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Jenkins Operations Center by CloudBees Manages ‘Jenkins Sprawl’ across the Enterprise

CloudBees, Inc., the continuous delivery Platform as a Service (PaaS) leader, today announced the release of Jenkins Operations Center by CloudBees, a new product built for Jenkins that gives enterprise IT operations teams their first centrally managed solution to address the problem of “Jenkins sprawl,” as well as central visibility into Jenkins configurations throughout the enterprise.

As development teams add more instances of Jenkins, the popular open source continuous integration (CI) tool, they face challenges managing the siloed Jenkins configurations that proliferate. With Jenkins Operations Center by CloudBees, IT operations and development teams can now centrally manage all Jenkins resources, allowing them to reduce additional hardware purchases and assert more control over the development environment.

"It's easy to get going with Jenkins and it helps developers automate everything; that means there are a lot of Jenkins deployments out there," said Kohsuke Kawaguchi, founder of Jenkins and architect at CloudBees. "With the addition of Jenkins Operations Center by CloudBees, we can now take this automation one step further by uniting the power of those Jenkins instances into one. Plus, Jenkins Operations Center has the same extensibility DNA as Jenkins, allowing users to build additional plugins on their own to handle specific needs."

Jenkins Operations Center will help medium- to large-scale enterprises manage their Jenkins installations more efficiently by:

  • Reducing ongoing capital expenditures: As groups adopt Jenkins, each group maintains its own resources. If a group needs more resources they have to buy more build node machines, even if there is excess capacity elsewhere in the organization. With Jenkins Operations Center by CloudBees, groups can share build nodes between multiple masters, optimizing existing resources.
  • Reducing administrative time: Jenkins admins currently spend a lot of time maintaining individual masters. With Jenkins Operations Center by CloudBees, management is now centralized. Security configurations can be pushed to individual masters by a central admin. Update centers can also be attached to downstream masters, ensuring plugin compliance and version consistency.
  • Making masters easier to navigate: Today, administrators have to remember specific URL/password combinations to access individual masters. Jenkins Operation Center by CloudBees supports Single Sign-On (SSO) to quickly access any master.

“Jenkins Operations Center solves the painful problem of Jenkins proliferation within an organization. It can also drive tremendous savings in CAPEX by making it easy to share resources amongst different groups,” said Steven G. Harris, senior vice president of products, CloudBees. “Finally, it delivers huge productivity gains to administrative teams in charge of managing Jenkins.”

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About CloudBees

CloudBees (www.cloudbees.com) provides a continuous delivery Platform as a Service (PaaS) that accelerates the development, integration and deployment of web and mobile applications. The CloudBees Platform provides a set of services that allow developers to rapidly build and run new business applications and integrate them with other services – all with zero IT administrative overhead. With Continuous Cloud Delivery, development teams can make frequent updates and easily deploy those changes immediately to production. By eliminating the friction caused by provisioning, maintaining and administering complex hardware and software infrastructure, CloudBees allows developers to do what they do best: develop innovative applications -- fast. CloudBees serves the needs of a wide range of businesses from small startups that need to quickly create new on-line businesses, to large IT organizations that need to rapidly respond to dynamic market opportunities. Follow CloudBees on Twitter (@CloudBees) and on Facebook. You can also try CloudBees for free.

Backed by Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team of middleware and open source technology professionals.

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