GitLab Inc. Obtains Software License Program Agreement

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ALL AWAY – GitLab Inc. (GTLB), the DevOps platform vendor, today announced that it has become an Approved Vendor under the Software Licensing Program (SLP) with the State of California. This agreement allows state and local agencies, including California educational institutions, to purchase GitLab software licenses at an agreed price, reducing costs and streamlining the procurement process. Under the contract, agencies will have greater access to GitLab’s comprehensive DevOps solution, which enables organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently.

Established in 1994, the California SLP is managed by the Purchasing Division of the Department of General Services. The program offers government agencies and institutions discounted rates for software licenses and upgrades, reducing the need for different departments to make repetitive acquisitions.

“There is an exciting opportunity for public sector agencies to benefit from automated DevOps practices,” said Bob Stevens, regional vice president, public sector at GitLab Federal, LLC. “This contract enables agencies to adopt the DevOps platform in an easier and more cost-effective way and deliver more resilient and efficient applications while keeping security at the forefront.”

GitLab believes that this contract, which makes the DevOps platform more accessible and cost effective, will accelerate the wider adoption of DevOps in the public sector. GitLab’s single application will enable greater collaboration across public sector agencies, enabling teams to partner to plan, build, secure, and deploy software. The availability of a simplified platform enables organizations to modernize legacy applications and systems and accelerate their mission velocity, while strengthening security and compliance.

“Public sector agencies are under tremendous pressure to transform and streamline their software development processes,” said Michelle Hodges, vice president of global channels at GitLab Inc. “We are proud to extend the power of our platform trains a new network of customers through trusted channel partners and to help evolve the way they collaborate and deliver software.”

GitLab’s self-managed and SaaS offerings are available today to customers under the SLP. To learn more about GitLab for the public sector, please visit https://about.gitlab.com/solutions/public-sector/.

Supporting Partner Quotes:

Acuity Technical Solutions: “Acuity Technical Solutions LLC is thrilled to be a reseller on the State of California SLP. We believe that GitLab’s DevOps platform and solutions, which enable security and collaboration, will dramatically accelerate software delivery for state departments and agencies. Now California state government entities can easily purchase through Gitlab’s SLP. We are honored to have been selected as the preferred partner for this contract. – Darrell Brantingham, CEO and Owner

Launch Consulting: “We are excited to start a new partnership with GitLab and look forward to working with our public sector partners to deliver software faster with better security and collaboration on a single platform while accelerating digital transformation in its entirety.” – Kyle Keyser, Vice President of Government Solutions

Veteran Enhanced Technology Solutions: “Veteran Enhanced Technology Solutions (VETS) is excited to partner with GitLab to help the State of California and other public sector entities on their digital transformation journey. Our hyper-focus on service client and creating measurable business value through our cost-effective, lean, and agile approach to each project solution aligns perfectly with GitLab’s unique platform for DevSecOps solution.” – Brian O’Connor, Director, Growth Veteran Enhanced Technology Solutions

About GitLab
GitLab is the DevOps platform that enables organizations to maximize the overall return on software development by delivering software faster and more efficiently, while strengthening security and compliance. GitLab’s single application is easier to use, leads to faster cycle time, and enables visibility and control over all stages of the DevOps lifecycle. With GitLab, every team in your organization can collaboratively plan, build, secure, and deploy software to drive business results faster with full transparency, consistency, and traceability.

Built on Open Source, GitLab works alongside its growing community of thousands of developers and millions of users to continuously deliver new DevOps innovations. GitLab has approximately 30 million registered users (paid and free), from startups to global enterprises including Ticketmaster, Jaguar Land Rover, Nasdaq, Dish Network, and Comcast, who trust GitLab to deliver quality software faster.

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GitLab Inc.
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