DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018: Major Announcements from CloudBees
CloudBees has announced enhancements and additions to the CloudBees Suite as well as a commercial Jenkins support service.
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This morning at DevOps World | Jenkins World in San Francisco, CloudBees announced several enhancements to its suite of software delivery tools and introduced a subscription service for Jenkins support.
Now part of the CloudBees Suite are a handful of new offerings: CloudBees DevOptics Free, CloudBees Starter Kit, and CloudBees Kube CD.
These additions make the CloudBees Suite "the world’s first end-to-end automated software delivery system, enabling companies to balance governance and developer freedom," according to Christina Noren, chief product officer for CloudBees.
"When 'bottom up' and 'top down' meet, great things can happen," said Sacha Labourey, CEO and founder of CloudBees, at the DevOps World | Jenkins World keynote this morning.
CloudBees DevOptics Free is designed to be used in any mix of CloudBees Core and Jenkins deployments. It offers continuous delivery platform monitoring to improve visibility and optimize an organization's CI/CD infrastructure. The CloudBees Starter Kit, a bundle created for new CloudBees customers, combines the functionalities of CloudBees Core and CloudBees DevOptics to help organizations get started with DevOps. Finally, CloudBees Kube CD, using Jenkins X as its engine, is designed to enable teams to establish continuous delivery on Kubernetes within hours, as opposed to weeks or days. It currently has limited availability with CloudBees Core customers.
At the keynote, CloudBees also rolled out CloudBees Jenkins Support for general availability. The first support-only offering for Jenkins users, CloudBees Jenkins Support is a subscription service for enterprise Jenkins support.
CloudBees engineers contribute about 80 percent of the source code for Jenkins Open Source, so offering support is a logical next step for the company.
"Technical people have long understood that open source software and support are a winning combination," said Kohsuke Kawaguchi, chief technology officer for CloudBees and creator of Jenkins. "Our people know Jenkins the best, bar none, full stop. We’ve been helping people for years to get the most out of their Jenkins."
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