AWS CodeArtifact: Great cloud repository manager
May 23, 2022

AWS CodeArtifact: Great cloud repository manager

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with AWS CodeArtifact

AWS Code Artifact is a cloud artifact repository. Our team uses it to store build artifacts/ share artifacts and use artifacts generated by different teams. Since it is a cloud based repository, it comes with added benefits. Like there are no setup costs involved. Amazon is responsible for managing the uptime/setup of the repository so there no additional infrastructural costs involved. Amazon also manages the security of the artifacts using IAM and AWS KMS
  • Code Artifact is a cloud based artifact repository so there is no installation required.
  • Code Artifact comes with out of the box security. Using RBAC and encryption
  • Total cost of usage is less than setting up in-house servers
  • It is accessible from any where.. so no additional network setup is required.
  • CodeArtifact does not support packages like debian. It will be nice to see them support that.
  • Does not provide security scanning of the packages
  • Lacks support for third party CI/CD toolchain like Jenkins
  • Low cost of initial setup.
  • Security (includes access control and encryption)
  • The REST API and CLI support for initial setup and ongoing access
  • Overall CodeArtifact has positive ROI on the our team. We had limited budget for procurement of server/administrators. With CodeArtifact we were able to get some savings.
  • We were able to deliver faster hence customers were quite happy. That led to customer satisfaction
  • We didnt have to invest on maintaining network infrastructure/uptime and security. That saved us quite a bit of hassle and funds.
AWS CodeArtifact is an excellent choice for organization(s) which are looking to move their infrastructure and devops toolchain to Amazon. It is very useful for teams/organizations on limited budget or do not want to take on infrastructure and maintenance costs associated with the artifact repository. Other software solutions require resources for setting up and need ongoing maintenance.

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We have a small team with limited resources and it worked well for us. Hence I can conclude that AWS Code Artifact are well suited for organizations which have limited resources in terms of hardware and access to administrators for setting up artifact repository in-house. AWS Code Artifact is also suited particularly well for organization(s) which are already using AWS Services/Infrastructure (eg. EC2) . It works quite well with existing AWS services and completes the gap which existed in AWS offering for quite some time. Organizations can move their entire DevOps toolchain and infrastructure to Amazon. It is less appropriate for organization(s) which rely on artifacts like Debian, C/C++, Go etc as AWS does not support those fully.