Jenkins receives 'once in a decade' upgrade

CloudBees has introduced significant performance and scalability breakthroughs for Jenkins® with new updates to its CloudBees Continuous Integration (CI) software.

  • 2 months ago Posted in

CloudBees CI is an enterprise version of Jenkins. Jenkins is the most widely used CI/CD software globally, with an estimated 11.2 million* developers using it as part of their software delivery process. The updates bring high availability and horizontal scalability to Jenkins, eliminating the bottlenecks that plague administrators and developers as they massively scale CI/CD workloads on Jenkins. In addition, CloudBees announced additional performance-enhancing capabilities such as workspace caching to speed up builds and a new AI-powered pipeline explorer for easier and faster debugging. Existing customers can access these new features in the release of CloudBees CI available on September 20.


“High availability and horizontal scalability for Jenkins is a capability our enterprise customers have wanted for a long time. The ability to run Jenkins at massive scale with active-active high availability becomes especially critical when you're dealing with thousands of developers, running multiple thousands or hundreds of thousands of jobs across a small set of monolithic, overloaded controllers,” said Shawn Ahmed, chief product officer, CloudBees. “At this scale, you are dealing with a community of developers that want a high resiliency developer experience with no disruption. We have removed significant barriers in scaling Jenkins, enabling enterprises to run greater workloads than ever before. The new capabilities in CloudBees CI are a game-changing experience for DevOps teams."


Enterprise developers love Jenkins. Its flexibility, extensibility, and reliability make Jenkins the go-to-choice for application teams dealing with complexity in their CI/CD processes and running workloads at massive scale. However, multiple teams running heavy workloads can overload Jenkins, degrading performance, causing unstable controllers, decreasing productivity and increasing demands on Jenkins administrators. That stops today. A Jenkins monolith no longer holds teams captive to a single controller. The updates from CloudBees ensure that workloads can be load balanced to replica controllers, making Jenkins always available and able to scale as required.


The latest updates to CloudBees CI are tailored to meet the needs of enterprise customers, creating one of the most pivotal and impactful releases in the history of the CloudBees platform.

Transformational technologies, including AI-augmented software engineering (AIASE), AI coding assistants and platform engineering, will reach mainstream adoption in 2-5 years, according to the Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for Software Engineering, 2023.
Red Hat OpenShift helps DNEG better manage and access metadata of more than 100 million digital assets to improve productivity for globally distributed artists and software developers.
“As the digital sector stands at a pivotal crossroad between digital transformation and environmental sustainability, the SDIA is delighted to host a Summit to chart a path toward a digital future that is not only innovative, but also sustainable.” Max Schulze, SDIA’s Executive Chairman
Kong has published its most recent study, the company’s “2023 API Impact Report.”
New category of integration platform is necessary to help manage sprawling tech infrastructure.
Research commissioned by CloudBees shows that platform engineering is quickly gaining traction within IT organizations, becoming an established practice for software development teams. 83% of respondents have either fully implemented platform engineering or are in some phase of implementation.
Service provider consolidates platform strategy on Red Hat technologies including Red Hat OpenShift for cloud-native workloads.
Amid the rise of AI-assisted software development, the report also finds 45% of developers feel the value of their current skill sets are threatened.