The modern world is built on software. Today, every industry, business, and function within a company is dependent on it. To remain competitive and survive, nearly all companies must digitally transform and become experts at building and delivering software. Everywhere, organizations have teams of designers, developers, testers, and many more collaborators working together to create software solutions that make their businesses run more efficiently. Over the years, software development methodologies have evolved from rigid and slow sequential processes to far more iterative and collaborative ways of working.
GitLab has helped facilitate this evolution, having pioneered The DevOps Platform, a fundamentally new approach to software development, that empowers organizations to maximize the overall return on development efforts by delivering software faster and efficiently, while strengthening security and compliance. With GitLab, every team in an organization can collaboratively plan, build, secure, and deploy software to drive business outcomes faster with complete transparency, consistency, and traceability.
GitLab now has an estimated 30 million estimated registered users and more than 1 million active license users, along with an active community of more than 2,500 contributors. With an open core business model, GitLab leverages a dual flywheel strategy to continue advancing The DevOps Platform. By leveraging both development spending from its research and development team members as well as contributions from its vast community, the company creates a virtuous cycle that leads to more features, which leads to more users, leading back to more contributions.
GitLab has built an impressive product that plays a critical role for not only developers, but also major stakeholders across an organization. With the growing importance of digital transformation, GitLab plays an integral role in the software development process for companies of all types and sizes.