ATLASSIAN ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF BAMBOO 3.0 AND ACQUISITION OF THE SYSBLISS RELEASE MANAGEMENT PLUGIN

Bamboo's new continuous deployment, release management capabilities help automate your product development lifecycle.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 16, 2011 - Atlassian today announced the release of Bamboo 3.0, its continuous integration server software, introducing features to improve build speed and effectively implement continuous deployment into the build process for agile teams. Bamboo 3.0 also includes support for Git and Mercurial DVCS, a fresh UI, a new artifact sharing feature, tighter integration with JIRA, and dozens of new features, updates, and bug fixes.

In addition, Atlassian is announcing that it has acquired two plugins from Sysbliss: Bamboo Release Management and JIRA Workflow Designer. In July 2010, Atlassian announced it had received a $60M round of funding from Accel Partners to accelerate growth, including new M&A. The acquisition of these plugins follows the acquisition of Bitbucket.org in September 2010.

"Bamboo has come a long way in providing some of the most powerful features in any CI server," said Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian CEO and co-founder. "In version 1.0, we introduced the concept of "build telemetry," a feature that provided terrific metrics around software builds. In 2.0, we announced infinite scalability via distributed builds in Amazon EC2. In this version, we offer continuous deployment which gives teams greater confidence and speed in software production."

From CI to CD

Atlassian Bamboo is a powerful continuous integration (CI) server that allows users to automate their build process and kick off software testing. As a result, agile development teams can shave off precious hours from their software development time, identify problems early, and gain new insights into their development practices. Bamboo was the first CI tool to leverage Amazon's EC2 to effortlessly scaling large builds in the cloud. Agile teams have learned to "test early, test often," and continuous integration servers enabled them to automate this painful task. But there was still one painful step left when building software... deploying it.

This latest edition provides features focused on continuous deployment. Bamboo 3.0 provides the structure and tools that are required to automate the deployment and release process. Bamboo allows teams to map their complete deployment process, starting with building the software to deploying software into a testing or even production environment.

DVCS

Bamboo now has support for the two most popular DVCS tools in the market. Git and Mercurial are supported out of the box, and Bamboo makes it easy to test a project, whether it's hosted behind a company's firewall, on Bitbucket or on GitHub.

Release Management

Available for free today to Bamboo customers, the Release Management plugin allows users to run a release build, publish the artifacts, tag the version in SCM, release the version in JIRA, create a branch for the next version in SCM, switch the build to use the new branch... all with a single click of a button. Jonathan Doklovic, the developer and founder of Sysbliss, has joined Atlassian and will continue development on both the Bamboo Release Management and JIRA Workflow Designer plugins.

Continuous expansion

Over 1200 customers in 53 countries use Bamboo. In addition to the latest features, Bamboo features tight integration with JIRA, the world's most popular issue tracker, as well as Atlassian FishEye, Crucible, and Clover. For a free 30-day evaluation or Bamboo and the Release Management plugin, visit www.atlassian.com/bamboo.

About Atlassian

Atlassian provides software development and collaboration tools to help teams conceive, plan, build and launch great products. More than 22,000 organisations of all sizes use Atlassian's issue tracking, collaboration and agile software development tools to work smarter and deliver quality results on time. Learn more at http://www.atlassian.com