Software delivery platform provider CloudBees is looking to establish the category of software delivery management, to address siloed development processes, as well as to make the open source Jenkins CI/CD system available as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering.
Software delivery management via SaaS
CloudBees’s planned SaaS-based SDM platform would tie together all artifacts, data, and events across an organization’s devops tool chain into a unified system of record. The goal is to improve collaboration between teams by providing universal insights, connected processes, and governance.
SDM coordinates software delivery in an organization, serving as a sort of CRM for software delivery. The idea for SDM arose out of the notion that once companies use CI/CD, they realize they have created silos of data, processes, and teams. SDM is intended to capture signals from all the tools in use to show what is taking place.