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CloudBees brings first Continuous Delivery platform to enterprises, powered by Jenkins

New strategic partnerships with Chef and Puppet demonstrate strength of CloudBees offering

Brussels, Belgium - May 21, 2014 - CloudBees, Inc., the enterprise continuous delivery leader, today announced the industry's first continuous delivery (CD) platform for enterprises, powered by Jenkins Continuous Integration and CloudBees technology. As organisations struggle to adapt to the relentless need for a faster, more agile approach to software delivery, Continuous Delivery is fast becoming the methodology of choice for accelerating software delivery and allowing businesses to remain competitive and get to market faster. The CloudBees Continuous Delivery Platform is the first continuous delivery solution that provides the openness and extensibility of Jenkins spanning both on-premise and cloud resources, with the high availability and security critical to today's enterprises.

Additionally, partnering with Chef Software and Puppet Labs, CloudBees has enhanced Jenkins traceability, giving development and DevOps personnel the ability to, for the first time, use Jenkins to trace application code changes, from development and deployment through to production.

As the tide of continuous delivery adoption grows dramatically, Jenkins - the open source Java-based continuous integration tool - is being selected as the automation platform of choice by enterprises. There are more than 80,000 active installations of Jenkins around the globe. Jenkins enables enterprises to evolve from simple automation of tasks to continuous integration, to, ultimately, continuous delivery at their own pace. Another key benefit of Jenkins for continuous delivery is the 800+ plugins that allow Jenkins to be tailored to the needs of the enterprise and integrate with the myriad of software lifecycle tools and technologies that may be in use.

"Businesses are under increasing pressure to create new value for their customers and partners, and an increasing proportion of business innovation is being delivered through software," said Sacha Labourey, CEO and founder of CloudBees. "They need reliable processes to succeed, but traditional approaches to software development and delivery are riddled with inefficiencies that delay projects, drive up costs and hamper innovation. Using the CloudBees continuous delivery platform, powered by Jenkins, enterprises can eliminate friction in their development processes, creating a consistent and controlled environment that will give them a competitive edge in the marketplace."

The CloudBees continuous delivery platform is the industry's first CD platform available on-premise, in the cloud or in hybrid environments, providing configurations to meet multiple project needs. It bridges the worlds of developers, operations and business. Leveraging hybrid capabilities available from CloudBees, enterprises can gain transparent use of Jenkins on-premise and in the cloud, removing barriers to cloud adoption.

"Moving to the CloudBees continuous delivery platform turned out to be a game changer for us," said Mario Cruz, CTO and co-founder, Choose Digital, which developed and deployed its private label digital marketplace with CloudBees solutions. "We use CloudBees to manage our continuous delivery processes, enabling every team member to deliver incremental functionality while being accountable for his or her code. As a result, our software delivery efforts are aligned to the goals of the company and the continuous delivery process keeps us lean, focused and fast to market."

"Releasing software many times a day may sound like science fiction, but it's reality for a growing number of firms. Dramatically reduced cycle time will become the new normal, enabling more direct engagement with customers to deliver high-value experiences," wrote Kurt Bittner, principal analyst with Forrester Research. "Firms that can't deliver applications rapidly will find themselves left behind."[1]

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[1]Forrester Research, "Continuous Delivery Is Reshaping The Future Of ALM," 22 July, 2013

About Jenkins CI and Jenkins Community
Jenkins Continuous Integration (CI) server is an open source project developed for and by the Jenkins CI community. Jenkins CI is used by enterprises around the world and is the leading open source CI server. Built with Java, it provides more than 800 plugins to support the use of technologies to build, test and deploy virtually any project.

By recognizing and encouraging the numerous contributors involved in the Jenkins CI project, the Jenkins organization creates and fosters a community-powered infrastructure for maintaining and further developing Jenkins CI. Visit www.jenkins-ci.org to find the latest news, tutorials, forums and other helpful resources for Jenkins CI users of all skill levels. You can also follow the Jenkins community on Twitter (@JenkinsCI).

About CloudBees
CloudBees (www.cloudbees.com) provides a Continuous Delivery Platform that accelerates the development, integration and deployment of web and mobile applications. The CloudBees Continuous Delivery Platform provides a rich set of resources to support continuous delivery, from coding activities to testing, staging and production deployments. By building on the power of Jenkins CI, CloudBees enables you to adopt continuous delivery incrementally or organization-wide, supporting both on-premise and cloud-based development and deployment processes.

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), on Facebook and on Google+. You can also try CloudBees for free. Backed by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Verizon Ventures, 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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