Overview of GitHub Enterprise

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Table of Contents

What is GitHub
What is GitHub Enterprise
Pillars of GitHub EnterPrise

What is GitHub

GitHub is a cloud-based platform that uses Git, a distributed version control system, at its core. The GitHub platform simplifies the process of collaborating on projects and provides a website, command-line tools, and overall flow that allows developers and users to work together.

What is GitHub Enterprise

GitHub Enterprise is an enhanced version of the popular developer platform GitHub, designed specifically for the needs of organizations. It offers all the core functionalities of GitHub.com (version control, collaboration tools, project management) but with additional features geared towards enterprise use:

Security and Control
Centralized Management
Scalability and Customization

GitHub Enterprise: Offers two deployment options:

GitHub Enterprise Server: Self-hosted version installed on your own servers (on-premises or private cloud). You manage the infrastructure.

GitHub Enterprise Cloud: A dedicated version of GitHub.com for your organization, with features like SAML authentication and private deployments. Managed by GitHub.

Pillars of GitHub Enterprise Platform

AI
Collaboration
Productivity
Security
Scale

AI

Generative AI is dramatically transforming software development as we speak.

The GitHub Enterprise platform is enhancing collaboration through AI-powered pull requests and issues, productivity through Copilot, and security by automating security checks faster.

Collaboration

Collaboration is at the core of everything GitHub does. We know inefficient collaboration results in wasted time and money. We counteract that with a suite of seamless tools that allow collaboration to happen effortlessly.

Repositories, Issues, Pull Requests, and other tools help to enable developers, project managers, operation leaders, and others at the same company to work faster together, cut down approval times, and ship more quickly.

Productivity

Productivity is accelerated with automation that the GitHub Enterprise Platform provides. With built-in CI/CD tools directly integrated into the workflow, the platform gives users the ability to set tasks and forget them, taking care of routine administration, and speeding up day-to-day work. This gives your developers more time to focus on what matters most: creating innovative solutions.

Security

GitHub focuses on integrating security directly into the development process from the start. GitHub Enterprise platform includes native, first-party security features that minimize security risk with a built-in security solution. Plus, your code remains private within your organization, and at the same time you are able to take advantage of security overview and Dependabot.

GitHub has continued to make investments to ensure that our features are enterprise-ready. We’re backed by Microsoft, trusted by highly regulated industries, and meet compliance requirements globally.

Scale

GitHub is the largest developer community of its kind. With real-time data on over 100M+ developers, 330M+ repositories, and countless deployments, we’ve been able to understand the shifting needs of developers and make changes to our product to match.

This has translated into an incredible scale that is unmatched and unparalleled by any other company on the planet. Everyday we are gaining more and more insights from this impressive community and evolving the platform to meet their needs.

In essence the GitHub Enterprise Platform focuses on the developer experience–it has the scale to provide industry-changing insights, collaboration capabilities for transformative efficiency, the tools for increased productivity, security at every step, and AI to power it all to new heights in a single, integrated platform.