Ownership costs can take a significant part of the overall cloud budget when it comes to operations space. Setting up and running one instance of Jenkins totals in >$16k annually.  Setup takes days, resulting in repeating and intensive activities. The fragility of the system increases because of loose ends in configuration.

According to the latest HashiCorp report, software companies faced almost 40% overspend on cloud budgets in 2020. Moreover, staying current on top of the technology is resource-intensive and moves you away from the core business objectives.

Time and Effort: spend your engineering time more wisely

Today, average businesses spend months of engineering time dealing with day-one activities like installation, patching, and lifecycle management of the core services such as CI/CD tooling. These services play a vital role in facilitating the software development lifecycle.

Building and maintaining your own CI/CD infrastructure is complicated. Things like installation of plugins, proper authentication and authorization, protecting Jenkins against external threats can take weeks to set up.

By contrast, off-the-shelf solutions with predefined configuration and full interoperability in the cloud can reduce this time to minutes.

Companies want to spend their engineering effort more wisely by not managing non-functional parts of their business.

People and Money: the most valuable asset in your company

A typical development team spends 30% of their time on managing software delivery services with a lot of ad-hoc human intervention activities involved. Bigger organizations hire dedicated 5-10 person teams responsible for service management aspects and centralization in the dev tooling space. 

Putting human operational knowledge into software operators enables companies to reduce costs and business impact when unstable CI/CD infrastructure is slowing down the delivery processes. As a comparison 30 % of all deployments fail and the costs of recovery and verification is high.

Centralization of Service Management: deal with increasing complexity

Having multiple teams developing software among organizations often results in duplication of effort when setting up CI/CD infrastructure and increasing complexity over time with managing custom-made solutions. 

This also leads to resource waste and inefficiency with right-sizing compute, optimizing cost and scaling to meet demand. Among companies we work with, we see a common scenario where engineers are waiting to build in a queue due to a lack of scaling capabilities.

Companies that centralize service management can benefit from a single source of truth solution and only one “day one” for getting CI up and running. 

Safety: security hardening for preventing a data breach 

Software Engineers are domain experts in their field of work. From our experience, they do not necessarily have experience in service management aspects and security hardening.

This often leads to security concerns related to misconfiguration, connectivity aspects or proper authentication, authorization.

Data breach costs rose from USD 3.86 million to USD 4.24 million, the highest average total cost in the 17-year history of this report. IBM Data Breach Costs Report 2021

Operator Service for Jenkins offers high-security standards out of the box, limiting internal and external threats. We are regularly auditing it and ensure all ​​Jenkins security advisories have been incorporated into the codebase. With regular updates, this reduces the effort from an info-sec perspective.

Life with Operator Service for Jenkins

Software labour working for you

Effortless, easy-to-use and cost-effective DevOps tools are crucial to increase developers’ velocity. It gives a measurable competitive advantage on the market if we shorten the time between the start of the engineering effort and its product delivery. 

Switching from existing Jenkins snowflake with ad-hoc environment-specific configuration to Operator Service helps build fully automated, code-driven pipelines at scale.

Operator Service for Jenkins is the enterprise answer to open source technology. It enables companies to run Jenkins more efficiently at scale. No contract, no commitment, just a conversation. Contact us for more details!