If you didn’t see the news yesterday, our friends at CloudBees, the enterprise Jenkins company, announced further strengthening of their partner program to delivery continuous delivery success to software development and IT organizations around the world.
It was a pleasure to be quoted in the release, because I firmly believe that continuous delivery isn’t about any one particular process you automate or tool you buy. Instead, to achieve continuous delivery speed and quality, you need to seamlessly connect your processes and tools into a DevOps toolchain that eliminates bottlenecks, manual steps and errors.
Of course, I believe that our deployment automation and release management solutions are critical components in that toolchain, but those products need to plug-in easily and work collaboratively with adjacent tools such as SCCM (e.g., Dimensions CM, PVCS, Subversion, Git), continuous integration (e.g., Jenkins) and infrastructure configuration management (e.g., CFEngine, Puppet, Chef).
If you are near Chicago, San Francisco or Washington DC in the next month, I invite you to come to one of the continuous delivery summits or Jenkins user conferences we are sponsoring with CloudBees to learn more about this subject and see these products working together for DevOps success. I also invite you to attend our next DevOps drive-in webcast on October 30th with Mark Burgess, founder of CFEngine, on the future of configuration management.
“We are excited to partner with CloudBees to deliver world-class Continuous Delivery automation for the world’s largest and most important companies,” said Ali Kheirolomoom, senior vice president of R&D, Serena Software. “Serena provides application deployment automation and release process management solutions that seamlessly integrate with Jenkins-powered CloudBees products, whether in the cloud or on-premise, to enable our mutual customers to speed up application delivery, increase software quality and, most importantly, better respond to the demanding needs of their customers.”