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Systems and software engineering solution now available for download

We see patterns in the ways the tools we develop here on are used around the world: in various industries, addressing common challenges, implementing similar development processes, and combined with other tools from multiple vendors in an end-to-end engineering tool chain. To help practitioners adopt best practices and become productive quickly, we have created solutions based on these patterns, for example: IT agility, mobile development, and complex and embedded systems development.

The solution for systems and software engineering (SSE) is for teams developing complex and embedded systems. These teams often work in regulated industries or are dealing with safety-critical systems.  Often the defining characteristic is complexity: very many product variants, or very large systems including hardware, software, and electrical components. In these environments a systems engineering approach and a highly disciplined development process are essential to success.

Today we are making available a downloadable launchpad for the SSE solution in which all servers are native Jazz applications.  We believe this will simplify the process of finding the solution components and installing and configuring them, either for the purpose of evaluation or production deployment. Evaluation licenses are included with the applications.

With this launchpad you can install one or more of Rational DOORS Next Generation, Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Rhapsody Design Manager. In addition the launchpad provides links to downloads of the Rhapsody workstation-based design and development tools, also with an evaluation license.

And in related news: the new deployment wiki includes SSE reference deployment topologies, which we have used in our testing.

We welcome your feedback or questions. The SSE team is hanging out in the forum — use the ‘systems-and-embedded’ tag when you post.

Daniel Moul
Senior Product Manager, Rational solution for systems and software engineering

PS: A common SSE pattern includes Rational DOORS 9 instead of DOORS Next Generation. If you are interested in this pattern, you can evaluate the SSE in the cloud on developerWorks.