Thursday, February 13, 2020

Atlassian to Double Employees Headcount and Strengthen Advanced Cloud Solutions in Indian Market

By Manu Sharma

Atlassian Corporation, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software is likely to double its headcount to 1000 in India by June 2021. Established in 2018, the technology firm plans to grow the Bengaluru office into a world-class R&D and customer support center, and has already hired more than 300 employees locally and will add another 200 additional employees to reach 500 by June 2020 and than double a year later in Bengaluru.

Speaking to the media, Vandana Abraham, Head of Design, India, Atlassian says, "Bengaluru has some of the brightest tech talent in the world, and within our first year in market, we’ve hired incredible talented work force and whose work has had a direct impact on our global customer base. Going forward, I'm sure we will we able to find more such talented workforce to touch 500 by June this year and double the number to 1,000 by next year."

Atlassian plans to expand further in Bengaluru the coming months by adding a number of engineering, design, product management, recruitment, and customer support roles. Atlassian's new office is located in RMZ Ecoworld, and has room to grow to more than 700 employees.

Archana Rao, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Altassian Global says, "The country's exceptional technical talent, leadership and business infrastructure naturally aligns with our long term company goals."

Atlassian is the maker of products such as Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello that are used by over 144,000 customers worldwide, including Ola Cabs, Reliance, Walmart Labs, and Flipkart in the Indian market. "R&D has been key to Atlassian’s growth and innovation all along, and we don't invest in marketing," adds Vandana.

Atlassian Strengthens Advanced Cloud Solutions in India

Atlassian is also a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software and the market of Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and Trello products has commitment to deliver on its cloud solution offering for the Indian market. As per a recent Nasscom report, with India witnessing a huge uptake in cloud adoption, and with the cloud market expected to grow approximately 3X times to $7.1 billion by 2022, tech firms like Atlassian are building products to cater to this demand and also provide Indian customers access to its innovative new cloud offerings to customers like Ola, Reliance, Walmart Labs, Flipkart among others.

To achieve this, Atlassian is aiming to double its headcount by next year. The employees will help support the growth of the research and development (R&D) centre in Bengaluru set up in 2018. The company has surpassed $1 billion in lifetime revenues on the marketplace and posted total revenues of approx $409 million from Q2 2020, up 37% year-over-year.

Cloud has been the key driver of Atlassian's growth and innovation, with overall subscription revenues, which is primarily cloud driven, growing at 50% yearly. The company has aggressively invested in India on the cloud front with cloud security being the prime focus for its customers. Archana Rao, CIO, Atlassian Global says, "With India embracing digitization across industries and enterprises accelerating cloud adoption, our solutions are uniquely placed to serve the Indian customers looking at leverage the immense benefits of cloud. We have announced new programs and tools that will aid existing customers in their transition from our self-managed, on-premise, offering to the cloud and in tern giving our customers the access to the latest security, reliability, privacy and compliance road-map for our products and services."

The company announced enterprise-grade controls and security features, with data privacy upgrades to its underlying cloud platform. The company has also said new integrations, allowing customers to integrate Atlassian cloud products with Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADS) for SSO. Google Cloud Identity for SSO and user provisioning and cloud security offering include data residency for customers who want greater control over where their data is located and data encryption at rest and in transit to help guard against unauthorized access. 

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