June 29, 2023
It seems like everybody in federal information technology was at the AWS Washington, DC event a couple of weeks ago. We didn’t manage to interview Tyler Johnson from the floor, so we got him on a Zoom call to explain how his company can help federal leaders achieve the goals for their agency.
Tyler Johnson says that CloudBees can take all the point providers at the AWS event and wrangle them into one continuous build. This allows a kind of unified test and deployment for software pipelines.
Ok, let’s make this simple. A bee goes from flower to flower and gathers pollen. CloudBees gives federal agencies the ability to gather data from a wide variety of sources.
During the interview Tyler Johnson presented a scenario many federal techs leaders face. They must submit projects to a release board. If one uses traditional methods, it would be difficult to adjust artifacts or move them to different parts of the development cycle.
Because today’s systems are so complex, it is a major task to coordinate this test and deploy pipeline. The trending phrase used today to manage this is called “release orchestration.” This is important in the agile software development approach where you may have different work streams and many microservices to coordinate.
Listen to the interview to understand how CloudBees can give you a bird’s eye view of managing releases of software to be able to accomplish the noble goal of continuous improvement.
If you enjoyed this article, you may want to listen to Ep. 73 How to Build Federal Systems for Scale and Resilience