CI/CD outfit Shippable shipped off to adopt the green tinge of JFrog

Enterprise+: One toolkit to deliver them all

DevOps darling JFrog has snapped up cloud-based Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) outfit Shippable.

The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, is the fifth made by JFrog over the years, but the first since it slurped funding to the tune of $165m back in October.

Shippable, which was founded in 2013 and raised $8m in its last funding round back in 2014, according to Crunchbase, specialises in speeding up DevOps operations with what it calls an "Assembly Line". Or applying manufacturing production line processes to automate CI/CD.

It launched its continuous delivery platform in 2016 having previously spent time in the waters of continuous integration.

JFrog reckons the outfit's cloud native and Kubernetes-ready tooling will slip nicely into its Enterprise+ platform, meaning its customers can use it as a one-stop shop for the whole DevOps process from code commit through to production.

Former Shippable employees will be dropped into JFrog's global teams, and the first fruits of the integration into Enterprise+ are expected during the summer. Full technical integration is due to complete in Q3 of 2019.

One of JFrog's slogans is "Release Fast Or Die". So no pressure then.

Removing friction between tools is key as the DevOps marketplace consolidates. Developers are no longer content to spend time tinkering with disparate platforms to keep their pipelines running, and can turn to complete end-to-end toolkits to take away the command line pain and focus on actual coding.

JFrog's product line prior to the acquisition was comprised of Artifactory, an artefact manager, as well as distribution and analysis platforms. Users would generally use something like Jenkins to do the whole CI/CD thing. But no more – once Shippable has been daubed in the green hue of JFrog, users will have the option of going fully native on Enterprise+.

Once their code is committed, of course. ®

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