OpenShift with Artifactory: A Powerful PaaS with a JFrog Stack


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If you’re containerizing, cloudifying, and doing DevOps, you want your tools to work together nicely so you don’t have the headache of managing infrastructure. We are making it even easier to make your enterprise-grade devops environment work great with JFrog Artifactory on OpenShift – Red Hat’s container platform based on Kubernetes.

Because you can run your whole development, testing, and production setup in OpenShift itself, the pipeline from code to production is self-contained and simple to manage. As demand for these services shift within your environment, you can easily scale each service (including Artifactory) independently to maximize resource utilization and performance.

JFrog Artifactory in OpenShift

A Complete Solution Under One Roof

With Artifactory Enterprise fully compatible with OpenShift, your whole CI/CD flow can stay inside your private OpenShift cluster. Your developers can use Artifactory to identify the correct artifacts and deploy them into your continuous integration (CI) environment running inside OpenShift. Once builds are promoted, they can be pushed back to Artifactory and deployed/distributed from there. A typical workflow might look something like this:

  1. A developer commits code to any VCS (such as Git)
  2. This triggers a build on Jenkins which fetches the artifacts it needs from Artifactory.
  3. Once the build is complete, and it passes acceptance criteria, it is promoted and deployed to Artifactory.
  4. From Artifactory, your build can be deployed further into the OpenShift cluster. OpenShift can be configured to detect any changes and automatically deploy the latest build to the cluster based on promotion policies.

Artifactory Enterprise offers a variety of important capabilities like cloud-based object storage, filestore sharding, multi-push replication and more, and can also be deployed as an HA cluster that provides up to five-nines availability. In our solution, JFrog Artifactory is deployed as Pods across multiple compute nodes and connects persistent storage via infrastructure specific APIs (such as Amazon Web Services S3 or Google Cloud Storage).

JFrog Artifactory in OpenShift

See Artifactory on OpenShift in Action

Right now, the integration of Artifactory into OpenShift is still in testing, but we expect it to be released for general availability during Q3 of 2017. Once released, Artifactory Enterprise will be one of the standard templates available on OpenShift.

Feel free to download and install a demo version of this integration from our GitHub repository.