CollabNet, the global leader for Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM, continues to build on its commitment to innovation by delivering technical and service solutions that are helping reshape how software is developed and deployed today. During the past 12 months, CollabNet applied its strengths in open source, distributed development, social collaboration and hosted developer communities to address key drivers in the software industry – including Agile, cloud development, enterprise Git, DevOps and ALM.
“Making a difference, and driving fresh global software development approaches is core to the DNA of CollabNet,” said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO of CollabNet. “Our work in Enterprise Cloud Development, Agile, DevOps and enterprise Git is making a huge difference for our customers, partners and industry. The proof is in the numbers, with 2012 driving a record bookings and revenue year for CollabNet. In addition, 2013 will be our biggest innovation year ever, with a series of industry changing product offerings planned yet again.”
During the past 12 months CollabNet made significant strides in advancing:
Enterprise Cloud Development (ECD): CollabNet introduced major initiatives to bring cloud development to enterprise IT, including a five-step ECD blueprint to guide organizations as they adopt hybrid cloud strategies into the software delivery lifecycle. It also launched CloudForge, the industry’s first enterprise-grade development-Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) that helps organizations adopt, manage and scale cloud development activities. During 2012, it also introduced enhancements to CloudForge, including a new consumer-like user experience and improved integrations with TeamForge, Subversion Edge, Git and a host of third-party tools. CloudForge provides instant access to a range of development tools and cloud services with one-click deployment to public PaaS or private datacenters. There are now more than 26,000 active customers on CloudForge.
DevOps: To address one of the mega trends in the industry, CollabNet partnered with IT process automation and application release automation provider UC4 to help organizations achieve enterprise DevOps at scale. The joint offering will provide the automation, scalability and governance enterprises need to bring development and IT Operations closer together to deliver software faster and reduce IT costs. The platform to be provided by this partnership, automates the entire development-through-deployment process – including code, build, test, release, deployment and IT automation – to achieve continuous, reliable application releases at scale.
Enterprise Git: First with Subversion and now with Git, CollabNet is leading the adoption of enterprise-grade open source SCM tools and platforms. Through TeamForge and CloudForge, IT organizations have the ability to deploy and manage Git and Subversion instances from a single management platform, with best-in-class automation, tracking and compliance that are a must within distributed, enterprise software organizations. CollabNet was the first to offer Git history protection for governance and compliance, and its integration of Black Duck Code Sight into TeamForge provides a single platform to discover and reuse code across Subversion and Git repository boundaries. CollabNet also now offers a 24/7 support package for Git.
Agile: From public and private training to tools and Agile ALM platforms, CollabNet continues to strengthen its Agile-based offerings. Its global services team trains more Scrum Masters than any organization and provides hands-on training to guide Agile transformations and transitions. ScrumWorks Pro, now with Kanban support, can be used stand-alone or integrated with TeamForge or CloudForge. The latest version of TeamForge also includes new reporting, planning and graphical task boards for Agile ALM, and the CloudForge platform extends Agile project management through a host of point tools, including JIRA, Rally and VersionOne.
ALM: CollabNet’s TeamForge ALM platform continues to evolve as the industry’s most complete and open platform for building and deploying applications by distributed teams. Enterprise IT organizations use TeamForge to manage multiple technology processes, commercial and open source tools, and deployment applications through both on-premise and privately hosted deployments, or as an offering within CloudForge. In addition, TeamForge was recognized by Forrester Research, Gartner, Info-Tech Research and Visual Studio Magazine during the past year.
“The software industry continues to change for the better, and the past year saw CollabNet coalesce several major strategic initiatives into a common cause for Enterprise Cloud Development,” said Jim Ensell, CMO and Chief Strategy Officer for CollabNet. “Hybrid use of tools, platforms, processes, and clouds is today’s reality in software development, as we look forward to our continued work with customers and partners to not only keep pace, but to thrive in the future.”