CloudBees Buys Codeship
February 7, 2018
deal strengthens CloudBees’ market position as the de facto vendor of
continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD), adding a fully
automated and easy-to-use platform for individual developers and project
teams to seamlessly test, integrate and deploy code.
Financial terms of the deal were not
Codeship, founded in 2011, has more than 2,400 customers leveraging its
cloud-based Codeship Basic and Codeship Pro solutions. The company,
headquartered in Boston with satellite offices in Berlin, Germany and
Vienna, Austria, has more than 100,000 developers using its platform, is
executing millions of builds for its users and has raised more than $11
million in venture funding.
The acquisition gives CloudBees a broader portfolio of CI/CD solutions
for organizations of all sizes - and with support for several CI/CD
philosophies and approaches. CloudBees has long focused on the mass
adoption of CI/CD through its work with Jenkins, the leading CI/CD open
source automation server. Jenkins offers extensive flexibility and
customizability. The CloudBees solutions have focused on the needs of
enterprises running Jenkins at scale. Adding the Codeship SaaS enables
CloudBees to serve a growing segment of the market looking for SaaS-delivered
CI/CD solutions that are easy to use.
“This is the most impactful acquisition in CloudBees’ history,” said
Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees. “We’ve been leading the
continuous delivery and DevOps industry with automation solutions and we
recognize that needs are evolving quickly. With Codeship, we want to
provide organizations an additional option that is self-service and easy
to use. This acquisition ensures that CloudBees will be able to offer a
range of CI/CD solutions, from cloud, self-service and opinionated to
on-premise, self-managed and fully customizable - all through a smooth
and unified experience.”
offers two solutions: Codeship Basic and Codeship Pro. Both provide
cloud-based CI/CD services for development teams and include free and
paid tiers. Codeship also offers the option for organizations to run
their builds in the cloud, while hosting their code on-premise.
The deal also provides CloudBees with a new source of top talent to
bolster its investments in CI and CD. CloudBees will retain Codeship
executives and employees, including Codeship CEO and founder Moritz
Plassnig, who is working closely with Labourey on the smooth integration
of the two companies.
“We are excited to be joining CloudBees,” Plassnig said. “Our employees
will benefit from the opportunity to join such a highly regarded
organization known for its commitment to excellence in CI and CD. Our
customers’ investments in Codeship tools will receive the backing of
CloudBees’ global customer service, support and success resources.”
Codeship was founded in Vienna, Austria by Florian Motlik, Manuel Weiss
and Moritz Plassnig.