CloudBees & Mesosphere: Containers, Cloud and Jenkins Equal Scalable Continuous Delivery for Modern Apps

Written by: Brad Johnson
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CloudBees and Mesosphere announced a new partnership this week that makes practical continuous delivery super tangible for enterprise-size organizations as well as high-growth companies tasked with building apps faster.

The announcement certainly is ripe with buzzwords - Docker containers, Jenkins pipeline, continuous delivery, cloud deployment, Mesos cluster management - but it’s the practical usage of all of these together that is noteworthy for organizations looking for some shortcuts to making modern software delivery, well…modern.

Some highlights:


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CloudBees is a major supporter of the Jenkins Project with its creator as our CTO plus dozens of contributors on staff who support the million-plus-user open source project . Mesosphere is dedicated to delivering the new-generation Data Center Operating System DC/OS and backs the major open source projects Apache Mesos and Marathon. Along with a couple other free offerings to complete the use-case, Mesosphere has pulled together the Mesosphere Velocity offering that lets you run Jenkins-powered continuous delivery on these technologies.


Each of the Mesosphere Velocity components is successful in its own right. Git and JFrog offer proven and popular revision control and repository management. Jenkins is the CI/CD orchestration leader, and DC/OS – running Mesos and Marathon – have all been used together for a few years now. Packaged together to run on cloud infrastructure just makes sense.


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For decades, reference architectures have been the proof-point for technology stacks that drive adoption by defining the interoperable components. What’s unique here is that this isn’t a graphic representation or slide ware. It’s an executable reference architecture that you can deploy today and begin automating your app delivery process tomorrow!


To make the news all the more tangible, if you’re following what’s happening over in Microsoft Azure land, there is a strong trend to enable DevOps teams to deploy whatever, whenever (i.e. continuously) on the Azure cloud. To see the use-case that we’re talking about in action, take a look at this Microsoft Channel 9 video where Corey Sanders, Microsoft’s director of program management on the Azure Compute team, shows us all how cool it is to build, test and deploy an app in Azure with Jenkins and DC/OS. Definitely an end-to-end cloud achievement!

All in all, this is a pretty exciting announcement for the continuous delivery world. Mesosphere has a strong play as the next-generation Data Center Operating System, and with partners like CloudBees, you now have a perfectly logical set of DevOps apps to help quickly build and deploy all of your next-generation apps.

Brad Johnson
VP, Product Marketing

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