Active Jenkins installations quadruple since 2010
Jenkins community experiencing more adoption in DevOps, with planning initiatives to improve workflow, onboarding experience
Brussels, Belgium – November 3rd, 2014 – CloudBees the enterprise Jenkins company, has today announced significant growth in the Jenkins Community, the community of developers using the Jenkins CI open source continuous integration (CI) server. Whether the number of active Jenkins instances, plugins contributed to the community or attendees at Jenkins user conferences across the globe, all have continued to grow by double-digit percentages in 2014.
“This growth reinforces what we’ve been saying all along: The Jenkins Community is thriving, and is laser-focused on creating value for its members now and long into the future,” said Jenkins CI founder and governance board member Kohsuke Kawaguchi, who also serves as chief technology officer at CloudBees. “We continue to see adoption of Jenkins expand across software delivery processes, across various industries and throughout the enterprise. The push in the market to automate processes remains strong. Jenkins usage is rapidly increasing along with that trend, since a key strength of Jenkins is its ability to automate and orchestrate the entire software delivery process. However, equally as important is the active and vibrant community that continues to advance Jenkins functionality.”
Kawaguchi said the user base for Jenkins is expanding beyond leading-edge developers with advanced skills to include development teams in all industries, including conservative ones such as financial services and transportation. Jenkins users, he said, are taking advantage of a wider range of technologies – from Amazon Web Services to Platform as a Service (PaaS), from Chef to Vagrant – to automate processes, creating better quality projects in less time, at lower risk and at a reduced cost.
Growth in the number of active installations of the Jenkins platform has accelerated in 2014. Active installations reached 95,927 as of September 30, 2014, up 37 percent from September 2013 and more than four times the 22,389 installations registered as of December 31, 2010. There were 18,869 active installations added in the first nine months of 2014 – a 45 percent increase from the 13,045 active installations added in the first nine months of 2013.
About Jenkins CI and Jenkins Community
Jenkins CI is an open source project developed for and by the Jenkins CI community. Jenkins CI is the leading open source continuous integration (CI) server. Built with Java, it provides more than 1,000 plugins to support building and testing 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.
CloudBees (www.cloudbees.com), 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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