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 on November 1, the CloudBees platform emphasises 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.