CloudBees readies cloud-native devsecops platform

CloudBees soon will release a new cloud-native devsecops platform based on open-source Tekton, an open-source framework for building continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines on Kubernetes.

Called simply CloudBees, the new devsecops platform will be available in single-tenant and multi-tenant SaaS offerings and in on-prem “virtual private cloud” instances on November 1.

CloudBees said the new platform is intended to simplify complex cloud-native development and deployment processes and enable developers to build, test, and deploy applications across cloud providers and on-premises systems. In addition to Tekton, the platform uses a GitHub Actions-style DSL (domain-specific language) and offers features such as feature flagging, pipeline orchestration, analytics, and built-in security and compliance capabilities.

Due to be available November 1, the CloudBees platform emphasizes the following imperatives:

  • A developer-centric experience, by making devops processes nearly invisible.
  • Extensibility, leveraging devops tools starting with the Jenkins CI/CD system. Teams also can plug preferred technologies into the platform.
  • A self-service model, with autonomy for development teams.
  • Out-of-the-box workflow templates with built-in security. Sensitive information such as passwords and tokens are abstracted out of the pipeline.
  • Best-of-breed security and compliance checks across source code, binaries, cloud environments, data, and identity based on Open Policy Agent.

Last month, CloudBees announced significant high-availability and scalability upgrades to CloudBees CI, its enterprise version of Jenkins. The upgrades included workspace caching for faster builds, a pipeline explorer for faster debugging, and the introduction of horizontal scalability for Jenkins, all of which help to eliminate bottlenecks to scaling CI/CD workloads on Jenkins, CloudBees said.

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