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Real User
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Jan 13 2019

What is most valuable?

All its technical features are valuable, but we could do 90 percent of those with Jenkins. The difference with CloudBees… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Prior to using CloudBees, if we couldn't figure something out, we would try to figure it out. We would waste a couple… more»

What needs improvement?

CloudBees has a lot of features. It has a core product with some special build stuff and purchase, which is great, but… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Their support model is a recurring model. It is not a one-off fee. We pay on a yearly basis. We are already gearing up to… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Because it is Jenkins, ultimately in the core, all of our Jenkins plugins with it worked. That was a big boon. Usually… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use it for everything from from building a container to deploying a container, and in some cases, for kicking off… more»
Real User
Lead DevOps Architect at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 18 2018

What is most valuable?

The ease of use as far as getting it up and running, especially now that we have hundreds of applications wanting to go… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It simplifies our entire process because we used to have to do everything manually every time a new client came on, every… more»

What needs improvement?

The one thing that CloudBees Enterprise Jenkins does not do well is backup. We have to create our own backup systems in… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Purchasing on the AWS Marketplace was easy. We don't worry about licensing and keeping track of it. We don't worry about… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

It used to take weeks for us to: * Get Jenkins up and running. * Get the GitHub integrations going. * Get all the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Use the AWS Marketplace. Going through the AWS Marketplace makes life ten times easier, and you can be so hands off of it… more»
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Real User
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Dec 19 2018

What is most valuable?

* Its scalability. * Ease of use. * The community and support available for it. Its ability to recreate our entire Jenkins environment, jobs, and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Its CI/CD capabilities are invaluable to the government. Typically, the government manually builds software, then manually deploys that software… more»

What needs improvement?

Sometimes on a heavily used Jenkins instance, if we are not scaling appropriately, we can have a lot of job failures without a whole lot of… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We switched to Jenkins because it is so powerful.

What other advice do I have?

Always to pick what's best for you and your environment. Jenkins doesn't work for everybody. Try it first, give it a shot, and let it prove itself… more»
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 11 2019

What is most valuable?

* Its integration with Slack. * Its integration with Git and GitHub. * The automated scheduling. * I like the script on AWS WorkSpaces. * It makes my job easier and does things that I… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the things that I did years ago shortly after I started I changed one of our DHCP deployment procedures into a Jenkins job. We used to use fabric, and you'd have to manually… more»

What needs improvement?

I am not a fan of Java as a language or a platform, but it comes with the territory. As an SE/SA, I feel that Java did not live up to the initial promise of "write once, run anywhere"… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you have used Jenkins before and you like it as a product, the cloud-based integration on top of it is pretty decent. Of the alternatives which are out there, it is a decent… more»
Hamzah Mirza
Real User
CI/CD Engineer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 16 2018

What is most valuable?

Their plugin support is its most valuable feature. Since it is open source, having a company backing these plugins and supporting them all the way… more»

What needs improvement?

It being the only company or tool that provides you enterprise support with Jenkins, we don't have other options, and we're sort of stuck with it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

From our viewpoint, the price point is high for the product. It goes by a "per developer" price. Being an open source tool, and having their… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before CloudBees, we had about 40 to 50 Jenkins instances. There was no management on them. Each one was running different versions. There were no… more»

What other advice do I have?

* You need to figure out how big your enterprise is. Because when you go to CloudBees, spinning out multiple nodes, you need to be able to have the… more»
Real User
Project Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 14 2019

What is most valuable?

It works. It has easy connectivity for getting our pipelines into the cloud on AWS. We have no complaints, as it has… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our pipeline automation. It has been there from the initial phases, just manually deploying everything… more»

What needs improvement?

Nothing is perfect, and there is room for improvement in the product. I am reserving judgment for the unknown.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing must be fair because we just renewed our license a couple months ago.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using an open source version of it, Jenkins. When we found out it was available enterprise-wide and a license… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is pushing all the built artifacts into Artifactory. It is deploying containers into our AWS accounts. It is pulling… more»
Real User
DevOps Manager at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Jan 08 2019

What is most valuable?

* It has a wide variety of plugins. * It has a good reporting solution.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides better visual reporting for the data, whether it succeeded or failed. It also has a lot of plugins.

What needs improvement?

The integrations with Kubernetes has become challenging when it comes to scaling on a machine. We don't have the proper agent release to do this.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

They need to improve the licensing. With a few of the companies, when you have the agent installed, once the instance dies, you are released from… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product rather building your own homegrown solution. We are only using the AWS version of the product.
Aimee White
Real User
Website and EComm at a local government with 10,001+ employees
Jan 16 2019

What is most valuable?

* Ease of access control (granular) * Scalability * Analytics

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to continuously deliver new builds quickly. Also, devs at different levels can get granular access to whatever is required rather than… more»

What needs improvement?

It can be slow producing Beekeeper reports but I think this was ironed out in a later release. (It was a multi-thread issue). There are a lot of… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We chose to procure this solution via AWS Marketplace because the devs are a load of button-pushers so they are always trialing software on AWS to… more»

What other advice do I have?

I’d give it an eight out of ten, mainly because nothing gets a ten, and the support could do with being a bit better.
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