The Jenkins project today announced that Microsoft and Jenkins will be collaborating to provide Microsoft Azure cloud platform resources to meet the project’s growing infrastructure needs. The Jenkins project, which includes a community of practitioners using open source Jenkins, continues to grow as more organizations adopt Jenkins to meet their software development and delivery automation needs. To support this rapid growth, the Azure resources will provide reliable, secure infrastructure and capabilities spanning Linux Virtual Machines, storage, scaling and load balancing, and software delivery on the Azure platform. With Azure, Jenkins contributors will also have greater capacity and flexibility to build, test and deploy the hundreds of plugins that integrate Jenkins into nearly any continuous delivery (CD) process.

This collaboration comes at a crucial time with the recent launch of Jenkins 2.0, which enabled Jenkins users to more readily adopt CD practices and speed software delivery. The new release and future development activities will place more demands on the project infrastructure. This will enable the Jenkins project to meet this growing demand and consolidate its infrastructure onto the Azure cloud platform, centralizing it and making it easier for new and current Jenkins users to access Jenkins resources.

“As Jenkins continues to be widely recognized as the preferred open source choice for many organizations to succeed and utilize continuous software delivery, this relationship comes at the perfect time for both the Jenkins community and Microsoft. Microsoft’s continued embrace of open source technologies is exciting and make it easier for their users to adopt tools like Jenkins,” said R. Tyler Croy, Jenkins project board member and community evangelist at CloudBees. “With Microsoft’s support, it further validates how advanced the Jenkins organization has become. This new infrastructure enables the community to plan for the future of Jenkins and support it well.”

“We’re proud to support the Jenkins community, furthering Microsoft Azure’s commitment to supporting choice and flexibility across the entire ecosystem,” said Corey Sanders, director of compute for Microsoft Azure. “By delivering enterprise-proven infrastructure and services to the Jenkins project, we will help to support the tremendous growth of the Jenkins project.”