GitHub_Keynote_Day_1 5 2 Chris Wanstrath

GitHub may have a reputation as a hub for up-and-coming young coders, but the $2 billion company has a secret user base driving its success: corporations.

About half of GitHub’s $200 million in annual revenue comes from businesses, according to chief strategy officer Julio Avalos. And that number is growing as more and more software developers who learned to code on GitHub’s site get hired by corporations and encourage their new companies to use GitHub as well.

The distinction between “enterprise versus consumer is going away,” Avalos said.

GitHub offers its core services — project spaces, code libraries, and forums — for free to anyone who wants to create open-source software. But for corporations who are willing to pay for a service it calls GitHub Enterprise, the company offers additional features, including private workspaces, 24-7 support, and more dynamic cloud hosting options.

The company offers another paid service that allows users to keep their code private. Subscription fees from that service account for the other half of its total revenue.

GitHub first launched its enterprise service as a way to allow companies to store code on their own servers, rather than in GitHub’s data centers, Avalos told Business Insider. This spring, GitHub …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology

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