Last Updated Mar 20, 2013 — DevOps Expert
Learn more about Continuous Cloud Delivery!
Our good friends over at CloudBees have just launched a valuable series of learning resources around Continuous Cloud Delivery, explaining the elements and benefits of Continuous Delivery and helping to make an appropriate choice of technologies for your implementation. Obviously, given our full-time focus on helping our customers introduce Continuous Delivery and Deployment Automation, we're keenly aware of the need for automated deployments as part of a CD strategy. So we fully agree on an "Integrated Deployment Process" being an essential Cloud Continuous Delivery element. Next to managed Continuous Integration, CloudBees also provides a great runtime platform for your applications, and we certainly recommend you take a look at that for business apps that can run in the cloud. Most organizations we speak to, though, also have many applications which could benefit from the ease-of-use of hosted CI but that you still wish to deploy to private clouds and other on-premise environments, or that make use of enterprise middleware stacks not easily available in a public PaaS. Happily, you can easily achieve the same seamless end-to-end automation and delivery for these applications using XL Deploy. We integrate with DEV@cloud, on-prem Jenkins and Jenkins Enterprise as well and can deploy your complex enterprise middleware applications to private clouds and middleware environments out-of-the-box. For more information, see our recent webinars with CloudBees demonstrating some of the many Jenkins/XL Deploy integration possibilities!”