AX CONFERENCE, SAN JOSE, CA June 21, 2011 : Grails project and JFrog today announced a new joint collaboration around an advanced artifact repository solution for Grails, in the form of the Grails Artifactory Online repository service.

JFrog, makers of the Artifactory binary repository, has set up a new dedicated Artifactory Online instance for the Grails project. Artifactory Online, JFrog’s SaaS solution is a cloud based  repository management on EC2. It will provide Grails with the full Artifactory Pro platform and features for hosting and delivering releases, plugins and other resources to the Grails community in a faster, reliable manner.

The powerful REST API, build integration and metadata support of Artifactory, together with full admin rights of their repository, open the door for Grails to advanced artifact and plugin management based on the Artifactory platform.

Graeme Rocher, Project Lead of Grails at SpringSource said : “Artifactory Online has significantly eased the Grails project’s dependency  and repository management challenges by unifying access to all of the remote repositories we depend on. Grails users stand to benefit significantly for this new architecture and we are extremely excited to be working with the JFrog team to delivery a scalable solution for dependency management to Grails users.

Jeff Brown, Grails Committer at SpringSource said : “The JFrog technical staff has been fantastic helping us get our Artifactory Online instance up and running.  They have got great software and a great team to work with.”

Fred Simon, JFrog Chief Architect  We are excited to have Grails aboard, together with  Gradle, Groovy++ and other OSS projects that take advantage of a private cloud repository, and we look forward to serve the Grails community with a full-featured, powerful binary management and scalable distribution.”

Both JFrog and Grails are excited by this cooperation, and see it as a great opportunity for improving users' experience and advancing open source technologies and projects.

About Grails:
Grails is a dynamic web application framework built on Java and Groovy, leveraging best of breed APIs from the Java EE sphere including Spring, Hibernate and SiteMesh. Grails brings to Java and Groovy developers the joys of convention-based rapid development while allowing them to leverage their existing knowledge and capitalize on the proven and performant APIs Java developers have been using for years.

About JFrog:
JFrog is the home of Artifactory – the world’s first Repository Management Solution.
JFrog has established itself as a technology leader in the CI market. With hundreds-of-thousand of Artifactory users (Open Source, Pro and Online), JFrog continues setting the standard and leading the repository management domain, while keeping Artifactory technology-agnostic and avoiding vendor lock-in