Kovair Software

23 February 2012:


Kovair Software www.kovair.com, a leading provider of Integrated Application Lifecycle Management -- ALM -- solutions, announced today the availability of a new OSLC Wrapper product that enables sharing of data through live linking between application lifecycle artifacts originating from multi-vendor ALM tools from HP, Microsoft, Atlassian and others and OSLC standard tools from IBM Rational such as Rational Team Concert - RTC, Rational Quality Manager - RQM and Rational Requirements Composer - RRC.

Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) is a community creating open specifications for interactions between tools. IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) tools like RTC, RRC and RQM have built-in support for OSLC, but many other ALM tools providers such as HP, Microsoft and others that have not followed the OSLC Standards to date will be enabled connectivity to these IBM offerings on the JAZZ Platform by the Kovair OSLC Wrapper. Kovair Omnibus Integration provides an Enterprise Service Bus-based ALM integration platform connecting more than 30 different ALM tools -- and growing -- from major vendors and open source groups. Tools like HP Quality Center and QTP, Microsoft TFS, Atlassian Jira, Perforce, CA Clarity, Subversion and Hudson are integrated through the Kovair Omnibus. Kovair's OSLC wrapper around its Omnibus now enables all the 30 such tools already connected to the Bus to be linked as "OSLC Service Providers." Any OSLC-enabled consumer tool like IBM RTC and RRC can now connect to all these multi vendor tools through the OSLC linking. Any ALM artifact in IBM RTC can have a live link to any artifact in Microsoft TFS. "With this Kovair OSLC Wrapper, organizations using JAZZ-based Rational tools can quickly integrate with a wide range of popular ALM tools from other vendors as well as Rational's own legacy tools such as Requisite Pro and Rational Functional Tester," said Bipin Shah, CEO and Chairman of Kovair.

"Kovair Omnibus is an open API integration platform for ALM and IT tools. Kovair is committed to supporting open industry standards in ALM integrations. Kovair OSLC extension is an important step towards this interoperability drive," said Atanu Majumdar, VP Products and Technology for Kovair."

For further technical details please visit http://www.kovair.com/omnibus/OSLC-integration.aspx

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About Kovair Software, Inc.:

Kovair is the innovation leader in Application Lifecycle Management - ALM and IT Service Management - ITSM solutions, supporting globally distributed multi-site application development and services. Its flagship products, The ALM Studio and the ITSM Studio, are web based, feature-rich, configurable products with built-in workflow and integration framework that offer a complete set of integrated tools and processes for managing the entire IT lifecycle. Architected with a common user interface and a shared repository to ease the complexities of "anytime, anywhere" development, Kovair has been adopted rapidly where there is a critical need for an automated workflow and reliable lifecycle management. Processes are implemented by Kovair's Omniprocess Workflow Engine. Kovair's Omnibus Integration Middleware for third party tools provides an extremely flexible and globally integrated IT environment.