Ranger4 DevOps Blog

Atlassian Acquires Trello for $425M

Posted by Gedi Kalinauskas on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 13:01 PM

Big news for one of our key partners this week, as Atlassian announced their aquisition of project management service Trello. The deal is expected to close before March 31, 2017 subject to all that legal stuff. Of the $425 million price tag, $360 million is cash with the remainder in Atlassian restricted shares.

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Topics: DevOps, Atlassian

Atlassian JIRA and Bitbucket Integration

Posted by Helen Beal on Wed, Nov 9, 2016 @ 14:11 PM

Organisations we work with tell us they love using Atlassian tools because the way that they integrate allows them to have traceability through the SDLC - the foundation for The DevOps Loop and end to end ideation to realisation capabilities.

Studies show that organisations that integrate JIRA Software with Bitbucket have fewer status meetings and release an average of 14% faster than teams using a different repository management solution. So HOW do the tools integrate and why does the integration increase velocity and improve productivity?

Atlassian's claim is:

Bitbucket and JIRA Software are seamlessly
integrated, from branch to deployment

Let's have a look at that in a bit more detail and see what it really means.

First off, you can create Bitbucket branches from INSIDE JIRA Software. This helps to give an entire development team context around every branch. JIRA Software automatically populates information for your new branch in Bitbucket and even suggests a branch name based on the issue key. Nice.

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Topics: Atlassian, JIRA, Bitbucket

Atlassian Bamboo 5.14 is Here! What's New?

Posted by Helen Beal on Wed, Nov 2, 2016 @ 14:11 PM

Bamboo 5.14 is here and the update from Atlassian provides you with an easy way to track plan configuration and get all branch-related information in one place, so you can focus more on writing code and less on managing plans. For a complete list of what’s new and improved, see here.

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Topics: Atlassian, Bamboo

Atlassian JIRA Service Desk - now ITIL Certified

Posted by Helen Beal on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

If you know us well here at Ranger4, you'll know that we are big proponents of the role of ITSM in DevOps - you may have already read one of our blogs or attended one of our webcasts on the "harmonious, polygamous marriage" of Agile, Lean and ITSM that makes devops. And one of the many reasons we are delighted to be an Atlassian Expert partner is because of their commitment to the IT value chain too.

So it's great news that the Jira Service Desk solution has achieved ITIL certification. It's been certified in four processes from PinkVerify ™ and Axelos™. 

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Topics: Atlassian, JIRA Service Desk

Atlassian Acquire StatusPage

Posted by Helen Beal on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

Yesterday, Atlassian announced its acquistion of StatusPage. This is an excerpt from StatusPage's own announcement which crisply describes their purpose and journey:

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Topics: Atlassian, StatusPage