DevOps: 8 Reasons for DevOps to Use a Binary Repository Manager on the Cloud

DevOps: 8 Reasons for DevOps to Use a Binary Repository Manager on the Cloud

Published Jan 12, 2020

Cloud DevOps tools offer greater flexibility, rapid deployment, cloud automation, reduced IT costs, and low upfront costs with subscription pricing. Setting up your environment with Artifactory on the cloud on your choice provides unlimited scalability allowing you to grow according to your needs and is easily achieved by using cloud storage providers (Amazon AWS, Google GCP or Microsoft Azure) in your environment with Artifactory.

Together with the great advantages, moving to the cloud introduces these new DevOps challenges:

  • Supporting multiple package types and technologies
  • Increasing costs in hardware and infrastructure due to the growth and demands in storage and bandwidth
  • Applications have to be up and running at all times. Zero tolerance for software downtime has become the de facto standard
  • Providing stable and reliable access to repositories
  • Supporting a large number of common binaries across different environments
  • Security and access control
  • Tracing any action done to a file back to the user
  • Supporting a large number of common binaries across different environments
  • Transferring a large number of binaries to a remote location
  • Managing infrastructure configuration across different environments

This white paper describes how an Artifact Repository Manager such as Artifactory gives a DevOps team the tools to efficiently manage an ever-growing matrix of binaries, environments and geographically distributed sites on the cloud, while ensuring a smooth application development workflow.