Codefresh Runner Debuts|
July 20, 2020
Runner is a flexible solution that allows engineers to selectively run
pipelines on their own Kubernetes clusters no matter where they are:
behind a firewall, on the desktop, or the virtual private cloud.
DevOps teams commonly spend enormous amounts of time managing CI/CD
build infrastructure. Between upgrades, user requests, managing capacity
and dealing with pipelines breaking, engineering teams are often held
back with self-hosted pipelines. Now instead of relying on aging
software on inadequate infrastructure, users can install Codefresh
Runner on their Kubernetes clusters.
Codefresh Runner allows users to run all builds, do deployments, or
access secure resources behind the firewall without needing to maintain
the entire stack of CI/CD infrastructure. This is achieved by taking
advantage of Kubernetes primitives to make fast builds with virtually no
The Codefresh Runner manages itself, self-updates, and runs behind the
firewall. Secure resources like artifacts and code never exits the
network. The Runner connects to a service mesh – a way of managing
multiple runners and setting configurations – but does not require any
open firewall ports going in.
deployments confirm that moving from traditional self-managed CI/CD to
the Kubernetes-native Codefresh Runner results in considerable savings,
typically 85% of overall maintenance costs that can run hundreds of
thousands of dollars annually.
“Enterprises often require self-managed software because they want their
source code, sensitive data, corporate IP, and artifacts to stay on
their network. Codefresh Runner meets those requirements, running on-prem,
on your own cloud, your machines, your data center, your virtual private
cloud,” said Dan Garfield, Chief Technology Evangelist. “Best of all,
the Runner self-updates and does not require management overhead like
traditional software, making it possible for engineers to focus their
time on things that are more valuable than software maintenance, like
productivity and improving uptime,”
Codefresh’s CI/CD platform provides automation for building, testing and
deploying modern applications using Kubernetes, serverless and more.
Development teams often see 24x faster engineering cycles when using