Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How to run GitLab, an open source git management server, in Azure

Git is behind much of the software that's eating the world. Thanks to GitHub, open source projects have proliferated with tremendous new participation levels. Now that same transformation that has rejuvenated open source collaboration is making its way into the enterprise, and many organizations have standardized on GitLab.

The GitLab open source edition, available from Bitnami, allows users to collaborate on code, create new projects, manage repositories, and perform code reviews. Using GitLab, users can keep their code on their own servers, either in the cloud or on-premise. For additional peace of mind, the free community edition even features enterprise-grade features such as a mature user permissions scheme and support for high availability.

Bitnami GitLab is an easy-to-deploy version of GitLab that can be set up in minutes on a local machine, as a VM, or in the cloud. Check out our 2-minute video to see just how easy it is to get GitLab running in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

You can launch a server in your own Azure account, or just try a free 1-hour demo of GitLab. Microsoft offers $200 free credit for one month to try Azure, which is more than enough dough to try GitLab and many other apps.