Yandex operates a private infrastructure-as-a-service cloud, and using Nimbula Director - software for building public, private or hybrid clouds - provided the company with several advantages.
They include allowing QA engineers to parallelise testing procedures, providing developers with self-service access to resources, and allowing the secure sharing of objects between different teams.
"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."
Nimbula was founded by the team that developed Amazon EC2.