GitLab Review

A scalable web-based DevOps lifecycle tool that's really fast


What is our primary use case?

We use GitLab for the continuous deployment of CI/CD pipelines that are running on various GitLab services. We also use it to run nightly jobs and to run any other case-specific issues.

What is most valuable?

I like that it's easy to deploy our services over GitLab. The customer support is also good with a really active community. You have a lot of support that you can get online with your stack. That is probably one of the benefits of using GitLab. It's also really fast.

What needs improvement?

It would be better if there weren't any outages. There are occasions where we usually see a lot of outages using GitLab. It happens at least once a week or something like that. 

Whatever pipelines you're running, to check the logs, you need to have a different set of tools like Argus or something like that. If you have pipelines running on GitLab, you need a separate service deployed to view the logs, which is kind of a pain.

If the logs can be used conveniently on GitLab, that would be definitely helpful. I'm not talking about the CI/CD pipelines but the back-end services and microservices deployed over GitLab. To view the logs for those microservices, you need to have separate log viewers, which is kind of a pain. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using GitLab for over a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

GitLab is a fairly stable solution. On a scale from one to ten, I would give it a seven for stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

GitLab is scalable. You can replicate services, architecture, and more.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give GitLab an eight. 

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

Latest Version
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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