CloudBees, Inc., the hub of enterprise Jenkins and DevOps, has announced the availability of CloudBees Jenkins Team, a subscription-based Jenkins distribution with verified plugins and 24/7 CloudBees support. CloudBees Jenkins Team combines the best of Jenkins with the support and stability that software delivery teams require to get started with continuous delivery.
This is in line with Sacha Labourey, CEO of Cloudbees, vision that people are the most important part of the DevOps methodology since they must change the culture. Tools like CloudBees Jenkins Team is another tool to facilitate the transition, communication, and collaboration.
CloudBees Jenkins Team builds on Jenkins to address mission-critical needs of modern software development and delivery. Both plugin and core updates are delivered via the CloudBees Assurance Program; a program that verifies both the latest Jenkins core and a curated set of community plugins for interoperability, ensuring stability and a no-fear upgrade process. CloudBees Jenkins Team provides a tested and fully-supported Jenkins distribution for teams that require a stable, reliable software delivery pipeline.
IT departments are adopting continuous delivery to accelerate and scale their software delivery, with higher quality, across the organization. Uncertainty and instability result in downtime that can impact the ability to deliver software. CloudBees Jenkins Team eliminates uncertainty with end-to-end verification of the Jenkins core and plugins, identifying relevant updates and security fixes. With CloudBees Jenkins Team, users are provided a robust Jenkins, less risk in the software delivery process and the assurance of the Jenkins experts at CloudBees to support them every step of the way.
Open source delivers fixes and features through frequent community-driven releases. Traditionally, teams requiring stability are unable to benefit from the rapid pace of open source. With CloudBees Jenkins Team, CloudBees provides monthly incremental releases to continuously deliver new features, security patches, and bug fixes. Teams are able to achieve the speed of open source innovation with the confidence and stability required for the enterprise. Additionally, the solution includes 24/7 support from the Jenkins experts at CloudBees.
Key Features of CloudBees Jenkins Team
CloudBees Jenkins Distribution – Eliminates downtime with delivery of a stable, verified Jenkins core and curated plugins to provide a rock-solid software delivery environment.
- 24/7 expert technical support – Provides access to Jenkins experts to solve issues and obtain guidance on best practices.
- CloudBees Assurance Program – Delivers monthly releases of the latest and most stable features combining the best of open source innovation with a hardened, robust Jenkins core and plugins.
- Upgrade Assistant – The integrated upgrade assistant provides worry-free, one-click upgrades of plugins and the Jenkins core.
- Self-paced online training – Teams can develop expertise with free courses to expedite onboarding and increase mastery of continuous integration/continuous delivery best practices.
- CloudBees Network and community – Users are able to find answers and resolve issues using knowledge base articles, diagnostic tools, and a vibrant customer community.
“Organizations today are adopting open source software in record numbers and receiving tremendous value from it," said Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees. "This is certainly the case with Jenkins. However, with open source software, you rely on the community around it for support, which many times is not robust enough support for enterprises. Now, with CloudBees Jenkins Team, we are providing the open source innovation that Jenkins users love, along with a verified, tested way to easily get it. Add in formal technical support, and we have just removed potential issues typically associated with open source offerings. Companies can now focus on creating innovation for their business, not maintaining their software delivery environment.”