CollabNet®, a global leader for Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM products and services, today announced a major new release of its TeamForge® ALM platform. The new version delivers on CollabNet's enterprise cloud strategy by incorporating new tools and functionality to help IT organizations better manage, collaborate and drive value using hybrid development processes and environments. Significantly, TeamForge now offers the industry's only combined platform for Git and Subversion usage and management. Other new features include integrated code review and search, and enterprise planning and reporting to help orchestrate hybrid development processes and DevOps both on-premise or across any cloud - private, public or internal.
"Integration and orchestration are critical factors for organizations that are transforming development via cloud, Agile and DevOps initiatives," said Chris Clarke, VP of product management. "This latest release of TeamForge adds important functionality and tools to the platform, provides tighter coupling to CloudForge(TM) and leverages the CollabNet Connect framework to help customers better orchestrate the entire software development and deployment lifecycle."
CollabNet's TeamForge is the industry's most complete and open platform for building and deploying vital applications by distributed teams. Using TeamForge, enterprise IT organizations can leverage a mix of technology processes, commercial and open source tools, and deployment applications through both on-premise deployments or as an offering within its CloudForge enterprise cloud platform. TeamForge simplifies and manages the growing complexity of rapidly increasing iterations, global distributed teams, the hybrid use of processes, tools and clouds, and supports the need to increase collaboration throughout the entire ALM lifecycle - plan, code, track, build and test, lab management, release and report.
Major new features of TeamForge include:
Orchestration across Tools and Clouds
TeamForge now natively embeds a number of newly added open source tools, including Git, Gerrit and ReviewBoard, commercial partner tools, including Black Duck® Code Sight(TM), as well as provides significant enhancements to its Jenkins/Hudson integration. These newly added tools work completely within the TeamForge platform to orchestrate and integrate cloud services, such as build, test and code sharing, into a team's development processes - from public or private clouds, such as Amazon EC2 and CloudForge.
Single Platform for Git and Subversion
TeamForge's newly added Git Distributed Version Control System (DVCS) capabilities work alongside the existing Subversion capabilities, making it possible to achieve enterprise-wide development coordination, release practices and governance across a hybrid mix of SCM technologies and SCM server locations. Git and Subversion access is governed within TeamForge to enable project security and compliance across the organization via a rich set of roles-based access controls.
In addition, TeamForge also has embedded Gerrit, a leading code review and security management tool to deliver fine grained permissions for Git. By adding in Gerrit, ReviewBoard, and Code Sight, TeamForge provides a rich set of capabilities to improve developer productivity and code quality by automating code search and discovery, code review and continuous integration and delivery.
Planning, Measurement and Reporting
TeamForge now provides improved organizational-wide planning, measurement and reporting to support DevOps processes. A datamart collects metrics across tools and clouds to provide executives with integrated dashboards and detailed reporting. In addition, new Agile reporting and planning provides story point burn-downs, planning by flexible units and graphical task boards. Collectively, the new capabilities help teams deliver high-quality applications on-time and on-budget, and provide new visibility and actionable information for optimizing resource allocation to improve software quality and reduce compliance risks.
"Users are demanding more integration, not only within offerings from a single vendor, but across best-of-breed requirements, coding or test tools from multiple sources." says Jim Duggan, Research VP at Gartner in the July 2011 "Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2011" report. "Federated ALM tools are focused on planning, management, measurement and reporting. This new generation of tools also enables sharing of data, as well as cross-activity, cross-project and cross-tool rollups for more effective control and delivery of development projects."
CollabNet is a leading provider of Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM products and services for software-driven organizations. With more than 10,000 global customers, the company provides a suite of platforms and services to address three major trends disrupting the software industry: Agile, DevOps and hybrid cloud development. Its CloudForge development-Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) enables cloud development through a flexible platform that is team friendly, enterprise ready and integrated to support leading third party tools. The CollabNet TeamForge® ALM, ScrumWorks® Pro project management and Subversion Edge source code management platforms can be deployed separately or together, in the cloud or on-premise. CollabNet complements its technical offerings with industry leading consulting and training services for Agile and cloud development transformations. Many CollabNet customers improve productivity by as much as 70 percent, while reducing costs by 80 percent. For more information, please visit www.collab.net .