CircleCI Releases Extensive Free
January 13, 2022
released the most comprehensive, most generous free tier for CI/CD on the
CircleCI’s feature-rich Free plan provides every software developer access to
premium CI/CD features that lead to more simple, scalable, and collaborative
workflows that build in less time. In fact, data proves 50% of development teams
using CircleCI deliver software at the elite level, and consistently outperform
average development teams.
With nearly every company in every industry becoming increasingly
software-based, better testing and validation of software releases is now a top
priority among development teams worldwide. Recent research by McKinsey &
Company shows that, “best-in-class tools are the primary driver of developer
velocity. Organizations with strong tools—for planning, development…
collaboration, and continuous integration and delivery—are 65 percent more
innovative than bottom-quartile companies.”
This is why CircleCI has lowered the barrier for entry so that all developers
and teams of all sizes, means, and stages can deliver software faster and
“When engineering teams are able to accomplish their goals using CircleCI, we
win,” said Jim Rose, CEO, CircleCI. “I’m confident that using CircleCI helps
teams move faster, become more productive, and deliver software faster. We’re
investing in our customers’ success by unleashing the full power of CircleCI,
for free, for everyone.”
The new Free plan includes CI/CD features and capabilities formerly only
available to teams on paid plans including:
Up to 6,000 build minutes per month. Choose the right resource class size
(S-L) to optimize for speed and power, or to maximize your build minutes.
Unlimited users. CI and CD work better with a team; bring everyone on board
The largest resource classes on Docker, Linux, and Windows so you can choose the
right compute for any job.
The fastest CI anywhere. CircleCI beats leading competitors hands down in speed
Acceleration. Fine-tune your pipelines with caching, concurrency, test
splitting, and more to increase your team’s rate of quality software delivery.
Streamlined collaboration with private orbs, shareable CircleCI configuration
Pipeline performance and health metrics on your Insights dashboard. See
real-time data on credit usage, success rates, flaky test detection, pipeline
duration, and more.
Security. Our top priority is protecting our users’ intellectual property and
sensitive secrets such as keys, tokens, and credentials. Rest easy with a suite
of security features and compliance certifications, including FedRAMP and SOC2.
“CircleCI’s expanded free tier will increase the features and functionality
available to community users. These new resources are intended to enable
developer teams to set up their deployment systems more efficiently and with
greater ease. By removing friction and improving the developer experience,
CircleCI is working to help developers spend more time innovating and creating
quality software,” said Rachel Stephens, Senior Analyst, RedMonk.
More than 200,000 teams rely on CircleCI to shorten the distance between idea
and delivery through software, including those at leading companies like
Peloton, Samsung, and healthcare communications platform, Klara.
“Testing, validation, and confidence in our code are key. We need the power of
the cloud to deliver at scale. CircleCI connects our processes and pipelines and
brings visibility into our coding environment, offering efficiency and rapid,
high performance,” said Valentin Ranshakov, QA Lead, Klara.
In addition to the most comprehensive usage package on the market, CircleCI
customers also get access to all the benefits of being part of the CircleCI
community, like technical support, training for teams, and extensive educational
has delivered on its mission to help software engineering teams deliver faster
again and again, with today being no exception. CircleCI’s new Free plan marks a
huge milestone for development teams across the globe, especially as the need
and market value for automation drivers like continuous integration and delivery
grow,” Hector Aguilar, former President of Technology at Okta.
“DevOps is an industry that we anticipate will grow exponentially as more
businesses across all industries become software-first. An essential part of
DevOps, CircleCI’s CI/CD platform enables teams to quickly release trusted code
by automating the build, test and delivery process,” said Jai Das, President,
Co-founder and Partner at Sapphire. “Once again, CircleCI has set itself apart
as a leader in CI/CD by helping software teams automate low impact work, scale
with parallel execution and support for containerized environments, and reduce
the complexity and guesswork involved with managing cloud or on-prem
environments-- all for free.”