the company announced general availability of Enterprise 3.6.0.
“For IT to become a strategic partner to the business, stay relevant, and be efficient while cutting costs automation of infrastructure and the application stack is very critical,” said Yoav Boaz, Vice President of Product Management, CFEngine. “CFEngine 3.6.0 will continue to help IT automate, manage and deliver services in an agile and compliant manner while providing full visibility and control across the software stack regardless of the location or environment — physical, virtual, container or in the cloud, or development, test, or production environments.”
As IT organizations continue to evolve, CFEngine Enterprise 3.6.0 reliably provides key, new and extended functionality for IT automation:
Cross Cloud and Cross Environmental Visibility and Control of the IT Estate
CFEngine Enterprise 3.6.0 presents the users with a powerful visual dashboard, where they use customizable widgets to define scenarios unique to their environment. Using simple drag and drop capability the user customizes and enhances the dashboard experience. Using the intuitive dashboard, users can set policy, be alerted to drifts and deviations from the same, drill into and diagnose issues, and take relevant and necessary remedial action on non-compliant elements in their environment.
Enhanced Compliance and Inventory Reporting Capabilities
New reporting capabilities enable users to create filtered compliance and inventory reports on any of the hosts’ attributes, regardless of the environment — across production tiers, operating systems, and hosting platform, whether physical, virtual, or in the cloud. The level of IT governance provided in such a dynamic environment is unparalleled and the reporting capabilities help IT departments perform frequent audits and ensure regulatory and institutional compliance of their infrastructure and applications.
Productivity Gains with Language and Architecture Improvements
By deploying CFEngine Enterprise 3.6.0, IT operations teams will be more productive and more efficient than ever. Language abstractions allow for reduction in code of up to 90% in some cases. With native JSON support, CFEngine 3.6.0 provides easy integration with popular 3rd party solutions thus extending its reach within the datacenter. Architectural modifications allow CFEngine to scale to tens of thousands of managed elements with ease, making CFEngine a platform that is secure and stable, while providing IT Automation at WebScale.
The CFEngine abstraction model (specifying infrastructure as code) can also be applied to network management. CFEngine can configure, monitor, and manage network constructs and protocols such as vlan, vxlan tunnels (like openvswitch), bridging, bonding, routing, ospf, bgp without recourse to a proprietary central controller.
Availability and Pricing, Additional Details
CFEngine Enterprise 3.6.0 will be available June 18, 2014. Customers interested in trying CFEngine 3.6.0 can contact CFEngine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information and pricing details can be obtained by contacting CFEngine Sales.
Read our product management blog heralding the release of CFEngine 3.6.0 at http://cfengine.com/blog/.
Experience the product, see demos and get detailed information on new features and benefits at http://cfengine.com/product/enterprise-3-6-0/.
CFEngine®, Inc., a pioneer in IT Automation at WebScale, enables organizations to become more agile and thrive in the Cloud Era by radically simplifying, automating and transforming the way they build, deliver and consume IT infrastructure and applications. With CFEngine, some of the largest IT organizations provision resources and deploy new applications orders of magnitude faster, while ensuring continuous availability, security and compliance in large-scale, very dynamic and highly complex environments. CFEngine has users in more than 100 countries, including many of the world’s largest financial organizations such as JPMC, as well as companies like LinkedIn, Chevron, DirecTV, Locaweb, and Deutsche Telekom.