Devops Scalability Award

It’s good to be rewarded when you have done a lot of hard work implementing business critical CI/CD projects on an enterprise scale. In October last year we collected our Cloudbees DevOps World & Scalability Award. This 3-day event was organized by Cloudbees, the vendor of Jenkins.

The Jenkins journey

Business IT Nerd conducted a talk about the journey of Jenkins and Dev(Sec)Ops at ABN AMRO. This talk expressed the main milestones of the journey of the last two years. A major part of the presentation consisted of the transition from VM-based Jenkins (100+VMs) towards containers. The movement of containers is critical for ABN AMRO. With the Jenkins Enterprise rollout in AWS this is now a reality. VMS can be phased out slowly.

Topics of the presentation

Big projects like this have a major impact on the technological aspects and concepts which are used throughout the Agile teams. It’s not just the technical aspects only – the organizational aspects are as important as the technical ones. Stefan Simenon – head of the department which executed the rollout explained it. These other topics were also addressed:

  • A history of Jenkins within ABN AMRO
  • The position of Jenkins in the CI/CD landscape
  • The transformation of the organization from waterfall to Agile Scrum to DevOps
  • Using Docker and Jenkins to deploy as fast and secure as possible
  • Moving from on-prem VMs to Dockerized infrastructure in AWS
  • The Jenkins team at ABN AMRO won the DevOps Scalability award – 2018
  • Roadmap & next steps

Salability award

We are very happy to have received the Cloudbees DevOps World & Scalability Award as a recognition of all of our hard work. It’s a big mental boost for other projects which are about the be kicked off right now. Lot’s of exiting new projects to start. Keep on moving in the right direction!

Read the full blog (in Dutch) .