AccuRev announces Kando, a new platform that integrates the open source Git software configuration management (SCM) system with commercial SCM platforms.
maker of tools for managing the software development process, has released a platform
that integrates the open-source Git revision control system with commercial
enterprise configuration management systems.
AccuRev's new Kando
an enterprise security and compliance platform for Git, complements the open-source
software configuration management (SCM) tool with its own functionality,
enabling organizations using Git to simultaneously leverage the
enterprise-level security and traceability within AccuRev SCM
AccuRev officials said. Kando bridges the world of open-source and commercial
tools for enterprise-class software configuration management, the company said.
AccuRev officials said Kando is the first software development solution that
enables Git development shops to take advantage of the most powerful features
of AccuRev SCM, adding workflow, issue tracking, security, change requirements
and other capabilities to the software development process, all while
maintaining the flexibility and familiarity of Git environments.
"Our vision is
to advance Git's exceptional version control performance and
capabilities in large development teams. We do that by providing transparent
integration of Git with AccuRev's proven security and process compliance
capabilities," said Lorne Cooper, CEO of AccuRev, in a statement. "With Kando,
we see the opportunity to unleash Git in enterprise software development
organizations that need to optimize their development process."
enterprises can more effectively: comply with enterprise-level regulations,
by providing full audit and traceability; secure Git
repositories with access control capabilities, and support for enterprise
authentication via LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory; visualize and manage development processes that use
Git in AccuRev's StreamBrowser
environment; and support Software
Change and Configuration Management (SCCM) through change-based development
with AccuRev Change Packages
"We've seen a
recent push toward open-source tools in the software development space,
primarily because of the low cost of acquisition and developer preferences," said
David Norton, an analyst with the Gartner market research firm. "While these
tools provide capable functionality for smaller and medium-sized teams, they
are often unable to meet the needs of larger enterprises and complex software
development environments without further customization and scripting. An
alternative solution to this problem that we have seen in the last
year is combining these open-source tools with commercial solutions to meet
specific organizations' software development and ALM requirements."
your developers to enjoy the flexibility of Git's lightweight distributed
version control system, while still providing a leading-edge and
robust enterprise ALM solution," Bob Aiello, principal consultant at CM Best
Practices Consulting and an author of books on software development, said in a
statement. "AccuRev's new product offers the best of both worlds, nimbly
meeting the challenges of Agile process maturity and scalability with an
impressive blend of power, speed and agility."
AccuRev said an important part of the Kando product development process was the
company's establishment of a Kando Technical Advisory Board
, comprised of
representatives from several enterprise organizations with Git environments.
Kando is available in beta now
. More information is available here