CloudBees and Pivotal have teamed up to make Jenkins available on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. The partnership is essentially a reseller agreement in which Pivotal will sell and make Jenkins available on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. It's interesting, though, because it expands Jenkins' presence on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, making it more easily accessible to DevOps teams.
Pivotal unveiled a new version of its Cloud Foundry offering meant to make it even faster to get an application developed and into production.
EMC and Dell are hoping to take Pivotal public soon, although Dell will ultimately own the bulk of the company, according to a report in Re/Code that cites unnamed sources.
While the big names of EMC and VMware may have justified the $67 billion price tag on Dell's acquisition of the companies, it's the smaller businesses of the EMC federation that have the real promise.
Dell will step up its assault on the enterprise with today's announcement of its planned acquisition of EMC. The deal gives Dell solid footholds in the storage and cloud markets.
Pivotal's HAWQ big data analytics engine is now an open source project. The company has contributed the two-year-old technology to the Apache Software Foundation library.
Two big-name executives have leve VMware: Chuck Hollis and Ben Fathi. They join other defectors from EMC companies, indicating executives might be feeling results of discussions around the future of the EMC federation.
What's the point of it all? Why are we doing this? These questions pop up frequently in IT teams where the reason for doing your daily activities – like churning through tickets, whizzing up builds or "doing the DevOps" – seems only that someone, somewhere told you to do it.
Trying to find an ROI for DevOps is an absurd question. But that won't prevent your boss from asking you for a DevOps ROI. Pivotal's Michael Cote does the overthinking on why it's essentially impossible to find a DevOps ROI and suggests that a better bet is to point to successful examples of DevOps adoption.
Sam Ramji, Cloud Foundry Foundation's CEO, spends a lot of time talking to businesses about cloud and their development needs. The latest shift he's hearing about is that some organizations are adding business people to DevOps teams.