JFrog unveiled new software distribution for Edge updates

JFrog unveiled news software distribution features

Bangalore: JFrog unveiled new software distribution capabilities to handle rising volume and frequency of edge updates. JFrog unveiled these new distribution capabilities at the company’s annual swampUP user conference.

JFrog unveiled new capabilities include CDN-based and peer-to-peer software package distribution mechanisms. These capabilities will address the growing problem of software distribution bottlenecks.

The explosion of both hybrid and edge infrastructure, with an increased cloud-native apps adoption largely rely on compounded artifacts. And this can create a “firehose” distribution problem, increasingly clogging networks with software updates stream.

Distribution challenges will continue to grow, according to industry experts. Over 520 million brand new digital apps and services will be added by 2024, as per IDC report titled – Preparing for the Digital-First Economy: The Hyperscale, Hyperspeed, and Hyperconnected Enterprise released early this year.

Peer-to-Peer and Cloud-Based Distribution Enable Digital-First Economy
JFrog unveiled the new peer-to-peer artifact download capability to help companies that need to distribute coordinated software updates for a very large set of connected machines. And they are updated in parallel without sacrificing the speed and security.

By breaking down the artifact into smaller pieces and allows those pieces to be shared among peers on the same network. And JFrog can increase download speeds in terms of magnitude and increase resilience by expanding beyond a single point of failure.

It delivered a new CDN-based package distribution function. It solves distributing software challenges to large communities of external users or partners.

This mechanism works in cases where companies need a simple, SaaS-managed solution to enable external downloads. Anyone can download the distributing software including drivers, plugins, and commercial software products, or updates for partners and users.

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,” said Shlomi Ben Haim, Co-Founder and CEO of JFrog

“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,” added Haim.

“Major enterprises are facing a clear challenge in distributing packages quickly and fearlessly across their organizations, as well as to clients and partners,” said Kavita Viswanath, GM – JFrog India.

“The DevOps revolution will be incomplete without providing a comprehensive, powerful binary distribution mechanism; this is our commitment to developers, and it is developers’ responsibility to their organizations,” added Viswanath.

New Upgrades Streamline Pipeline Assembly and Build Testing
Also, Jfrog unveiled a massive upgrade to their Binary Operations (BinOps) toolset, JFrog announced new features for its JFrog Pipelines solution that encompasses continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD).

The company has expanded on its existing selection of pre-built common functions, known as “Native Steps,” which lets users to build their own reusable pipeline steps library via an Extensions Development Kit (EDK).

With this new capabilities, DevOps teams now can encapsulate frequent and common actions in their pipelines. That can offer a much simpler solution compared to traditional approaches that often lead to plugins conflicts. Extensions and pipelines both can run in parallel and simultaneously even with multiple extension versions.

“As the world continues to move towards massive delivery of software, the ‘BinOps’ path of managing your software releases becomes more critical than ever,” said Yoav Landman, CTO and Co-Founder, JFrog.

“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,” added Landman.

The First Free, Security-Focused Central Repository of Helm Charts
Lastly, the DevOps platform company has also added a free service “ChartCenter’ to its portfolio of public artifact centers. It’s a new offering focused on managing the increasing volume of microservices-based and containerized applications.

ChartCenter 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.

(Image source – JFrog)

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