Likelihood to Recommend
It is really good when used along with Agile development. It can help control the dev/QA/staging environments and test the application easily without the code getting into a production environment. At the same time, if you only have small tasks, setting up Jenkins is a heavy task and too over-engineered. The user experience for simple tasks is not that great.
Read full review
Well-suited: Below are the criteria that you should consider if you want to check whether you should jump into Pantheon. if you're firm whose primary focus is not web development you're most business is centered around SEO, where implementation of idea take precedence. if you want to focus on content of website or posts of your blog you dont want to manage the tideos task of DevOps engineer to deploy and maintain your website. Less Appropriate: below if you're primarily a development firm need custom solution with extra control on resources.
Read full review Pros Used Jenkins as CI/CD tool. Extremely supportive community. Support connectivity with multiple clouds so the deployments over Azure, AWS, GCP, OCI and etc are supported. Trigger builds and deployments on Linux or Windows agents without issue. Support multiple version control tools. Read full review Effective use of our codebase deployment and implementation. The dashboard functionality and general stability and security are excellent. The server is quite consistent, and if you need assistance from the support team, they are very quick to respond. Automatic updates let me ensure that my customers have safe websites without increasing my own expense. The team offers excellent assistance and help for chat. Read full review Cons User Interface: The Jenkins user interface can be complex and overwhelming for new users. Improving the user experience and making it more intuitive would help streamline the onboarding process and enhance usability for both beginners and experienced users. Configuration Management: Managing and configuring Jenkins can be challenging, especially when dealing with large and complex projects. Simplifying the configuration process and providing more user-friendly options for managing pipelines and jobs would be beneficial. Scalability: As projects grow and the number of builds and jobs increases, Jenkins can experience performance issues and scalability challenges. Optimizing Jenkins for larger-scale deployments and providing better support for distributed builds and parallelization would help address these limitations. Read full review Pricing structure has too large of a jump between Basic and Performance plans Have run into issues with prescribed WP updates not working through dashboard and having to do manually. Pantheon site dashboard occasionally is unavailable (the site is never affected though) Read full review Likelihood to Renew
The environment is stable and we have not had any issues/downtime. The annual cost is reasonable.
Read full review Usability
While the day to day use is very easy, the configuration and setting up of the system or new projects can be cumbersome.
Read full review
Pantheon is an easy system, especially to the users with previous experience with other similar platform and the interface is clear enough to easily understand how things operates. On the Cloud deployment everything also works effectively and the technical team from Pantheon community are very helpful on providing the necessary assistant to their customers.
Read full review Performance
No, when we integrated this with GitHub, it becomes more easy and smart to manage and control our workforce. Our distributed workforce is now streamlined to a single bucket. All of our codes and production outputs are now automatically synced with all the workers. There are many cases when our in-house team makes changes in the release, our remote workers make another release with other environment variables. So it is better to get all of the work in control.
Read full review Support Rating
There is a large development community - but it is shifting as people move towards other tools. A lot of companies still use Jenkins and will build propriety tools, which doesn't help any of the open-source community. Jenkins has a lot of help and support online, but other, more modern, alternatives will have better support for newer tech.
Read full review
Even tier 1 Pantheon chat and ticket support are knowledgeable, competent, and useful. They routinely understand and promptly resolve urgent, complex, and/or unusual issues that other hosts need to escalate to tier 2 or tier 3 support personnel. I honestly can't think of a truly negative or disappointing support experience in the years I've used Pantheon hosting for client websites.
Read full review Implementation Rating
Once the environments were up and running, the implementation was easy to synchronize with latest data prior to switchover.
Read full review Alternatives Considered
Overall, Jenkins is the easiest platform for someone who has no experience to come in and use effectively. We can get a junior engineer into Jenkins, give them access, and point them in the right direction with minimal hand-holding. The competing products I have used (TravisCI/
/Azure) provide other options but can obfuscate the process due to the lack of straightforward simplicity. In other areas (capability, power, customization), Jenkins keeps up with the competition and, in some areas, like customization, exceeds others.
Read full review
Pantheon stacks up fairly equally, and we chose Pantheon originally because, at the time of making our decision, they were the best partner for our business size, and who could help us through challenges that VIP could not. Today, we are with VIP as that was a faster and more connected integration to our website's CMS, which is also
, and was merely the choice for us due to relationships our longtime developers had with the
team, yielding us insider discounts and enhanced customer service abilities.
Read full review Return on Investment We run about 30 test projects through Jenkins every day, multiple times a day; this allows us to focus on new tests rather than manually running all these tests. We rely heavily on reporting capabilities and email notifications; we have some jobs that send emails every time they run so we know if there is an issue with any of our services. Read full review Pantheon allows ordinary sites to excel esp if there is consistent development going on behind the scenes. Website management is super easy and the hosting fee gets paid off as you save on developer hours. Expensive for those who are not consistently developing on the platform, there are other options out there at better price points. Read full review ScreenShots