TAPP is aimed at driving tighter connections with vendor, Jenkins community
CloudBees, whose products enable developers to leverage open-source Jenkins DevOps tools to improve the software development process, is launching a new program to make it easier for ISV partners to align with CloudBees’ offerings and the larger Jenkins community.
The Lowdown: The Technical Alliance Partner Program (TAPP) offers a range of new programs that are aimed at enabling partners to grow their DevOps programs and create new revenue streams.
The Details: TAPP comes with 27 launch partners and three new tiers – Registered, Advanced, and Premiere – through which members can work with CloudBees on go-to-market activities, work with the vendor’s experts, and take advantage of sales and marketing resources.
The new go-to-market tiers:
> TAPP Premiere: For partners that currently have deep integrations with CloudBees and also have unique use cases that can fuel co-marketing efforts and opportunities to team with CloudBees’ sales staff
> TAPP Advanced: For partners with integrations into CloudBees products and looking to work with the company on marketing
> TAPP Registered: For partners that want a self-service relationship with CloudBees with the goal of bringing together technologies and leveraging brand extension with CloudBees
The Impact: The TAPP program is aimed at helping partners create more value for their DevOps end customers by gaining greater access to CloudBees’ tools and services and to the Jenkins open-source community. Jenkins is an open-source tool written in Java and used to automate continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) practices for DevOps teams. CloudBees offers distributions for both Jenkins and Jenkins X – the latter used primarily for Kubernetes deployments, while the former is aimed mostly at on-premises and non-cloud production pipelines – as well as support for both distributions.
The Buzz: “At CloudBees, we strongly believe that best-of-breed is the ultimate model for our customers,” said Francois Dechery, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at CloudBees. “It’s about choice, depth, and fast innovation. That’s why we see the CloudBees TAPP as a strategic initiative to bring the best of the DevOps ecosystem to our customers.”
“Increasingly, Boomi customers want to align the integration services we offer with their enterprise DevOps best practices and technologies,” said Steve Wood, Chief Product Officer at Dell Boomi. “Joining CloudBees TAPP as a Premiere partner will assist us in achieving our goal of supporting end-to-end DevOps practices. With CloudBees- and Jenkins-based CI/CD orchestrating the lifecycle of Boomi ‘code,’ our customers will be able to continuously deploy the right capabilities at the right time efficiently across all teams, tools, and technologies.”
“Instana is excited to join TAPP as an Advanced partner, promoting our integration with CloudBees to help DevOps teams accelerate releases,” said Pete Abrams, co-founder of Instana. “They are able to identify and fix regressions faster by visualizing the release, correlating service quality against a release, then automatically detailing probable root cause of any issues across the whole application stack.”
“Sweagle is excited to be one of the Registered partners for the launch of the TAPP,” said Ritu Mahandru, Chief Revenue Officer for Sweagle. “We have deep experience in the DevOps market, most recently developing functionality to enable CloudBees and Jenkins users to gain a greater level of scrutiny and quality gates for their configuration data.”