Buildkite Pty Ltd, a global DevOps build and test software provider, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Packagecloud, a cloud-based software package management platform, in an all-stock deal. As part of the acquisition, Buildkite will add first-class package repository support before the end of the year and customers are encouraged to sign up for early access to the new product now.
By expanding the product line from CI/CD to include package management, Buildkite is delivering on its vision to become a full-service provider for developers seeking DevOps tools that help them deploy better software faster and more efficiently.
“Both Buildkite and Packagecloud have developer experience as a first principle at the forefront of the tool, focusing on flexibility and reliability to facilitate continual customer growth,” said Keith Pitt, founder and CEO, Buildkite. “We see an opportunity in the package management space to re-align expectations and bring innovation into a market that has stagnated in recent years. Our expanded offering is critical towards helping world-leading organizations scale their DevOps practices, allowing us to move faster to meet their needs.”
As security at scale and supply-chain management move to the forefront of software development, Buildkite is answering the call by combining Packagecloud’s unified package management technology with its Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD) and Testing tools to help DevOps teams drastically improve their productivity.
Founded in 2014 and based in Las Vegas, Packagecloud’s commitment to stability and user experience aligns with the core tenets of how Buildkite’s CI/CD Pipelines stand apart in a competitive and crowded market.