Tasktop Offers Free Integration Support for Hewlett Packard Enterprise ALM Octane

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tasktop’s DevOps Integration Technology will Enable

Seamless Adoption of HPE ALM Octane

VANCOUVER, BC, July 18, 2016Tasktop, the leader in Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI) and creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source tool, today announced that it will offer free integration support between the recently announced Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Octane solution from Hewlett Packard and its existing HPE ALM/Quality Center.

HPE ALM Octane is specifically designed for high-velocity, Lean and Agile teams, and represents HPE’s next generation of application lifecycle management products. As a long-standing partner, Tasktop has been working with HPE ALM Octane since its private beta.

According to Tasktop CEO Mik Kersten, “Tasktop has created a new free offering to enable a seamless upgrade path to HPE ALM Octane by synchronizing customer defects between their current HPE ALM/QC installations and HPE ALM Octane. This means that customers can allow some teams to continue to use HPE ALM/QC, while others move to HPE ALM Octane at the pace that’s right for the organization. Our goal is to support our customers’ Agile and DevOps transformations, and as a close partner, we are very happy to assist the company’s customers with their application modernization journey and to derive the many benefits of HPE ALM Octane.”

Running HPE ALM/QC and HPE ALM Octane in parallel reduces the risks associated with the rollout and makes the adoption process much easier. In addition, given HPE ALM Octane’s Agile and DevOps characteristics, customers may want to connect entire software development and delivery lifecycles. Tasktop will enable them to integrate ALM Octane with many popular tools that it supports, such as requirements management, project portfolio management, change management, issue trackers, tools for continuous integration, build and release management, etc.

According to Raffi Margaliot, senior vice president and general manager, Application Delivery Management, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, “As a longstanding partner and leading provider of HPE ALM/QC integrations, Tasktop is in a strong position to enable integrations between these two platforms. Tasktop provides an effective integration strategy for HPE customers as part of a gradual migration, or to the broader DevOps ecosystem.”

Interested parties can view a short technical preview video here to see how early adopters might use HPE ALM Octane to discover and create defects, while daily defect triage meetings still take place in HPE ALM/QC. The defects are automatically synchronized from HPE ALM Octane to HPE ALM/QC, and the triage changes are made visible.

Tasktop support for HPE ALM Octane will be available in the fall of 2016. Interested parties may obtain more information now about participating in a tech preview or to register for the free fall support by clicking here.

About Tasktop

Over one million users employ Tasktop’s DevOps integration technology to transform software development and delivery. Tasktop not only unifies the software development and delivery team, but also provides unprecedented visibility into the business critical processes of software delivery. Tasktop customers are the global leaders in financial services, insurance, government and manufacturing, and include 34 of the Fortune 100, 11 of the top banks in the world and five of the top ten US insurance companies. Partners, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, CA and IBM, rely on our independent, vendor-neutral role to connect their customers’ software delivery disciplines via OEM distributions of our products. For more information about Tasktop, please visit: http://tasktop.com


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