SOURCE: Cfengine


November 20, 2013 07:00 ET

CFEngine Partners With New Relic to Extend DevOps Capabilities for Customers

CFEngine a Pioneer in the DevOps Movement Announced the Availability of a Solution for Automating Deployment, and Management of New Relic Environments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2013) - CFEngine®, Inc., the leader in IT Automation software and the DevOps movement, announced today the availability of a sketch for New Relic. CFEngine integrates with New Relic to help IT-organizations rollout New Relic server agents, and ensure that they are always available across any infrastructure. Using the New Relic sketch allows organizations to easily and automatically install New Relic, self-heal to ensure that New Relic is always running, and automatically install New Relic on any new nodes.

More and more developers are turning to New Relic and similar monitoring tools to help make sense of the vast amounts of performance data for their applications in order to optimize their applications and delight their end customers. For such monitoring of applications, which is fast becoming an integral part of business, the CFEngine integration with New Relic plays a key role. "Using CFEngine and New Relic to manage your infrastructure and applications is a complete and winning solution for application developers," said Thomas Ryd, VP of Business Development at CFEngine, Inc. "CFEngine not only allows developers to focus on what they do best i.e. writing code, it essentially self-heals to ensure that New Relic is always available and running."

With the easy to use New Relic sketch for CFEngine, users can now install, uninstall, start or stop the New Relic service with ease on their entire infrastructure or parts thereof. Once the New Relic sketch is activated, CFEngine will ensure that the New Relic server agent is installed and running on all nodes specified. CFEngine constantly monitors and detects any unplanned change or disruption in service. Using proprietary self-healing technology, CFEngine is able to revert affected systems back to desired stage and restore service levels to pre-incident levels. "Through our partnership with CFEngine we're able to provide unparalleled ease of deployment and availability of our powerful application performance monitoring solution," said Bill Lapcevic, VP of Business Development at New Relic. "All CFEngine customers can use New Relic quickly and risk-free without worrying about deployment details; CFEngine takes care of everything."

Additionally, scaling the number of nodes that are New Relic nodes up or down is achieved automatically by CFEngine. As new nodes are added, CFEngine installs New Relic and ensures it is running correctly. Similarly CFEngine takes over when uninstalling New Relic and returning systems to a previous state. Users can obtain additional insights from watching a quick demonstration of the CFEngine sketch for New Relic at Also, New Relic and CFEngine announced that New Relic Standard is free, for unlimited servers, forever, to CFEngine users. CFEngine users can simply visit and signup on that page to get this offer.

CFEngine®, Inc., a pioneer in IT automation 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 IBM, eBay, Cisco, Qualcomm, AMD, US Navy, US Department of Energy, NASA AT&T, Chevron and LinkedIn.