Software delivery platform provider CloudBees is seeking to establish the category of applications delivery direction, to tackle siloed development processes, and to make the available source Jenkins CI/CD system available as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering.
Software delivery management via SaaS
CloudBees’s planned SaaS-based SDM platform would tie together all artifacts, information, and events across a company’s devops tool chain into a unified system of record. The goal is to improve collaboration between teams by giving universal insights, connected processes, and governance.
SDM coordinates software delivery within an organization, serving as a type of CRM for software delivery. The thought for SDM arose from this notion that once businesses use CI/CD, they recognize they have created silos of data, procedures, and teams. SDM is intended to capture signals from all the tools in use to show what’s taking place.
Expected by 2020, the planned capabilities of CloudBees SDM include:
A merchandise hub, for incorporated visibility and orchestration of information.
An policy and rules engine.
An efficiency dashboard to support team improvement and retrospectives.
Real-time value stream management, to give visibility to in feature and contribution status and value delivery blockages.
Integrated feature flag management, for policy-driven delivery management based on operational metrics.
Jenkins X belongs SaaS
Jenkins X, a cloud-native version of the Jenkins CI/CD system for cloud applications on Kubernetes, will be provided via SaaS by CloudBees by 2020.
Employing the Tekton frame as a pipeline-execution engine, Jenkins X provides pipeline automation, gitops (which combines the Git software version control system with Kubernetes), and trailer surroundings for group collaboration.
The SaaS service follows CloudBees’s very own business distribution of this open source Jenkins X; the CloudBees distribution incorporates commercial technical assistance and monthly updates, supports Google Kubernetes Engine and preview environments, and is intended to support Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service and DevPods.
The Jenkins base may get upgrades
Separately, the base Jenkins platform, now 15 years old and orginally called Hudson when generated by Sun Microsystems, may gain developments around scalability, management, and ease of use, said Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the creator of Jenkins and chief scientist in CloudBees.