Yandex is a Russian-born internet company which operates the largest search engine in Russia and develops a number of internet-based services and products in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Turkey. The company is one of three companies worldwide that has an international web index database.
Shortening the development cycle was a major driver for Yandex to implement Nimbula Director. Using Nimbula Director, the team is able to improve their Infrastructure-as-a-Service private cloud, and leverage a developer-friendly hardware architecture:
• Nimbula Director's API allowed QA engineers to parallelize testing processes
• Nimbula Director's secure self-service capabilities allowed developers to get their instances immediately
• Nimbula Director's fine-grained security model allowed different teams to share objects securely
As a result, developers are now able to deploy sandboxes 90 percent faster. In addition, Nimbula Director's quality and wide range of hardware compatibility allowed Yandex to leverage the hardware of their choice.
"Quality assurance is a big part of our improvements, that's why we need a reliable, flexible and easy to maintain solution to support our development process," said Vlad Seliverstov, chief of advertising services operation at Yandex. "We have an in-house private cloud system and we have tried a few open source and proprietary solutions to improve our Infrastructure-as-a-Service environment. Nimbula Director meets all our requirements and lets us dramatically cut the time for testing and deployment."
"Yandex is one of the biggest search engines in the world, and they have high standards for service quality and time to market. We are very proud that they have chosen Nimbula Director to power their private cloud and play such an important role in their delivery cycle," said Reza Malekzadeh, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Nimbula. "We see more and more development companies realize the benefits of the cloud, and it's great to see the huge benefits Yandex is able to achieve with our technology."