CloudBees and the Jenkins Community Announce Integration with Kubernetes 1.0

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – CloudBees, the Enterprise Jenkins Company and continuous delivery leader, in collaboration with the Jenkins open source community announced today the delivery of three Kubernetes plugins to assist in the continuous delivery of containerized applications with Jenkins.

Kubernetes, launched by Google, is used for managing containerized applications – such as those handled with Docker – in a clustered environment. It provides a better way for teams to work with related but distributed components across varied infrastructures. Kubernetes provides the orchestration and support services required in environments such as these. With the Kubernetes plugins, DevOps teams can leverage Jenkins and Docker at scale, while collaborating more readily across different environments.

Building on the recent availability of Jenkins plugins to support Docker container technology, the new Kubernetes plugins now allow DevOps teams operating in massively distributed environments to deliver better software faster with Jenkins and continuous delivery practices. The ability to handle containerized applications so easily also accelerates the adoption of Docker for the next generation of microservices-based applications.

“The strong integration that the Jenkins community previously delivered for Docker is not only useful for users but also provides a powerful foundation for other container technologies; that is how we delivered Kubernetes support quickly. The easy extensibility that Jenkins offers puts Jenkins ahead of the curve when it comes to support for the overall container ecosystem,” said Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Jenkins founder and CTO at CloudBees.

Kawaguchi is also speaking at the Kubernetes launch event on Tuesday, July 21 at 2:00pm PDT in the Oregon Convention Center – Portland Ballroom.

Open source Jenkins is the industry standard for continuous integration and delivery, and is used in over 100,000 active installations. Jenkins has become the standard for automating software delivery processes and orchestrating pipelines across an organization and facilitating collaboration between teams. At the same time, Docker’s lightweight container technology is disrupting the market by making it easier for DevOps teams to package and run applications. Used together, Jenkins, Docker and Kubernetes give DevOps teams a powerful set of tools that streamline the end-to-end delivery process by helping them speak the same language, share the same pipeline processes and work towards the same goals.

The specific plugins announced by the Jenkins CI community include the following:

  • Kubernetes Plugin – Easily run Jenkins slaves elastically within a Kubernetes cluster of Docker containers
  • Docker Build and Publish Plugin – Easily prepare Docker images and push them to a Docker registry. With help from the Google Container Registry Auth plugin, it can be used to push to the Google Container Registry in a Kubernetes cluster
  • Docker Custom Build Environment – Allow developers to easily define custom build environments with Docker containers running within a Kubernetes cluster. The plugin can now pull in Docker containers from the Google Container Registry

Additional Resources

About Jenkins CI and the Jenkins Community
Jenkins CI (http://jenkins-ci.org/) is an open source project developed for and by the Jenkins CI community. Jenkins CI is the leading open source platform for continuous delivery. Built with Java, it provides more than 1,000 plugins to support the building, testing and delivery of virtually any project.

The Jenkins community helps advocate the use of Jenkins CI to the larger development community, serving as a central source for tutorials, forums and other helpful resources for Jenkins CI users of all skill levels. By recognizing the numerous contributors to the Jenkins CI project, the Jenkins community creates and fosters a community-powered infrastructure for maintaining and further developing Jenkins CI.

About CloudBees?
CloudBees (http://www.cloudbees.com/), the Enterprise Jenkins Company, is the continuous delivery (CD) leader. CloudBees provides solutions that enable DevOps teams to respond rapidly to the software delivery needs of the business. Building on the strength of Jenkins CI, the world’s most popular open source continuous delivery hub and ecosystem, the CloudBees Jenkins Platform provides a wide range of CD solutions that meet the unique security, scalability and manageability needs of enterprises. The CloudBees Jenkins Platform supports many of the world’s largest and most business-critical deployments.

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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