GitLab Inc., provider of The One DevOps Platform, announced the launch of its next major iteration, GitLab 15, starting with its first release version, 15.0, bringing forward new cutting edge DevOps capabilities in one platform. GitLab 15 helps companies develop and collaborate around business-critical code to deliver software securely and achieve desired business results through its comprehensive DevOps capabilities. Upcoming releases will enhance the platform's capabilities in solution areas including visibility and observability, continuous security and compliance, enterprise agile planning, and workflow automation and support for data science workloads. Customers using The DevOps Platform, such as Airbus, have noted tremendous improvements in efficiency. After adopting GitLab, the Airbus DevOps team was able to release feature updates in just 10 minutes – down from the full 24 hours required to set up for production, and conduct manual tests before implementing GitLab.
There are plenty of tools for DevOps security -- it's getting teams to use them, and use them effectively, that's the challenge. DevOps security, sometimes called DevSecOps, usually includes the concept of "shifting left" -- moving security testing into the early phases of software development, rather than assessing code security just before production deployment. It also usually involves teaching developers to code securely from the start. Instilling skills and promoting procedures among people isn't as straightforward as installing a piece of software on a machine, but there are still best practices that can help. Above all, patience is required, according to IT pros who have successfully established DevOps security practices at large companies.
DevOps platform GitLab today announced that it has acquired UnReview, a machine learning-based tool that helps software teams recommend the best reviewers for when developers want to check in their latest code. GitLab, which is looking to bring more of these machine learning capabilities to its platform, will integrate UnReview's capabilities into its own code review workflow. The two companies did not disclose the price of the acquisition. "Last year we decided that the future of DevOps includes ML/AI, both within the DevOps lifecycle as well as the growth of adoption of ML/AI with our customers," David DeSanto, GitLab's senior director, Product Management – Dev & Sec, told me. He noted that when GitLab recently surveyed its customers, 75% of the teams said they are already using AI/ML.
The coding repository and devOps platform GitLab on Friday filed to go public on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol GTLB. The company did not disclose the terms of its offering. Late last year, it was valued at $6 billion. In its S-1 form filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, GitLab showed that its revenue is growing but it continues to incur losses. For the second quarter of FY 2022, GitLab says it had a quarterly revenue run rate of $233 million.
GitLab CI/CD is a trending and the most admired tool to build CI CD pipelines for DevOps. Since GitLab is a self-contained platform that supports the DevOps lifecycle, that is why it is getting traction in the CI/CD landscape from mass companies including the big ones. The demand of GitLab CI CD tool in real-time projects is growing exponentially and DevOps engineers, architects are preferring to use GitLab as a CI/CD tool over other available options in the market.