CloudBees Delivers Jenkins Continuous Integration Capabilities in the Cloud at a Lower Cost than Users Get by Going Directly to Amazon for Hosted Infrastructure Services
Woburn, MA - December 14, 2011 - CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced a new, lower price structure for DEV@cloud, its platform development service based on Jenkins in the Cloud continuous integration server. The CloudBees’ platform allows Java developers to build software in the cloud with as many build agents as needed without purchasing, configuring or maintaining servers. The new CloudBees price structure offers a fully-realized Java development PaaS run on Amazon-hosted development services at a lower price point than users can achieve by going directly to Amazon.
The CloudBees platform offers tremendous benefits to developers. An example includes the ability to automatically partition, provision and allocate Amazon EC2 resources. This is but one of the advantages PaaS offers over Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). As a result of CloudBees’ technology and operational scale, it is able to offer competitive Java PaaS pricing supported by rich, Amazon-hosted infrastructure services.
“Today many organizations around the globe are using our platform to develop and deploy Java applications in the cloud. As a result of adoption and the technology we have developed to optimize infrastructure efficiency, CloudBees has been able to scale, which in turn, allows us to bring an even more competitively-priced offering to the Java development community,” said Steven G. Harris, senior vice president of products, CloudBees. “Our system offers a richer set of Java application development services in the cloud for less than users would pay if they were to go directly to Amazon for infrastructure needs, alone. Our new pricing should make development teams ask themselves ‘why wouldn’t we develop software in the cloud?’”
To run Jenkins on Amazon, users would have to allocate a machine for a Jenkins master, and several build machines to enable builds to run in parallel. To do this independently on EC2, a developer has to decide how many machines of a given size to allocate, typically statically. When CloudBees assigns resources for Jenkins builds on DEV@Cloud, the resource pool can be allocated more efficiently; only the resources needed on-demand are utilized. Once the build has run, resources can be de-allocated, and an organization only pays for the time the resources were in use. Time is charged by the minute. Thus, even without taking into account the cost of the person-hours users would have to devote to managing Amazon EC2 resources themselves, CloudBees is able to offer a lower price for its DEV@Cloud, Jenkins in the Cloud services and the supporting infrastructure.
Developers can use a DEV@cloud pricing calculator to estimate their monthly cost, based on estimated or existing parameters, and compare it against an equivalent setup on Amazon Web Services, fully self-managed. (Link can also be cut and pasted into a browser: https://www.cloudbees.com/products/pricing-cookie)
Users who sign up for an Enterprise-level subscription of DEV@Cloud also automatically receive the new Jenkins Enterprise Plugins announced two weeks ago:
CloudBees (www.cloudbees.com) is the only cloud company focused on servicing the complete Java application lifecycle for cloud development and deployment — without any servers, any virtual machines or any IT staff. The CloudBees platform today includes DEV@cloud, a service that lets developers take their build and test environments to the cloud, and RUN@cloud, which lets teams seamlessly deploy applications to production in the cloud.
CloudBees is also the world’s premier expert on Jenkins, the most widely used continuous integration server. The company offers a Jenkins service as part of the CloudBees platform, as well as an on-premise enterprise solution, Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees, which is available as a subscription. Backed by Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite technology team.