Rally Software Updates PaaS for Agile Lifecycle Management

Rally Software Development Corp. in December will ship updates to its applications and Platform-as-a-Service offerings for Agile lifecycle management, including features to speed development and lower costs by unifying the various SDLC silos.

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Rally Software Development Corp. in December will ship updates to its applications and Platform-as-a-Service offerings for Agile lifecycle management, including features to speed development and lower costs by unifying the various SDLC silos.

Rally releases 2008.5 and 2008.6 will sport one-button installation of community mashups from the Rally mashup catalog, new integrations for products from Microsoft, IBM and Jira, and the ability to plan and schedule regression tests within iterations and releases, Rally officials said.

Rally noted these key PaaS capabilities:
  • Open web service APIs as well as mashup and integration toolkits let the "occasional" programmers extend Rally to meet their companies' unique work styles and reporting needs.
  • Ability to embed outside applications into Rally, allowing Rally screens to appear in other applications gives every team member access to critical information on project status, as well as progress and quality.
  • Access to the Agile Commons developer community, which allows users to access a catalog of fully supported integrations and mashups, many which can now be installed with a single click.


  • "Every enterprise and every Agile team is different," said Rally founder and CTO Ryan Martens, in a statement. "By leveraging our Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) architecture, Agile organizations can create and deploy their own customized applications using readily available web components—all with zero infrastructure costs."

    Distributed development organizations can save money by managing the whole software lifecycle using Rally's ALM 2.0 applications and platform to customize their Rally application to meet their unique needs, officials added.

    Rally's Agile lifecycle management products are available in two editions: Rally Community Edition is free for up to 10 users, and Rally Enterprise Edition starts at $35/user/month



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