JFrog Launches New Software Distribution Capabilities to Handle Rising Volume and Frequency of Edge Updates

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  • The Peer-to-Peer artifact download capability will help companies that need to distribute coordinated software updates for hundreds of machines that are updated in parallel but cannot sacrifice speed and security
  • The CDN-based package distribution function that solves the challenge of distributing software to large communities of external users or partners

JFrog has unveiled new software distribution capabilities to address the growing problem of software distribution bottlenecks. It said that the CDN-based and Peer-to-Peer software package distribution mechanisms will help companies to overcome the challenge of frequently delivering large volumes of artifacts to internal teams and external clients.

It said that the Peer-to-Peer artifact download capability will help companies that need to distribute coordinated software updates for hundreds and thousands of connected machines that are updated in parallel but cannot sacrifice speed and security. It will break the artifact down into smaller pieces and allow those pieces to be shared between peers on the same network. It added that JFrog can accelerate download speeds by orders of magnitude and increase resilience by expanding beyond a single point of failure.

CDN-based package distribution function

Shlomi Ben Haim, co-founder, and CEO of JFrog said, “DevOps in a digital-first economy demands the need for speed and security throughout the entire software release cycle all the way to the edge. We provided our community with the first purely hybrid, end-to-end DevOps and DevSecOps platform, and now we’re extending all the way to EdgeOps.”

JFrog has also delivered a new CDN-based package distribution function that solves the challenge of distributing software to large communities of external users or partners. It said that this works in cases where companies need a simple, SaaS-managed solution to enable external downloads. This includes distributing software that can be downloaded by anyone like drivers, plugins, and commercial software products, or updates for partners and users.

Kavita Viswanath, general manager JFrog India said “Major enterprises are facing a clear challenge in distributing packages quickly and fearlessly across their organizations, as well as to clients and partners. The DevOps revolution will not be completed without providing a comprehensive, powerful binary distribution mechanism; this is our commitment to developers, and it is developers’ responsibility to their organisations.”

Native Steps

JFrog has also announced new features for its JFrog Pipelines solution that consists of continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD). It has expanded on its existing selection of pre-built common functions, known as “Native Steps,” by allowing users to build their own library of reusable pipeline steps via an Extensions Development Kit (EDK).

It said that now DevOps teams can encapsulate frequent and common actions in their pipelines and offer a simpler solution than traditional approaches. These traditional approaches include plugins that conflict with each other, creating a “plugin hell” for users. Extensions can be run in parallel, allowing pipelines to run with multiple extension versions simultaneously.

ChartCenter

Yoav Landman, CTO, and co-founder of JFrog said, “As the world continues to move towards massive delivery of software, the ‘BinOps’ path of managing your software releases becomes more critical than ever. Shifting binaries to the left and using immutable release binaries as early as possible in the software delivery pipeline is the only way to achieve robust, trusted and secure releases and maintain stable metadata that relates to these releases. We are proud to lead the way of BinOps with the JFrog Platform.”

JFrog has also added to its portfolio of public artifact centers with a new offering focused on managing the increasing volume of microservices-based and containerized applications. It is called ChartCenter and this free service will provide immutable Helm Chart management for developers, who face increasing complexity in managing Helm, Docker and Kubernetes deployments as they grow in the enterprise.

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