SAN JOSE, CA. – January 30, 2019 – CloudBees , the enterprise DevOps leader powering the continuous economy, today announced that CloudBees and the Jenkins X community, have been named winners in DevOps.com ’s DevOps Dozen Awards in two categories. CloudBees CEO Sacha Labourey was recognized for Best DevOps Solution Provider Executive and Jenkins X was awarded Best DevOps Open Source Project. Additionally, CloudBees customers Capital One and Autodesk ’s George Swan were recognized for Best DevOps Transformation and Best DevOps Transformation Leader, respectively.
Recognized for the second consecutive year, Labourey continues to lead CloudBees’ transformation to a DevOps powerhouse. This past year, CloudBees raised $62 million in funding and delivered new offerings with the Jenkins community and to the DevOps market. These new offerings included serving as lead creators on the Jenkins X project, announcing commercial support for Jenkins and Jenkins X, and introducing The CloudBees Suite, the first end-to-end software delivery system.
“We are honored to see both CloudBees and Jenkins recognized for market innovations that are driving the future of DevOps,” said Labourey. “We look forward to accelerating this growth in 2019 and beyond as we continue to power the continuous economy.”
Jenkins X, launched in January 2018, received accolades as the Best DevOps Open Source Project. With about 15 million users1 worldwide, Jenkins is the most widely deployed CD automation server in the world and the new Jenkins X offering builds on this success to offer an easy path to development of cloud native applications deployed with Kubernetes. This solution meets a critical market demand for Kubernetes, as shown in the most recent Jenkins Community Survey - Kubernetes usage across Jenkins users grew 235 percent2 in the last year.
“This award validates the evolution of Jenkins and shows that Jenkins X is transforming cloud native development with Kubernetes,” said Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Jenkins founder and CTO at CloudBees. “As the industry continues to move to continuous delivery and develop cloud native applications, we’re proud that Jenkins remains at the forefront of enabling software delivery.”
CloudBees customer Capital One was recognized for Best DevOps Transformation for their integration of CI/CD to reduce time-to-market and create repeatable processes that help alleviate the workload of their development team. Additionally, George Swan, Director of Engineering Solutions at Autodesk, a user of both CloudBees and Jenkins, is recognized as Best DevOps Transformation Leader of the Year for his team’s ability to increase productivity through the integration of CI/CD.
“CloudBees and Jenkins continue to be an influential force in the DevOps community,” said Alan Shimel, editor-in-chief, DevOps.com. “We look forward to seeing how the organizations’ leadership and evolving DevOps solutions continue to drive the next generation of continuous delivery.”
1 A recent Datanyze analysis showed that 68 percent of continuous integration is being done on Jenkins. With an estimated 23 million developers, globally, according to Evans Data in its Global Developer Population and Demographics Study , approximately 15 million developers are using Jenkins.
2 2018 Jenkins Community Survey, conducted by CloudBees for the Jenkins community: https://cloudbees.com/press/jenkins-community-releases-fifth-annual-devops-and-jenkins-community-survey-sponsored
CloudBees is powering the continuous economy by building the world’s first end-to-end system for automating software delivery, the CloudBees Suite. The CloudBees Suite builds on emerging DevOps practices and continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) automation adding a layer of governance, visibility and insights necessary to achieve optimum efficiency and control new risks. Since every company in the world is now a software company, this new automated software delivery system is becoming the most mission-critical business system in the modern enterprise. As today’s clear leader in CI/CD, CloudBees is uniquely positioned to define and lead this new category. 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, Verizon Ventures, Delta-v Capital, Golub Capital and Unusual 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 and LinkedIn.
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 1,400 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 Jenkins project creates and fosters a community-powered infrastructure for maintaining and further developing Jenkins. You can follow the Jenkins community on Twitter (@JenkinsCI).