Sacha Labourey's blog

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 Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner and Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees. 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 delivering...

Enterprise DevOps: Context is King

This is the third in a series of blogs about enterprise DevOps. The series is co-authored by Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner and Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees. “So, how can I help you?” Nigel asked. “I need all the DevOps tools.” Nigel was manning a booth at an internal DevOps conference, and the start of this conversation made him fear he had a communication issue. Whenever...

Enterprise DevOps: An Introduction

This is the first in a series of blogs about various enterprise DevOps topics. The series is co-authored by Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner and Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees. Let us assume that if you are reading this blog you are either interested in, or in the process of, rolling out a DevOps initiative across an enterprise. Further, if that is the case, you wish to...

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...

Accelerating Time to Market by Accelerating Continuous Delivery

By definition, continuous delivery is not a discrete project with a defined conclusion. It’s a process that stakeholders need to cultivate, improve and drive forward – even after that process seems to be working just fine. So, the question begs: What initiatives should you undertake when you feel like your continuous delivery pipeline is running well? How do you take your...

Continuous Delivery is Eating DevOps as Software is Eating the Business

So what is continuous delivery? For years, IT has been automating business processes. Now IT is automating its own processes to keep up with the rapid pace of change and to meet the business demand for new software features and capabilities. Continuous Delivery What if a business could release dozens of tested software improvements to production daily? Could the business respond to...