Atlassian is a leading provider of collaboration software. Founded in 2002, the company is a privately owned enterprise software company dedicated to unlocking the potential in every development team. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, it operates offices worldwide, including San Francisco, CA and Austin, TX in the U.S.; as well as Amsterdam, Yokohama, and Manila. Atlassian employs more than 900 people.
The company claims in fiscal year 2014 its revenue grew 44 percent over the previous fiscal year, reporting $215M in total revenue.
Nearly 40,000 organizations—large and small—rely on Atlassian, including popular names such as Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Netflix, and NASA, for its tracking, collaboration, communication, service management, and development products that enable a smarter work environment that delivers quality results on time.
Data Center Solution
At its annual summit, Atlassian introduced the Atlassian Stash Data Center, which it describes as the first enterprise Git solution that supports massive scale. “We developed Stash Data Center to expand support for the enterprise with high availability, better performance at scale, and fine-grained permissions—all on their own infrastructure,” comments Eric Wittman, VP/GM, developer tools, Atlassian.
It is an ideal solution for enterprises looking to unlock collaborative workflows for growing software teams, and to manage distributed development within their own infrastructure.
The Stash Data Center introduces active-active clustering to its lineup of collaborative security features, including simple set up, performance at scale, high availability, collaborative workflows, fine-grained permissions, and extensibility.
Since clustering is integrated into the set up process, teams can quickly get up and running on Git with Stash Data Center’s simple set up features.
Additionally, developers that handle demand for thousands of users and tens of thousands of continuous integration server requests benefit from its performance at scale.
Active-active clustering reduces the risk of system downtime for high availability. The Data Center platform integrates with industry-standard technologies for database clustering and shared file systems to minimize single points of failure.
With branch-based workflows and pull requests, Stash Data Center allows multiple developers to collaborate on the same code without impacting the main codebase. As part of Git Essentials, Stash integrates with bout JIRA and Bamboo to create the best workflow for an entire software team.
It also includes flexible global permissions that can be fine tuned at the project, repository, or branch levels.
Finally, users can customize Stash Data Center via REST endpoints and Git hooks, or take advantage of Stash add ons available on the Atlassian Marketplace.
Wittman notes that Git is a great enabler for agile development practices as well as continuous integration. “It also provides more collaborative workflows, giving enterprises the ability to deliver software to their customers faster and more frequency,” he explains. “Companies and organizations ranging from the likes of Nordstrom, Zillow, and Orbiz, and NASA have adopted Git for software development,” he adds.
The Atlassian Stash Data Center is available today as a beta. Once released—it is anticipated for commercial delivery by the end of the year—Stash Data Center will be covered by Atlassian premier level customer support, technical account management, and authorized enterprise partners and will offer the same high-value pricing as JIRA Data Center and Confluence Data Center—priced at $24,000 per year per 1,000 users.
Since the announcement of Stash Data Center beta program in early September, Wittman estimates that they’ve had inquiries from several customers interested in participating in the beta. “We are currently in discussion with several candidates and will begin to roll out the solution for participants in the coming weeks,” he concludes. SW
Oct2014, Software Magazine