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How 4 Companies Use XebiaLabs to Extend Jenkins for Continuous Delivery
For nearly every enterprise, the call to get high-quality software to customers faster is only getting louder. If your IT team is spending more time writing and maintaining scripts to deliver software throughout your DevOps toolchain than on creating the actual software, you may have extended your Continuous Integration (CI) process beyond its limits.
That’s because CI tools are great when used for CI, but as you scale, you need release orchestration and deployment automation to streamline and standardize your Continuous Delivery (CD) pipeline.
Don’t worry—you don’t need to give up your favorite CI tool! You just need to integrate it into your CD pipeline. With Jenkins World 2018 just around the corner, we thought it would be helpful to look at how a few XebiaLabs customers have evolved their Jenkins pipelines to Continuous Delivery.
General ElectricThe GE Power Fleet Services team develops software to remotely monitor, run diagnostics on, and capture analytics for the industrial Internet solutions they deliver. They wanted to move from Waterfall to an Agile approach, so they began by improving the front end of their software development process by using Jenkins for CI. After some time, however, they found themselves with a lot of software sitting on the shelf waiting to be released. The team decided that they needed to automate their deployments and orchestrate their release pipeline in order to deliver better software, faster. After researching several vendors, they chose the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform to streamline and standardize their DevOps processes. With XebiaLabs, GE Power eliminated release and deployment bottlenecks and minimized errors, while continuing to use Jenkins for CI. Since installing the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform, they’ve realized a 2X return on their release automation investment in the first year, and releases that once took months now take days.Learn more about GE Power’s story here.
The Standard Insurance CompanyTo get new product versions and improvements to customers faster, The Standard Insurance Company needed to automate their processes. Yet the tools they used to drive automation created many dependencies and complexities, compounded by the shifting regulations and growing security concerns of the insurance industry. By implementing the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform, The Standard gained the control and visibility they needed to truly automate processes and orchestrate their releases. Using a single release orchestration template, The Standard was able to create “one pipeline to rule them all,” with repeatable processes across a dozen technologies—including Jenkins—to orchestrate the release of 300 applications into Production in just one year. They also used the platform’s deployment automation module to generate repeatable deployment plans that allow them to automate and standardize deployments to any environment.Learn more about The Standard’s story here.
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