Jenkins Named Best Open Source Project by

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SAN JOSE, CA. – February 14, 2017 – The Jenkins project, comprised of a community of practitioners using open source Jenkins, today announced that it has been awarded Best DevOps Open Source Project as part of the 2016 DevOps Dozen by

Jenkins is at the center of the DevOps and continuous delivery (CD) world. It is the most popular open source automation server in use today, with more than 133,000 active installations and an estimated 1,000,000+ users1 . Jenkins continuously introduces new improvements, most recently with new functionalities to Jenkins Pipeline to improve usability, increase DevOps team productivity and accelerate the adoption of CD. Additionally, 90 percent of Jenkins users consider it to be mission-critical to the development and delivery process, and 85 percent of Jenkins users say their company has increased usage of Jenkins in 2016. Jenkins 2, a significant release issued by the community in 2016, has been rapidly adopted, with nearly 50 percent of active Jenkins installations using it2 at year end. Jenkins offers the most extensive plugin ecosystem available for automating and orchestrating continuous delivery pipelines.

“This recognition by is a true testament to the power of the Jenkins Community and the strength of Jenkins users,” said Kohuske Kawaguchi, CTO of CloudBees and founder of the Jenkins project. “As DevOps becomes more and more integrated into the overall fabric of the enterprise, it is important users know their options and make educated decisions on open source tools. Being named the Best Open Source Project by such a credible and influential outlet is a testimonial to the power of Jenkins.”

“Jenkins has really become the nexus of continuous delivery,” said Alan Shimel, editor-in-chief of “Everyone has a plugin for Jenkins, and while there are lots of great open source developer tools on the market, Jenkins is one of the most used and most trusted. The sheer number of users speak for the reliability and innovation Jenkins provides.”

Jenkins was chosen by the editors of out of thousands of entries across all 12 categories: Best DevOps Open Source Project, Best DevOps Commercial Solution, Best DevOps Company Executive, Most Innovative DevOps Solution Provider, Most Innovative DevOps Solution, Top DevOps Evangelist, Successful DevOps Transformation, Best New DevOps Solution Company, DevOps Transformation Executive of the Year, Best DevOps Presentation of the Year, Best DevOps Book/eBook of the Year and Best Article of the Year.

Additional Resources

1 Jenkins community usage statistics:

2 2016 Jenkins Community Survey, conducted by CloudBees for the Jenkins community:

About Jenkins and the Jenkins Community
Jenkins is the leading open source automation server supported by a large and growing community of developers, testers, designers and other people interested in continuous integration, continuous delivery and other modern software delivery practices. Built on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), it provides more than 1,200 plugins that extend Jenkins to automate with practically any technology software delivery teams use.

The Jenkins community advocates the use of Jenkins to the global development community, serving as a central source for tutorials, forums and other helpful resources for Jenkins users of all experience levels. By recognizing the numerous contributors to the Jenkins project, the project creates and fosters a community-powered infrastructure for maintaining and further developing Jenkins. You can follow the Jenkins community on Twitter (@JenkinsCI).

About CloudBees
CloudBees is the hub of enterprise Jenkins and DevOps, providing companies with smarter solutions for automating software development and delivery. CloudBees starts with Jenkins, the most trusted and widely-adopted continuous delivery platform, and adds enterprise-grade security, scalability, manageability and expert-level support. By making the software delivery process more productive, manageable and hassle-free, CloudBees puts companies on the fastest path to transforming great ideas into great software and returning value to the business more quickly.

Backed by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Verizon Ventures, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team of continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps professionals. Follow CloudBees on Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIn and Google+ .

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