CollabNet has announced the release of Version 2.0 of CUBiT, a web-based tool that lets distributed development teams access on-demand build and test services. With CUBiT 2.0, teams can manage their own library of continuous build software stack profiles, provision that configuration onto available machines, and version control the profile throughout development, build, and QA testing according to pre-defined build-and-test configurations.
CUBiT 2.0 addresses the time-intensive process of configuring servers for build and test by managing those configurations as "profiles" across the application lifecycle. Applying the cloud computing model to distributed development, CUBiT 2.0 lets teams to access on-demand servers from private corporate data centers or public clouds, reducing development cycles and hardware expenses.
With CUBiT 2.0, teams can group and manage their computing resources as clouds. Clouds in CUBiT are groups of server pools from a corporate data center or from public clouds like Amazon EC2. Other new features in CUBiT 2.0 include support for LDAP/Active Directory, and advanced accounting and chargeback capabilities tied to role-based access control for allocating costs per server and profile type. A free trial of CUBiT 2.0 is available.
"At CollabNet, we're dedicated to easing the critical pain points of software development by helping teams to be more productive and responsive," said CollabNet's Tony de la Lama. "Teams are faced with increasingly complex software development cycles that require more flexible solutions. CUBiT 2.0 is specifically designed to meet these needs by bringing build and test operations to the cloud for fast, easy, self-service access."