Flint Brenton

About Flint Brenton

Flint has extensive experience leading innovative software companies and has an exceptional track record of accelerating growth through product innovation and sales execution. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of AccelOps, a provider of a leading IT operations analytics platform for cloud and virtualized infrastructures. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Tidal Software, a leading application automation software solution provider, which later was acquired by Cisco. After the Cisco acquisition, Mr. Brenton served in various follow-on capacities, including Vice President of Advanced Services and as Senior Vice President of Engineering for Cisco’s cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) software offerings. At both AccelOps and Tidal Software, Mr. Brenton more than tripled sales under his tenure while focusing both companies on disruptive product introductions.

Talking DevOps Culture, Process and Security with Ian Murphy from Enterprise Times

CollabNet had the pleasure of welcoming Ian Murphy from Enterprise Times to our offices earlier this year for a chat about DevOps. We sat down together and discussed how businesses are creating software today, and how they are organizing teams to deliver the most value to customers. Ian had excellent questions for me about the maturity of the DevOps market and automation of processes, trends in organizational structure and the importance of security in software development—among many other topics. While many organizations are getting by with traditional siloed development methods, the potential that comes with adapting processes and teams using …

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Q&A with Read It Quik Editor Meghna Lal

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by readitquik.com editor Meghna Lal. We discussed several topics including my background and what led me here to CollabNet, our company’s role in the DevOps market, and where the industry is headed. We also covered important trends and technologies worth watching. We covered how today’s software-driven world is driving DevOps to be explored at the executive level. IT challenges have become business challenges and organizations know now that in order to succeed they must deliver better quality applications at a faster speed. And that is our sweet spot. You can read the …

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BizDevOps: Here’s How to Make It Happen in Your Organization

I recently had a conversation with Jennifer Lent from TechTarget. She’s a respected thinker in our field and covers major trends. We spoke about the emergence of BizDevOps and its implications for businesses. We tackled a number of topics. She wrote about our conversation in a recent article, “BizDevOps: Here’s how to make it happen in your organization.” Since our conversation, I’ve been thinking more about BizDevOps, its challenges, and what makes the BizDevOps pipeline flow. Peter Drucker made the prescient statement that “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” This applies to BizDevOps – changing tech is not hard, but changing …

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CollabNet Achieves Record Performance in 2016

It feels great to hit the ground running in the new year. We have a lot to accomplish in 2017 as we charge ahead on our mission to help organizations develop quality applications at speed safely. CollabNet is well positioned to impact the marketplace like never before. CollabNet has set new standards for enterprise DevOps with CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM) and Clarive by CollabNet. Our solutions promote collaboration and greater business outcomes for customers by delivering advanced visibility, automation, and context. CollabNet recently announced our 2016 earnings success, along with other significant achievements during the year. Here are the …

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Where’s DevOps Innovation Headed? Reflections from the 2016 DevOps Enterprise Summit

I recently attended DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16), which ran Nov. 7-9 in San Francisco. This event marked a major milestone in CollabNet’s history. We announced a brand new product, the DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM), a platform for managing the entire DevOps toolchain, and we introduced our Clarive partnership, extending CollabNet’s expertise into the application release automation (ARA) space. This means our solutions can help Dev and Ops teams through the entire software development lifecycle and return feedback upstream for true continuous integration and continuous delivery. The event brought together thought leaders and practitioners who are passionate about seeing DevOps goals …

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CollabNet Keeps Momentum in First Quarter 2016

I’m happy to report that the second quarter of 2016 is in full swing. We put out our quarterly announcement last week sharing what we’ve accomplished as a company and how we can better serve our customers. Every quarter you can plan to hear from us on company growth, product development and what’s happening in the market. Here are a few highlights from Q1 of 2016: Thanks to our continuous improvement efforts and increased demand in our TeamForge platform, CollabNet has seen a 19 percent increase in sales to new customers compared to the same quarter in the previous year. …

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CollabNet Contributes to DZone’s 2016 Guide to Building and Deploying Applications on the Cloud.

I recently spoke with DZone about the cloud application landscape for the 2016 Guide to Building and Deploying Applications in the Cloud, and got  to chime in on questions like these: What is the future of cloud-based applications? What skills make someone good at developing and deploying applications in the cloud? And, what should developers keep in mind when working with cloud apps? The 2016 Guide to Building and Deploying Applications on the Cloud, is a valuable time-saving research guide for IT professionals covering topics such as: –aaS adoption, cloud security models, container use, and more.  It gives you articles …

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New TeamForge Supports DevOps, Cloud Development and Enterprise Git – Offers New Integrations for JIRA Software and Chef

Creating a unified toolchain is increasingly important for today’s modern software delivery approaches. Providing context, visibility and compliance around the growing number of tools and processes being used today is core to our mission of connecting the world of software delivery. Today, we are pleased to announce a new version of TeamForge that extends your ability to integrate activity data from the cloud hosted version of JIRA Software and, for DevOps, Chef, into a centralized platform. In addition, we’ve strengthened our capabilities for enterprise Git by supporting both commit- and pull-based code review and collaboration workflows. With an aim to …

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The Next Phase of ALM: SD Times ALM Buyer’s Guide Recap

As the software delivery industry continues to evolve and mature, the challenge of managing the growing list of the tools and processes becomes more daunting every day. Today, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platforms are proving most valuable by providing the governance, management and coordination for every stage of development, deployment and release. Recently, I spoke with Madison Moore at SD Times about the changing market and where ALM is headed. Here’s an overview of what we discussed: Software innovation is real, and it’s becoming faster. It’s imperative that teams rid themselves of any cultural or structural restraints in order to …

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The Future of Agile: SD Times Recap

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It’s been 15 years since the Agile Manifesto was published, and Agile methodologies have proven to be an effective set of guiding principles in modern software delivery since then. But despite the successes, many are wondering: where does Agile go from here? That’s the subject of a recent SD Times article entitled, Where does agile go from here, in which several Analysts from Gartner and Forrester, along with execs within the industry shared thoughts on the future of Agile and how we as an industry can continue to grow. I am honored to be one of the executives interviewed, and …

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