SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - Appsecute, the collaborative application management company, today launched their new social timeline for DevOps.
The service allows developers and IT operations staff to see everything that's happening with their software components and applications at a glance. Real-time status is combined with a Facebook-style timeline to allow teams to collaborate to deal with issues.
The inspiration came from a problem the founders faced themselves when acting as 'DevOps,' building and managing their own software.
"We sat down and counted the number of cloud services we were using on a daily basis and ended up with a total of 14," says Mark Cox, founder and CEO of Appsecute. "That's 14 different places that our team had to stay on top of on a day to day basis -- and the feedback from our users was that they too were in a similar position."
Appsecute uses 'connectors' to bring events in from these services, and to allow people to go back and to take action when there is a problem. Any issues or problems appear on a Facebook-style timeline, where people can add comments and discuss who will deal with the issue and what to do. Code changes, support issues, build and test results, and alerts from monitoring systems all become visible.
Building Appsecute specifically for developers and operations has allowed some unique and useful features to be provided. "It's not enough just to provide a social timeline. DevOps need something that relates things that are happening back to the software components they are building," says Cox.
Appsecute shows the real-time status of software components at a glance -- components go red if there's a problem, and get cleared again when the problem is resolved. And those problems can be anything that impacts the team -- urgent support tickets, failed builds or tests, or operational issues with production systems.
"Our team's job is to keep the bank's systems up and running -- whatever it takes, from bug fixes through to more traditional operations activities," says Kevin Alcock, Applications Infrastructure Manager at SBS Bank. "Appsecute provides the single view we need as we deal with a growing number of tools and services within the bank."
Developers can easily build their own connectors using Appsecute's connector API, and Appsecute are open-sourcing the connectors they have already built to serve as examples.
Initially Appsecute will provide connectors for GitHub, Zendesk, Tender Support, CircleCI, AppFog, CloudFoundry.com and Heroku with more to follow over the next few weeks.
Appsecute provides collaborative application management tools for DevOps, bringing visibility and collaboration to developers and IT operations. To learn more visit https://appsecute.com/