Sonatype Announces Free Git LFS Support for Nexus Repository


Fulton, MD – April 20, 2017 – Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today announced that Nexus Repository is first to market with free support for Git Large File Size (LFS) artifacts. With the addition of Git LFS, Nexus Repository now supports eight of the most popular software component types, including Docker, Java, npm, NuGet, PyPI, Bower, and RubyGems.  

Downloading or sharing large binary files, such as videos, images, audio recordings, and database files, can slow down the development process and negatively impact the performance of a DevOps tool chain. By managing these components in a local repository manager such as Nexus Repository, organizations can save time and benefit from increased availability, ease of file sharing, and the ability to better control access to Git LFS components.

“DevOps practices have chosen Nexus Repository as their de facto standard for all of their build, test, and deploy artifacts -- large and small,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO, Sonatype. “Their choice is evidenced by 300 percent growth in the adoption of Nexus Repository over the last three years as organizations have come to value the free, universal component support that Sonatype provides.”

“Though not as widely used as Continuous Integration tools, artifact repositories are just as essential”, wrote analysts Kurt Bittner and Diego Lo Giudice in the May 2016 Forrester report entitled The Quest For Speed-Plus-Quality Drives Agile And DevOps Tool Selection.  “As companies have embraced open source components as important application building blocks, standardizing component versions helps them improve quality and manage security vulnerabilities by selecting the best available components from the best sources.”

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Last year developers requested 31 billion components from the Central Repository to manufacture the software applications that run the world. Additionally, with more than 120,000 installations, companies around the globe use Sonatype’s Nexus solutions to manage reusable components and improve the quality, speed and security of their software supply chains. Sonatype is privately held with investments from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Accel Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Bay Partners and Goldman Sachs. For more information, visit:

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