MaestroDev, the company offering enterprise software build platform and private cloud, today announced the release of Maestro 3, their latest version of platform that features an innovative application layer that deeply integrates with a broad range of open source tools. As the DevOps go towards a more automated approach, a comprehensive platform like the one offered by MaestroDev becomes very important.
Maestro 3’s application layer orchestrates a broad set of open source tools like Apache Maven, Apache Archiva, Hudson, Apache Continuum, Sonar, Selenium, Xen, Eucalyptus, Icinga and Puppet. Maestro integrates all these open source components into a single interface drastically simplifying the entire scope of DevOps activities for developers. Essentially, it is an optimized build and deploy environment and when used along with its production grade private cloud platform, it could come handy for Fortune 500 companies.
Why is Maestro 3 interesting?
So far, the available solutions only automates through the build and release stages but Maestro 3 introduces something called “Compositions” which orchestrates across a broader set of DevOps functions such as build, test, report, enforce, release, manifest and deploy along with infrastructure provisioning inside the data center or private cloud or public cloud. The advantage of the “Compositions” results in a standardized machine and human workflow greatly improving the ease of use, repeatability and reliability. Maestro 3 offers a granular customization of composition, giving developers more control over the process.
One of the biggest attraction of Maestro 3 platform is that it is a comprehensive solution and the fact that it uses open source software extensively means that it can be made available at a significantly lower cost.
Is Maestro 3 Open Source?
No. Not even anywhere closer to it. They take advantage of open source components to push their platform at a lower cost. Their product is a proprietary layer on top of the open source components. However, many of their team members are active in the open source projects they use. This gives them certain level of legitimacy and, also, helps to have a say in the product roadmap. Now a days we see enterprises deploying open source in large scale including their production environments. By layering on top of open source components, Maestro can easily fit into the enterprise environments.
To many in the Clouderati, this is just a repositioning of their solution to fit the private cloud. Even though it is true to a certain extent, we should note that the Fortune 500 companies are not ready to swipe their credit cards and dump their data into Amazon Cloud or other public cloud providers. Their path to cloud takes private and hybrid cloud route. Taking this into account, MaestroDev is positioning themselves to meet the needs of enterprises moving to private cloud.
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