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Press Release: Grid Dynamics and Fujitsu Deliver Oracle Commerce Platform on Fujitsu M10 Servers as a Fully-Managed Cloud Service

Comprehensive, joint solution delivers push-button provisioning, development, testing, deployment and continuous delivery with high-performance infrastructure to retailers as-a-service

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grid Dynamics, a leading provider of scalable eCommerce technology solutions, and Fujitsu Technology and Business of America, Inc. announced today a fully-managed cloud service based on Oracle Commerce Platform with Fujitsu M10 servers running Oracle Solaris. Optimized for scalability and performance, the solution combines the Tonomi autonomic application delivery platform and managed services from Grid Dynamics with the flexible Fujitsu M10 server infrastructure to deliver push-button provisioning, deployment and continuous delivery. Integrated development, testing and production environment management with database and data schema management give retailers the ability to handle the heaviest of eCommerce workloads and more rapidly evolve their omnichannel services. As a fully-managed, cloud-based delivery service, the solution can help eliminate the costs, risks, time and complexities associated with acquiring, building and managing infrastructure and hiring new DevOps teams to automate application environment management. Read full press release >>

By Victoria Livschitz

October 20, 2015

Digital Commerce Innovation Demands Agility and Control

Retailers are under immense pressure to innovate faster. Working with them over the past fifteen years, we’ve come to intimately understand their challenges. With the explosion of digital touch points and the expectation of a unified experience throughout a shopper’s journey across the channels, retailers must innovate at an unprecedented pace while performing flawlessly even as traffic peaks. Read full blog >>

By Victoria Livschitz

October 20, 2015

Grid Dynamics and Tonomi on the Move: 
See You at a Tech Conference in October

The late summer and early fall have been an exciting time for our team. Since August, when Grid Dynamics announced its acquisition of Qubell, we have been focused on the best way to deliver our new capabilities to enterprises. Tonomi’s powerful automation technology is further enabling us together to deliver what our customers are asking for: fast, safe and secure management of applications and their environments on public and private clouds.  

If you’re as busy as we will be this October traveling to share the promise of this solution, you’ll likely be at one of the following events our team plans to attend:

- PuppetConf – October 5-9, 2015 (Portland, OR). We’re excited to engage with attendees as a sponsor and discuss the latest in DevOps and autonomic application management at our booth.

- AWS re:Invent – October 6-9, 2015 (Las Vegas, NV). In addition to stopping by our booth, be sure to hear our presentation on “Living the DevOps Dream: Self-Managed Application Environments as a Service”. Also, sign up for Tonomi during the conference and you’ll have a chance to win an Apple Watch or GoPro.

- DevOps Enterprise Summit – October 19-21, 2015 (San Francisco, CA). We won’t have to travel too far from home to join this exciting industry event to discuss enterprise trends in DevOps.

- Oracle OpenWorld – October 25-29, 2015 (San Francisco, CA). With this year’s event theme being “Explore the Cloud Platform of the Future,” you’ll want to come see us at the Fujitsu booth and learn more about how we’re working together to deliver cloud-based Oracle commerce solution powered by Tonomi and Fujitsu M10 servers. 

Be sure to be social with us during our busy month of travel in October! Stay in touch by tweeting us @TonomiInc and @GridDynamics.

October 3, 2015

Grid Dynamics Acquires Qubell, Renames Product Tonomi and Raises Series B Funding to Extend Cloud Application Services

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grid Dynamics, a leading provider of scalable ecommerce technology solutions, announced today it has acquired Qubell, developer of the first autonomic application management platform for cloud applications. Grid Dynamics also secured series B financing from Qubell’s lead investor, Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) to fund the expansion into cloud services. With the acquisition of Qubell, Grid Dynamics will offer integrated cloud enablement and application management solutions for custom, next-generation digital platforms on the cloud.

Read full story: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150817005597/en/#.VdIOPyS8byA

17 August, 2015

Tonomi is a platinum sponsor of Youcon 2015, the first major technology conference in Saratov, Russia 

Saratov’s first technology conference was a big success! A full day or keynotes and technical talks brought in 1,000 attendees and well-chosen speakers from Russia and international community kept the crowd standing in the corridors during the entire length of the event, tolerating 100+ F heat of Russian summer. The event became a testament of the size and engagement of Saratov IT community and a major achievement for the organizers. Tonomi is a proud Platinum sponsor of Youcon 2015, committed to support the conference in years to come.

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20 June, 2015

Victoria Livschitz Keynotes at Gluecon 2015

This was Tonomi’ s first year at Gluecon this year. The conference was rather small, but highly concentrated with senior developers and architects. It was nice to be able to talk to most of the folks attending. Devops was a mainstream topic. Victoria Livschitz delivered a keynote; slides can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/VictoriaLivschitz/gluecon-keynote-2015

22 May, 2015

2015 Best of Interop Awards: Tonomi (formerly, Qubell) named a finalist in Cloud/Virtualization Category

AN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop Las Vegas, produced by UBM Tech, today announced the finalists for its 2015 Best of Interop Awards. The awards recognize innovation and technological advancements in nine technology categories. Award winners will be announced at Interop Las Vegas 2015, which takes place April 27-May 1 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information, visit: interop.com/lasvegas/special-events/best-of-interop-awards.php.

Cloud/Virtualization Category Finalists
CloudVelox – CloudVelox One Hybrid Cloud(TM) Platform for Pilot Light DR
FixStream, Inc. – FixStream Operational Analytics and Visualization Platform
Tonomi (formerly Qubell) – Autonomic Application Delivery and Management

9 April, 2015

IDC Customer Spotlight: Adaptive Self-Service Cloud Option Helps RingCentral Optimize Big Data and Complex Systems

IDC releases a Customer Spotlight research paper sponsored by Qubell. Summary of Findings:

Organization: RingCentral is a publicly traded provider of cloud-based phone and communications systems for businesses.

Operational Challenge: RingCentral needed to solve configuration management problems for rapid delivery of changes and quality for complex Hadoop big data analytics and other systems on which the company's phone and communications business depends.

Solution: The company selected Qubell Inc. and its autonomic application management platform.

Project Duration: Initial big data deployment took 6 months (rather than 12+ months). Other deployments are ongoing and will be completed in 1Q15.

Benefits: The company moved from an outdated version of Hadoop and gained application speed, quality, and reliability with Qubell self-service. Teams spin up tests in days, not weeks, and deploy on Amazon cloud for agility in a dynamic market. Data analytics enable insight into phone and communications performance and usage.

By IDC Research

March, 2015

Autonomic Application Management with Qubell (and Docker)

Victoria Livschitz presented at the East Bay Meetup on Docker, Containers and Cloud Foundry PaaS event on March 5, 2015. The talked focused on the emerging control stack for end-to-end enterprise automation and demonstrated the power of Qubell + Docker. The talk covered the following topics:

- Introduction to Qubell and autonomic application environment management
- Overview of key use cases:
       Self-service test sandboxes
       Automated CICD pipeline
       Continuous production upgrades
       Visibility of environment configurations and their changes
- Management of big data environments using "Qubell for Hadoop Developers" accelerator
- Qubell + Docker for test environments

Autonomic Cloud Applications: Qubell betters cloud application development and management with new platform

Organizations increasingly rely on cloud-based solutions and applications (apps) to propel business into the next generation. To help support this migration, software providers develop products to improve processes.

Headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, Qubell is a privately held organization that does not disclose its annual revenue. The company is dedicated to enhancing cloud application development. It offers an autonomic application management platform for cloud applications, which enables them to become adaptive, self-managed services that configure, heal, optimize, and protect themselves in response to changes within dynamic cloud environments.

By Cassandra Balentine, Software Magazine

21 January, 2015

Forbes: How to Test Drive Big Data Analytics

Cloud-centric ‘autonomic’ application management company Qubell has announced Qubell for Hadoop Developers. The software is intended to enable Hadoop programmers and data engineers to get access to on-demand test environments for big data analytics projects. The assertion here (made by IDC analyst Melinda Ballou) is that too many companies are still at what has been called “immature levels” of quality and configuration management for production environments that can support big data analytics — and so, logically, these firms are not really using or taking advantage of big data analytics yet.

Testing big data, why it’s tough

If we can accept the contention that big data analytics testing is not easy, then we can drill down to ask why exactly this job and procedure is so hard to execute in real world workplaces.

1) It is still comparatively early days for both Hadoop and for big data analytics, so it’s not unfair to suggest that firms will often exhibit a lack of the required levels of in-house testing infrastructure required to execute big data projects.
2) As a direct corollary and consequence of point 1) firms also often suffer from a lack of skills related to configuring, testing and managing analytics tools and environments

By Adrian Bridgewater, Forbes

19 January, 2015

When Pigs Fly and Applications Manage Themselves… 

Did you ever think a day would come when cars could drive themselves, drones would fly or that technology could connect millions of devices into an Internet of Things? The truth is that technology systems have become far too complex to be managed by humans anymore. This battle is now being lost by humans and won by technology.

IBM defined the vision of autonomic computing where technology manages itself and adapts to unpredictable changes, but in actuality failed to deliver. We’ve been working hard at Qubell to make that vision a reality – starting with everyday application types: web applications, commerce platforms and big data analytics. And today we’re proud to share the news of two significant products...

SD Times: Qubell launches Hadoop self-service test environments for Big Data applications

Qubell, provider of an autonomic application management platform for cloud applications, today announced the availability of Qubell for Hadoop Developers. The new solution enables Hadoop developers to add dynamic, cloud-based test environments on-demand for new or existing big data analytics projects. As companies, particularly in retail, financial services and high-tech industries invest in big data analytics initiatives, Qubell for Hadoop Developers offers the fastest, easiest way to get started with big data analytics projects, and create, test and operate new software that drives greater business insight and increases revenue streams.

By SD Times

14 January, 2015

Press Release: Qubell Launches Hadoop Self-Service Test Environments for Big Data Applications.

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2015

Qubell, provider of an autonomic application management platform for cloud applications, today announced the availability of Qubell for Hadoop Developers. The new solution enables Hadoop developers to add dynamic, cloud-based test environments on-demand for new or existing big data analytics projects. As companies, particularly in retail, financial services and high-tech industries invest in big data analytics initiatives, Qubell for Hadoop Developers offers the fastest, easiest way to get started with big data analytics projects, and create, test and operate new software that drives greater business insight and increases revenue streams.

By Qubell, Inc.

13 January, 2015

Press Release: Qubell Launches First Autonomic Application Management Platform for Cloud Applications.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2015

Qubell announced today the availability of the first autonomic application management platform for cloud applications. Qubell enables applications to become adaptive, self-managed services that configure, heal, optimize and protect themselves in response to changes within dynamic cloud environments. With Qubell, managing applications as an autonomic system dramatically accelerates application release cycles, improves quality, eliminates manual operations and reduces outages and operating costs. The platform is designed for a broad range of web, commerce and big data applications with an emphasis on retail, financial services and high-tech industries.

By Qubell, Inc.

12 January, 2015

Women in Technology | Power Panel at CloudExpo with Victoria Livschitz

“Why Devops Is Even More Important Than You Thought”| Power Panel at CloudExpo with Victoria Livschitz

A power panel dedicated to the growing role of devops in the enterprises recorded during the CloudExpo just got published. Here is a full 42-min video.

BayLISA:  Stan Klimoff Presented a Talk “A Case for Distributed Governance”

Stan presented Qubell and its premise of distributed governance at the final BayLISA event of 2014 on December 18th as a part of “Short but Cool” talks.

By Stan Klimoff

18 December, 2014

Cloud Luminaries:  Victoria Livschitz on Using Automation to Achieve Developer Self-Service (Video Interview)

“Think about button makers and button users,” said Livschitz. “It's not about giving them tools, but rather creating self-service interfaces.”

Cowboys and Bureaucrats | SYS-CON.tv Video Interview of Stan Klimoff

"We have developers who are really passionate about getting their code out to customers, no matter what, in the shortest possible time. Operations are very focused on procedures and policies,”

Qubell at CloudExpo and Devops Summit 2014, Silicon Valley 

DevOps Summit at CloudExpo Silicon Valley 2014 was a terrific event for us. Qubell booth was crowded all three days. We ran demos every 30 minutes with folks lining up to get a seat and usually standing around. It was great to meet and talk to over 500 people! My keynote was well received and so was Stan's joint presentation with RingCentral on Devops for BigData. I also participated in two Power Panels - Women in Technology and Why Devops Is Even More Important Than You Think, both featuring brilliant colleagues and moderators and a blast to be a part of. 

Grid Dynamics folks were showcasing their technology called Agile Software Factory that pre-packages many popular open source technologies and tools into a fully-integrated technology suite for continuous delivery pipeline, from code changes to production updates. Qubell is used by the Agile Software Factory as the “logistics” engine to create dev/test/prod environments on-demand, as required by the release pipeline, and automate updates, upgrades and auto-recycling of used up environments. 

Here are the links to the content of the keynote, panels and sessions posted so far:

DevOps Summit Keynote | Purpose-Defined Computing: The Next Frontier in Automation, video and slides. 
Women in Technology Power Panel, video.
Why Devops Is Even More Important Than You Think Power Panel, video.

DevOps Summit Keynote | Purpose-Defined Computing: The Next Frontier in Automation

Software is eating the world. Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace rapid and constant change to both applications and their infrastructure, and find a way to deliver speed and agility of development without sacrificing reliability or efficiency of operations.

DevOps Summit Talk | Building Continuous Delivery Pipelines for BigData With AWS and Qubell

Mike Becker from RingCentral and Stan Klimoff from Qubell share the lessons learned from implementing CI/CD pipeline on AWS for a customer analytics project powered by Cloudera Hadoop, HP Vertica and Tableau.

By Stan Klimoff and Mike Becker, RingCentral

5 November, 2014

DevOps Journal: An Exclusive DevOps Interview with Qubell CTO Stan Klimoff

Qubell is staking out its territory in DevOps, with a collection of components, connectors and starter kits that are "self-deployable composite applications and blueprints that showcase a complete technical solution to a common business problem," in the words of the company.

By Roger Strukhoff

15 October, 2014

Qubell Named "Platinum Sponsor" of DevOps Summit Silicon Valley

SYS-CON Events announced today that Qubell has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of DevOps Summit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

By Yeshim Deniz for DevOps Journal

4 September, 2014

Huffington Post Article: Women in Business, Q&A with Victoria Livschitz

Q: How has your life experience made you the leader you are today?
A: Life is a collection of experiences that shape and define us, as a person and a leader. A part of me is an engineer and technologist that loves building systems - applications, platforms, teams, companies. A part of me is a mother of three kids, who sees deep similarities between...

By Laura Dunn

1 September, 2014

What's Your Take on the American Dream? Guest Post for Women 2.0

Around the turn of the 20th century, millions of European immigrants poured through Ellis Island in pursuit of the American Dream, lured by the promise of a fresh start, plentiful employment and personal freedoms. Fast forward 100 years: We’ve endured a credit crisis, housing crisis, job crisis, health care crisis and a recession. Jobs are moving overseas to China and India, and more recently, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

By Victoria Livschitz for Women 2.0

27 August, 2014

Stan’s Blog: DevOps Hierarchy of Needs

People often ask how Qubell is different from Chef, Puppet, OpenShift, Docker, Heat, Ansible, Mesos, Kubernetes or some other hip product du jour. Like any comparison of apples to oranges, the answer involves a surprisingly deep investigation into botanical conventions, differences between cultivars and species, and even a venture into dangerous waters of “what is fruit, really?”. Intellectually stimulating, but not that useful from the nutritional standpoint.

By Stan Klimoff

26 August, 2014

Qubell is NetworkWorld’s New Product of the Week Pick

Product name: Qubell, Enterprise Edition
Key features: Qubell is an enterprise devops platform. Main features include ...

By NetworkWorld

17 July, 2014

Victoria’s Blog: A Quest for Continuous Innovation

A remarkable thing about 2014 is how every CTO and CIO seem to have finally gotten the memo that agility in software development and operations is not a buzz or a fad, but a direct and immediate threat to the survival - their own and their company's. A report after report...

By Victoria Livschitz

26 May, 2014

Three Things I Wish I Had Known in My 20’s. Guest Post for Neon Notebook

At the age of 18, I was a carefree freshman at the University in Vilnius, Lithuania, like millions of others – studying, partying and playing chess, my sport of choice. 2 years later, at the age of 20, I was married, with 3-months old baby and $500 bucks in a pocket, landing in the city of Cleveland, USA on a one-way ticket from Moscow, in search of more opportunities and better live.

By Victoria Livschitz for Neon Notebook

14 May, 2014

Qubell and Grid Dynamics Team up to Make Daily Software Upgrades Safe and Routine for E-Retailers that Use Oracle ATG

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Qubell, an innovator in automated application deployment and configuration management for web-scale applications, and Grid Dynamics, the leading provider of scalable eCommerce technology solutions, today announced the launch of the Agile Software Factory (ASF) program for Oracle ATG customers. The joint offering aims to help online retailers ...

Joint Press Release by Qubell and Grid Dynamics

28 April, 2014

Qubell Founder is Announced as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award Semifinalist in Northern California

EY today announced semifinalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM 2014 Award in the Northern California region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected as semifinalists from more than 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 10th at the Fairmont San Jose.

Press Release by EY

4 April, 2014

Qubell Announces $1.8M Seed Round

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Qubell (www.qubell.com), an innovator in automated application deployment and configuration management for web-scale applications, today announced $1.8 million financing from two top Silicon Valley venture capital firms specializing in enterprise software: Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) and Icon Venture Partners.

Press Release by Qubell

21 January, 2014

Grid Dynamics and Qubell Team Up to Offer Integrated Solutions to Boost E-Commerce Agility and Time to Market

Grid Dynamics and Qubell Team Up to Offer Integrated Solutions to Boost E-Commerce Agility and Time to Market. Behavioral Analytics Starter Kit is the first joint offering from the technology pioneers.

Grid Dynamics, the leading provider of custom scalable e-commerce technology solutions and pioneer of enterprise clouds, and Qubell, an innovator in application development and configuration management, today announced a multidimensional relationship aimed at helping large e-commerce companies develop, manage and update their online businesses faster and better.

Joint Press Release by Qubell and Grid Dynamics

9 September, 2013

Qubell launches to be the enterprise PaaS that actually prospers

The fate of companies billing themselves as Platform as a Service has generally been to get snapped up by a larger company, mostly on the chance that the PaaS may indeed prove to be a sound business. In the early days, platforms were snapped up based on their focus on a specific language or actual users, but as polyglot PaaS became common a few, such as AppFog, were left hoping for a savior in the form of a large partnership with a big player or for an exit that might break even for their backers.

By Stacey Higginbotham, GigaOM

3 July, 2013

Kohl’s Completes Initial Implementation of the Qubell Adaptive PaaS, which Helps Speed Delivery of Its Ecommerce Features and Services

Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013
Qubell, an innovator in application deployment and management, today announced that Kohl’s Department Stores, a specialty department store with 1,155 stores in 49 U.S. states, has completed a successful initial implementation of the Qubell Adaptive PaaS (platform-as-a-service) as a component of its current omnichannel technology initiatives.

Press Release by Qubell

19 June, 2013

Qubell Emerges From Stealth, Launches Adaptive Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to Enable Rapid Changes to Live Applications

Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013
Qubell, an innovator in application deployment and configuration management, emerged from stealth mode today and launched the Qubell™ Adaptive PaaS (platform-as-a-service), the first platform designed to enable enterprises to implement changes to their complex online services rapidly and without risking the stability of their system.

Press Release by Qubell

19 June, 2013

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