The Skytap Automation Pack for IBM Rational® Team Concert brings together the best of both worlds, providing the automated scale and elasticity of cloud infrastructure coupled with popular IBM® ALM tools in use today. The Skytap Automation Pack is software that installs alongside the Jazz™ Team Server, and continuously monitors the Jazz server build request queue to determine if it has any pending build requests. If so, the Skytap Automation pack will automatically communicate to the Skytap Cloud API and trigger an automated process that creates build machine environments based on a customer defined template.

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  • Functional details

    • Run Jazz™ Team Server on-premise and automatically spin-up, run, and tear down software build environments in Skytap Cloud on-demand
    • Dynamically provision secure VPN network connectivity between build environments in Skytap Cloud and Jazz Team Server without manual intervention
    • Create “golden templates” of ideal, consistent, repeatable build environments in Skytap Cloud– automating the creation of identical environments for each build
    • Automatically snapshot and save entire build environments that fail in Skytap Cloud to investigate and diagnose root cause of build failures quickly
    • Review consolidated build reports on Jazz Team Server

  • Business problem

    Software development and testing teams are frequently asked to repurpose older, unused hardware for their build-deploy-test workflows. Often this results in insufficient capacity at each stage of the application development lifecycle and/or an over provisioning of resources resulting in low utilization. In addition, on-premise infrastructure requires ongoing maintenance and management.

  • Business opportunity

    Skytap Automation Pack accelerates software release cycles by automating agile infrastructure and enabling continuous integration.

  • Return on investment

    The Skytap Automation Pack makes development and testing teams more productive and enables businesses to ship better software products faster.

  • Competitive advantage

    The Skytap Automation Pack enables development and testing teams who are currently using IBM Rational® Team Concert to accelerate their workflow by using build servers that are dynamically created as needed in Skytap Cloud. This eliminates infrastructure bottlenecks and time wasted waiting for build queues to complete. The solution also increases efficiency and lowers costs for IT by automatically provisioning resources as they are needed and eliminating them when not in use. The solution scales linearly as team size and work volumes increase.

  • Industries

    Computer Services Industry

  • Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Computer Services

  • Customer size

    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • Languages supported


  • Countries/regions available for distribution

    Canada , United States

    United Kingdom

Technical information

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    Other Operating System (Software as a Service)
       Handheld Devices (all brands)
       Desktops and Notebooks (all brands, including ThinkPad/ThinkCentre PCs by Lenovo)

  • Software

    IBM Rational
          Rational Team Concert
          Rational Team Concert Express
          Rational Team Concert Standard

Date last modified:    Apr 4, 2017


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