GitLab Compared to other tools

GitLab CE/EE vs. SaaS


Containing your company's IP behind the company's firewall gives you protection from unauthorized access. Learn from the lessons of Code Space:

Lessons from Code Space


Integrating with Authentication and Authorization (LDAP / AD), issue tracking, CI, deployment and other tools such as ALM, PLM, Agile and Automation tools.


Take control of maintenance downtime, don't be at the mercy of your hosting provider. Control how and where your code is backed up and stored.

Choice and Flexibility

GitLab CE/EE can be installed on physical servers, virtualized servers (dedicated or shared), purpose-built appliances and virtualized appliances. These aren’t available with hosted solutions. Likewise, most on-premises servers can be deployed on a variety of operating systems and there’s more choice of on-premises solutions in general.


Getting your IP back from cloud vendors that store data in proprietary formats can be a costly and lengthy process. No such trouble with GitLab CE/EE.

In good company

GitLab is the most adopted on-premises solution for developer collaboration, deployed at over 100,000 organizations worldwide.