Atlassian reveals Open DevOps vision

by Jeremy

Atlassian announced a new DevOps experience at its Team ‘21 conference this week. Open DevOps is a development solution built on Jira to connect software development teams, tools, and technologies. We believe that every software team should choose the best tools and technology without sacrificing collaboration across the company. That’s why our approach is open and integrated.

Atlassian reveals Open DevOps vision

Open so teams can use the tools of their choice and integrate, so collaboration doesn’t come at the expense of velocity,” Suzie Prince, head of product, DevOps at Atlassian, wrote in a post. Open DevOps combines Atlassian products and partner offerings such as Jira Software, Confluence, Bitbucket, Opsgenie, GitHub, and GitLab. GitLab and Atlassian are both firmly committed to meeting the needs of our users. We’re proud of the work we’ve done together with GitLab and Jira integration. Our joint customers gain the autonomy to remain in their chosen context and tool without sacrificing visibility or the ability to collaborate,” said Patrick Deuley, senior product manager at GitLab. 

Features include:

  • Ability to code in Jira with integrated Git repositories
  • Ability to deploy in Jira with support for Bitbucket Pipelines, GitLab, Jenkins, Azure DevOps, CircleCI and JFrog
  • The on-call schedule in Jira so the right person is notified when something breaks
  • Pages in Jira to access templates for change management, runbooks, and post-incident reviews
  • Automation in Jira to create workflows across development tools and keep work in sync
  • Deployment frequency trends to see how over teams ship value over time
  • Cycle time trends to provide better insights into bottlenecks and improve team performance

Other Open DevOps integrations include Snyk for security; mabl, SmartBear, and XRay for testing; LaunchDarkly and Split for feature flagging; Datadog, Dynatrace, Sentry, and Sumo Logic for Observability; and CircleCI, JFrog, Codefresh, Harness, and GitLab for CI/CD. The company also announced a new program to collaborate with customers and a new effort to bring Jira to non-technical teams. 

The Point A program includes Jira Work Management for tracking, coordinating, and managing work; Jira Product Discovery, a product management tool for Agile teams; Team Central to ensure units are connected and able to communicate; Compass to connect engineering output with groups; and Help a modern ticketing help desk tool. Jira Work Management also enables marketing, HR, finance, and design teams to manage projects with their technical counterparts. 

“This is one of our biggest product announcements in the history of Atlassian. Point A is a game-changer for us. It means we can deliver world-class innovation at a fast pace with our customers on the cloud,” said Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian. “We are building products to truly empower the modern enterprise truly business teams with Jira. Work Management means every team across an organization can now unlock the power of Jira.”

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