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GitLab Grows Its Global Partner Ecosystem by Over 175 Partners to Deliver Customers a Seamless DevOps Experience

Offering the right people, process and platforms to enable organizations on their digital transformations

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - August 26, 2020 — GitLab CommitGitLab, the DevOps platform delivered as a single application, today announced it has grown its global partner ecosystem by over 175 partners over the past year, adding high-value services and capabilities through technology integrations that offer complementary value around the GitLab product and joint customers’ ability to be successful through their digital transformation. Based on a recent DevSecOps survey conducted by GitLab of more than 3,650 DevOps professionals, it is clear that different businesses and users are at different points in their transformation and DevOps journey. Over 25% of companies are in the DevOps “sweet spot” of three to five years of practice. While another 37% have between one and three years of practice under their belts.

The GitLab Partner Program takes a holistic approach to meeting its customers wherever they are in their DevOps journey by helping them solve challenges and delivering value. During the first part of the approach, GitLab leverages its strong relationships with cloud and platform provider integrations allowing customers to take a cloud agnostic approach and deploy anywhere to meet their business needs. The second part of the approach focuses on existing customer point tools already in place that need to integrate into GitLab. These customers then have the ability to tap into GitLab’s vast integration partner ecosystem allowing them to continue on their DevOps journey with a single application. The last part of this approach includes solving for people and process changes. This is where our partners play a key role in offering their expertise and services around the cloud and platform providers and technology integrations to round out the customer’s implementation of the DevOps lifecycle.

New strategic partner relationships and technology integrations include:

“We’re excited about the growth of our partner ecosystem over the last year,” said Brandon Jung, vice president of alliances at GitLab. “We look forward to continuing to collaborate with our partners to jointly guide customers as they work to get the right people, process and platforms in place to be successful in their DevOps journey.”

As GitLab expands its partner ecosystem, it continues to build strategic relationships with large cloud and Kubernetes providers to enhance GitLab’s collective offerings to joint customers. These partnerships enable customers to be more responsive and resilient at a holistic level. Visit the following pages for more details on the GitLab Partner Program, a list of current channel and technology partners, and how to participate:

Supporting Partner Quotes:

“Avisi is delighted to now also offer GitLab as a way for customers to fulfil their DevOps strategy. We are excited to help our customers integrate GitLab with their existing tooling and processes through our support, training and consultancy services.” - Yanne Veronneau, expert services manager at Avisi

“Utilizing GitLab enables us to provide the most effective software deployment experience to our clients, to help them successfully deploy highly available container-based applications on-premise and to the cloud. As a Select Partner, BoxBoat is excited about the opportunity to help enterprises not only find success with their Gitlab implementations but also with the critical people and process components of the DevOps journey.” - Tim Hohman, CEO at BoxBoat Technologies

"A business-driven DevOps transformation is a challenging, but rewarding, process to go through as it touches technology, process, people, and culture. Gitlab is the partner that we were looking for to deliver the technology component of this equation, and we are confident that we have an even stronger value proposition to our customers because of this." - Daniel Viveiros, CTO at CI&T

“As GitLab experts, we work with customers to assess their end-to-end software development lifecycle identifying opportunities for iterative improvement across their people, process and technology platforms. We have found that as our customers “shift right” in GitLab enterprise feature adoption their DevSecOps performance “shifts left” in maturity and overall execution. This is a direct consequence of combining optimised processes with automation.” - Ben Boswell, CEO at D-OPS Digital

"We are very happy to be a GitLab Select Partner as well as a GitLab user. In addition to providing a GitLab service to customers who need a hosted version managed by GitLabHost, GitLab allows us to develop our own hosting platform in the most effective way.” - Maarten Draijer, CEO at GitLabHost

“We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with GitLab to offer our customers a unified solution to balancing speed and stability throughout the DevOps lifecycle. The pressure to move fast in today’s CI/CD pipeline leaves little time to ensure that code is production-ready. OverOps’ new support for GitLab git blame, announced today, empowers developers with code-level visibility across the entire pipeline, helping improve productivity and prevent production issues.” - Eric Mizell, vice president, solution engineering at OverOps

“Cloud Engineers are delivering applications and infrastructure faster and more continuously than ever before. This new cloud native reality impacts the entire software delivery lifecycle, including source control management, code reviews, testing, deployment, and security. Integrating Pulumi and GitLab enables this entire end-to-end workflow for teams, leveraging familiar languages, IDEs, and tools, on any cloud.” - Joe Duffy, CEO at Pulumi

“As organizations transition to modern, cloud-native applications and workloads, two key needs emerge: an enterprise-grade, supported Kubernetes infrastructure and a DevOps platform to make it easier and more efficient to build these new services. Red Hat OpenShift provides the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform, and we’re pleased to work and collaborate with GitLab to bring its comprehensive DevOps platform to our portfolio of cloud-native infrastructure technologies, including OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.” - Joe Fernandes, vice president, products, cloud platforms business unit at Red Hat

“GitLab is unlocking a simple, end-to-end workflow for the complex enterprises we serve at SADA. It’s also easy enough that we’re using it in our SADA U for onboarding new developers to collaborate and learn on GCP. We’re super excited to see GitLab’s trajectory.” - Miles Ward, CTO, SADA

"The CI/CD pipeline has become the backbone of today's engineering organization. As an application security product, our customers know that DevOps automation is the only way to ensure security bugs are caught early, before they are released to production. Partnering with GitLab makes it simple for our mutual customers to add application security to their pipeline and be confident in the security of their applications." - Joni Klippert, founder and CEO at StackHawk and GitLab Commit keynote speaker

About GitLab

GitLab is a DevOps platform built from the ground up as a single application for all stages of the DevOps lifecycle enabling Product, Development, QA, Security, and Operations teams to work concurrently on the same project. GitLab provides a single data store, one user interface, and one permission model across the DevOps lifecycle. This allows teams to significantly reduce cycle times through more efficient collaboration and enhanced focus.

Built on Open Source, GitLab works alongside its growing community, which is composed of thousands of developers and millions of users, to continuously deliver new DevOps innovations. More than 100,000 organizations from startups to global enterprises, including Ticketmaster, Jaguar Land Rover, NASDAQ, Dish Network, and Comcast trust GitLab to deliver great software faster.

GitLab is the world's largest all-remote company, with more than 1,300 team members in 68 countries and regions.

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