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Ranger4 Wins 2015 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding DevOps Solution

Posted by Steve Green on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 22:02 PM

IBM Beacon Awards recognize select Business Partners for delivering advanced cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social solutions

Today, Ranger4 was named a winner of a 2015 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding DevOps Solution. Each year, this honor is awarded to a select number of IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way their clients and industries do business in the future. The 2015 awards recognize achievements across a wide-range of solution areas, including, cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social business.

"We're delighted to be lauded by one of our key partners for the work we have been doing to help our customers take their innovation to market at high velocity and deliver on the DevOps promise," said Helen Beal, Head of DevOps at Ranger4. "Our DevOps Maturity Assessment has proven itself to be the optimum way of starting an organization on a DevOps journey and delivers a framework to assure and measure success throughout the transformation."

The Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the winners are selected by a panel of expert judges consisting of IBM executives, industry analysts and members of the press. IBM's Beacon Awards recognize Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions to clients around the world to drive transformation and business growth. This year’s awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 28 award categories. This includes two new awards for 2015: the Big Data and Analytics Solution award and Technical Support Services Solution award.

The IBM Beacon Awards recognize those who embody the ideals of the Business Partner of the future and set the standard for business excellence by continually delivering smart solutions with transformative value,” said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We’d like to congratulate Ranger4 on winning the Beacon Award for Outstanding DevOps Solution and serving as a trusted business advisor to our mutual clients."

For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including information about winners and finalists, please visit www.ibm.com/partnerworld/beacons.

Topics: DevOps Awards

Cloudbees Win More Funding - Staying Focused on DevOps

Posted by Andrew Cullum on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 @ 17:01 PM

Ranger4 partner, Cloudbees, have secured a major new venture capital financing round, a sign that their continued embrace of all things DevOps is working. CloudBees focus on supporting and hosting the open source Jenkins project, a continuous delivery platform.
What is Jenkins?

Basically if you’re managing a team of developers, Jenkins can help keep everything properly in line across the lifecycle of developing new code.

CloudBees got its latest funding round from existing investor Lightspeed Venture Partners, which was joined by Matrix Partners and Verizon Ventures. Combined with three previous rounds of investments - the last two of which each brought in $10M - CloudBees has raised more than $50M in capital.

The investment is important for multiple reasons:

1) It’s a validation of the devops movement and open-source Jenkins project

2) It reflects the desire of VC investors to continue supporting a company in CloudBees and providing it with a new infusion of cash after a major pivot

3) It’s a recognition that the pure-play application development PaaS market can be a tough place for startups.

Well done, Cloudbees! You're DevOpstastic.

Topics: Jenkins, DevOps

Ranger4 Attain IBM Premier Partner Status

Posted by Helen Beal on Fri, Nov 29, 2013 @ 12:11 PM

Ranger4 are delighted to announce that IBM have upgraded our Partner status from Advanced to Premier - a reflection of our outstanding performance in delivering IBM software and hardware solutions to our customers.

Our success reflects our superior skills and our commitment to collaborating with our key partners - all with the ultimate goal of helping our customers succeed.

Our IBM partnership is central to our DevOps capabilities - with IBM's consulting, software and infrastructure solutions we help development and operations teams perform better and with less stress through the whole of the software development lifecycle, with particular focus on:

- Release and deployment automation

- Service virtualisation and test automation

Our DevOps Readiness Assessment is designed for customers who feel they could be delivering innovation to their customers at greater speed and want an independent view on how their culture, organisation and processes can be enhanced to achieve true continuous delivery.

Topics: IBM, automated deployment, deployment automation, IBM Premier Partner, software and hardware reseller, release automation, DevOps Readiness Assessment, Green Hat, test automation, UrbanCode, service virtualisation, continuous delivery

Ranger4 Launch DevOps Readiness Survey

Posted by Helen Beal on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 @ 11:10 AM

October 21, 2013

Today, Ranger4 launched their DevOps Readiness Survey, available to complete here. Ranger4 is driven by DevOps and on a daily basis witness the extraordinary improvements our customers bring to their lives and organisations when they embrace the DevOps philosophy.

The survey has been designed in line with Ranger4's People > Process > Technology philosophy and takes a mere five minutes to complete. It has been built with consideration of the best practices DevOps evangelists like Gene Kim and Jez Humble propound and highlights key cultural attributes seen in the most successful DevOps organisations.

Those who complete the survey are entered into a prize draw for a Raspberry Pi and a (retro!) Big Trak - great fun for adults and children alike. Respondents will also receive a tailored survey summary and Ranger4 will make the results of the survey available more widely at the start of 2014.

Ranger4 are DevOpstastic and determined to spread their love throughout the universe. Cosmic.

Topics: DevOps, application release automation, automated deployment, deployment automation

Ranger4 Announce DevOps At High Speed Event

Posted by Steve Green on Mon, Oct 14, 2013 @ 16:10 PM

October 14, 2013

DevOps at High Speed at ClaridgesToday, Ranger4 are delighted to announce the opening for registrations of their latest event - DevOps at High Speed, to be held on Thursday November 14 2013 at the Claridge's Hotel in Mayfair.

This intimate, informal event at one of the most prestigious locations in London marks a seminal moment of Ranger4 taking their DevOps expertise to market and is aimed at a limited number of leading CIO's and IT Decision Makers in the UK.

On the agenda are speakers from Ranger4's partners, IBM and AppDynamics, delivering compelling, inspirational content on how DevOps changes lives for the better and how embracing the DevOps philosophy leads to long-lasting positive change that can be further embedded and enhanced through the implementation of optimised technologies.

When DevOps is properly understood and implemented it streamlines the delivery of innovation from the lines of business to the customer resulting in:

- Huge productivity gains

- Controlled risk and costs

- Smiley, happy people

You can apply for your seat at the event here.

Ranger4 are driven by DevOps - we're DevOpstastic and determined to spread our love throughout the universe. Cosmic.

Topics: DevOps, application performance monitoring, IBM, Appdynamics