CollabNet and UC4 Software Join Forces to Bring DevOps to the Enterprises


CollabNet, the global leader in enterprise cloud development and Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and UC4 Software, the market leader in IT process automation, announced a new partnership to help enterprises achieve DevOps at scale.

The two companies will jointly develop a comprehensive and continuous platform to market, sell, and support enterprise-wide DevOps. The combined platform will provide automation, scalability and control to bring development and IT Operations closer together.

DevOps is the practice of aligning development environment of an organization closely with its operational environment, so developers can better understand operational business and know what changes to make to an application, based on the inputs from IT managers and on performance metrics. DevOps operation is now more important as IT departments are striving to stay agile with cloud computing and big data.

Under the terms of the agreement, CollabNet will use UC4’s Application Release Automation functionality within its TeamForge Agile ALM platform to form “CollabNet Deploy with UC4” to its customers.

CollabNet Deploy with UC4 will bring end to end solution from development to IT operations and automates the entire process from development to deployment – including programming, testing, release, rollout and IT automation.

“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.”

It will also help reduce operational IT costs by reducing the number of deployment-related outages and streamline the entire application development, build and deployment lifecycle to improve software agility, productivity and team collaboration.

“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,” said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO for CollabNet.

CollabNet Deploy with UC4 will be available for enterprises from 30 November 2012, and can be used to deploy across a range of on-premise and external clouds.