The JFrog DEVOPS Platform: POWERING YOUR SOFTWARE SUPPLY CHAIN

This is a fact: Every company is now a software company. The digital experience has become key for interacting with customers, collaborating with partners, and empowering employees. But knowing that your applications’ quality determines your competitiveness -- and success -- is just the start.

2021-12-14 16:53:55

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How do you manage the complete supply chain of software? How do you release software quickly, securely and frequently to address market changes -- boosting sales, ROI, efficiency, productivity, and innovation? 

Your competitors are taking notice -- and action. IDC predicts that digital will underpin or influence 50%-plus of the global economy in 2022. And in 2023, 1 in 2 companies will generate 40%-plus of revenues from digital, up from 1 in 3 companies in 2020. According to McKinsey, organizations with “world class” digital capabilities deliver new applications in 8-12 weeks and  refine them with 10-50 daily update releases.

What keeps companies from becoming digital powerhouses? Without the right people, technology, and operational best  practices, enterprises struggle to optimize their software development lifecycle (SDLC). This brief explains how to successfully adopt DevOps -- a combination of technologies and processes that unify developer and operations teams -- and how JFrog can help you attain digital champion status with complete supply chain control.

CHALLENGES

  • CONNECTING “DEV” AND “OPS”

Integrating developers and operators into a true DevOps team requires a change in culture, technology, and processes. Aided by a common toolset for automation of build, test, integration and deployment tasks, developers and IT operators must work collaboratively throughout your SDLC, iteratively fixing, testing and securing software-- for very diverse, heterogeneous and hybrid environments.

  • GAINING CENTRALIZED CONTROL OF YOUR SOFTWARE SUPPLY CHAIN

As your DevOps teams ramp up release frequency, they generate - and consume - a large quantity and variety of software packages, each wit h multiple 1st-party and 3rd-party binary files and artifacts. Curating these many components quickly becomes highly important in order to avoid any mishaps in speed, security, tracing, and managing these artifacts. Any toolset or workflow fragmentation slows down your pipeline, affects team productivity, and jeopardizes security and compliance.

  • DISTRIBUTING SOFTWARE GLOBALLY

Increasingly, you must distribute your software packages outside of traditional data centers to geographically-dispersed sites like stores, branches, and IoT/edge endpoints. To do this quickly, smoothly, and securely, you must overcome connectivity problems, bandwidth limitations, and remote management difficulties -- a tall order especially when myriad IoT/edge devices must be updated and secured.

  • END-TO-END, AUTOMATED SOFTWARE SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY (AND COMPLIANCE)

You must bake in automated security and compliance checks natively throughout your SDLC, as your environment becomes distributed, hybrid, and heterogeneous, interwoven with loosely-coupled, third-party services. Hackers want to infect your binaries to get their malware distributed to your unsuspecting customers via trusted channels. A major vector here is developers’ use of open source (OSS) components, which can contain dangerous vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, necessitating complete software supply chain security, visibility and control.

How JFrog Can Help

Founded in 2008, JFrog is a DevOps pioneer and standard-bearer that has helped shape the DevOps ecosystem. Thousands of companies -- including a majority of the Fortune 100 -- trust the end-to-end JFrog DevOps Platform for managing, securing, and accelerating their releases.

Our Platform

The JFrog Platform provides a unified solution for developers and operators that powers your entire supply chain, including  building, testing, securing, deploying, and distributing. No more siloed teams, processes and toolsets that gum the gears of your

SDLC.

 

  • UNIVERSAL BINARY MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

As your artifacts’ volume and variety skyrocket, you can centrally store, manage and track them across your software supply chain. With this single source of truth, you get clear visibility into the lifecycle of all your binaries -- across all programming languages and computing environments: on-prem, multi-cloud and hybrid.

  • AUTOMATED SECURITY

Comprehensive and automated security and compliance checks, with deep recursive scanning of all binaries, keeping your software supply chain safe. Specifically, you’ll continuously detect vulnerabilities and license compliance issues in your OSS software components. As JFrog provides the "database of DevOps" across your pipelines, you'll also be well-positioned to meet software bill of materials (SBOM) requirements that not only

attest to software components, but also how they were built and dependencies utilized.

  • SEAMLESS DISTRIBUTION FROM CODE TO EDGE

You’ll enjoy full flexibility and freedom of choice to build, deploy and distribute applications across all types of environments without sacrificing speed or performance. Our platform integrates with a broad ecosystem through open APIs and an extensible architecture, letting you seamlessly scale at a global level, including release integrity checks, download optimization, zero-trust security setups, and localized caching.

THE DEVOPS PLATFORM POWERING YOUR SOFTWARE SUPPLY CHAIN