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Release of Jenkins Workflow Launches New Era of Continuous Delivery Automation Powered by Jenkins

CloudBees, the enterprise Jenkins company and continuous delivery leader, today announced the general availability of Jenkins Workflow, a significant new capability that helps establish Jenkins as the de facto continuous delivery (CD) hub for DevOps teams to build and automate software delivery pipelines. In addition to working with the Jenkins Community to define requirements for Workflow, CloudBees also contributed the bulk of the code and drove the release of the new Workflow functionality. After the community made Workflow available for developer preview earlier this year, today’s release makes Jenkins Workflow widely available for enterprises, addressing a long-standing community request to natively support pipelines in Jenkins.

The community collaboration and development investment by CloudBees to help make Jenkins Workflow available is a direct result of CloudBees’ new business strategy focusing exclusively on continuous delivery powered by Jenkins. The availability of Jenkins Workflow creates significant added value for enterprises, most of which are already using Jenkins for continuous integration. When combined with the existing 1,000 Jenkins plugins that enable integration with virtually any development and delivery tool, it reinforces Jenkins as the hub of enterprise continuous delivery.

“Jenkins users have asked for native support of complex workflows for delivering software across the organization and the community has delivered,” said Kohsuke Kawaguchi, chief technology officer at CloudBees, who is also the founder and a governance board member of the Jenkins CI open source project. “This offering builds on top of a number of earlier efforts in the community. It is jam-packed with amazing features.”

Previously, the only way to create pipelines in Jenkins was to string multiple jobs together. This was often cumbersome, error-prone and difficult to manage. Using Jenkins Workflow, users can now define workflow processes in a single place, avoiding the need to coordinate across multiple build jobs.

“As organizations move from continuous integration to continuous delivery, they’re looking for tools to help them increase productivity and decrease time to market. Workflow truly establishes Jenkins as the core resource, right in the middle of the continuous delivery process,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and founder of CloudBees. “I’m proud of our significant investment in this important project. We look forward to working with the community further to make Workflow the foundation for even more advanced continuous delivery functionality in the future.”


About Jenkins CI and the Jenkins Community

Jenkins CI 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 (, the Enterprise Jenkins Company, is the continuous delivery (CD) leader. CloudBees provides solutions that enable IT organizations 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 Continuous Delivery Platform provides a wide range of CD solutions for use on-premise and in the cloud that meet the unique security, scalability and manageability needs of enterprises. The CloudBees Jenkins-based CD solutions support 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+. You can also try CloudBees solutions for free -- in the cloud or on-premise.

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