Bamboo for Enterprise solutions
August 20, 2019

Bamboo for Enterprise solutions

Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Bamboo

We originally used Bamboo as our continuous integration and deployment server that was connected to our Bitbucket repository. We had originally started down this path of making Bitbucket and Bamboo the standard here for code repository and continuous integration and deployment but we had a number of challenges making it work and eventually switched to Azure DevOps. We are now in the process of migrating everything to Azure DevOps.
  • Easily integrated with Bitbucket
  • Easily integrated with JIRA
  • Fairly simple interface
  • Interface felt as if it was bolted on and not contiguous
  • Not great at integrating with Microsoft Tools
  • Not great for deployment to IIS
  • Bamboo was neither very positive or negative. Most of our spend was in man hours on research and development
  • We felt it was worth it for larger projects
  • Smaller projects had too much setup and run and caused a negative ROI
Bamboo was fairly easy to navigate but in the end it always felt as if it was developed as a bolt-on and not a true group up user interface. There were multiple ways to get to everything and the path was never the same. So it was difficult for users to really get a feel of how to use the application.
Bamboo is a fairly small product but having said that it was fairly easy to get assistance. Especially for the small to easy things. Anything large or fairly complex was an issue finding detailed answers for. This caused a lot of trial and error on our part to try to find a solution.
In the beginning we had selected Bamboo and were down the path of going all in for all of our projects. However after about a year we decided that Azure DevOps was better suited for our business needs. We are now in the process of migrating everything off of the Bamboo platform into Azure.
Bamboo definitely had promise and we had originally set out for it to be the standard but in the end it just did not meet the needs of our business. We needed something that was easy to set up for small to medium projects and could run by its self for those projects. In the end it was a lot of work per project no matter the size and scope.