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CloudBees, Inc.
IndustryContinuous delivery software based on Jenkins CI
HeadquartersSan Jose, California
Key people
Sacha Labourey (CEO)
Kohsuke Kawaguchi (CTO)
François Dechery (CSO)
Laurence Poussot (CAO)
  • CloudBees Jenkins Platform - Enterprise Edition

CloudBees is a provider of continuous delivery software services.[1][2] Initially, CloudBees provided a platform as a service (PaaS) to build, run, and manage web applications. CloudBees supported the entire application life-cycle from development to deployment.[3][4] Sacha Labourey founded the company in early 2010, and investors include Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Verizon Ventures.[1][5] CloudBees is headquartered in San Jose, CA with additional offices in Lewes, DE, Richmond, VA, Brussels, Belgium, Seville, Spain and Neuchâtel, Switzerland.[2]


Sacha Labourey is the founder and CEO of CloudBees. Labourey created the company to provide developers with a cloud platform that made development of Java applications faster and easier.[3][5] Before starting CloudBees, Labourey led JBoss Europe, ultimately becoming chief technology officer and remaining in that role through the Red Hat acquisition of JBoss in June 2006. He left Red Hat in 2009 and founded CloudBees one year later. With several of its management and core developers coming from JBoss, CloudBees has expertise in middleware and is a proponent of open source.[5]

In September 2014, CloudBees stopped offering runtime PaaS services in order to focus solely on Jenkins as a tool for continuous delivery both on-premises and in the cloud.[2][6] Kohsuke Kawaguchi is the lead developer and founder of the Jenkins project as well as the company's CTO. Several other Jenkins core committers are also employed by CloudBees.[5][6] In 2016, the company expanded its services by releasing a private Software as a Service (SaaS) version of its continuous delivery platform.[7] In 2016, CloudBees formed an alliance with GitHub, CA Technologies and others for software development and delivery.[8][9]

In February 2018 CloudBees acquired Codeship, a provider of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) as a cloud-based service, a move that the company said gives it a "broader portfolio of CI/CD solutions for organizations of all sizes - and with support for several CI/CD philosophies and approaches."[10]

Since 2010, CloudBees has raised a total of over $100 million in venture financing:[1][3][11][12]

CloudBees Funding

Year Amount (USD) Partners
2010 $4 million Matrix Partners, Marc Fleury, Bob Bickel
2011 $10.5 million Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners
2014 $11.2 million Verizon Ventures, Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Blue Cloud Ventures
2015 $23.5 million Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Verizon Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures
2018 $62 million Delta-v Capital, Golub Capital, Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Verizon Ventures, Unusual Ventures[13]


The CloudBees' products enable organizations to build, test and deploy applications to production, utilizing continuous delivery practices. Continuous delivery is important for companies that are transitioning to a DevOps environment.[14]

The CloudBees product family includes an enterprise version of Jenkins.[15][16] CloudBees provides commercial support and additional plugins for open source Jenkins.[6] The CloudBees Jenkins Platform includes the CloudBees Jenkins Operations Center which provides a central way to manage Jenkins across an organization. Masters and plugin versions are more easily maintained and resources can be shared between Jenkins teams.[17] Teams can use a CloudBees Jenkins Platform version of Jenkins for development and then deploy to popular runtime PaaS offerings, such as Pivotal CF, Google App Engine and Amazon Elastic Beanstalk.[18][19] The release of CloudBees Jenkins Platform — Private SaaS Edition provides enterprises with self-service access to teams across an entire organization. The software gives enterprises the ability to access the CloudBees Jenkins Platform on their own private cloud or dedicated Amazon Web Services.[20][21] CloudBees clients include a range of enterprises and Fortune 500 companies.[1][22]


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  19. ^ Babcock, Charles (22 September 2014). "CloudBees Drops PaaS, Shifts To Continuous Integration". Information World. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  20. ^ Davidson, Michelle (24 February 2016). "CloudBees Private SaaS Edition Facilitates Jenkins Deployment Across the Enterprise". Silicon Angle. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  21. ^ Moore, Madison (23 February 2016). "CloudBees Releases Jenkins-based Platform for CDaaS". SD Times. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
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