CollabNet is joining the DevOps movement. The company announced a new DevOps solution and partnership at the DevOps Enterprise Summit this week.
“The No. 1 driver of DevOps in the business is the desire of software developers and the IT department to move at the speed of business and to drive innovation faster,” said Thomas Hooker, vice president and strategic market expert at CollabNet. “We can no longer wait nine months to a year and a half to release new functionality to our customers.”
The DevOps Lifecycle Manager is designed to help teams deliver high-quality applications faster. It provides the ability to see and trace across tool chains of work items, monitor events that take place, and automate actions. In addition, it provides key performance indicators reports in order to help businesses identify and drive value.
“Increasingly the defining characteristics of so many products are software, and the innovation speed required by the market is just getting quicker,” said Hooker. “DevOps mitigates risks by having smaller releases and getting those releases out quicker and innovate quicker.”
The company also announced it is teaming up with DevOps software provider Clarive Software in order to bring development and operations teams closer. “You have to be able to not just write code; you have to deploy that code into production,” said Hooker. “We can write code fast. We can plan. We can test and we can deliver code fast, but what we can’t do is we can’t deploy into production. We have a bottleneck. We don’t have an automatic way to pick up code, take it, put it on the thousands of servers it needs to go live on, and then if there is a problem [of] how can I pull it back and manage all those releases that are out there.” The partnership with Clarive is designed to address that challenge.
According to Rodrigo Gonzalez, CEO of Clarive, the company focused on how operations is handling DevOps today. The partnership will help the businesses retool their whole stack from ALM to application release automation, giving them full visibility and generating insight to the business, developers and operators. The solution features demand management, monitoring, configuration management, delivery management, traceability phase development, planning, rollback, and code quality. In addition, Clarive allows users who are still doing waterfall approaches to benefit from application release automation.
“We are continuing to see DevOps become not a fringe thing, but mainstream,” said Hooker. “One of the things that makes us excited is how many existing enterprise and companies are looking to adopt DevOps and looking for help on how to be faster.”