Thursday, July 11, 2013

Artifactory: Binary repository manager now part of BitNami

We are happy to announce that Artifactory is now available as part of the the BitNami library. Artifactory is a binary repository manager for Maven, Ivy and Gradle modules among others. This solution is already used by a large number of popular open source projects and is now available in BitNami as native installers for  Windows, OS X and Linux, virtual machines and Azure and Amazon EC2 cloud images.

Baruch Sadogursky, Developer Advocate at JFrog, the company behind Artifactory, tells us more about this project.

What is the goal of the Artifactory application?
Artifactory is a Binary Repository. It is intended to solve all the binary storage-related needs in an organization, being it organizational Maven/Gradle proxies, in-house YUM repositories, NuGet galleries, Ruby Gems hosting, or an operations department repository with VM images.

What are some of the features of Artifactory?
The most prominent features of Artifactory are the smart checksum once-and-only-once content storage, exceptional integration with all the most popular build tools and CI servers, the schema-less binaries metadata and the automation features, like REST-API and user plugins.

Which projects or organizations are using Artifactory currently?  What kind of projects do they use it for?
We have several hundred thousands of open source users and thousands of paying customers. More and more are joining every day. The usage varies from simple Maven proxies to very complicated enterprise-wide cross-continent setups with sophisticated promotion scenarios. You can find some of our paying customers listed on this page. Large and popular open source projects, like SpringSource, Jenkins, Grails, Gradle, Typesafe etc. are releasing and distributing their software from the Artifactory cloud servers.

What do you expect will be the main benefits of having BitNami packages available for Artifactory?
Having native installers for hosted servers are indeed a powerful enabler, but having cloud installers in our cloud-oriented world is priceless. Thanks for the cloud installers, we expect even more adoption of Artifactory.

Artifactory Repository Browser

Of course, the best way of getting an idea of what Artifactory has to offer is to take a look at it yourself. Launch a free cloud demo server with the BitNami Cloud Launchpad by clicking the launch button below. 

If you are interested in having your own Artifactory server running you can get any of our free, ready to run deployment offers: native installers for  Windows, OS X and Linux, virtual machines and Azure and Amazon EC2 cloud images.