Artifactory, a universal repository to facilitate the work of development teams

JFrog Artifactory, or simply Artifactory, is a universal artifact repository that allows us to manage any piece of software, binaries or dependencies, in any language. In addition, it is another of the applications that we can install in just a few clicks from the Arsys Cloud Application Catalog, which allows us to centralize the work of the different development teams in a scalable and secure environment. In the world of development there are rules that apply to all types of companies, whether they are a small newly created startup or a giant in software development. It is necessary to deliver the value generated by the company as soon as possible to customers, users or contracting companies. Our value is the software and it is necessary to have processes that allow us to deliver releases quickly, with new features, updates, or correction of security problems. Sometimes this is not an easy task, especially when the code is complex and the architecture of the applications requires the use of different types of languages, maintained in independent services and developed by different work teams, where everyone must collaborate in harmony. . To answer this need, we have JFrog Artifactory, the first universal artifact repository. Artifactory is not a software repository like the well-known npm, Composer, Maven, Bower…, dedicated to a particular language, but it is capable of working with all kinds of pieces of software, in any language. In addition, it also allows you to work centrally and maximize the benefits of the development or deployment environments most used today by modern companies, such as Vagran, Docker, puppet, etc. The main advantage of Artifactory is to prevent work teams from using various repositories, with different versions or different sources, centralizing in a single site and in a single storage space all the dependencies of a project and its management during the development cycles, even in distributed development environments. Being universal, it can be integrated with any development tools, such as IDEs, devops utilities, version control tools, operating systems, etc. In short, it is capable of working with any language and technology that any IT project needs. Artifactory is used by big companies, like Google, Twitter, Netflix, etc. But any company or developer can take advantage of it: it facilitates the delivery of software, making it faster and avoiding problems in deployment, testing or development. Artifactory in the Cloud Artifactory is a tool that development and DevOps teams are sure to appreciate. Having this server in the Cloud ensures that we have the necessary infrastructure to offer this tool to distributed work teams, where we can ensure the ability to work for the entire team, from the same or different offices, remotely from any other place or facilitate operations on local or remote servers on any network. By centralizing work, one of its functions is to cache and store the resources needed for development and operations. Some of these resources will probably be heavy, such as images of development environments or Docker registries, so it will be ideal to have a server that ensures the scalability of the platform. In this sense, a Cloud Server is especially suitable, in which we can expand the necessary space, or any other type of resource, on demand and without the need for uncomfortable migrations. With Cloudbuilder Next from Arsys we can install Artifactory in a very fast and comfortable way, at the click of a button, either through the Application Catalog or directly from the Control Panel, in the process of creating the Cloud Server from the Application Catalog

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