Announcing New Course: DevOps and SRE Fundamentals-Implementing Continuous Delivery

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 14, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced today that enrollment is now open for the new DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery eLearning course. The course will help an organization be more agile, deliver features rapidly, while at the same time being able to achieve non-functional requirements such as availability, reliability, scalability, security, etc. 

According to Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, “The rise of cloud native computing and site reliability engineering are changing the way applications are built, tested, and deployed. The past few years have seen a shift towards having Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) on staff instead of just plain old sysadmins; building familiarity with SRE principles and continuous delivery open source projects are an excellent career investment.”

The open containers ecosystem with Docker and Kubernetes at the forefront is revolutionizing software delivery. Developed by Gourav Shah, founder of the School of Devops, the DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery (LFS261) course introduces learners to the fundamentals of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) within an open container ecosystem. The course takes a project-based approach to help learners  understand and implement key practices. 

Software Developers– will learn how to deliver software safer, faster and reliably 

Quality Analysts– will learn how to set up automated testing, leverage disposable environments, and integrate it with CI tools such as Jenkins and Docker

Operations Engineers, System Administrators, DevOps/SRE practitioners-will learn how to reliably deploy software and securely manage production environments.

Build and Release Engineers– will learn how to deploy software safely and continuously.

DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery teaches the skills to deploy software with confidence, agility and high reliability using modern practices such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, and tools such as git, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, and Spinnaker. 

This video-based course teaches the following:

  • What Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery is and why they are needed
  • How the container ecosystem is revolutionizing software delivery and the role played by Docker and Kubernetes
  • How to use Git and GitHub for revision control and to support collaborative development
  • How to install and configure Jenkins as a Continuous Integration platform
  • How to write a pipeline-as-a-code using a declarative syntax with Jenkinsfiles
  • How to create and enforce development workflows as code reviews
  • How to standardize application packaging and distribution with Docker and Docker Registry
  • Continuous Deployment and Delivery, and how they compare with Continuous Integration
  • How to use Kubernetes to deploy applications with high availability, scalability and resilience
  • How to use Spinnaker to set up multi-cloud deployment pipelines
  • How to safely release software with Blue/Green, Highlander, and Canary release strategies.

The 2018 Open Source Jobs Report from Dice and the Linux Foundation highlighted the strong popularity of DevOps practices, along with cloud and container technologies. DevOps skills are in high demand, and DevOps jobs are among the highest paid tech jobs. This online eLearning course allows participants to be at the forefront of revolutionary technology advancements and ahead of the learning curve. 

DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery is available for $299. Visit here to learn more details.

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Jenkins Celebrates 15 Years of Transforming Software Delivery

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Jenkins Community Celebrates 15 years of Continuous Delivery Automation and Innovation at DevOps World | Jenkins World

DEVOPS WORLD | JENKINS WORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – AUGUST 14, 2019 – The Jenkins project, comprised of the community of practitioners using Jenkins®, today celebrated its 15th birthday at DevOps World | Jenkins World with a recap of milestones showcasing the community’s growth and the project’s defining impact on the global software industry.

Jenkins is the world’s leading open source automation server, used by companies large and small to implement continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD). Originally developed in 2004 and called Hudson, Jenkins’ impact has grown consistently over the years to the point where experts regularly describe Jenkins as the de facto tool for CI/CD.

So far this year, the Jenkins project has been a key driver in the formation of the Continuous Delivery Foundation, has continued to experience strong uptake in the use of Jenkins and will recognize key contributors to the Jenkins project around the globe during Thursday’s keynote session at DevOps World | Jenkins World.

In establishing the Continuous Delivery Foundation, the Jenkins community worked with The Linux Foundation, CloudBees, Google and Netflix to create a new foundation for the diverse CI/CD space. In addition to Jenkins, the Continuous Delivery Foundation was established with several other CI/CD open source projects, including Jenkins X, Spinnaker and Tekton. It serves as a vehicle to develop, nurture and promote open source projects, best practices and industry specifications related to continuous delivery.

The Continuous Delivery Foundation fosters vendor-neutral collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors to further CI/CD best practices and industry specifications. Its mission is to grow and sustain projects that are part of the broad and growing continuous delivery ecosystem.

“This has been a great year for Jenkins, the Continuous Delivery Foundation and open source collaboration as a whole,” said Chris Aniszczyk, vice president at the Linux Foundation. “We all share a common mission – to support community-based development of projects that advance the state of software delivery. The Jenkins project has been squarely behind this effort from day one and today the community is stronger than ever.”

Also playing a key role in Jenkins’ transition to the CDF was CloudBees’ Tracy Miranda. Miranda took on the dual roles of CloudBees director of open source community and member of the governing board of the CDF. “CD is becoming a differentiator for organizations in every industry, yet adoption remains challenging. It’s an industry-wide problem that needs an industry-wide solution. From the CloudBees perspective, we see it as critical to have a neutral foundation where all agents of change can collaborate and contribute openly,” said Miranda. “Looking ahead to the next 15 years, we need to solve the complexity of CD adoption. With the CDF, we are well-equipped to do this in open source – building on top of all that we have learned in the Jenkins community over the years.”

During the period from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, the Jenkins project achieved these milestones:

  • 46% growth in active Jenkins installations1 reporting usage data was in the period August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019
    The community experienced approximately 46 percent growth in active installations, reaching 265,956 installations as of July 31, 2019, compared to 182,236 installations as of August 1, 2018. Active installations are defined as Jenkins instances that report usage information back to the Jenkins project. This number is not representative of the total Jenkins instances in use worldwide; that number is significantly greater.
  • Approximately 15.8 million Jenkins developers
    A recent Datanyze analysis of the CI vendor landscape showed that about 66 percent of continuous integration is being run on Jenkins. With an estimated 24 million developers, globally, according to Evans Data in its 2019 Global Developer Population and Demographics Study, approximately 15.8 million developers are using Jenkins.
  • 254% growth in Jenkins Pipeline jobs
    Finally, the combined number of defined Jenkins jobs increased during this same period from 19,946,119 in July 2018 to 30,281,905, or 52 percent growth. Specifically, Jenkins Pipeline jobs grew 254 percent in the same period. The dramatic growth in Jenkins Pipeline jobs demonstrates that organizations are accelerating their investment in modern software pipeline automation practices with Jenkins.

“Over the past 15 years, the Jenkins project has revolutionized the way software is built and delivered,” said Jenkins creator Kohsuke Kawaguchi, who also serves as chief scientist at CloudBees. “We have touched every industry and made a difference to every software team in the world.”

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1The Jenkins community tracks statistics from active Jenkins installations that transmit usage information back to the project. The numbers do not represent a majority of Jenkins installations, only those who choose to report. Therefore, the numbers are conservative.

About the Continuous Delivery Foundation
Continuous delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) is a Linux Foundation initiative that serves as the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects, including Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker, and Tekton. The CDF fosters collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors to further continuous delivery best practices. For more information about the CDF, please visit

Join Us At the CDF Contributor Summit!

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Every year before the DevOps World | Jenkins World conference, Jenkins contributors gather for a contributor summit. Earlier this year, the CD Foundation became the new home for Jenkins as well as Jenkins X, Tekton and Spinnaker projects. CD Foundation serves as the new home for many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous delivery as well as a neutral home for collaboration in the CI/CD space. In that spirit of collaboration, this year’s contributor summit is being expanded to be a CDF Contributor Summit. 

CDF Contributor Summit will be held on Monday August 12, 2019 in San Francisco, USA just before DevOps World | Jenkins World. It is a free event open to contributors of the open source projects. So far we will have community members from the Jenkins, Jenkins X and Tekton projects attending the summit. 

The summit brings together community members to learn, meet and help shape the future of the projects. In the CDF community we value all types and sizes of contributions and love to welcome new participants who want to contribute to one or more projects.

The morning portion of the summit will consist of presentations by core committers of the projects. Presentations will highlight what each effort is about and what community members can do to help. We will cover a range of topics from technical aspects to community topics. 

In the afternoon we will break into Birds of a Feather table for in-depth discussion and collaboration on different topics of interest. Bring your laptop, come prepared with questions and ideas, and be ready to meet and get coding with other contributors.

Agenda: (tentative)

  • 9:00 am – Kickoff & Welcome with coffee/pastries
  • 10:00 am – Project Updates
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – BoF/Unconference
  • 3:00 pm – Break
  • 3:30 pm – BoF/Unconference
  • 4:30 – Ignite Talks
  • 5:00 pm – Wrap-up

To join the summit, please sign up with the main project you contribute to or are interested in contributing to:


Jenkins X:


We hope to see you there!

Salesforce Joins New Continuous Delivery Foundation As Premier Member

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Global CRM Leader Joins Community Committed to Growing Ecosystem of CD/CI Tools and Methodologies

San Francisco, Calif., July 1, 2019 – The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous delivery, today announced that Salesforce has joined the CDF as a premier member.

Salesforce joins other CDF premier members such as Cloudbees, IBM, Google, CapitalOne, CircleCI, jFrog, Huawei, and Netflix working together to make continuous delivery tools and processes as accessible and reliable as possible and grow the overall ecosystem.

Salesforce is increasingly adopting continuous delivery practices and tools to empower development teams to achieve a faster, more frequent release cycle. As a CDF member, Salesforce will help shape industry specifications around pipelines, workflows and other CI/CD areas, as well as provide foundational support for CI/CD tools.

“An ethos of community innovation is driving the next generation of enterprise software,” said Mark Interrante, SVP of Engineering, Salesforce. “Salesforce is proud to join the Continuous Delivery Foundation and empower developers everywhere to deliver apps at enterprise levels of trust, scale and performance.”

“With over 20 years of experience building software at scale, Salesforce has a lot of expertise to share with the community,” said Chris Kelly, Director of Open Source, Salesforce. “By collaborating with the CDF, we’re excited to help define the future of open source CI/CD tools, share our lessons learned as well as build on the industry’s experience.”

Open source technologies such as Jenkins, JenkinsX, Spinnaker and Tekton, which are hosted by the CDF, help development teams from companies of all sizes and industries improve their speed and productivity when creating cloud-native, legacy infrastructure, mobile, IoT, and bare metal applications.

“Salesforce is an established, global CRM leader, and we’re thrilled they’re working with us to help enterprises adopt CD delivery as quickly and easily as possible,” said Dan Lopez, CDF program manager. “With containers, microservices and Kubernetes on the rise, Salesforce and other CDF members have a key role to play in growing and sustaining the CI/CD ecosystem. With CDF members focused on this, software development teams are free to focus on delivering quick, stable code changes as easily as possible.”

Salesforce and other CDF members have hosting Continuous Delivery Summits this year, including events co-located with KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America respectively. Details for the Continuous Delivery Summit in San Diego will be coming soon.

Salesforce is also a member of the Linux Foundation, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Hyperledger, the Internet Security Research Group/Let’s Encrypt, and the OpenAPI initiative.

Additional Resources

About the Continuous Delivery Foundation

Continuous delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) serves as the vendor-neutral home of many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous delivery, including Jenkins, Jenkins X, Tekton, and Spinnaker, as well as fosters collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors to further continuous delivery best practices. The CDF is part of the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about the CDF, please visit


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The Linux Foundation Announces New Foundation to Support Continuous Delivery Collaboration

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New initiative provides neutral home for Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker, Tekton projects and the next generation of continuous delivery collaboration

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Open Source Leadership Summit – March 12, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announces a new foundation for the diverse continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) space. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) will serve as the vendor-neutral home for the most important open source projects for continuous delivery and specifications to expedite the release pipeline process. CDF will foster collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors to evangelize CI/CD and DevOps methodologies, define/document best practices, provide guidelines, and create training materials to enable any software development team around the world to implement CI/CD best practices.

The first projects to be hosted by the CDF will include Jenkins, an open source CI/CD system, Jenkins X, an open source CI/CD solution on Kubernetes, Spinnaker, an open source multi-cloud CD solution, and Tekton, an open source project and specification for CI/CD components. Additional projects are expected to join CDF through its soon to be formed Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) with the focus of bringing together the CD ecosystem to build specifications and projects around portability and interoperability.

The CDF will have an open governance model that encourages participation and technical contribution and will provide a framework for long-term stewardship and sustainability for CI/CD tools part of the foundation. The foundation is launching with 20+ founding members including Alauda, Alibaba, Anchore,, Atos, Autodesk, Capital One, CircleCI, CloudBees, DeployHub, GitLab, Google, HSBC, Huawei, IBM, JFrog, Netflix, Puppet, Rancher, Red Hat, SAP, Snyk, and SumoLogic.

“We are excited to welcome the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) into the Linux Foundation. We’re creating a neutral environment to enhance the tools and best practices needed to speed and ease software development and delivery,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at the Linux Foundation. “Every industry and company relies on software to compete, which is why open source and CI/CD are preferred and pervasive across collaborative, real-time software development teams.”

CD is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. With the increased use of microservices and cloud native architectures, continuous delivery tools and practices are in greater demand, providing improved velocity and productivity for software development teams.

“The Jenkins community is thrilled to be hosted by the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF). Under the CDF, we hope to create an industry-wide specification with collaboration from a broader group and create a shared investment in vendor-neutral events, documentation, tools, and support,” said Kohsuke Kawaguchi, creator of Jenkins and CTO at CloudBees.

“I’m really excited to see the formation of the CDF – it’s starting with some of the most popular best-of-breed open source tools in the CI/CD space,” said James Strachan, co-founder of Jenkins X and distinguished engineer, CloudBees. “I’m looking forward to increased collaboration between us all to help accelerate the open source CI/CD landscape.”

“Spinnaker, created by Netflix and jointly led by Netflix and Google, is a Continuous Delivery platform that’s been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. Development teams rely on Spinnaker every day to release software changes with high velocity and confidence,” said Andy Glover, Director, Delivery Engineering at Netflix. “The ecosystem coming together in one foundation is a unique opportunity to move the state of the art for Continuous Delivery forward, and the Spinnaker community is excited to be part of this evolution,” said Steven Kim, software engineering manager, Google Cloud and Spinnaker Steering Committee member.

“Continuous Delivery is a critical part of modern software development, but today the space is heavily fragmented. The Tekton project  addresses this problem by working with the open source community and other leading vendors to collaborate on the modernization of CI/CD infrastructure,” said Dan Lorenc, Staff Software Engineer, Google Cloud. “Establishing a vendor-neutral foundation to create specifications will allow the rapidly changing CI/CD space to take full advantage of containers and the broader cloud native ecosystem. For these reasons, we’re excited to host the Tekton project under the CDF, and look forward to collaborating with the other founding members.”

The Cloud Native Interactive Landscape illustrates how diverse the CI/CD space is and the many projects and vendors active in the space.

“As the market has shifted to containerized and cloud native technologies, the ecosystem of CI/CD systems and related tools has radically changed. The number of available CD tools has increased, and there’s no defining industry specifications around pipelines and workflows to aid portability amongst tools. Capital One, CircleCI, CloudBees, Google, Huawei, IBM, JFrog, Netflix and the other Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) founding members recognize the need for a neutral home for collaboration and integration to solve this problem. The CDF will establish a community of projects to advance industry best practices and innovation around CI/CD,” said Chris Aniszczyk, Vice President of Developer Relations, the Linux Foundation and CTO of CNCF.

Jenkins Background

Jenkins is the leading open source automation server supported by a large and growing community of developers, testers, designers and other people interested in continuous integration, continuous delivery and modern software delivery practices. Built on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), it provides more than 1,500 plugins that extend Jenkins to automate with practically any technology software delivery teams use. In 2019, Jenkins surpassed 200,000 known installations making it the most widely deployed automation server.

Jenkins X Background

Jenkins X is an open source CI/CD solution for modern cloud applications on Kubernetes. Jenkins X provides pipeline automation, built-in GitOps and preview environments to help teams collaborate and accelerate their software delivery at any scale. Jenkins X automates CI+CD for Kubernetes using the best of breed OSS tools such as Jenkins, Tekton, Prow, Skaffold, Kaniko and Helm.

Tekton Background

Tekton is a set of shared, open source components for building CI/CD systems, and is being contributed to the CDF by Google. The project is agnostic about the deployment target, whether it is Kubernetes, VMs, bare metal, mobile or even something else. Tekton modernizes the Continuous Delivery control plane by taking advantage Kubernetes and shifts the software deployment there. Tekton includes primitives such as pipeline definition, source code access, artifact management, and test execution.

Spinnaker Background

Spinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud Continuous Delivery platform originally created by Netflix and currently jointly led by Netflix and Google. It supports all major cloud platforms and Kubernetes, with contributions from their respective providers. Spinnaker is typically used in organizations at scale, where DevOps teams support multiple development teams by providing “golden path” application deployment pipelines.

Supporting Quotes

Premier Members

Capital One

“We are pleased to see the formation of the CDF. DevSecOps is important in our ability to ship products with speed and reliability, and the CDF is well timed to curate a growing toolset in order to help establish consistency and simplify adoption.” – Jag Gadiyaram, Head of Open Source, Capital One


“Continuous delivery is fundamentally critical to how teams deliver value. Being able to release small changes, multiple times a day, is a crucial competency for companies in a cloud-native world.” – Jim Rose, CEO, CircleCI


“Everyone is a developer and any idea delivered changes the world. We have seen continuous delivery become the gold standard for delivering ideas, therefore forming the Continuous Delivery Foundation is a natural evolution in making continuous delivery accessible to all. We are proud to be a founding member of the CDF, to support the inclusion of Jenkins and Jenkins X and to foster the industry collaboration and interoperability that will surely result from this.” – Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder, CloudBees


“The ability to deploy code securely and as fast as possible is top of mind for developers across the industry. Only through best practices and industry-led specifications will developers realize a reliable and portable way to take advantage of continuous delivery solutions. Google is excited to be a founding member of the CDF and to work with the community to foster innovation for deploying software anywhere.” – Kim Lewandowski, Product Manager, Google Cloud


“We believe that the CD foundation will drive CI/CD tool development, development practices and industry specifications. The digital world is built on top of software. By being a member of the Foundation, Huawei hopes to explore and share with members and partners of Foundation to provide developers with the best CI/CD services and practices and to make software development even more Agile, efficient, and trustworthy.” – Xu Feng, GM, DevCloud, Huawei


“Application development is rapidly changing to keep pace with the velocity of innovation in the multicloud ecosystem. Automation powers enterprise modernization, and CI/CD provides the core foundational capability enabling  enterprise developers. We are proud to be joining the CD Foundation, working to bring forward the next generation of open software delivery capabilities.” – Danny Mace, VP Hybrid Cloud App Platform, IBM


“At JFrog, we’re on a mission to make software liquid, creating DevOps pipelines that flow freely, like water. Delivering software continuously with streamlined CI/CD technologies is a requirement for the modern enterprise in realization of this vision, and we’re looking forward to leading and contributing to the CDF to bring developers and community standards together.” – Yoav Landman, CTO and Co-founder, JFrog


“Continuous Delivery powers innovation at Netflix and we’re thrilled to be a founding member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation. Working with other leading practitioners to promote Continuous Delivery through specifications is an exciting opportunity to join forces and bring the benefits of rapid, reliable, and safe delivery to an even larger community.“ – Andy Glover, Director of Delivery Engineering, at Netflix

General or End User Members


“Modern organizations that seek to continuously innovate demand a high degree of automation, as well as the agility and consistency in software delivery. We are glad to see the formation of the CD Foundation. It will foster a vibrant community to cultivate cultural shifts, methodologies, best practices, as well as an ecosystem of interoperable tools that empower organizations to continuously deliver value. We look forward to contributing to this mission.” – Kai Chen], CTO, Alauda


“Alibaba is honored to be one of the founding members of CDF. We believe that the specifications around pipelines, workflows and other areas can help ease the adoption of CI/CD practices in the industry. Alibaba has been working on enterprise-class CI/CD for many years. We would like to share these experiences with the industry through open source contributions and working with CDF members to build a mature CD ecosystem that helps developers and companies efficiently and safely deliver software.” – Liu Guohua, GM, R&D Efficiency, Alibaba


“In the modern IT era of containers and microservices, industry collaboration is imperative when defining specifications around the tools and methods organizations will deploy when implementing a continuous delivery model. The formation of The CD Foundation is an important step toward providing the necessary infrastructure and user community to accomplish this.” – Saïd Ziouani, CEO, Anchore

“Spinnaker is rapidly being chosen by enterprises as the open-source software delivery platform used to modernize their application deployments. Armory is very excited to see Spinnaker join the CDF because it will provide the infrastructure and marketing support required to push Spinnaker to the next level of mainstream adoption.” – Ben Mappen, CPO,


“Atos is excited to be part of the continuous delivery foundation. Transforming our customers application development methods from a traditional approach to a model that enables hybrid / multi-cloud development and deployment based on DevOps.” – Michael M. Kollar, Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer & Global Head of Cloud Engineering, Atos Fellow and Member of Scientific Community


“As Autodesk becomes a cloud platform company, the benefits of DevOps are critical to our success. We’re excited to join the Continuous Delivery Foundation to share and leverage best practices and technology that are propelling  the industry forward.” – George Swan, Sr. Director, Build Platform Leader, Autodesk


“The timing is right for a conversation on how continuous delivery is impacted when we move from monolithic workflows to microservice workflows moving across the pipeline. The CD Foundation is the right place for that discussion.” – Tracy Ragan, CEO, DeployHub, Inc.


“As one of the first to bring cloud native CI/CD to the market, GitLab is looking forward to leading and collaborating with the CD Foundation to bring awareness and best practices to the industry. We look forward to lending our experience in working with millions of developers and thousands of enterprises to provide them with everything they need in their DevSecOps workflow to accelerate application development. Together we can move software innovation forward by educating the industry on how to deliver software to production both quickly and securely.” – Sid Sijbrandij, CEO, GitLab


“Delivering new features faster, while making sure that our services are solid and secure, is ever more important to our customers and our business: an open, vibrant CD community is essential to that mission. We’re pleased and excited to join the Continuous Delivery Foundation and look forward to being part of the community.” – David Knott, HSBC Chief Architect


“As cloud-native application architectures change the way teams build and deliver software, continuous delivery has become even more critical. Having a neutral organization to collaborate and define industry specifications around pipelines, workflows and other areas of CI/CD is essential to making it easier for more organizations out there to adopt continuous delivery and realize the significant benefits it provides.” – Deepak Giridharagopal, CTO, Puppet


“As a leader in Kubernetes management, Rancher has a long history working with leading CI/CD technologies such as Jenkins and Spinnaker. Rancher users have created enterprise container platforms combining the power of Rancher with their existing CI/CD infrastructure. We are excited about the creation of CD Foundation and look forward to integrating these new Linux Foundation projects into Rancher.” – Sheng Liang, CEO, Rancher Labs

Red Hat

“Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) are key capabilities in delivering modern, cloud-native services. Red Hat and our customers view both as critical points of emphasis for IT  organizations, especially as these teams seek to respond to evolving business demands through improvements in time-to-value by delivering production quality code more quickly and safely. As a leader in both the Knative and Knative Build projects, we’re pleased to extend this work to Tekton as a member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation and we see this  as another great proof point for the value of broad industry collaboration around Kubernetes.” – Chris Wright, CTO, Red Hat


“Our mission is to help our customers to become Intelligent Enterprises. An efficient software development process and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) are critical for making this process successful for SAP and our customers. We are excited to join the Continuous Delivery Foundation as a founding member to foster collaboration in the industry and to shape open standards and interoperability for the CI/CD ecosystem.” – Gunther Rothermel, SVP SAP Cloud Platform


“Continuous delivery is the foundation for modern software development, providing the acceleration, assurance, and governance needed for the fast pace we seek. Snyk is excited to see the CDF bring this community together to accelerate CI/CD practices themselves. With our focus on empowering developers to own security through the software lifecycle, we will help ensure security is built into this modern software pipeline.” – Guy Podjarny, CEO, Snyk


“There is a clear disruption happening across the software development ecosystem, and developers are being challenged to deliver code changes faster amidst diversification across CI/CD systems, DevOps, containers and other related tools. We’re thrilled to be the first analytics vendor that is part of the Continuous Delivery Foundation, and look forward to contributing to the community and provide the Continuous Intelligence needed to improve visibility, and speed application development and deployment within modern software delivery lifecycles.” – Christian Beedgen, CTO and Co-founder, Sumo Logic

To learn more about the CDF, listen to this week’s Kubernetes Podcast from Google, where the guest is Tracy Miranda, Director of Open Source Community, CloudBees.

Additional Resources

About the Continuous Delivery Foundation

Continuous delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) is a Linux Foundation initiative that serves as the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects, including Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker, and Tekton. The CDF fosters collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors to further continuous delivery best practices. For more information about the CDF, please visit

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more.  The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at

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