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LONDON/BRISBANE, Calif., March 10th, 2008 - CollabNet, the leading provider of solutions for distributed software development and the company behind Subversion®, the world’s best Software Configuration Management tool, today announced version 1.5 of CollabNet Centralised & Unified Build, Integration, Test (CUBiT). CUBiT simplifies software development through real-time creation and management of virtualized build and test environments for globally distributed teams. Unlike generic virtualization solutions, CUBiT provisions both virtualized and physical servers while bringing significant advantages such as the versioning and central management of system configurations from development to test and deployment. This minimises the risk for configuration errors between the different stages.

IT operations traditionally focus on running data centre and production servers, ignoring the needs of development teams and unwittingly enabling server sprawl. CUBiT cuts development infrastructure costs by half by enabling IT operations and the development organisation to dynamically provision pools of servers for testing software instead of purchasing and maintaining servers in-house specifically for this purpose. Thus, organisations can maximise the usage of what would be costly internal systems. Typically, development organisations maintain three servers per software engineer to support the software development lifecycle -- coding, build, integration and testing. CUBiT’s on-demand model helps organisations reduce these infrastructure costs by up to 51 percent.

Integrated with CollabNet’s software development platform, CUBiT is the industry's first multi-site development environment to incorporate the build and test phases of a software project into the application development lifecycle. CUBiT is also integrated with the CollabNet Desktop for Eclipse, enabling developers to access servers allocated to their development projects without leaving the Eclipse environment. The service supports multiple deployment scenarios – direct access, isolated access or mixed – which is helpful for creating a closed loop between application development, build, test and staging.

“Build and test is the last mile in the application lifecycle. The rapid delivery of products to the market is reliant on the testing process, which explains why companies continue unabated spending on servers for build and test environments,” said Bill Portelli, CEO of CollabNet. “Our customers credit CUBiT with enabling breakthrough innovations because of their smart approach in the various aspects of the application lifecycle. CUBiT extends CollabNet’s distributed development expertise to the data centre and the virtualization efforts behind building and testing software, enabling our customers to reduce spending on infrastructure and redistribute resources to other development efforts.”

CUBiT 1.5 is available immediately. A three minute video preview of CUBiT is accessible at

About CollabNet

With 1.3 million users, CollabNet leads the software industry towards a new era of collaborative software development. By connecting remote teams and integrating disparate development tools, the CollabNet platform simplifies distributed development, reduces infrastructure costs by up to 50%, and eliminates silos between isolated teams to speed innovation.

CollabNet is the company behind Subversion®, the world’s best version control and Software Configuration Management solution for distributed teams.

More than 500 industry-leading companies use CollabNet’s solutions today, including Reuters, Philips Healthcare Systems, Capgemini, and Barclays Global Investors among others. Visit CollabNet at or get more information about Subversion at

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Tel: 0208 997 0225

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Dominique Wurzler
Tel: +49-89-61 20 95 62

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