Copado acquires DevSecOps provider New Context

The acqusition of New Context sees the Copado DevSecOps platform expand to enable enterprise customers to to make quality, compliance, and security the foundation of their DevOps practice.

Increasingly, Copado is being deployed by enterprises that engage their customers across multiple integrated clouds, resulting in the need for DevOps automation and alignment across these disparate platforms.

The deal will help Copado, alongside New Context, to transform software development by integrating security, compliance, governance and risk management into every stage of the delivery pipeline.

These activities can be embedded into the DevOps process, with a view to building product development initiatives with more attention on quality results, from planning to release to ongoing operations.

DevSecOps capabilities from New Context can allow Copado customers to have security become a shared responsibility of the entire IT organisation.

New Context has helped deliver DevSecOps for multi-cloud architectures, working with highly regulated data for large scale enterprises in the healthcare, finance and industrial sectors.

The company works with multiple global standards bodies, as well as holding advisory roles, and has been an early designer, architect and developer of blockchain, compliance automation, and Kubernetes architecture.

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“As digital transformation projects increase in scale, they cross clouds, cover more data, and face a new wave of industry and country specific regulation and laws,” said Ted Elliott, CEO of Copado.

“As a result, large cloud-based projects require an additional level of security, compliance and governance to build and operate at the pace and quality required to compete in today’s digital economy.

“We are excited to bring New Context into the Copado family to address enterprise-scale DevSecOps and ensure quality in our customers’ delivery pipelines. By combining Copado DevOps and value stream technology with New Context’s breadth and knowledge of DevSecOps, enterprises can more efficiently navigate through multi-cloud digital transformations with less risk and more successful outcomes.”

Daniel Riedel, CEO of New Context, commented: “DevOps is driving dramatic increases in end-to-end velocity, yet often security is treated as a bolt-on rather than a design feature, creating pipeline bottlenecks and slowing progress, and threatening digital transformation initiatives.

“Building security into the foundation of an application allows enterprises to protect their product and users without issuing hundreds of patches and updates, and jeopardising their value stream.

“We are excited to join Copado to focus on making security an integrated part of their industry-leading DevOps offering. Now enterprises can accelerate their time-to-value by securing their critical digital assets, mapping their business value stream, and adopting DevOps automation that securely aligns to customer outcomes.”

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Aaron Hurst

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