Shippable, Arm and Packet come together to offer hosted CI/CD platform with native support for Arm development



Shippable, a CI and DevOps automation platform, has collaborated on Tuesday with Arm and Packet to deliver initial native hosted Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) platform for developers working on software applications for Arm v8-A architecture.

Through this collaboration, Shippable will provide access to a hosted CI/CD solution that leverages on-demand Arm-based machines from Packet’s cloud, enabling open source and commercial software projects to build and validate their software against a variety of datacenter-grade machines.

Arm developers working on open source projects can now run their build and test workflows for free on 32-bit and 64-bit Arm-based machines from Packet’s Cloud. Commercial projects can “Bring Their Own Arm Node” and leverage Shippable to execute their software validation workflows.

As the adoption of the Armv8-A architecture continues to grow, it is critical for organizations to have easy access to a CI/CD platform that natively supports Arm and doesn’t require resources and effort to set up and manage. Quick and easy access to native test infrastructure enables Arm developers to significantly improve productivity and reliability with fast builds and identification of bugs earlier in the development process.

With this announcement, Shippable is satisfying this demand with a solution that offers hosted build and test infrastructure with no installation or management overhead.

We are super excited to partner with Arm and Packet to bring hosted CI/CD to the Arm ecosystem,” said Avi Cavale, CEO of Shippable. “Our mission at Shippable is to help developers ship code faster by streamlining their CI/CD workflows, regardless of the application type or architecture. We are thrilled to provide Arm options in addition to our existing offerings for Ubuntu, MacOS and Windows, thus going one step closer to our ultimate goal of one platform for all applications.”

“Delivering quality software to market quickly is essential to realizing full edge to cloud potential,” said Jeff Underhill, director, Open Source Enablement, Arm. “Through this collaboration with Shippable and Packet we’re empowering developers with easy access to the CI/CD tools and infrastructure necessary to develop, test and deploy at scale with Arm-based solutions.”

“Testing on the right infrastructure can make the difference between an enjoyable build process and a painful one – especially in the diverse hardware environment inherent to Edge, IoT and other fast-growing spaces,” noted Zac Smith, CEO at Packet. “With Arm support baked in, Shippable’s combination of fast builds and simple workflow is more compelling than ever.”

Shippable is available as a SaaS service and as an on-premises server that can be deployed on any cloud or datacenter.

 

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