Sourcesense Launches Open Source Clustering Solution for Atlassian JIRA

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Sourcesense, a leading European Open Source systems integration consultancy, today announced Scarlet v.1.0GA, the first freely-available, Open Source enterprise-grade clustering solution for Atlassian JIRA that provides critical server scalability and reliability whilst significantly reducing overhead.

Scarlet is a great new option for our customers

Sourcesense, a leading European Open Source systems integration consultancy, today announced Scarlet v.1.0GA, the first freely-available, Open Source enterprise-grade clustering solution for Atlassian JIRA. A pan-European partner of Sourcesense, Atlassian Software provides lightweight collaboration solutions for more than 8,500 customers worldwide, including 30 of the world's top 50 corporations.

JIRA is the most widely-used project management and issue-tracking solution for distributed team collaboration. A wide variety of organisations spanning Global Fortune 1000 companies, manufacturers, government institutions, consultants, academia, pharmaceutical and scientific research facilities, and technology developers rely on JIRA for innovative ways to work more effectively.

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Through its SHARE methodology, Sourcesense helps companies introduce, control, and manage Open Source technology across their organization, as well as contribute back to the Open Source community. By providing innovative, enterprise-grade solutions based on Atlassian components, Sourcesense customers can benefit from the company's extensive expertise in integrating, consolidating, and supporting collaborative environments.

Sourcesense developed Scarlet in response to strong customer demand for optimized collaboration through improved scalability, stability, and reliability. Whilst clustering solutions are an essential component for high-demand server performance, traditional application clustering adds a significant amount of architectural complexity and is often difficult to deploy. Scarlet was built "mashup-style", using Terracotta DSO (Distributed Shared Objects) for plug-and-play clustering that can be easily deployed across the enterprise, saving hundreds of programming hours. Terracotta Inc. is a Sourcesense partner that offers state-of-the-art application-level transparent clustering solutions to provide distributed computing environments an effective framework to easily scale up new and existing applications.

Scarlet plays a crucial role in high-availability environments, where reduced downtime and improved workflow is an integral element for robust applications, saving both time and money. In keeping with Open Source principles and practices, Sourcesense has made Scarlet source code openly available, distributed under the flexible MPL Open Source license.

"JIRA is the world's favorite issue tracker - it's easy to use, easy to deploy, easy to administer, and has an impressive, collaboration-friendly featureset," said Gianugo Rabellino, CEO of Sourcesense. "By creating an 'Open Source mashup' from two of our partners' technologies, we able to both add value to these highly established, well-respected projects, and give back to the Open Source community. The positive response to Scarlet has been overwhelming."

"Scarlet is a great new option for our customers," said Jeffrey Walker, President of Atlassian. "With the added bonus of Open Source distribution, Sourcesense offers new ways to grow the JIRA footprint, coupled with Terracotta, making collaborative information sharing possible for more teams."

"We're very happy to be able to power transparent clustering for JIRA. By combining the power of Terracotta's transparent clustering with JIRA's tracking and management solutions, Scarlet allows developers to greatly improve distributed computing environments with minimal effort," said Orion Letizi, Co-Founder of Terracotta. "An improved experience benefits developers and users alike. We look forward to continued great new ideas from Sourcesense."

Availability and Support
Freely available and fully compatible with the latest versions of JIRA and Terracotta, Scarlet v.1.0GA can be downloaded from the Scarlet download center

Commercial support, bundled distributions, professional services, and custom solutions are available from Sourcesense. Please contact atlassian @ for more information.

About Sourcesense
Sourcesense is Europe's leading Open Source systems integrator. Founded in 2006 as a merger of three consultancies specializing in Open Source implementation, configuration, and support, Sourcesense provides enterprise-grade solutions around key Open Source technologies. From Global Fortune 100 corporations to cutting-edge multimedia start-ups, Sourcesense clients rely on the company's deep expertise in Open Source, with proven success in integration, innovation, and strategic advice on creating and sustaining competitive advantage by leveraging the latest industry developments. Sourcesense team members are highly regarded as long-term contributors to numerous prominent organizations in the Open Source community, including numerous projects and emerging initiatives currently in incubation at the Apache Software Foundation. For more information, visit the Sourcesense Website


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