Java-based platform as a service cloud hosting provider CloudBees announced on Thursday it is offering Continuous Cloud Delivery, a new service to accelerate application delivery and meet high-frequency update requirements necessary for web and mobile applications.
The move comes a few months after CloudBees integrated its PaaS offering with VMware Cloud Foundry.
CCD offers a way for development teams to quickly push application changes and deploy the resulting code to production, all via the cloud. The solution enables enterprises, mobile application developers and SaaS vendors to deliver incremental software features and updates.
Instead of the traditional, lengthy software release cycles, CCD enables developers to automate the development and testing processes to ensure that software applications are always in a ready-to-deploy state.
“Our customers have made it very clear to us, time-to-market is their most pressing business challenge,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and founder at CloudBees. “Leveraging the CloudBees Platform, Continuous Cloud Delivery provides the quickest way to deliver applications and ensure the highest levels of quality.”
The CCD approach uses key elements within the CloudBees PaaS to transform the application delivery process including cloud-based development to ensure that all developers have visibility into code changes and application status at all times, scalability and elasticity ensure resources are instantly available, and repositories being centrally accessed for the sharing of source code and version control management.
Additionally, Jenkins Continuous Integration automatically incorporates code changes and processes those changes based on team-established rules, ready access to development, testing and staging resources, continuous deployment to immediately push updates to production, and transparent deployment to ensure that there is no application downtime when updates are pushed out.
CCD is the latest in CloudBees’ strategy in accelerating the software development process through the use of hosted services across the entire application lifecycle.
The company’s partner ecosystem, which CloudBees recently expanded, offers an extensive set of hosted services.
Developers can make use of best-of-breed application testing, performance monitoring, log management, mail and database service providers.
With access to a wide set of services, development teams spend 100 percent of their time developing applications instead of installing and maintaining tools and software.
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