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Making Developers’ Lives Easier with GitLab VP Brandon Jung

In any industry, efficiency is key. This goes double for developers, who are always looking for new ways to streamline their processes, from design to development to product support. With the introduction of Git, developers are better able to track changes in files and coordinate working on those files among multiple people, making DevOps easier, as well as developers’ lives.

According to Brandon Jung, VP Alliances at GitLab, this is just the beginning. GitLab enables concurrent DevOps and provides visibility, higher efficiency, and comprehensive governance to its over 100,000 customers. This radically improves the speed of business, allowing their developers to work quickly, creatively, and hassle-free.

“GitLab really is a fully integrated DevOps tool chain that covers everything from planning what you want to build through the Git piece, how you manage it, and then all the way through the CICD pipeline. It’s a single DevOps experience for developers,” Jung explains.

In the development world, being able to quickly work on both large-scale and small-scale projects across multiple platforms—all while working remotely—is a major hurdle. That’s where GitLab comes in. GitLab was specifically designed to help developers compile all their work into one tool that can be accessed anywhere, rather than dealing with a lengthy tool chain, or overheating their laptop with multiple programs.“The data needs to exist in one place,” Jung says. “And the only way to do that is ship it as one product.”

With that in mind, GitLab set out to create a fast-moving hub for developers, all while trying to guard against data loss and other pitfalls of remote work. Providing that platform is key to GitLab’s success, as is their ethos of meeting developers where they are, and providing them with the tools they need to succeed, whether they be large companies or small-scale start-ups.

“We have anything from one of the top five banks […] all the way down to start-ups,” Jung explains. “The features that we put in the different tiers of the products land against the size of the team and the value of the code.” This means that GitLab tailors its experience to the customer. While larger customers need added security features, a smaller scale start-up or weekend developer is less likely to need those tools. GitLab works with customers at their level to create a platform that is not only useful to their specific business, but also affordable.

“That’s why hundreds of thousands of organizations use GitLab,” says Jung. “I would say we spend a lot of time thinking about where value meets the customer.”

And it’s by finding the exact place where value and customer meet that GitLab has been able to successfully enter the DevOps space, making developers’ lives easier across the globe.

Mikey Tom

Mikey Tom

Mikey works on the AWS Startup Marketing team to help highlight awesome founders leveraging the AWS ecosystem in interesting ways. Prior to his time at AWS, Mikey led the venture capital coverage at PitchBook, researching and writing about industry trends and events.