CircleCI : Enabling Faster and Seamless DevOps

Jim Rose, CEO
Historically, the role of software has only been business-critical in IT organizations. Over the last decade, several software applications have continually burrowed their way into more business processes owing to evolving customer needs and tech-driven advancements. However, the real push toward rapid software development came in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses had to transition their operations into a digitalized infrastructure to ensure business continuum through the disruptions of the outbreak. In fact, the minute organizations moved to remote-only operations, C-suite executives realized they could no longer rely on their manual processes. Furthermore, as more and more customers preferred a seamless and virtual experience over legacy systems, firms started seeking partners that could help them in building highly scalable software without compromising the reliability of their services.

Helping businesses capitalize on these trends with its leading Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) platform is California-based CircleCI. The CI/CD platform gives software development teams the ability to build, test, deploy, and release software and feature-sets more frequently. “We offer a centralized hub where code moves from idea to delivery while assisting our customers to leverage the maximum potential of their software investments,” says Jim Rose, CEO at CircleCI.

Founded in 2011, CircleCI has always been at the forefront of software development. In the last decade, the company became the DevOps tool that has helped thousands of software teams in accelerating their engineering velocity, confidently and at scale. The company’s CI/CD platform seamlessly integrates with VCSs such as GitHub, GitHub Enterprise, and Bitbucket to simplify the process of creating a pipeline every time a developer commits code. This is followed by an automated testing phase where CircleCI runs the pipeline through a virtual machine to enable developers to test every line of code. In case of discrepancies, the platform notifies developers in real-time to minimize downtime while pipelines that pass the testing phase are automatically deployed to their relevant environments maximizing the rate of product delivery. “With CircleCI, our customers can not only gain the benefit of having agile DevOps but also drive better cost and time-savings,” explains Rose.

With such strong core competencies, CircleCI has ignited several success stories in multiple industry sectors, including automotive, retail, healthcare, technology, and entertainment, among others, where it helped them develop better software and, in turn, offer more value.


We offer a centralized hub where code moves from idea to delivery while assisting our customers to leverage the maximum potential of their software investments

In one instance, the company assisted Condé Nast International—a global publisher of magazines— to enhance the efficiencies of their operations and customer experiences. Initially, due to their global footprint, Condé Nast’s technology practices and stack had become fragmented, with each country and, in some cases, each publication having their own website and CMS. Subsequently, with over 1.5 billion readers in 11 markets and 62 sites, there was significant duplication of technology efforts and ample room for improvement in serving digital content to Condé Nast’s readers around the world. With CircleCI, Condé Nast International was able to publish all of its articles on a common interface, one common database, and one common pattern, so that content for one magazine can easily be published in another magazine on the opposite side of the world. This saves the team from having to repeat efforts and helps them deliver to market quicker.

This case is but one in several businesses that CircleCI has helped with its CI/CD platform. And the company is not done because, in 2021, CircleCI acquired Vamp—the world’s first cloud-native release orchestration platform—to offer first-class release orchestration and continuous validation to its customers. “By adding continuous validation to our platform’s functionality, we have proven to be nimble and up to the challenge of keeping pace with the increasing complexity of the software development industry and offer app developers the features they need to scale their businesses,” states Rose. Another milestone that CircleCI achieved this year was its $100 million Series F funding and a $1.7 billion valuation for continuous integration and continuous delivery tech, which will help the company to expand platform capabilities and bring users the fastest CI/CD tool on the market.

Looking ahead, CircleCI aims to combine Vamp’s industry-leading release orchestration capabilities with its robust CI/CD platform to revolutionize the way engineering teams cope with the growing need for increased change validation in today’s evolving market.

Company
CircleCI

Headquarters
San Francisco, CA

Management
Jim Rose, CEO

Description
California-based CircleCI provides the world’s largest shared continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, and the central hub where code moves from idea to delivery. The company’s CI/CD platform has helped thousands of software teams in accelerating their engineering velocity, confidently and at scale. CircleCI’s CI/CD platform seamlessly integrates with VCSs such as GitHub, GitHub Enterprise, and Bitbucket to simplify the process of creating a pipeline every time a developer commits code. This is followed by an automated testing phase where CircleCI runs the pipeline through a virtual machine to enable developers to test every line of code

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