We are very pleased to announce that upstream proxying and caching for the Maven package format is now available!
Proxying allows requests for packages not found within your Cloudsmith repository to be directed to another location. Maven Central has been supported as a proxy location for a while now on Cloudsmith - but from today, you can now specify any number of additional repositories. So, if you have an on-premise repository installation or a repository hosted somewhere in the cloud - Cloudsmith has you covered, and can help distribute your packages worldwide via it's high performance global CDN.
Along with proxying, Cloudsmith now supports caching of Maven upstream packages to your Cloudsmith repository. Caching allows for packages found in an upstream repository to be fetched and synchronised to your Cloudsmith repository as a regular package. Cached upstream packages behave like any other within the system, allowing you to apply fine grained access controls and permissioning for your teams, users, and customers; in addition to all the other security and management features you love.
Both proxying and caching are designed to help place Cloudsmith as a single source of truth for all the packages and assets used within your software delivery and distribution pipelines. These features are available today on the Team plan and above, and we can't wait for you to try them out. We love hearing from our users, any and all feedback is very welcome.
We're already working hard to expand this to additional package formats, and can't wait to share more!
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