Announcing JFrog Container Registry

For over a decade, JFrog has been performing heavy lifts. We pioneered artifact management, have served developers with industry-leading tools, and helped them get containers quickly and safely where they need to go. 

Today we’re delighted to announce JFrog Container Registry, the world’s most advanced, fully hybrid Docker registry that’s free to use on-prem, in the cloud, or both. It provides the features and confidence you need to accelerate your organization’s adoption of containers and microservices.

We Rock Docker

JFrog Container Registry is powered by Artifactory, the leading artifact repository manager that stores, secures, and delivers thousands of terabytes of data every day for many of the world’s largest companies. It’s built on our long track record of providing resilience and enterprise-grade scale.

We’ve brought all of that knowledge and experience to JFrog Container Registry, giving you the features to manage your Docker images best in the environments where they need to be. And full compatibility with Docker enables native operation with all the tools you need to use.

With JFrog Container Registry you can maintain as many Docker registries as you need, public and private, with fine-grain permission controls that helps administrators manage who may access what.

What’s more, JFrog Container Registry stores your containers with rich metadata that helps provide unique, detailed views of the layers in your containers so you can know what’s in them.

Ready for Kubernetes and More

Unlike most container registries, JFrog Container Registry also fully supports Helm chart repositories for steering your containers in K8s. So you can use just one registry tool to manage all the artifacts you need for orchestrating your clusters.

With JFrog Container Registry, you can keep any other artifacts from your builds in generic repositories, for whatever supporting data your containers might need.

Of course, you can set up local repositories for your containers and charts kept in your data center. But JFrog Container Registry is the only free-for-use tool that also supports speedy remote repositories to proxy Docker or Helm registries that are maintained elsewhere. You can even combine local and remote repositories into virtual repositories for a convenient single point of retrieval.

Fully Hybrid at Scale

You can run JFrog Container Registry wherever you need it to be, as self-managed on-prem or as cloud-hosted SaaS, without sacrificing any features. And with Artifactory-powered support for smart remote repositories, you can easily keep your registries synchronized across platforms. 

That makes JFrog Container Registry one of the few choices available for a fully hybrid infrastructure. And it’s free to use — no license needs to be purchased or acquired — no matter where you choose to run it. Our cloud-based solutions offers a free tier as well, although your use may be subject to consumption and transfer charges from the cloud services provider.

Built Like a Rock

JFrog Container Registry is a new offering, but not a new technology. Powered by Artifactory, it brings to a free community resource the same commitment to quality that earned JFrog’s place as an industry leader.

That includes the ability to easily integrate with the other tools you use, either through limited REST APIs or the JFrog CLI, so your CI/CD platform can readily push completed builds to your Docker registries.

But most of all, that heritage means over a decade of expertise is inside, and a legacy of solid strength. With JFrog Container Registry, you can be confident in a proven track record of reliability at massive scale.

Backed by the Best

JFrog Container Registry is already making some waves in the community. Many tools you know and trust are on board with the JFrog Container Registry and are looking forward to delivering joint solutions to help rapidly standardize the market. “Container registries are some of the most critical technologies for development teams adopting and implementing Docker and Kubernetes at scale,” said Sheng Liang, CEO of Rancher. “We’re excited to partner with JFrog to rapidly integrate JFrog Container Registry with Rancher technologies, delivering a new default container management standard for both Rancher customers and the broader cloud native market in early 2020.”

— Sheng Liang, CEO, Rancher “We’re excited and energized to see the growth in the container registry market, and JFrog Container Registry is one of the most popular platforms out there. We’re committed to working with the JFrog Platform team to deliver market-leading solutions that integrate deeply with JFrog Container Registry in early 2020. The combination of Jenkins X and CloudBees Jenkins X Distribution, together with JFrog Container Registry will help drive container management uptake for the DevOps and cloud native communities.”

— Moritz Plassnig, VP of Cloud, CloudBees “With the enterprise adoption of Kubernetes and containers continuously speeding up, our customers are looking for an easy way to adopt complementary cloud native solutions. Our Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform empowers DevOps teams to effortlessly leverage best in class ecosystem tooling. We are excited that JFrog now offers them a free and robust container registry, further evolving the cloud native ecosystem. In early 2020, I am looking forward to strengthening our cooperation and deep integrations between JFrog Container Registry and Kubermatic to deliver robust solutions to our customers.”

— Sebastian Scheele, co-founder and CEO, Loodse “We’re very excited about the JFrog Container Registry release as a valuable, needed resource in the container marketplace. As we move into early 2020, we’re committed to bringing SUSE application delivery customers joint offerings alongside JFrog that have potential to help customers in their digital transformation efforts.”

— Roger Klorese, Senior Product Manager, SUSE


We think you’ll agree that with all of these features and the public backing of community partners, JFrog Container Registry is the most comprehensive and advanced registry available. Since it’s free to use, what’s stopping you from giving it a try?