Delivering on Continuous Delivery with CloudBees and Serena

At the April DevOps Drive-in, Serena Software and CloudBees announced devops title cloudbees their new partnership and provided a demo of how Continuous Delivery can work in the Enterprise.

CloudBees is a Continuous Delivery solutions provider and the Jenkins expert for the Enterprise. With CloudBees focusing on Continuous Integration and Serena Software being the expert in automating application deployments, this partnership provides a great integrated value chain for Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise.

I’m often asked, “How do you implement Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise?” Continuous Delivery (CD) can seem like an unattainable goal for many IT organizations. The first thing we need to do is to make sure everyone understands, “What is Continuous Delivery?”. I like how Martin Fowler describes it. Martin also states, “Continuous Delivery is sometimes confused with Continuous Deployment. Continuous Deployment means that every change goes through the pipeline and automatically gets put into production, resulting in many production deployments every day. Continuous Delivery just means that you are able to do frequent deployments but may choose not to do it, usually due to businesses preferring a slower rate of deployment. In order to do Continuous Deployment you must be doing Continuous Delivery.” Enterprise IT usually breathes a sigh of relief once they understand Continuous Delivery does not mean Continuous Deployment because in many Enterprise IT shops that is not going to happen, perhaps not even required.

So where do you start? We actually discussed this question in our April DevOps Drive-in. In fact, we asked the attendees, Continuous Delivery Poll“Where are you on your Continuous Delivery journey?” The results were a bit surprising as only 8% said they had no plans to implement Continuous Delivery. Most were in the process of implementing Continuous Delivery and 25% are planning to implement it in the future.

To learn more and see a solution demo check out the recording of this DevOps Drive-in “Achieving Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise, powered by Serena and CloudBees” or visit us at the next Jenkins user conference in Boston on June 18th.

Mark Levy is a Product Marketing Director at Serena Software focusing on DevOps and the Enterprise. He has over 25 years of experience in enterprise software, focusing on both application development and IT operations.

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