CollabNet this week is unveiling a hosted service for Subversion, an open source version-control system for enterprise software development.
CollabNet Subversion On Demand supports team-based collaboration but lacks features such as issue tracking and project management that are part of CollabNet’s Enterprise Edition Subversion hosted service, according to company executives.
Subversion On Demand is a more economical offering than CollabNet Enterprise Edition, with collaboration tools and a project workspace inside a secure environment. Web-based administration is also included, said CollabNet President and CEO Bill Portelli.
“The need for global, distributed development has gone down to the project level,” Portelli said.
By hosting Subversion, CollabNet is taking on version control, which has been no one’s core competency in development teams, said analyst Stuart Selip, vice president and service director for application platform strategies at the Burton Group.
CollabNet Subversion On Demand makes software development assets available around the clock, an attractive option, given the trend toward offshoring of development projects, Selip said.
Licenses for CollabNet Subversion On Demand start at $33,000 per year for a group of 50 users. CollabNet is also offering support services and training for Subversion, for either the hosted version of Subversion or for in-house, standalone deployments, the company said.