Slash IT overhead with Stash

Atlassian announce Stash for enterprise Git repository

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.

Chris Mayer

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