Jenkins Operations Center By CloudBees Manages 'Jenkins Sprawl' Across The Enterprise
CloudBees, Inc., the continuous delivery Platform as a Service (PaaS) leader, today announced the release of Jenkins Operations Center by CloudBees, a new product built for Jenkins that gives enterprise IT operations teams their first centrally managed solution to address the problem of “Jenkins sprawl,” as well as central visibility into Jenkins configurations throughout the enterprise.
As development teams add more instances of Jenkins, the popular open source continuous integration (CI) tool, they face challenges managing the siloed Jenkins configurations that proliferate. With Jenkins Operations Center by CloudBees, IT operations and development teams can now centrally manage all Jenkins resources, allowing them to reduce additional hardware purchases and assert more control over the development environment.
"It's easy to get going with Jenkins and it helps developers automate everything; that means there are a lot of Jenkins deployments out there," said Kohsuke Kawaguchi, founder of Jenkins and architect at CloudBees. "With the addition of Jenkins Operations Center by CloudBees, we can now take this automation one step further by uniting the power of those Jenkins instances into one. Plus, Jenkins Operations Center has the same extensibility DNA as Jenkins, allowing users to build additional plugins on their own to handle specific needs."
Jenkins Operations Center will help medium- to large-scale enterprises manage their Jenkins installations more efficiently by:
- Reducing ongoing capital expenditures: As groups adopt Jenkins, each group maintains its own resources. If a group needs more resources they have to to buy more build node machines, even if there is excess capacity elsewhere in the organisation. With Jenkins Operations Center by CloudBees, groups can share build nodes between multiple masters, optimising existing resources.
- Reducing administrative time: Jenkins admins currently spend a lot of time maintaining individual masters. With Jenkins Operations Center by CloudBees, management is now centralised. Security configurations can be pushed to individual masters by a central admin. Update centers can also be attached to downstream masters, ensuring plugin compliance and version consistency.
- Making masters easier to navigate: Today, administrators have to remember specific URL/password combinations to access individual masters. Jenkins Operation Center by CloudBees supports Single Sign-On (SSO) to quickly access any master.
“Jenkins Operations Center solves the painful problem of Jenkins proliferation within an organisation. It can also drive tremendous savings in CAPEX by making it easy to share resources amongst different groups,” said Steven G. Harris, senior vice president of products, CloudBees. “Finally, it delivers huge productivity gains to administrative teams in charge of managing Jenkins.”
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