CloudBees acquires Electric Cloud to construct out its software program supply administration platform

CloudBees, the enterprise steady integration and supply service (and the largest contributor to the Jenkins open-source automation server), as we speak introduced that it has acquired Electric Cloud, a steady supply and automation platform that first launched all the way in which again in 2002.

The two firms didn’t disclose the worth of the acquisition, however CloudBees has raised a complete of $113.2 million whereas Electric Cloud raised $64.6 million from the likes of  Rembrandt Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, RRE Ventures and Subsequent47.

CloudBees plans to combine Electric Cloud’s utility launch automation platform into its choices. Electric Flow’s 110 staff will be a part of CloudBees.

“As of today, we provide customers with best-of-breed CI/CD software from a single vendor, establishing CloudBees as a continuous delivery powerhouse,” mentioned Sacha Labourey, the CEO and co-founder of CloudBees, in as we speak’s announcement. “By combining the strength of CloudBees, Electric Cloud, Jenkins and Jenkins X, CloudBees offers the best CI/CD solution for any application, from classic to Kubernetes, on-premise to cloud, self-managed to self-service.”

Electric Cloud provides its customers quite a lot of instruments for automating their launch pipelines and managing the applying lifecycle afterward.

“We are looking forward to joining CloudBees and executing on our shared goal of helping customers build software that matters,” mentioned Carmine Napolitano, CEO, Electric Cloud. “The combination of CloudBees’ industry-leading continuous integration and continuous delivery platform, along with Electric Cloud’s industry-leading application release orchestration solution, gives our customers the best foundation for releasing apps at any speed the business demands.”

As CloudBees CPO Christina Noren famous throughout her keynote at CloudBees’ developer convention as we speak, the corporate’s prospects are getting extra subtle of their DevOps platforms, however they’re beginning to run into new issues now that they’ve reached this level.

“What we’re seeing is that these customers have disconnected and fragmented islands of information,” she mentioned. “There’s the view that each development team has […] and there’s not a common language, there’s not a common data model, and there’s not an end-to-end process that unites from left to right, top to bottom.” This sort of built-in system is what CloudBees is constructing towards (and that rivals like GitLab would argue they already supply). Today’s announcement marks a primary step into this route towards constructing a full software delivery management platform, although others are prone to comply with.

During his firm’s developer convention, Labourey additionally as we speak famous that CloudBees will revenue from Electric Cloud’s long-standing experience in steady supply and that the acquisition will flip CloudBees right into a “DevOps powerhouse.”

Today’s announcement follows CloudBees’ acquisition of CI/CD device CodeShip final yr. As of now, CodeShip stays a stand-alone product within the firm’s lineup. It’ll be attention-grabbing to see how CloudBees will combine Electric Cloud’s merchandise to construct a extra built-in system.