Acquisition strengthens the position of the company as a provider of Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the cloud.
CollabNet, a provider of Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the cloud, today announced that it has acquired Codesion, Inc., a provider of enterprise-grade Subversion hosting platform. According to the company, it founded the Subversion open source project in 2000 and remains the project's principal sponsor. Codesion's provisioning technology delivers Subversion, Git, and other applications as a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, helping developers to code, connect, and deploy in the cloud. The acquisition marks a move by the company into cross-platform, cloud-based developer services. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
It explains that the company's Codesion hosting services are available in Team, Professional, and Enterprise editions. Codesion enables developers to securely host and procure Subversion in the cloud, integrate it with Trac, Basecamp, TeamForge, and more, and deploy directly to cloud hosting providers such as Joyent and Amazon. As customers' businesses or projects grow, they can add users on demand or instantly upgrade to ScrumWorks Pro and TeamForge, all in the same secure hosted environment. The company will also continue to offer these products on-premise.
The company also announced the immediate availability of CollabNet TeamForge Project, an on-demand multi-tenant version of CollabNet TeamForge. TeamForge Project is available at no extra charge to the first five users of Codesion Professional Edition, which costs $16.50/user/month. Additional TeamForge subscriptions cost $40/user/month. TeamForge and ScrumWorks Pro are also immediately available options in the Codesion Enterprise Edition hosting plan.
"Development and Test Cloud services are disrupting historical software development practices," said Bill Portelli, Chief Executive Officer, CollabNet. "Our acquisition of Codesion builds on a ten-year history of offering developer services in the cloud and extends our leadership in this critical area. We now offer instant-on hosting for Subversion, with an open architecture and partner ecosystem that enables workgroups to get started quickly with basic code hosting, with a seamless path to scalable Agile software development for the enterprise."
"CollabNet's acquisition is a natural fit for Codesion and our customer community," said Guy Marion, Chief Executive Officer, Codesion. "Our users were seeking version control training and best practices around Agile development, which is now available from CollabNet's Subversion developers and Certified Scrum Trainers. A new workgroup-centric version of TeamForge now also provides a free, 'one click' upgrade path to CollabNet's award-winning Agile ALM platform."
"Using APIs from Codesion and oDesk, we've been able to seamlessly offer Codesion's easy-to-use and highly secure platform to the hundreds of thousands of software contractors in our marketplace," said Gary Swart, Chief Executive Officer, oDesk. "Now, with CollabNet, professional teams working on oDesk will have an easy on-ramp to an additional set of Agile development tools, training, and services to securely code and collaborate in the cloud."