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Quali Includes Jenkins Pipeline Plug-in to its Platform; Honored as Best of VMworld 2016 Finalist

By CIOReview | Monday, September 19, 2016

SANTA CLARA, CA: The leading Cloud sandbox software provider for DevOps automation—Quali—has been awarded as the Best of VMworld 2016 finalist in the category of Agility and Automation. The firm has competed against 150 other nominees contesting for the same honor.

As agility is all about innovation matching the speed of business, Quali’s CloudShell software offers a unique and critical solution for organizations to speed up their application releases and gain DevOps agility. This platform supports vCenter Versions 5.5 along with the latest version 6.0. With the help of CloudShell’s Application Deployment templates and its solid integration capabilities with VMware vCenter, VMware VMs can be deployed in sandboxes to simplify management and installation of test environments on vCenter. Along with the DevOps, Quali sandboxes also facilitates BizOps to deliver lab automation, scalable demos, proof of concepts, along with training that further contributes to business agility.

Apart from winning such coveted distinction, Quali had recently announced the availability of Jenkins pipeline plug-in capability with its Cloud Sandbox software. “Jenkins is an incredible tool for streamlining the application build, test, and release process, but without a sandboxing tool in place you can only go so far,” says Joan Wrabetz, Chief Technology Officer of Quali. “Today's applications, especially those developed for the enterprise, need to be developed and tested in sandbox environments that can truly replicate production-like deployments with full support for networking, cloud, virtualization, app deployment, and configuration of physical resources like network gear, storage, and even IoT.”

The plug-in capability allows DevOps teams to control CloudShell Sandboxes directly from Jenkins pipeline, enabling them to run operations on full-stack sandbox environment rather than just nodes. With the new plug-in, users can follow simple pipeline steps for pipeline-scripts or JenkinsFile to control CloudShell Sandboxes.