Pushing for more enterprise appeal, GitHub announced Wednesday a new hosted version of its code sharing platform for businesses.
GitHub already offered an enterprise version of its tools that companies could host in their own data centers, or via Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, but the hosted services is new and will cost companies $21 per month.
The new version includes SAML single sign-on, automated provisioning and deprovisioning, 24/5 support, and 99.5% guaranteed uptime to GitHub.com.
Organizations are increasingly turning more data sharing projects over to GitHub. The company says 20 million developers and 1.3 million teams use the service, with 1,500 teams joining every day, VentureBeat reports.
Employees from big-name companies are regular, and sometimes leading, contributors on the code repository, with some organizations turning projects over entirely to GitHub. Earlier this week, Google announced it was adding its E2EMail code to GitHub as part of a community-driven open source end-to-end (E2E) encryption research effort.
But not every company wants to self-host GitHub enterprise edition so the new offering will be a bonus for companies that want to use the services but don’t want to spend time on administration.