CollabNet has announced new collaboration based on a growing number of successful joint-customer engagements. New initiatives include CollabNet implementation services that support an integrated TeamForge ALM and Chef IT automation offering for Agile, Continuous Delivery and DevOps, and TeamForge Recipes and Cookbooks for Chef. CollabNet and Opscode also will continue its work to further integrate TeamForge and Chef, enabling developers and IT managers to streamline the provisioning of infrastructure and application resources within an open application lifecycle management (ALM) framework.
“The promise of Agile and DevOps within the enterprise requires a blend of cross-functional collaboration and the automation of processes that empower teams to speed the delivery of quality software,” said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO for CollabNet. “CollabNet has worked with Opscode on several customer engagements to extend Agile-based ALM initiatives into DevOps practices. The positive results and experience gained has led to new service offerings and stronger technical alignment of the TeamForge and Chef platforms.”
CollabNet and Opscode are committed to transforming software development and delivery into a process that is automated, repeatable and highly collaborative. The power of Opscode Chef with TeamForge lies in enabling development teams to proactively and quickly move valuable software code into production within an increasingly diverse IT environment that is connected to the public, private and hybrid cloud. The combination of TeamForge and Chef provides teams the end-to-end capability – from user story through deployment – to rapidly provision Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines. It tracks all activities to provide the cross-function traceability needed to integrate these faster release processes directly into large-scale, enterprise ALM initiatives. The TeamForge Recipes and Cookbooks for Chef provide re-usable configurations and policies to simplify the build and management of software release pipelines.
“The beauty of Chef is how it complements and adds value to so many different platforms within the Opscode partner ecosystem,” said Mitch Hill, CEO, Opscode. “Our work with CollabNet adds a layer of automated provisioning that empowers developers to create consistent, repeatable and enterprise-wide practices for releasing software faster within the highly collaborative TeamForge ALM platform.”
CollabNet’s collaboration with Opscode, and its expertise with Chef, complements its open approach that allows enterprise IT organizations to use the very best tools available. With Opscode Chef, CollabNet continues to extend the DevOps capabilities of its TeamForge ALM platform, having recently launched Orchestrate for cross-function integration and traceability, and its partnership with IT process automation company Automic (formerly UC4).