Kovair is one of the members of OSLC (Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration) and supports open industry standards in ALM integrations. Kovair allows IBM Jazz users to integrate native Rational tools like RRC, RTC, RQM with OSLC non-compatible ALM tools such as HP Quality Center, Microsoft TFS, SharePoint, JIRA and many more.
IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) tools have built-in support for OSLC linking, but many other best-of-breed tools providers are yet to come up with OSLC support. These multi-vendor tools do not follow OSLC standards/specifications. Therefore, they cannot act as OSLC Providers for OSLC Consumer tools like RRC, RTC and RQM.
Kovair OSLC Providers
Kovair has built an OSLC wrapper around its Omnibus that enables all the tools already connected to the Omnibus to be exposed as “OSLC Service Providers”. Kovair OSLC Provider exposes domain data as per OSLC domain specification and serves OSLC Consumer tools by sending queries, creating, updating and deleting resources through REST API.
With Kovair OSLC Wrapper, organizations using Jazz-based Rational tools can quickly integrate with a wide range of popular ALM tools from other vendors as well as Rational’s own legacy tools such as RequisitePro and Rational Functional Tester. For example, by connecting to Omnibus Platform, any ALM artifact in IBM RTC or RRC can have a live link to any artifact in Microsoft TFS, HP Quality Center or to any other Rational tools.
Fig: Kovair OSLC Providers Architecture