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Dedicated Hosts... with custom Docker images!

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DEPRECATED BLOG:

We have significantly updated the Shippable platform with several new features.

Do you want to run your builds on your own machines? Refer to our Bring Your Own Node (BYON) feature.

Want to use custom Docker images for your CI? No problem, details here.

For the latest information on CI/CD for Docker Containers, refer to our documentation, and/or open a support issue, if you have questions.


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Multi-tenant SaaS platforms are awesome, primarily due to lower costs and minimal setup and maintenance overhead. However, these advantages come at a price - you sacrifice customization and control. This is true of Shippable’s multi-tenant platform as well. One, we disable SSH access to our build minions because of security concerns. Second, while we let you use custom docker containers, we still need to make sure they are ‘okay’ to use in our system.

While these are perfectly acceptable limitations for a lot of folks, we want to be the kind of platform that leaves no developer behind. We understand that ideally, all developers want full control over the machines that are building and testing their code. Some even go so far as to reject multi-tenant hosted solutions, preferring to bear the overhead of setting up and maintaining their own Jenkins setup.

What if you had all the benefits of a hosted service and still had full control? We’ve built just that with Dedicated Hosts!

Dedicated Hosts give you 
- the ability to 'attach' one or more machines to your Shippable org or individual profile, creating a fully functional, dedicated test lab in a few minutes!
- the best of both worlds - hosted orchestration with a dedicated build system.
complete control over your build machines.
- ability to use custom docker images. No restrictions. 
- ability to keep your code within your firewall. We support both cloud and on-premise hosts

Without further ado, let’s jump in and see how it all works!

Demystifying Shippable's deployment keys

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DEPRECATED BLOG:

We have significantly updated the Shippable platform with several new features. Hence most of the content in this blog is deprecated. For the latest information, refer to our documentation and/or open a support issue, if you have questions.

Shippable co-founder and CEO to present at CloudDevelop 2014

How is it possible to containerize the software development life cycle (SDLC)? This week, Shippable’s co-founder and CEO Avi Cavale will present on this topic at CloudDevelop 2014 on October 17 in Ohio.

CloudDevelop 2014 is an event that brings together people exploring every aspect of cloud computing. With the change in environments through build, staging and production, developers face major obstacles with inefficiency and inconsistency as part of the SDLC. Avi will describe how containerization can resolve these issues to improve workflow and streamline the development life cycle from code to production.

Faster builds by caching containers

V2 is here! Dedicated hosts, custom docker workflows, and a lot more.

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Shippable V2 is here! We are super excited and proud about this release and we hope you’ll love it as well. We could not have done it without your support… and feature requests and bugs :). So a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who’s ever signed up and run a build.

In my previous post, I focused on what’s different about features that existed in V1. In this post, I will introduce all the cool new stuff we’ve been working on and why we chose to include this in V2. A lot of our brand new features have been driven by customer requests, so if you see something you’d like to see in the coming weeks, please feel free to drop us a note.

I’ll also write a blog series starting tomorrow and cover one or more new features every day. Please follow us on twitter to stay up to date with new blog content and overall industry news.