Helm & Nexus: Steering Towards Faster Deployments in Nexus 3.21

The Nexus team is fully rigged as we steer into a big year for new features and releases in 2020! We are excited to announce the official release of Nexus Repository 3.21, stacked with new formats including native support for Helm in both Nexus Repository Pro and our free version Nexus Repository OSS. Nexus Repository now offers the ability to configure both hosted and proxy Helm Chart Repositories.

The Helm Package Manager allows you to manage Helm Charts. Helm Charts are collections of files that describe a related set of Kubernetes resources. The portability and extensibility of Kubernetes automates containerized application deployments. This has effectively enabled organizations and DevOps teams to trade in their sails for a 3,000 horsepower turbojet.

Nexus Universal Binary Management for Helm Charts

Focused on supporting developers in the most popular ecosystems for universal binary access and control, the Nexus team continues this journey by centralizing and simplifying operations for Helm and Kubernetes users. By using Nexus to proxy or host Helm Chart repositories, you can now gain all of the benefits of using a binary repository manager for your CI/CD workflows.

A Helm repository in Nexus Repository allows users to configure, share, and deploy Helm Charts across the organization. When Nexus users create proxy or hosted repositories for Helm Charts on Nexus Repository, developers are no longer dependent on getting these components from the public Helm registry. Storing Helm Chart repositories with Nexus Repository provides these benefits:

  • Increased build performance from locally caching your Helm Chart dependencies
  • Extensive search capabilities for finding Helm packages
  • Sharing Helm packages across internal teams with hosted Helm Chart repositories
  • Removing the need for network connection between external Helm packages

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Sonatype Blog authored by Brent Kostak. Read the original post at: https://blog.sonatype.com/helm-nexus-steering-towards-faster-deployments-in-nexus-3.21