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CloudBees Acquires Rollout, Adding Feature Flag System to Manage Deployment Risk and Accelerate Software Feature Delivery

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Inc., the enterprise DevOps leader powering the continuous economy,
today announced the acquisition of Rollout,
a secure feature management company providing software specifically
targeted for developers and product teams. The deal further strengthens
CloudBees’ leadership in the continuous integration/continuous delivery
(CI/CD) market, giving customers the ability to deliver new features
safely, securely and quickly into production.

The benefit of continuous software delivery is clear for high-performing
software developers and teams who want to separate code deployments from
feature releases. Customer relationships are enhanced by safely testing
features in production environments, gathering valuable feedback and
releasing new and improved features continuously. An increased number of
incremental feature releases enables fast and early learning. This helps
speed up feature adoption and ultimately helps organizations avoid the
“big-bang-or-bust” infrequent feature release syndrome. This type of
continuous release feature drip is the hallmark of successful continuous
software delivery.

According to Forrester, “Getting ideas in front of users faster —
‘continuous discovery’ — is the new normal. Experimentation platforms
let teams test out minimum viable products (MVPs) in real-world
scenarios with precise control. Feature flags let AD&D teams develop
code as they normally would, allowing them to version control, test and
deploy the same as always. However, feature flags give those teams
complete control of when to expose a particular feature to users,
allowing administrators to turn it on and off at the flip of a switch.”1

By bringing the Rollout team and their feature flag software into the
CloudBees family, CloudBees is taking a big step in the direction of
enabling developers and teams to ship changes with freedom. The Rollout
solution allows developers to continuously deliver changes, by enabling
them to control both the roll out and roll back of features instantly on
any platform, including mobile, regardless of deployment restrictions.

“Our goal is to help organizations deliver great, feature-rich software
efficiently while minimizing risks associated with the deployment
process,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees.The
acquisition of Rollout gives CloudBees customers the flexibility to
decouple features from software versions. Using Rollout on their trusted
enterprise platform allows developers to test and merge changes with
more confidence than ever before.”

“We’re thrilled to be part of the CloudBees team,” said Erez Rusovsky,
CEO and co-founder of Rollout, who will take on the role of product
director for the Rollout offering. “CloudBees has set the standard for
excellence in CI and CD. Rollout joining forces with CloudBees is
genuinely the case where 1+1=3. Feature flags and CI/CD combined help
companies truly become continuous and increase the pace of innovation.”

1Forrester Research, AD&D
Pros: Stop Guessing And Start Experimenting
, Christopher
Condo and Bill Seguin, January 15, 2019

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About CloudBees

CloudBees is powering the continuous economy by offering the world’s
first end-to-end continuous software delivery management system (SDM).
For millions of developers and product teams driving innovation for
businesses large or small, SDM builds on continuous integration (CI) and
continuous delivery (CD) to enable all functions and teams within and
around the software delivery organization to best work together to
amplify value creation.

CloudBees is the CI, CD and application release orchestration (ARO)
powerhouse, built on the commercial success of its products as well as
its open source leadership. CloudBees is the largest contributor to Jenkins
and Jenkins
, as well as a founding member of the Continuous
Delivery Foundation
(CDF). From startups with full-stack developers
practicing NoOps to large Fortune 100 companies, CloudBees enables all
software-driven organizations to intelligently deploy the right
capabilities at the right time.

Over 3,500 of the world’s best known brands and over 50% of the Fortune
500, invest in CloudBees because of its ability to work across any
cloud, in any development environment and to balance corporate
governance and control with developer flexibility and freedom. CloudBees
is home to the world’s leading DevOps experts, helping thousands of
companies harness the power of “continuous everything” and putting them
on the fastest path from great idea, to great software, to great
business value.

Backed by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Verizon
Ventures, Delta-v Capital, Golub Capital and Unusual Ventures, CloudBees
was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team
of continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps professionals.
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