Tasktop Technologies announced its new Sync Studio visual application lifecycle management (ALM) mapping and monitoring tool at EclipseCon 2012.
RESTON, Va. Tasktop Technologies
creators of Eclipse Mylyn and maker of application lifecycle management (ALM)
solutions, announced Sync Studio, an extension of the companys Task Federation
conference here, Sync Studio is designed to make it easier for
enterprises to connect, configure and maintain medium- and large-scale ALM
infrastructures. Sync Studio is a new component of Tasktop Sync that provides
visual cross-ALM system task and workflow mapping, ALM architecture design,
monitoring tools to ease integration maintenance and alert notifications for
project and system administrators, the company said.
As weve been
rolling out Tasktop Sync over the past year to IT organizations trying to
automate Agile ALM and DevOps architectures across the enterprise, the process
of taking inventory and managing integrations between all of their disparate
tools has become extremely messy, frustrating and time-consuming, Mik Kersten,
CEO of Tasktop and creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open-source project, said in a
statement. Sync Studio makes it possible for software delivery organizations
to gain control of this chaos by providing a single tool for viewing the
design, integration and performance of todays complex ALM architectures with
an easy-to-use visual design and authoring tool.
To help IT
organizations scale Tasktop Sync deployments and better manage the growing
number of ALM systems in a typical tool stack, Sync Studio provides a new set
of ALM infrastructure management tools. Sync Studio delivers a unified view
across the ALM stack, providing ALM architects and administrators with a
comprehensive and live architectural view of current tools and processes, and
the associated interdependencies and roadblocks that need to be addressed.
product also features visual mapping for ALM administrators to deliver automated
mapping capabilities for ALM administrators to author and configure task, data
and workflow connectivity and integration between ALM servers.
Sync Studios cross-repository monitoring and administration helps maintain the
health and performance of enterprise-wide ALM architectures through the regular
monitoring of inter-tool functionality and centralized administration of
changes, maintenance, trouble-shooting and alert notifications. And the
product also provides end-to-end traceability for the lifecycle: through its
Task Federation platform. Sync Studio provides complete ALM traceability that
is available through the visual mapping and visibility capabilities now
available in the tool, Tasktop officials said.
continues to solve challenges for software organizations that are implementing
enterprisewide Agile and ALM modernization initiatives by connecting both
developers, through Tasktop Dev, and cross-functional enterprise teams, through
Tasktop Sync, to automate the entire application lifecycle, the company
products leverage the Eclipse Mylyn task-based integration framework to provide
a more strategic and lightweight synchronization solution than standard REST
API and pure data-store integrations. Its tools provide visibility into ALM
workflow, real-time data sharing of cross-functional activities and context
into actual performance and business value. With Sync Studio, the company
continues to help IT organizations synchronize and automate development
processes to deliver market value quicker, reduce inefficiencies, and promote
collaboration and innovation by connecting individuals and teams across the
In addition to
Sync Studio, Tasktop also introduced Tasktop Sync 2.3 with new integrations for
ThoughtWorks Mingle and Accept360, as well as an updated Mylyn-based Sync
integration for IBM Rational Team Concert. It is part of a coordinated Tasktop
rollout that also includes Tasktop Dev 2.3 and builds on the new Eclipse Mylyn
3.7. Tasktop Dev now includes support for Gerrit and the Jenkins Continuous
Integration server, and new workspace provisioning tools for HP ALM. With these
additions, Tasktop now supports more than 70 ALM tools.
2.3 with Sync Studio will be generally available on April 17. Tasktop Dev
2.3 is available as of March 27.