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Sonatype Unveils the Nexus Platform, Unlocking Developers’ Time to Focus on Innovation vs. Maintenance and Rework

By Applying Supply Chain Management Principles, Nexus Eliminates Waste and Inefficiency, Accelerating Continuous Delivery and DevOps

Fulton, MD – June 15, 2015 – Sonatype today introduced the Nexus software platform designed to help IT organizations deliver higher quality software, even faster. The new Nexus software platform integrates the market leading Nexus repository managers, Sonatype’s software formerly known as Component Lifecycle Management (CLM), as well as many new capabilities.

What Toyota did for the automotive supply chain is what Sonatype is doing today for the software supply chain,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO Sonatype. “Sonatype’s Nexus software platform is revolutionizing the distribution, automation, and integration of components used across the software supply chain by eliminating complexity and making continuous delivery and DevOps practices even faster.”

The Nexus platform was designed from the ground up with proven supply chain principles in mind.  Nexus:

Eliminates elective and avoidable rework as well as downstream maintenance, freeing a significant percentage of a developer’s time to advance the pace of innovation. Tracks and monitors software components across the software lifecycle to reduce the mean time to repair (MTTR) component vulnerabilities from days to minutes. Provides visibility to reduce the variety and volume of components used which reduces both software complexity and technical debt, for example eliminating the number of outdated versions being actively used by 10x.  

Today’s largest and most innovative companies are consuming millions of open source and third party components in an effort to accelerate software development without realizing that poor practices are adding complexity, slowing them down and negatively impacting quality. Drawing on the reality that 80 - 90% of a typical application is assembled from third party and open source components, Sonatype’s customers use the new Nexus platform to dramatically increase developer productivity adhering to supply chain best practices.

How the Nexus platform helps organizations:

  • Use the best quality software components or ‘parts’ from the best suppliers by providing real-time insight on components including version age, popularity, security vulnerabilities and license obligations
  • Use local warehouses where parts can be easily distributed and retrieved with the Nexus Repository Managers to connect distributed development teams
  • Limit the variety and quantity of parts through automated, rapid feedback as to which versions of a component should be used
  • Track the integrity and location of all parts to significantly reduce mean time to identify and remediate defects when new issues are identified
  • Build quality into your continuous delivery tool chain with integrations available for Jenkins, Hudson, Bamboo, Sonar, Maven, Puppet, Chef, RunDeck, and more.

The Nexus platform is available for purchase today.  Learn more at www.sonatype.com.

About Sonatype:

Every day, developers rely on millions of third party and open source building blocks — known as components -- to build the software that runs our world.  Sonatype ensures that only the best components are used throughout the software development lifecycle so that organizations don't have to make the tradeoff between going fast and being secure.  Policy automation, ongoing monitoring and proactive alerts makes it easy to have full visibility and control of components throughout the software supply chain so that applications start secure and remain that way over time.  Sonatype is privately held with investments from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Accel Partners, Bay Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures.   Visit: www.sonatype.com

Tony Keller, The Walker Group, tkeller@walkerlimited.com