Luxoft announces partnership with Atlassian, combining proven software development methodology with best of breed project management and collaboration environment

Moscow, New York, July 28, 2009 - Luxoft, a global provider of high-end application and product development services, today announced it had signed a partnership agreement with Atlassian, Australian-based company specializing in collaboration and development tools that are used by over 15,200 organizations in more than 113 countries.

As part of the partnership agreement, Luxoft receives status of a certified partner and distribution rights for Atlassian products such as Jira, Confluence, GreenHopper, and others. Id addition, Luxoft will provide the following services surrounding Atlassian product line:

  • Training for Jira and Confluence products;
  • Consulting services for the integration of Atlassian products with company’s existent infrastructure;
  • Project management environment and portal solutions implementation based on Atlassian Jira and Confluence;
  • Software development process implementation and improvement based on Jira and Confluence;
  • GreenHopper implementation and configuration for Agile projects;

Luxoft has over 5 years of experience using Jira and Confluence as key components of its distributed project development environment. Accompanied with additional tools and integrated with Luxoft infrastructure, Jira and Confluence allow Luxoft to provide its clients and project team members with 24x7 access to project resources, creating transparent project collaboration environment. Pre-defined project configurations for waterfall, iterative and agile projects types offered by Atrassian products as well as configurations for Project Office and Service Desk help companies to easily adhere to project development standards and methodologies.

“This partnership agreement is the next logical step for Luxoft in further refinement of its expertise in Allassian products”, said Stanislav Kalkanov, head of Quality Center in Luxoft. “Evolution of Luxoft project development environment based on Jira and Confluence products, as well as the growth of customer requests for Atlassian products implementation, require further mastering of Atlassian product expertise. Access to partnership materials, additional technical information, and beta versions of Atlassian products will enable Luxoft to offer our clients well-functioning, transparent project environment and to be more effective in providing services around Atlassian product line.”

Jira and Confluence, renowned leaders in the category of inexpensive project management systems, allow for a significant increase in the effectiveness of the development team. Reasonable licensing and pricing policy makes Atlassian products quite attractive in today’s economical environment.

Atlassian JIRA is a bug and issue tracker. JIRA allows for prioritizing, assigning, tracking, reporting and auditing software development issues. This ready-to-use product is flexible enough to work with any projects.

Atlassian Confluence is an enterprise wiki application that makes it easy to collaborate and manage knowledge. For more information, please visit www.atlassian.com

Luxoft is an emerging global leader in application and product engineering outsourcing services for enterprise IT organizations and software vendors. Luxoft builds lasting partnerships with its clients, such as Boeing, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Dell, IBM, Sabre and other global leaders, based on the culture of engineering excellence, innovation, and deep domain expertise. Luxoft offers global delivery capability through its network of state-of-the-art delivery centers in North America, Central & Eastern Europe, and Asia. Luxoft’s customers benefit from the right mix of technology skills, industry knowledge, best-of-breed processes and methodologies, and a choice.

Luxoft is ranked the #1 IT Outsourcing Service Provider in Eastern and Central Europe, No. 2 in the “Top Ten Software Testing and Quality Assurance” category and No. 3 in the “Top Ten Telecommunication Industry” in the 2008 Black Book of Outsourcing published by the Brown-Wilson Group (Datamonitor company). The company was a finalist in the Outsourcing Excellence Awards, 2008, sponsored by Everest group and Forbes magazine.