GitLab Inc.’s Partner Ecosystem Expands to Meet Growing Demand for DevOps Solutions


COMPANY NEWS: GitLab, the provider of the One DevOps platform, launched its first annual Partner Leadership Summit in the US, where it announced the continued growth of its award-winning partner program. The Partner Leadership Summit brings together channel and alliance partners with GitLab leaders to celebrate the growth and success of the program, and collaborate in delivering the One DevOps platform to enterprises, to help organizations innovate more quickly, scale more easily, and serve and retain customers more effectively.

Over the past year, GitLab has increased the number of channel and alliance partners in the partner program by more than 75%, adding new partners such as Dynatrace, Secure Code Warrior, D2iQ and many more. others. Over the past fiscal year, the company saw a 292% increase in the number of alliance partners onboarded. Additionally, to date, the company has issued 2,700 GitLab certifications — 1,500 in the last fiscal year — as well as 65 professional services and training partner certifications.

“The field of DevOps is constantly evolving, and we’ve been excited about the growth we’ve seen over the past year,” said Michelle Hodges, vice president of global channels at GitLab. “GitLab is proud to develop partnerships with leading DevOps partners in the ecosystem, who have helped us support the success of our customers throughout their DevOps journey.

The GitLab Partner Program enables existing and potential partners to maximize the value of their DevSecOps expertise, ensuring joint customers have access to a single, comprehensive platform that encompasses all business functions. This allows business leaders to drive their vision and DevOps teams to create value while improving the way they work.

According to a recent Bain report, approximately 60% of companies surveyed said they plan to consolidate their DevOps toolchains over the next three years. To achieve this consolidation goal, GitLab partnerships build on the capabilities of an end-to-end solution and meet the ever-changing needs of joint customers.

“Our partner ecosystem includes the best cloud, platform and technology providers to help provide customers with the most comprehensive and mature DevOps platform on the market. Our partners are a critical part of GitLab’s mission to provide customers with modern solutions,” said Nima Badiey, vice president of global alliances at GitLab. “These partnerships allow our customers to develop and ship products faster and more collaboratively so that everyone can contribute. Together, we help our clients lead the digital transformation needed to compete in today’s market. »

“GitLab’s partner ecosystem effectively brings alliance and channel relationships together to enhance the DevOps adoption experience for their mutual customers,” said Steve White, program vice president, channels and alliances at IDC. . “Leveraging the combined expertise of cloud, security, and DevOps, GitLab’s Partner Program helps deliver on the promise of a comprehensive DevOps platform by giving joint customers the tools to transform their business. .”

Updates and key milestones

  • GitLab Certified Learning Partner Program: The GitLab Certified Education Partner Program became generally available in March 2022. Partners who become certified can sell and provide GitLab educational services directly to customers and leverage GitLab-licensed courseware in their service practices worldwide. GitLab is now seeing an influx of partners signing up to become certified, and we are encouraging certification for those who are eligible.
  • Recognition of chain leadership: five stars in CRN Channel Partner Program Guide as well as recognitions for Vice President of Global Channels Michelle Hodges at CRN Channel leaders and Women of the Channel 2021. Additionally, Coleen Greco, Head of Global Channel Marketing and Alliances, and Annie Rooke, Director of Channel Sales for the Americas, have been appointed. CRN Women of the Channel 2022.
  • Reimagined Alliance Partner Program: JThe GitLab Alliance Partner Program has been redesigned to engage more broadly with the Alliance Partner ecosystem and align more closely with the unique value and contributions that these partnerships bring to GitLab and our customers. The evolution of the program enhances the value, impact, and experience of GitLab partners and expands the resources, tools, and support needed to accelerate time to market for solutions that integrate and interact with GitLab.
  • Latest Alliance partnerships: In GitLab’s last fiscal year, 55 technology companies embraced GitLab’s “better together” philosophy and joined our Alliance partner program. Partner products and technologies integrate and interact with GitLab, expanding access to developer toolsets and further enhancing user capabilities on the GitLab platform throughout the software development lifecycle. Recently, GitLab has collaborated and co-innovated on new solutions with partners such as:
  • CyberArk: Improve the security of your code and prevent attackers from exploiting secrets and cloud access keys by centrally storing GitLab credentials and retrieving them securely with CyberArk Conjur.
  • D2iQ: Enterprise organizations can now run the GitLab Kubernetes Operator on the Kubernetes D2iQ Platform (DKP) to automate and simplify the deployment of containerized workloads, thereby accelerating software delivery cycle times.
  • Dynatrace: Developers can now leverage AI-based observability and automation to proactively anticipate and mitigate issues before code reaches production.
  • Versus : Kontra Application Security has interactive training labs integrated within the GitLab platformallowing users to identify and remediate reported vulnerabilities through security scans from the merge request and pipeline experiments.
  • Rezilion: Rezilion now integrates immediately with GitLab Ultimate to reduce vulnerability remediation work by 70% and make it easier for developers to move left to more effectively meet secure software delivery requirements.
  • Secure Code Warrior: Developers now have access to actionable and secure coding tips of Secure Code Warrior within GitLab’s One DevOps platform.
  • Tabnine: Tabnine has integrated with GitLab to create custom AI models that improve code development accuracy and speed.

Visit the following pages to learn more about the GitLab partner ecosystem, see a list of current channel and alliance partners, and how to get involved:

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