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TMCNet:  CollabNet Joins Forces with UC4 Software to Bring DevOps Platform to Market

[November 09, 2012]

CollabNet Joins Forces with UC4 Software to Bring DevOps Platform to Market

Nov 09, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- CollabNet, a company focusing on Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM, and UC4 Software, a company focusing on IT Process Automation, have entered into a strategic partnership to help IT organizations achieve enterprise DevOps at scale.


According to a release, the companies will jointly develop, market, sell and support a DevOps platform. The joint offering provides the automation, scalability and governance enterprises need to bring development and IT Operations closer together to deliver software faster and reduce IT costs.

For CollabNet, the key component of this combined solution embeds UC4's Application Release Automation functionality within CollabNet's TeamForge Agile ALM platform, introducing a new deployment automation offering called "CollabNet Deploy with UC4" to its customers and prospects. This new product offering provides the bridge between the industry's Agile ALM platform from CollabNet and the industry's IT automation platform from UC4. For UC4, the addition of TeamForge to the UC4 IT automation platform offers a development through IT operations solution for its customers and prospects. These combined solutions comprise an Enterprise DevOps platform that will automate the entire development-through-deployment process across a range of on-premise and external clouds including code, build, test, release, deployment and IT automation to achieve continuous application releases at scale.

"This partnership supports our mutual goals of driving agility and collaboration across the entire IT organization as we now offer a single, common platform that manages all aspects of emerging DevOps and Continuous Delivery initiatives," said Jason Liu, CEO for UC4. "Software is the lifeblood of market competitiveness and organizational success, and our joint DevOps platform is a solution our customers want as they move to automate the entire application code, build, release and deployment lifecycle. CollabNet enables Agile and governed enterprise-wide deployment like no other solution on the market they were a natural selection to be our partner for this transformational industry opportunity." As DevOps and Continuous Delivery gain traction and adoption increases, IT organizations need strong governance, cross-team coordination and traceability to succeed and scale these initiatives across the enterprise. CollabNet Deploy with UC4 includes the core technology of UC4 embedded within TeamForge to form a unified platform that provides complete cross-function data and workflow automation, integrated reporting, lifecycle traceability and the ability to gain real-time visibility across roles, projects, departments and geographies. Through a single-pane-of-glass interface, IT organizations can now automate and streamline the entire application development, build and deployment lifecycle to improve software agility, productivity and team collaboration.

"We are thrilled to see the powerful characteristics that make TeamForge the leading choice for managing large-scale development programs extend deeper into IT operations," said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO for CollabNet. "DevOps is following a similar adoption and maturity model as Agile development and cloud computing did a few years ago. Combined with UC4, we are bringing to market a platform that significantly evolves modern software development and deployment." CollabNet's TeamForge ALM platform transforms enterprise application development through its community architecture approach to Agile ALM.

UC4 and CollabNet will demonstrate the new CollabNet Deploy with UC4 solution at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

More information: www.collab.net www.uc4.com www.collab.net/deploy ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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