CircleCI Debuts New Suite of Features and Integrations to Ease the Burden of Infrastructure Management

CircleCI, provider of a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, is adding new features and integrations to enhance security and automation practices for today’s software developers.

The new self-hosted container runner is designed to provide more flexibility and security to help developers ease the burden of infrastructure management with greater traceability, according to the vendor.

CircleCI’s self-hosted runners extend its powerful CI engine to any unique infrastructure or security use case, allowing enterprise teams or those in highly regulated industries the ability to choose their own infrastructure for running jobs, have more control over their environments, build and test on a wider variety of architectures, and more.

“The goal at CircleCI has always been to help developers build great things and deliver to market faster,” said Jim Rose, CEO, CircleCI. “Our new self-hosted container runner leverages automation as a silver bullet so that customers can deploy with confidence without sacrificing power or cost efficiency.”

Key benefits of CircleCI’s new self-hosted container runner include:

  • Freedom of choice: CircleCI's self-hosted runner portfolio provides teams the ability to self-host the infrastructure for their CI/CD pipelines while leveraging the robust features of CircleCI Cloud.
  • Extended simplicity of CircleCI Cloud’s Docker execution environment: Teams can specify Docker images for CI/CD jobs with one line in their configuration.
  • Reduced toil with ephemeral Kubernetes pods: Teams can integrate with Kubernetes APIs to spin up and down ephemeral pods that each execute CI/CD jobs, providing an enhanced level of scaling by design.

CircleCI will also add a new integration with New Relic CodeStream, a platform that makes observability accessible where developers live—in their IDE. This integration aims to increase teams’ ability to collaborate, visualize, and observe CI/CD data with more context.

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