CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise is now GA on Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes

 

Introduction

CloudBees, the industry leader in continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD), is proud to partner with the Amazon team and announce the general availability of its flagship product - CloudBees Jenkins EnterpriseTM, on Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS)TM. Customers are able to install, manage and operate a highly scalable and flexible Jenkins as a Service cluster, on Amazon EKS cluster.

I want to thank the fine folks on the Amazon EKS team for making this integration a reality!

Software at the speed of ideas

Consider this infographic below for a moment. This tells us that enterprises embracing the DevOps culture are able to innovate faster and provide value to their customers at the speed of ideas!  

Driving digital transformation with DevOps infographic
Source: Driving digital transformation with DevOps

The road to DevOps nirvana must include adopting CI/CD. Enterprises are increasingly relying on CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise, the industry leader in CI/CD, to achieve their DevOps goals.

Some of the key benefits include:

  • Onboarding of teams and projects in minutes

  • A turnkey solution with built-in elasticity, scalability and resiliency

  • Enterprise-grade security to ensure compliance

Tip: For more details on how CloudBees can help your enterprise achieve DevOps nirvana, check out this great case study that shows how Accenture was able to gain 10,000 engineering days with the help of CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise.

Going from great to awesome!

Kubernetes meme

Source: http://memedad.com/meme/1370789

 

One of the most important DevOps transformation trends over the last few years has been the move towards containers, microservices and adopting a cloud-first software delivery model. More and more enterprises (of all sizes) are leveraging technologies such as AWS, Docker, Kubernetes and Jenkins to standardize their software delivery process and achieve faster time to market with higher quality.

A large percentage of CloudBees customers are moving their CI/CD workloads to AWS and they are in need of enterprise grade cloud native solutions that make it easy to build, test and deploy their diverse applications, powered by Jenkins and Kubernetes

Enter Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS)

We at CloudBees, were absolutely thrilled when Amazon EKS was first announced at re:Invent 2017. Here’s a brief overview of the product, for those that are unfamiliar with the service:

About Amazon EKS
Source: https://aws.amazon.com/eks/

 

To learn more about Amazon EKS, head on over to the product page for more details.

Since early this year, CloudBees and the EKS team have established a strong partnership that has resulted in the general availability of CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise on Amazon EKS.

Amazon EKS makes it incredibly easy for enterprises to set up a highly available and resilient Kubernetes cluster on AWS, managed entirely by AWS! Kubernetes management can be a fairly complex operational task for enterprises and with Amazon EKS, AWS has done a great job in solving this pain point. Plus, it provides integrations with AWS authentication and networking services, making it an incredibly secure and easy to use. Enterprises can leverage the familiar AWS console to setup and manage their Amazon EKS clusters, thereby mitigating the need to learn an entirely new and foreign paradigm.

The CloudBees engineering team has spent extensive time in working with Amazon EKS, and based on our experience thus far, we strongly recommend it as the best and most comprehensive Kubernetes service for AWS. CloudBees has made it incredibly easy to run CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise on an Amazon EKS cluster. To get started, follow the official installation guide listed here. Once CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise has been installed on Amazon EKS, the cluster admins can start onboarding development teams and creating CI/CD pipelines in minutes!

For more details on team on-boarding and pipeline creation, watch this short tutorial (be sure to check out more videos by subscribing to the CloudBees TV channel on YouTube).

Conclusion

CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise on Amazon EKS is the most powerful, resilient and enterprise-grade CI/CD solution on the market today. We invite enterprises that are looking to manage their business-critical applications on AWS by leveraging the power of Jenkins and Kubernetes, to try out the product risk-free today