ALM Next Gen named Octane

In my previous post “a brief look into ALM NG” I provided some details about the new technology for ALM that HPE had in beta.

On June 1st, 2016 Kelly Emo from HPE blogged about the new product. The official announcement from HPE got published here the same day.

The new name is “HPE ALM Octane“.

According to HPE availability of the product is as follows “HPE ALM Octane is available as a cloud-delivered service starting today. On-premise HPE ALM Octane installations will be available later in 2016. Current HPE ALM and HPE Quality Center enterprise customers on support are entitled to the new offering as part of their active support contract. “

Interestingly, it has been made available as part of a minor release of the existing HP ALM product a couple of days ago with release number 12.53.

The ALM 12.53 release notes state:

“We have expanded the ALM experience by introducing HPE ALM Octane, a separate platform that is tuned and designed for high-velocity, lean and Agile teams. ALM Octane integrates with both HPE Agile Manager and the traditional ALM .net platform, allowing teams to easily share assets and report across projects. For details, see Octane Help Center.”

HPE will provide more information about Octane on the upcoming Discover 2016 conference in Las Vegas June 7-9 2016.