Atlassian Updates Stash Product With AWS Support
Version 3.8 (Git-based distributed version control system) Stash (DVCS) by Atlassian collaboration and development toolmaker now supports deployments on Amazon Web Services Inc.
Stash is used by developers to manage Git repositories. Version 3.8 allows organizations to use prebuilt Amazon Machine Images. These AMIs allow them to launch in AWS with a “turnkey” deployment. It supports customization of more complicated deployments.
Stash 3.8 comes with an Amazon CloudFormation template, which automates the process for spinning up a Stash Server in Amazon EC2. It also includes tools and guidelines to back up, restore, sizing, and administer Stash Server instances in AWS.
Eric Wittman, vice-president and general manager of Atlassian’s developer tools business unit, described Stash as “the only collaborative Git system that massively scales.” The AWS support is a milestone in the evolution of the Stash, he said in an interview last week, one that aims to address the growing interest in affordable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions.
He said, “It’s our next natural step.” “Some organizations want to host their code on their own iron, which Stash does well — but we are seeing a trend towards cloud, hybrids and a mixture of both. They also want control. These enterprises can now deploy Stash on AWS, and have all the control they’d expect, while modernizing and enhancing their infrastructures and how they work with their teams.
Since its launch in 2012, Stash has steadily gained popularity. Stash now has more than 13,000 users worldwide, including Netflix and other companies like Intuit. Stash has also found support from smaller companies; Wittman cited startups like Metromile, Kaazing and Pinger.
He said, “We have always been proud of our ability to support all sizes of teams, no matter how large or small.” He said that the product can be scaled up for enterprise needs by using clusters of Stash nodes. The company recently added several features to the product, which make pull requests the best way to allow teammates to collaborate on their code and receive feedback.
At the Amazon Web Services Sydney Summit, the company announced its new support for AWS. This is actually the second Atlassian product that supports AWS. The company announced support for AWS in its newly relaunched HipChat Server team communication platform earlier this year.
The Confluence content, team collaboration platform, and JIRA bug tracker are well-known in Australia by Atlassian. The company’s product catalogue also includes Bitbucket cloud-based DVCS hosting services and the Bamboo continuous integration server (CI).
The AMI for Stash can be found at the AWS Marketplace. More information about Stash 3.0 is available here.