CloudBees, ClickStarts & New Relic: Focus on What Matters, Leave the Rest to Someone Else

If you’re getting ready to launch a new project, you probably have a list of prep work you want to complete before getting started. At a bare minimum, your list likely includes setting up source control, continuous integration, deployment, hosting, and monitoring. Even if you have experience getting these components configured, you may need a few days to get the setup done. And that’s all before you even write your first line of code.

But here’s the rub, before you even get started writing code you should be thinking about your project. You want to understand your users and which features are important to them. Spend most of your time thinking about your product, spend as little time as possible on the ancillary factors of delivering your product to your users. Whether you’re on a small team or in a large organization, focus on making your users happy. This is done by improving your application and adding features.

As a former CTO, I capitalized on *aaS-based tools in order to keep my team focused on building our product and getting it to our users. And I certainly understand you can’t forego having source control, CI, continuous delivery, and metrics. But at the same time, you want to make sure you don’t pull resources away from making your users happy.

Together, the CloudBees Platform and ClicksStarts are a set of tools that can help you achieve these goals. With the click of a few buttons, you can have a robust application stack complete with properly configured web servers, hosting, CI, logging, email, search indexes, and monitoring. New Relic is proud to be a part of the ClickStarts system since we firmly believe that you should be able to focus on what matters: your code, your products and your users.

After you’ve deployed ClickStart, you can add services like New Relic. To add New Relic today, go to Services and then click Add Services. There you can learn more about New Relic and add it your application stack. To finish, enable New Relic from the configuration page of your application. And best of all, CloudBees customers get New Relic Standard for free!

If you’re spending too much time managing your application’s infrastructure, you should give Cloudbees and New Relic a try.

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