Secure and private provisioning
Artifactory is a secure private Docker Registry that hosts local Docker images. These give you fine-grained access control as you securely share packages and images across your organization for provisioning to your Kubernetes cluster. And to keep you independent of the network and remote resources, Artifactory uses remote repositories to proxy public Docker resources, caching Docker images that are downloaded so they are available on the local network. Finally, virtual Docker registries aggregate local and remote repositories giving you a single URL through which you can manage all your Docker images.
Use Artifactory as your main Kubernetes registry to gain insight and full control on your code-to-cluster process while relating to each layer for each application. You get to collect and manage the artifacts for your containerized app, trace the content, dependencies and relationships with other Docker images which cannot be done using a simple Docker registry.
Deploy Artifactory to your k8s cluster to serve as a universal repository manager for all your CI/CD needs wherever they are running in your organization. As a universal repository, Artifactory manages all dependencies for your Docker build whether they are Docker images or packages in any other format. Artifactory manages dependencies for your Docker build as well as for builds using all common package formats.