CloudBees obtain Codeship, another startup in the dev-ops space

More merging is afoot in the busy world of backend developer tools. Today, CloudBees — the company closely related with support and services for the open source Jenkins continuous integration and delivery engine — has reported that it will obtain Codeship, another startup in the dev-ops space aiming on continuous integration and delivery.

Terms of the contract are not being revealed, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees, Sacha Labourey, stated in an interview. The whole team of Codeship will be joining CloudBees and will proceed to help its customers — numbering around 2,400 mostly smaller firms and 100,000 developers — and will keep its branding.

The move underscores a trend of smaller vendors in the world of services for developers getting separated up by greater players, Labrouey stated, in part to refine momentum and business expansion.

“Developers are the new kingmakers,” he mentioned, quoting a phrase made famous some years ago with the book of the same name, which underscored the strength that developers hold today for companies that seek to move forward and upward in the world of tech. He said, “But today you need to buy from between 10 and 15 vendors to serve those developers, so we are seeing a wave of consolidation take place [to simplify that].”

It should also assist CloudBees the business position itself as a larger player for its future plans and expansions. The company today has acquired just about $52 million from investors that involve Matrix, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Verizon Ventures, and was previously worth at just about $210 million in 2015. Labourey stated to me that the startup is on the route now to investing more.

CloudBees has made a name for itself as a developer of Jenkins-based solutions — with one of its perhaps most remarkable consumers being Netflix — and this acquisition is focused at extending that to cover other sorts of environments, “to serve a growing segment of the market looking for SaaS-delivered continuous integration and continuous delivery solutions that are easy to use,” the company mentioned.

The co-founder and CEO, Moritz Plassnig said, “If you look at CloudBees, it has great enterprise customers, which is a very good fit with us.” He also mentioned, “We help provide service across different sizes, and architecture types.” Specially, the company will be getting more Clojure perfection to the business. He even stated, “The Jenkins community is very important, but there are others who use Clojure. We really need different products to serve different workloads.”

Continuity post-acquisition will involve providing both Codeship Basic and Codeship Pro, available in many pricing tiers beginning at $39/month depending on features and usage, including whether you want to work on a build in the cloud but still host your code on-premise. CloudBees’ pricing is available on request.

The contract is expected to windup this month.

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