CollabNet accommodates cloud in ALM package

CollabNet TeamForge 5.2, the successor to CollabNet SourceForge Enterprise, has capabilities for agile, collaborative, and distributed project teams

CollabNet  is unveiling on Tuesday a successor to its CollabNet SourceForge Enterprise product, called CollabNet TeamForge 5.2, which offers cloud development capabilities.

The rebranding is intended to reflect capabilities for agile, collaborative, and distributed project teams. Functions supporting software development in the cloud include lab management capabilities for defining and modifying profiles and software stacks. These profiles can be on both physical and build-and-test servers from any public or private cloud, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud or CollabNet OnDemand Cloud.

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"Developer teams have the ability to provision the servers in the cloud, which could be a private datacenter cloud or a public cloud," said Rosie Pongracz, director of product marketing at CollabNet. Cloud provisioning and cloud management are offered.

The product merges the SourceForge Enterprise onsite product with the CollabNet Enterprise SaaS-based product. Users can have the product deployed either onsite or hosted.

Also offered in the product are enhancements for Subversion version control management. An agile-ready plug-in is offered for the Hudson continuous integration engine. The plug-in enables developers to share build results as part of a workflow.

Role-based access control in version 5.2 provides distributed development teams with increased management visibility, governance, and control of software in Subversion repositories, the company said. CollabNet is the corporate sponsor of the open source Subversion project for software configuration management.

Path-based permissions are featured for repository access control, enabling users to manage access to code trunks or branches.

An onsite version of TeamForge 5.2 for 25 users costs $4,995 for a one-year subscription. Hosted pricing starts at $25,000 per year.

CollabNet on Tuesday also is announcing integration with the VMware Studio product, enabling it to work in unified environment with TeamForge. Applications can be packaged as virtual appliances.

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