Microsoft Partners With Open-Source Jenkins Project
Microsoft announced it is partnering with the open-source Jenkins project to advance the Jenkins software automation platform on the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Microsoft will be working with the Jenkins community to move the Jenkins project infrastructure to Azure to improve security and capacity and to offer more services to the project. The technology giant announced the partnership at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) 2016 in Austin, Texas.
Jenkins is a popular Java-based, open-source automation server with a plug-in ecosystem that supports a wide variety of tools for continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) services for software development.
Jenkins is a growing technology that’s been funded by donations from community members and various other organizations.
The open-source Jenkins community is collaborating with Microsoft to move the project infrastructure to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
"But for it to grow and be scalable around the world to where it has the opportunity to go, it really needs a lot more power behind it,” Mark Hill, vice president for open source sales and marketing strategy at Microsoft, told eWEEK. “So we are providing extensive Azure support, along with facilities and infrastructure for the Website. We’re doing an engineering engagement to build the next version of the Jenkins product. And we’ve provided infrastructure to host the build process.”