CloudBees Launches Continuous Delivery Solution for Cloud-Native Apps, Microservices on Kubernetes

CloudBees latest offering looks to make it easier for developers to build success apps in the cloud. CloudBees Core for Kubernetes Continuous Delivery lets organizations more easily and quickly deploy, create and manage native cloud apps for Kubernetes.

Tags: CloudBees, CI/CD, cloud-native, DevOps, Jenkins, GitOps, Kubernetes,

CloudBees is looking to make it easier for developers to build success apps in the cloud.


CloudBees Core for Kubernetes Continuous Delivery lets organizations more easily and quickly deploy, create and manage native cloud apps for Kubernetes.  Cloudbees’ latest offering is built with Jenkins X, an advanced open source project used in deploying modern cloud-native apps and micro-services to Kubernetes. It also gives developers the opportunity to quickly establish continuous delivery best practices by providing an opinionated workflow that leverages GitOps with environments managed as code.


Speaking at the launch of the its latest continuous delivery solution, CloudBees chief operating officer, Christina Noren, noted how CloudBees Core for Kubernetes Continuous Delivery is designed to address many of the growing needs DevOps teams face as they struggle to adopt cloud architectures.


 “In their desire to fully embrace the benefits of native cloud architectures, organizations have been looking for a way to build and deploy cloud-native apps using emerging best practices of empowering developers through instant previews and GitOps without having to learn the intricacies of Kubernetes,” Noren said. CloudBees Core for Kubernetes CD provides a streamlined path to the cloud, helping teams to manage their software delivery environments seamlessly without sacrificing the strength of an enterprise-grade continuous delivery solution.”


CloudBees Core for Kubernetes CD also provides integrations to a curated set of open source projects of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation community around Kubernetes, Noren added. This provides developers a supported set of integrations and validated implementations for a “dynamic” ecosystem, she added.


The new release also looks to help reduce errors, sporting what the company called a “guided workflow.” It also supports the promotion of immutable releases through all of their environments.


The optimized CloudBees Core for Kubernetes CD provides and deploys containerized cloud apps on Kubernetes. To further support an end-to-end approach, this edition offers “a guided path” from development to production, CloudBees noted. It leverages an intuitive GUI to promote applications from staging to production rather than promoting over a CLI, which can be error-prone.


Other notable features of CloudBees Core for Kubernetes CD include:

Rich user experience: Consolidated view into applications, versions, pull requests, environments and teams that form part of a continuous delivery journey into production.


Powered by Jenkins X: Builds on the latest innovation from the Jenkins project and integrates the hottest technologies needed by cloud-first teams.

CloudBees Core for Kubernetes CD is built upon CloudBees Core (formerly CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise continuous delivery solution).


CloudBees Core provides an end-to-end coverage of software delivery pipelines. It offers a cloud-native continuous delivery and integration solution on Jenkins – with security, scalability, flexibility, and governance. It can on-premise, on bare metal, in the cloud, through virtual machines, containers – or any combination.

By extending Jenkins functionality,  CloudBees Core also promotes CI/CD best practices for DevOps initiative by embedding best practices, on-boarding and tools for easier admin management and scalability.

In specific, CloudBees Core supports dev and IT ops teams with features to:

Simplify management of admin tasks by providing clean, elegant, intuitive user experience and centralized management of masters.

Mitigate risk with security and compliance: CloudBees role-based access control plus additional security features enable permissions to be defined by the user, team, agents, folders and jobs.


Deliver scalability and elasticity for modern and legacy apps. This architecture allows developers to run modern apps on native cloud architecture for scalability and elasticity.


Optimize support for Kubernetes and Docker: CloudBees Core utilizes health checks to identify failing pods and spin up replacements as needed.


Provide flexible deployment: Users can deploy CloudBees Core on-premise with your own self-managed Kubernetes engine or on any of the popular cloud-based Kubernetes services for built-in capacity and flexibility. Options include: on-prem, Red Hat OpenShift, Amazon ECS for Kubernetes, Microsoft Azure Container Services and Google Kubernetes Engine.

In a recent blog post, CloudBee’s content marketing manager Diana Hwang recently wrote about the business benefits of cloud native apps, and how Jenkins X and Kubernetes can help developers meet objectives.

“For many of us in the tech industry, we’ve observed the movement towards a cloud native environment and its role for keeping businesses competitive. We’ve realized this shift towards cloud adoption impacts not only an organization’s software development methodology but also the way IT operations approach their business to accommodate these changes. As a result, DevOps managers and developers need to understand how this new era requires them to build cloud native applications quickly to remain competitive.

But building cloud native apps is not easy and finding tools that can reduce the headache and hide the complexities to automate the process can make a developer’s life a lot easier. Open source tools such as Jenkins X and Kubernetes does just that. Together they represent a powerful continuous integration and continuous delivery combination for developers.”

CloudBees, Pivotal Partner for DevOps, Cloud, Kubernetes

CloudBees recently went into partnership with Pivotal Network to provide CloudBees Core solutions to benefits companies working with cloud, DevOps and Kubernetes.  


Pivotal Container Service (PKS) is a new enterprise-grade Kubernetes service offering customers the freedom to integrate with tools and infrastructure both inside and outside the PKS cluster.


Pivotal’s PKS is designed for running:

  • Stateful, clustered workloads like Apache Spark and Elasticsearch
  • Apps that are already containerized as Docker images (like from an ISV)
  • Workloads that require access to infrastructure primitives

As a result of its partnership with Pivotal, CloudBees Core is now validated to work on PKS, and is published in a way that is easy for end users to consume, CloudBees execs noted.