Jenkins CI and JFrog unite for cloud artifact repository solution
The CI server and binary repository join forces to launch a solution for the Jenkins community
It’s always good to see vibrant open source projects joining
together in the hope of pushing their respective products further,
even to just learn a few things. Revealing details at the Jenkins User Conference
yesterday in Paris, the CI server and the artifact repository
specialist, JFrog will join together to create an advanced solution
purely for the Jenkins community.
The two parties announced the collaborative project,
the Jenkins CI Artifactory-Online repository
service yesterday, as well as showing a demo. This
exciting news will see JFrog develop a dedicated Artifactory Online
instance of their SaaS/cloud-based repository service that runs on
Amazon EC2, specifically tailored for those working with the CI
The service isn’t a half-baked effort either, with JFrog
supplying the enterprise class features you’d see within the normal
commercial version. This includes hosting and delivering releases,
snapshots and plugins plus additional resources. With around 400
developers of Jenkins plugins now relying on Artifactory for their
plugin development, this move was long overdue some would say, and
the joint project will aid things for both parties.
Shlomi Ben Haim, CEO of JFrog was excited at the possibilities,
We have been collaborating with Kohsuke and the CloudBees team
for the last few years.
We supported the Jenkins project from the early days of the
Hudson fork, and insisted on providing users with the freedom to
choose their tool stack and avoid vendor lock-in. Artifactory in
the Cloud already serves the leading OSS communities, such
as SpringSource, Grails, Gradle, Scala and more. We are honored to bring
the Jenkins CI community on board.
Founder of Jenkins CI, Kohsuke Kawaguchi added:
Being able to host artifacts in a well-managed service like
Artifactory Online has been a great help to the project. I’m
grateful to JFrog for their generous support to the Jenkins
Both teams are excited at the possibilities and are setting a
good example to other open source projects looking to make the next
step. Both have set standards in their respected fields and the
unity shown can definitely push them further. We hope this
partnership continues for the long-run.