CloudBees has been investing resources into the proposed Jenkins subproject Jenkins X: An opinionated continuous delivery solution for development and delivery of modern cloud applications on Kubernetes. Jenkins X has taken a Kubernetes-first approach, using best-of-breed solutions from the Kubernetes ecosystem , melded with DevOps best practices.
The Jenkins X project has focused on getting the plumbing right around the Kubernetes-based continuous delivery platform and includes an easy-to-use CLI to interact with it. CloudBees has been experimenting with a prototype concept that is currently known as CloudBees for Kubernetes. This UI-based application focuses on visualising the activities, resources and deployments that form part of a continuous delivery journey of Kubernetes-based applications into production.
CloudBees for Kubernetes is under active development, and we are seeking your feedback, both on the Jenkins X project, and the CloudBees for Kubernetes experiment. We really want to see where we are providing value and where we can improve - so this is an invitation to get involved!
If you are interested in future information about CloudBees for Kubernetes or early access to releases, please complete this form and we will keep you updated!
Prerequisites for CloudBees for Kubernetes include having Jenkins X installed on a Kubernetes cluster. This is really straightforward and instructions can be found on the Jenkins X website. Installing CloudBees for Kubernetes is even easier, but we will email you those instructions when we invite you to participate in its development.
We encourage you to take part - together we are building something really special for application developers on Kubernetes!