Introducing the first-ever GitHub Enterprise as a hosted service

By: Dave Thomson

Introducing the first-ever GitHub Enterprise as a hosted service

For developers, GitHub is ubiquitous. As a public web service, it’s the largest host of source code in the world, with more than 15 million users and more than 34 million repositories. If you’re an organization with more stringent security needs, GitHub Enterprise (GHE) is the on-premises version of GitHub, and it’s the most popular collaborative social coding platform for organizations who need to maintain complete control over their source code repositories and projects.

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When it comes to running GitHub Enterprise, you have two options today. You can either bring it in-house and host it behind your firewall, or you can choose to run it as an instance hosted on cloud like Azure or AWS. Regardless of the option you choose, you are responsible for planning and provisioning the required infrastructure, acquiring the expertise and allocating the budget needed to manage the platform.

These requirements can add a burden to your IT staff as they must configure and maintain your security policies, ensure availability, provide backups, and maintain required integrations with third-party and open source tools critical to your end-to-end DevOps lifecycle.

Free your IT staff – GitHub Enterprise on Bluemix!

That’s why IBM is announcing today the first and only fully managed, cloud-hosted version of GHE. As you may recall, earlier this year, IBM and GitHub signed a strategic agreement to enable development teams to deliver the next generation of cloud applications at higher velocities across secure private and hybrid environments without having to worry about the overhead of running infrastructure.

“Developers love GitHub… but managing the infrastructure can be resource intensive.

Today, that partnership bears its first fruit with GitHub Enterprise running on IBM Bluemix Dedicated. As an enterprise developer, you can now learn, code and work with GitHub’s collaborative development tools inside your own dedicated, hosted environment with robust security capabilities, managed for your organization. With GitHub Enterprise running on IBM Bluemix Dedicated, you never have to worry about the overhead costs of building and managing infrastructure – it’s all taken care of for you.

First-of-its-kind Managed Service

GitHub Enterprise on Bluemix Dedicated is a first-of-its-kind cloud-hosted service, which means all the following activities are managed by IBM, freeing your resources for more critical tasks:

  • Provisioning the infrastructure, and configuring it to seamlessly connect to your network (user authentication, etc.); with scaling provided as needed.

  • Setting up GHE with a fail over server, and monitoring its use. Switching to the fail over server in case of any issues, significantly reducing GHE down-time.

  • Administrating GHE, applying upgrades and patches as needed.

  • Logging GHE activities and performing back-ups.

  • Providing 24×7 support for the GHE installation.

  • Providing a Service Level Agreement for GHE availability.

All of these activities typically require skills and resources that many organizations don’t want to acquire and allocate, since they are not core to their business. What’s more, if you have repositories or code on existing GitHub.com or other repositories, you can easily migrate to GitHub Enterprise on Bluemix Dedicated. To see more on the benefits of GitHub Enterprise on Bluemix Dedicated, check out the video.

Getting Started

To get started with GitHub Enterprise, simply sign up for more information on Bluemix Dedicated using the button below, or check out a detailed demo of the service.

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