Perforce releases new Artifact manager
Perforce Software has announced its new universal package manager, Helix Artifacts.
Helix Artifacts has been developed to allow Helix Core users to store, version, and deliver source code and development artifacts from a single, secure location.
By using artifacts in the development of software development teams can accelerate and maintain product consistency. These assets can be vulnerable to cyber-attacks and corruption, however, and for this reason many organisations are looking for a more secure and cost-effective way to store, consume, and distribute artifacts.
Helix Artifacts is a self-hosted package manager built on top of the highly secure Helix Core – enterprise version control by Perforce. It acts as a package translator, for packages such as NuGet, Maven, or Docker, to communicate directly with Helix Core, build systems, and integrated developer environments, creating a more streamlined way to manage artifacts and increase developer efficiency.
“Helix Artifacts is the most efficient, secure, and affordable way for Perforce Helix Core customers to store and manage their packages,” said Gerhard Krüger, Cloud Architect and Product Manager at Perforce. “It allows our users to version and consume their artifacts in the same manner as they would their source code.”
Having artifact management built on top of version control means admins will not need to set up additional storage infrastructure or configure separate security permissions for the creation or distribution of development packages.
“Adding Helix Artifacts to your Perforce environment will not only cut down on additional infrastructure and storage costs, but also simplify security as it relates to development and reduce the number of vendors your entire team has to engage with,” explained Brad Hart, CTO at Perforce. “And reducing vendors helps with everything from training new team members to contract negotiations, and so much more.”
Helix Artifacts uses a simple per-server subscription mode.