As software release cycles accelerate, DevOps teams lose insight into what they actually released. The higher levels of automation necessary to speed software delivery also accelerate the delivery of bugs. With JFrog, DevOps teams get the insight and control needed to improve release management effectiveness.

“Release cycles can happen thousands of times an hour and there’s no human intervention involved. Still, you need the ability to manage the artifacts and software releases, throw away any software releases that are not good and make sure the good releases are kept. You also need to ensure that every piece of software that lands in production is reproducible,” said Yoav Landman, CTO and co-founder of JFrog. “All of that can be very painful, and you can’t solve the problem without the proper tooling.”

DevOps teams using JFrog products benefit from fine-grain insight they provide.

“We take care of the binaries,” said Landman. “Developers write source code, but it evolves and it’s subject to change by multiple people. What ends up running in your runtime, in your production server, on your iPhone and kiosk in a shopping center — anywhere software is being deployed — you need to build zeros and ones that have to be taken care of in a very rigid way.”

Leading companies across industries rely on JFrog to improve the quality and reliability of releases. JFrog’s customer base is already at 5,000 and more organizations strive to improve the output of their DevOps teams leveraging JFrog.

“Companies use JFrog to host their software releases, manage them, curate them, ensure they don’t have any security issues, and distribute the software releases wherever they need to run,” said Landman. “We fill the gap between Git and Kubernetes.”

DevOps teams using JFrog products benefit from fine-grained insight they provide.

“People call us the ‘database of DevOps’ because we’re basically the storage and the single source of truth for all your software releases and fast releases,” said Landman.

JFrog ensures the reliability of the DevOps pipeline so software releases can be managed more effectively. The end result is faster delivery of higher quality software and a means to ensure continuous improvement.

Get Universal Visibility and Control

DevOps involves a lot of modular ecosystems that have changed the way software is developed, packaged and shipped. Especially with the rise of microservices and containers, there’s even more emphasis on reusability across different environments and languages.

“There are dozens of standards and dozens of packaging types and APIs that are expected to be supported by tools,” said Landman. “If you’re not using JFrog products, you’re probably installing a lot of different tools, configuring them to work with your identity provisioning and your organization, and devising different methodologies to work with each tool, not just in terms of security but how you manage cleanup and so forth. Our tools provide a universal solution that supports all the different ecosystems in one set of tools.”

For example, JFrog’s flagship product, Artifactory, is a universal artifact repository manager that fully supports software packages created with any technology or language. It’s the only enterprise-ready repository manager capable of supporting secure, clustered, high-availability Docker registries, Landman said. Importantly, Artifactory integrates with all major continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps tools, providing an end-to-end automated solution for managing software artifacts from development to production.

Similarly, Bintray, JFrog’s distribution and IoT gateway system, natively supports all major package formats so DevOps teams can work seamlessly with industry standard development, build and deployment tools. It supports massive scalability and worldwide coverage.

“DevOps teams want to be able to run their software onpremises or in any public, private or hybrid cloud environment,” said Landman. “We support all of that and provide visibility across all of it.”

Release Fast or Die

Just about every company is a software company now, and if they’re not releasing quality software as fast as their competitors, the results can be fatal. JFrog enables unprecedented release control and visibility while hiding all of the complexity.

Conversely, DevOps teams that lack the software release management capabilities lack full visibility between Git and Kubernetes. In addition, since all types of software are being commoditized, competitiveness depends on how quickly they can address the customers’ needs and how fast they can make the changes.

“DevOps teams are faced with the liquidation of software,” said Landman. “Software is being released at such an amazing rate almost nobody is checking release notes and they don’t really know by name what version of an application they’re running, as long as they can trust it ‘to deliver the goods.’ JFrog gives you the visibility and control you need to deliver high-quality software and bug fixes in an automated fashion with confidence.”

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