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RPM Repositories

Distribute RPMs directly from your Artifactory server, acting as fully-featured RPM repository that automatically updates repository metadata.

Over the last several years software development has evolved from focusing on in-house coding to making extensive usage of binary components such as free open-source and commercial libraries as well as proprietary libraries built in-house. Already in a survey conducted back in 2010, 98% of enterprise level companies reported that they use open source software, and a typical software project today will be comprised of more assembled components than proprietary code. While this has obvious benefits in terms of costs and code quality, once a package is developed or downloaded, the organization still faces many challenges in managing its storage, distribution and delivery, some of which are:

  • Sharing binaries across the organization
  • Transferring a large number of binaries to a remote location
  • Managing an ever increasing number of binaries through the development cycle
  • Mitigating repository down time
  • Tracing a build back to its sources

Artifactory is a Binary Repository Manager that boosts your organization’s productivity by addressing these challenges to optimize development with YUM packages. It effectively acts as a YUM repository providing full RPM metadata calculation for RPMs hosted in local repositories, and provisions RPMs directly to YUM clients.

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