Read-only secondaries: Maintain one primary GitLab instance while still enabling a read-only secondary instance for each of your distributed teams.
Authentication system hooks: The secondary instance receives all authentication data, like user accounts and logins, from the primary instance.
Intuitive UI: Secondaries utilize the same web interface your team has grown accustomed to. However, there are visual notifications that block write operations and make it clear that a user is on a secondary instance.
Time: Reduce the time it takes your distributed developers to clone and fetch large repos and projects from minutes to seconds.
Collaboration: Enable all of your developers to contribute ideas and work in parallel from each of their respective geographies.
Scale: Balance the load between your primary and secondary instance or offload your automated tests to the Geo secondary node.
“We’ve seen a 20x speed increase since adopting GitLab Geo. Our primary code repository server is in Los Angeles. It was taking our Boston team 10 minutes to clone a single, large repo. Now with GitLab Geo, it takes under 30 seconds. The addition of GitLab Geo means our developers can be more productive.”
System Admin, Oblong
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