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Codefresh to Support Helm Charts in Kubernetes, Bringing Application Definition to the CI/CD Pipeline

Codefresh, a container-native CI/CD platform, is announcing plans to support Helm Charts ahead of the KubeCon conference later this week. Helm Charts allow engineers to define their applications for Kubernetes with all the requisite microservices and networking components - in essence, acting as a package manager for Kubernetes. With native support for Helm Charts in Codefresh, release engineers can increase development parallelization, validate full application stacks, and provide self-serve application templates to application engineers.

Codefresh already has tight integrations into Kubernetes and a completely container-native CI/CD pipeline for delivering containers into production. By integrating Helm Charts, engineers using Codefresh can now use the full platform context inside of continuous delivery pipelines. For example, instead of pushing software changes to a staging server and running tests, the automated pipeline can spin up an environment on demand and load up the full application for tests. This shifts the entire testing process left, and puts instant feedback in the hands of application developers without the DevOps team having to be involved. That means teams can find issues faster, and ultimately deploy more often with less lead time.

Since an application can be defined once and then redeployed many times, Codefresh can reuse the definition with each set of application changes. Instead of setting up a finite number of staging or test servers, Codefresh can serve them up on demand. Whether companies have five developers or 5,000, the pipeline "just works." Each pipeline runs in isolation and can scale up to any number of changes in parallel.

Codefresh will demonstrate some of the Helm Charts functionality at Kubecon this week with an eye towards general availability shortly thereafter. "We've already been using Helm Charts internally for more than six months," says Codefresh CEO Raziel Tabib. "Since Codefresh runs on top of Kubernetes, we adopted Helm to define our own application. In our dogfooding, we've found our engineers love the flexibility, portability and speed. We can't wait to share what we've been building with our customers."
Published Tuesday, December 05, 2017 9:06 AM by David Marshall
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