CloudBees Core adds new features, functionality to deliver continuous integration and delivery solution to VMware and Pivotal users

CloudBees announced this week at VMworld that new CloudBees Core functionality for vSphere, as well as new deployment options for Pivotal Container Service (PKS) and VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) are immediately available.

With CloudBees Core, VMware and Pivotal customers can now leverage dynamic continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workloads whether they are on-premise or in the cloud, on virtual machines or on Kubernetes.

CloudBees Core can now dynamically launch Jenkins agent virtual machines (VMs) from customer-specified templates. The agent VMs have the ability to execute jobs and then, once the job has run, the agent is terminated to free up resources. This works for both on-premise vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS and enables customers to efficiently utilize their infrastructure, reduce infrastructure management and lower costs.

CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms runs natively inside a Kubernetes namespace. Components such as CloudBees Jenkins Operations Center, managed masters and agents are provided as Docker images and deployed in pods, so that they can be dynamically scaled and are resilient to failures. Deep integrations with cloud service providers (Amazon EKS, Azure AKS, Google GKE and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform) allow the IT operations team to follow standard protocols to deploy and manage CloudBees Core like any other business-critical application. The IT operations team can provision a CloudBees Core cluster in seconds and configure tight access controls to conform to IT security standards.

CloudBees Core now works with Pivotal Container Service (PKS) and VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE). With this integration, CloudBees customers have more platform choices for running CloudBees Core in their on-premise or cloud environments than ever before.

CloudBees Core can be deployed on-premise or hosted on a cloud service provider. CloudBees Core on traditional platforms is intended for on-premise deployment – it offers centralized management, security and compliance. This is a great fit for organizations with tight regulatory requirements or have not adopted Kubernetes and Docker.

CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms is a cloud native CI/CD solution that leverages Kubernetes and includes an elegant UX for rapid onboarding and configuration. Customers benefit from the ability to run workloads for a range of application types on a scalable and highly available CloudBees Core cluster.

“This new offering creates a unique value for our existing and potential future customers while expanding on our growing platform options,” said Francois Dechery, chief strategy officer at CloudBees. “vSphere will provide easier management of infrastructure while simultaneously reducing cost for enterprises. As enterprises continue to transform their CI/CD workloads, whether on-premise or in the cloud, they can utilize this new functionality to expand or auto scale as needed.”

In July, CloudBees announced that CloudBees Core will be available in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace. The offering will provide users with end-to-end coverage of all software delivery pipelines. With the launch of the GCP Marketplace, commercial Kubernetes applications are available to deploy with one click to Google Kubernetes Engine.

GCP Marketplace is based on a multi-cloud and hybrid-first philosophy, focused on giving Google Cloud partners and enterprise customers flexibility without lock-in. It also helps customers innovate by easily adopting new technologies from ISV partners, such as commercial Kubernetes-native applications, and allows companies to oversee the full lifecycle of a solution from discovery through management.


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