Drone.io Announces CI/CD Cloud Service Free for Open Source Projects

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The new CI/CD cloud service will support continuous delivery Pipelines on bare metal x86 and 64-bit and 32-bit ARM servers

Drone.io, makers of open-source Drone CI/CD tool, announced a new continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) cloud service – Drone Cloud. The company is making it available for free to open-source projects.

For this, it has tied up with Packet, a provider of Cloud and Edge infrastructure, which would run this service for free on its servers.

Brad Rydzewski, Co-founder, Drone.io said that the company is a container-native CD platform and the goal of Drone.io is to help automate workflow of developers from testing stage to the final release.

Teamed up with Packet for infrastructure support

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As part of this approach, the new Drone Cloud offers a publicly hosted offering of CI/CD cloud. The company has teamed up got Packet to provide the required infrastructure for the new solution.

Packet provides a range of server options with varied operating systems and chips. It will make the newest Intel Xeon Scalable, Arm-based servers and AMD EPYC available to the Drone Cloud service users for free as part of its multi-year donation to support the project.

“Packet is offering a considerable multi-year donation to help Drone Cloud and therefore help any open source project with a GitHub repository,” Rydzewski stated in a blog post.

In a statement, Jacob Smith, Co-founder and CMO, Packet, said, “As open source software is deployed to increasingly diverse environments, from traditional data centers to cars and even drones, the need for multi-architecture builds has exploded.”

The new CI/CD cloud service will support CD Pipelines on bare metal x86 and 64-bit and 32-bit ARM servers.

The new Drone Cloud has been introduced by the company just two weeks after the launch of Drone 1.0 release candidate that is available with a revamped user interface (UI) and multi operating system (OS) and architecture support.

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