rPath and CollabNet Partner to Unify Dev and Ops for Continuous Delivery


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rPath, the service factory for on-demand IT, and CollabNet®, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud, today announced a partnership to close the gap between development and operations. Working together, the solutions from rPath and CollabNet will deliver an integrated and automated solution for continuous delivery of applications and application changes, from development through operations.

The partnership will include joint sales and marketing efforts as well as integration between rBuilder, the rPath system automation platform, and CollabNet TeamForge™, the Agile application lifecycle management solution for distributed development teams.

The CollabNet TeamForge platform brings an integrated suite of web-based release planning, source code management (SCM), issue tracking, and collaboration tools to rPath’s deployment and IT operations users. By centralizing management of users, projects, processes and assets, TeamForge dramatically reduces costs, increases productivity and improves project visibility. Public and private-cloud enabled, TeamForge supports multiple development methodologies in a single interface—Agile, waterfall or a hybrid—across all development projects, teams and environments.

“This partnership is driven by the need for speed in application deployment and change,” said Jake Sorofman, chief marketing officer for rPath. “Today, business agility is constrained by process and automation gaps standing between development and operations groups. This partnership is focused on enabling enterprises to take down these walls by dramatically improving collaboration, coordination and automation in the release process.”

Jim Ensell, senior vice president at CollabNet, said, “Our partnership with rPath optimizes the last leg of the development lifecycle, moving the application from development through operations, to get IT services delivered as rapidly as possible. The iterative, agile development approach that we encourage and support assures that the end-product meets the current business need and brings stakeholders from across the entire lifecycle together, from business analysts to developers to QA managers to IT operations more regularly and collaboratively than ever before.”

For TeamForge customers, rPath extends all of the benefits of automation into the deployment context. rPath takes the stream of releases coming out of continuous integration (CI) and fully automates the labor-intensive process of combining software from various engineering teams (OS, middleware, patch, configuration, etc.) to construct a complete, dependency-resolved software system that can be deployed in a lab or in production—on any physical, virtual or cloud-based server.

rPath also extends the capabilities of CollabNet Lab Management. Lab Management can deploy test images that rPath generates automatically from complete system blueprints. This approach keeps Lab Management users current with the latest, guaranteed-correct test stacks—whether testing on internal virtual clusters or on external clouds—and decreases the delay between build completion and the start of testing.

The combination of TeamForge continuous integration and continuous deployment from rPath enables fully automated continuous delivery.

Building on the new partnership, CollabNet and rPath executives will discuss the advantages of closing the gap between development and operations in an upcoming webinar, “Dev Through Ops Agility: Automation Drives Continuous Delivery.” An Electric Cloud executive will also be speaking. For more information on this webinar, please visit http://bit.ly/fTAens.

For more information on CollabNet, please visit http://www.collab.net/. For more information on rPath, visit http://www.rpath.com. For additional perspectives, please visit and subscribe to rPath RSS blog feeds at http://blogs.rpath.com/wpmu/. Follow rPath on Twitter at @rpath and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rPathInc.

About CollabNet

CollabNet is the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud. The CollabNet TeamForge™ ALM platform, CollabNet Subversion software configuration management (SCM) solution, and ScrumWorks® project and program management software enable teams using any environment, methodology, and technology to increase productivity by up to 50% and to reduce the cost of software development by up to 80%. CollabNet products are offered in the Cloud on the Codesion™ hosting platform and also in on-premise versions. As the founder of the open source Subversion project, CollabNet has collaborative development for distributed teams in its DNA. Millions of users at nearly 6,000 organizations, including Applied Biosystems, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Reuters, and the U.S. Department of Defense, have transformed the way they develop software with CollabNet. For more information, visit http://www.collab.net.

About rPath

rPath automates system deployment and maintenance across physical, virtual and cloud environments. rPath’s innovative release automation platform is based on the industry’s only commercial version control repository for managing deployed software systems. The result is an easy-to-deploy and cost-effective automation solution for rapid, low-risk and low-overhead deployment and maintenance of complex software systems. rPath dramatically improves responsiveness to business lines, reduces compliance risks, and allows resource-constrained IT organizations to significantly reduce operating costs and “do more with less.” Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, rPath has 80+ customers including some of the world’s largest enterprises and ISVs. Visit www.rpath.com.

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