Cloud software factory
According to a survey conducted by Gartner, until 2016 50% out of 1,000 leader companies will have stored sensible data for their clients on the Cloud. The year 2011 has been marked in this field by a strategic and technological change of direction. There is a genuine IT revolution going on at the moment, which shall mark the end of the IT art and craft.
Nowadays, one has to design the IT infrastructure and the application assets in an industrial and custom-tailored manner in order for the information system to enhance the productivity and the agility of the company.
By providing security and flexible capacities adapted almost instantaneously to the needs, Cloud services are crucial advantages of the information system. The mass arrival of connected terminals (smartphones, tablets etc.) and of new terminals (optical fiber at home, applications in SaaS mode etc.) force the Information Systems Departments to open their infrastructure in order to meet an increasing demand from the employees and the clients.
In the IT development field also, Cloud is upsetting organizations and practices. Project steering must be adapted to new Agile technologies, the infrastructure must be flexible and available everywhere and permanently in order to absorb the requirements of the teams spread across the world and the time-to-market related constrains of deadlines and costs.
In order to meet these new needs, and above all to anticipate on the future, Pentalog invites you to discover as of now its cloud development platform offer: Cloud Software Factory.
Cloud Software Factory is a tailor-made platform designed according to your needs and industrialized in order to facilitate deployments, shared by all the development teams, be they local or located at the other end of the planet, and administered in a secured and mature cloud.
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BUILD AND RUN
Cloud Software Factory is a platform entirely administered in the cloud which allows you to manage your IT development project starting from the development phase to the release of the tool to the users.
With the Cloud Software Factory offer released by Pentalog, all your IT production is entirely managed in the Cloud in compliance with the following four requirements:
- Security : all accesses to the platform are made through VPN links.
- Confidentiality : your data and services are isolated in a private cloud which is completely secure. We favor the instantiation of an application for each client instead of sharing the same multiclient instance in order to enhance the confidentiality of your data and to protect you against any security failures that may arise.
- Efficiency : your platform is available 24/7 and can be accessed from any Internet access point. Is your developer unable to come to the office? No problem. With Cloud Software Factory, he can connect from home and work as if in your premises.
- Scalability : If your application being produced or your development platform are faced with an activity peak, we absorb the exceeding load by automatically increasing the capacities of your resources without any blockage. An alert is sent to your in order to inform you about the situation and to enable you to make the necessary adjustments quickly.
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4 phases are enough for your project:
Through a web interface, the first phase consists in implementing the back office of the development platform, namely all tools allowing to store the project sources, to compile and control the code and manage the indicators and planning. There are two ways of implementing this platform consisting either in creating it from scratch by installing the tools needed for the project, or in using a template one available on the platform (Java, .net, PHP etc.).
As soon as the development platform is configured and instantiated, it is possible to connect in a secure mode from any place where an internet coverage is available, through the VPN connection supplied by Pentalog. This platform can also be shared by Pentalog development team from any of our delivery centers.
As a standard, the development platforms provide all tools allowing to manage the quality and to follow the software production: source server, continuous integration, code control tools, time management tools, anomaly management tool, planning management tool and project reporting tools etc.
And there is so much more. Cloud Software Factory also allows to manage development stations in the cloud. After having created a standard virtual development station, or after having chosen it from our templates, it is enough to define a list of developers with the right of instantiating one of these stations. Once the developer is connected to the platform, a new machine resulted from the duplication of the template station shall be available in DaaS (Desktop as a Service) mode and in a few minutes he shall be in the saddle, wherever the connection is made from : from the office, but also from a client's site, from home or from a public place providing there is Internet access and an operational VPN connection.
Once the developments are finished and the software validated, you can transfer it with a few clicks on the production platform to be accessible for all your users. The production platform itself is an environment adapting to the needs of your application in terms of resources in very high availability and security context.
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In each phase of implementation, the Pentalog technical engineers are available to assist or to replace you in all administrative, configuration or surveillance tasks on your platform. Depending on your needs, they shall intervene 24/7 to:
- reactivate processings
- check the validity of your backups
- or analyze and restart the services in order to minimize the unavailability time of your platform.
Thanks to our geographical locations on 3 different time zones, we can offer you these supervision services at a day charge.
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Preconfigured platforms... for an increased productivity!
With Cloud Software Factory you have the choice!
Either you start with a blank platform on which you install the necessary tools for your project, or you can instantiate one of the platforms preconfigured by Pentalog Institute experts.
- You will enjoy a development instance which is supported by the best tools selected by our experts
- You do not have to do any configuration and you can start using the platform immediately
- Your platform is optimized in order to gain productivity
- Pentalog Institute's experts can assist you in the quick implementation of the platform by explaining to your teams the configuration of the tools and best practices
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