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Release Pipeline with Jenkins

Submitted By Jenkins User Emmanouil Katefidis
A cloud platform engineer in Greece needed to develop a reliable and maintenance-free cloud development pipeline. He got there with Jenkins.
Industries: Cloud Operations
Programming Languages: Ansible, Terraform HCL, and Go
Platform: : Docker or Kubernetes, Linux
Version Control System: Bitbucket Server
Build Tools: Make
Community Support: websites & blogs, Spoke with colleagues and peers

Empowering people to do their very best work means making sure cloud pipelines are running smoothly.

Background: I work for an American multinational software company that provides server, application and desktop virtualization, networking, software as a service (SaaS), and cloud computing technologies. Our services and products are used by over 400,000 clients worldwide, including 99% of the Fortune 100, and 98% of the Fortune 500.

To keep things running smoothly for new deployments, I needed to develop an easy-to-maintain and reliable cloud development pipeline to allow for the constant building of production environment configurations.

Goals: Automate cloud deployments.

Solution & Results:

With Jenkins, software builds are 200% faster after automating the cloud development and practices.
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Emmanouil Katefidis, Cloud Platform Engineer

Jenkins pipelines allowed us to automate our cloud development process and combine them all within one source of truth. We were able to build multiple environments at the same time which, eventually, allowed us to build, deploy and test without much manual intervention.

The results are typical of many other successful Jenkins installations:

  • build times are 3x faster
  • we can test our code as we build it
  • we have the ability to have the status for each step in the pipeline