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Enterprise DevOps: The People's Front of Judea or Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

This is the eighth in a series of blogs about enterprise DevOps. The series is co-authored by Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees, and Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner. Previously in this series, we have discussed some approaches to creating a foundation and setting up a service line . In this article, we shall focus on one of the key challenges that anybody delivering a program will...

Enterprise DevOps: The Spine is Critical

This is the sixth in a series of blogs about enterprise DevOps. The series is co-authored by Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees, and Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner. In previous articles, we discussed creating a standard taxonomy of capabilities and, from here, identifying solutions for them. While all capabilities are critical to deliver a complete solution, it is essential that you...

CloudBees Kubernetes Roadmap: The Journey Starts Today!

Today marks the first of a series of announcements we will be doing over the next few months to talk about our roadmap and commitment to Kubernetes. Why Kubernetes? But first, why does Kubernetes matter? In the last few years, we have seen the amazing growth of two phenomenons, cloud and containers, each reinforcing the other. Cloud providing the scale and instant on-demand...

Codeship and CloudBees Join Forces!

CloudBees has acquired Codeship! ( read the FAQ ) As the adoption of DevOps and cloud computing accelerates at warp speed within organizations, CI and CD are their strategic backbone on which the DNA of their software value creation gets codified. From applications to infrastructure as code, every IT asset definition flows through a continuous pipeline engine, that’s CI/CD. Since...

CloudBees Acquires Codeship: FAQ

You may have already read the blogs Mo and I wrote (if you haven’t - see links, below) about the merger of our companies. Between our two offerings, we have truly made “continuous integration and continuous delivery for all” a reality. Whether your needs are for opinionated, cloud-based continuous delivery or customized enterprise-grade continuous delivery, we have an offering for...

Enterprise DevOps: Creating a Service Line

This is the fourth in a series of blogs about enterprise DevOps. The series is co-authored by Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees, and Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner. In a previous article , we discussed creating a taxonomy and from there, listing those capabilities you already offer or wish to offer in the future. The next area we wish to address is possible mechanisms for...

Enterprise DevOps: I Wouldn’t Start from Here - Understand Your DevOps Starting Point

This is the second in a series of blogs about enterprise DevOps. The series is co-authored by Sacha Labourey, CEO at CloudBees, and Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner. There is an old joke in the UK about a couple of city dwellers driving through the countryside and becoming lost. After several minutes driving around they see a local farmer. Drawing next to him they wind down the...

Charlie Peters, ex-CFO at Red Hat, joins CloudBees' Board of Directors

I’m very proud to announce that today Charlie Peters is joining CloudBees as an independent board member. I first met Charlie back in 2006, at the time of the JBoss acquisition by Red Hat – I was JBoss’ CTO and board member back then. Charlie was officially CFO at Red Hat, but he was also doing much more, taking on a lot of operational activities. JBoss was Red Hat’s first sizable...

Q&A On All Things Continuous Delivery, with Sacha Labourey, CEO at CloudBees

1. What are the benefits to implementing a continuous delivery strategy? The key benefit to implementing a CD strategy is to bring IT closer to the business, much closer. IT is still, by and large, seen as a remote executing arm of the business. Business requirements are “shipped” to IT which interprets and implements them, later delivering its output back to the business. This is...

Implementing Continuous Delivery

You’ve made a decision: You’re going to do continuous delivery (CD) as the first step in your DevOps transformation. You’ve laid the groundwork. You’ve established the basic prerequisites necessary for a shift to a CD mindset: everything from ensuring your teams have shared goals to automating and versioning everything – both the application and the environment supporting it - to...