Welcome to the latest edition of the DevContentOps Weekly News Roundup. We update you on the latest news and hot stories related to DevOps, Content Management, Content Marketing, and Web Development.
Intelligent test automation company mabl has released its 4th Annual Testing in DevOps report. The findings indicate that teams are more collaborative and development cycles are faster when quality engineering is a strategic development pillar. Moreover, customer satisfaction is also higher.
Software development company Buildkite has raised a $21 million Series B Round to unblock software developers. The round was led by OneVentures and AirTree, with participation from the founder of Up, Dom Pym, and General Catalyst. Buildkite will use the funds to launch new developer-focused products and expand its operations, sales, and marketing teams.
Real-time collaboration notebook for developers Fiberplane has released the public beta of its collaboration tool for site reliability engineers. Using Fiberplane, users can integrate data sources from their observability stack to solve problems quickly.
SaaS-based Secrets Management Platform Akeyless has raised $65 million in a Series B funding round to bring total funding to $80 million. NGP Capital led the round with participation from Team8 Capital and Jerusalem Venture Partners. Akeyless secures DevOps and IT workloads within hybrid and multi-cloud environments and will use the funding to expand its product, R&D, and customer success teams.
Content Management News
Headless CMS for enterprises, CrafterCMS, has been identified as a Representative Vendor in the 2022 Gartner "Market Guide for Web Content Management" report. CrafterCMS v4.0 provides a best-in-class WYSIWYG content authoring experience for headless CMSs, and the recognition comes as Gartner indicates that the authoring experience in headless web content management is becoming even more critical.
Content Experience Platform (CXP) Contenstack has announced an $80 million Series C funding round, moving the total funding to $169 million. Georgian and Insight Partners led the round and there was also participation from Illuminate Ventures. The funding will be used to continue support for enterprise companies on the path to composable.
Headless open-source CMS Payload has raised a $4.7 million Seed Round. Gradient Ventures led the funding round with participation from MongoDB Ventures, SV Angel, Y Combinator, Exceptional Capital, and Grand Ventures.
In this article for CMSWire, technology strategist Mark Ursino gives some insight into why the modern web CMS must focus on marketers and how hybrid headless CMSs will take the lead.
Content Marketing News
Martech Series dives into how AI is being used in content marketing today and analyzes the growth of AI-focused tools.
Constantine von Hoffman sheds some light on Content Marketing Institute’s latest industry report in this article for MarTech.org.
Content marketing platform Contently has announced Ashley Allen as its new Head of Product. Allen will be responsible for overseeing product strategy, roadmap, and development.