Slash IT overhead with Stash

Atlassian announce Stash for enterprise Git repository

Chris Mayer
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Atlassian have revealed Stash – a Git repository management tool aimed at enterprises looking for easy collaboration across the company

Ever had problems maintaining internal repositories across the
entire company? The answer is most probably yes. It’s a tiresome,
time-consuming and thankless task, causing many hours of lost time
by merely keeping everything in check. Fortunately, with Atlassian
Stash, you won’t have to take on the laborious process anymore.

The newest member of the vast Atlassian developer tool family,
Stash brings a centralised solution to create and manage
Git repositories behind the firewall, no matter the size of the
agile team in question.

Git has been a whirlwind success throughout the
development world, thanks to it allowing teams to work in
isolation, and is well on its way to becoming the de facto standard
for version control systems (if it isn’t already). The benefits
from switching to Git are well documented, namely enhanced team
cohesion, and after a honeymoon period with open source projects,
it’s now starting to claim fond admirers from the enterprise
world. 

Atlassian recognise the wonders of bringing Git to
enterprises, but accept the problems surrounding the administration
part of it. Access is often a big stumbling block but Stash
simplifies the entire process: create your project, add the
repositories and give permissions. Easy as pie.

Atlassian say that with Stash ‘Developers can
trust that they will find the latest official version of a project.
Managers can trust that users’ access to code is appropriate for
their role, and assigned with minimal administrative
overhead.’

Key to Stash is the Project structure,
providing a simple user interface for managing multiple
repositories and crucially slashing the IT overhead that comes when
using Git in the enterprise world.

As expected,
Atlassian Stash slots into the entire offering nicely. You can use
Atlassian Crowd as the centre point and connect to JIRA to trace
where sources originate. Users can use Stash to quickly
see all issues associated with a commit, saving valuable
time.

Intrigued by this new tool? Try Stash
for free for
30 days to learn more. Commercial
options
are in a tiered structure depending on the amount of
users. Check out all the
documentation
as well.

Admittedly Stash may not
be for some who can already master using Git, but if you’re new to
it and looking to radically simplify the management of it, Stash
will guide you through.

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