Australian enterprise software company Atlassian – that helps developers collaborate and manage projects – has sold its open source video communications technology platform, Jitsi, to 8×8, a cloud based communications service.
The deal comes three years after Atlassian acquired BlueJimp, the original company behind the Jitsi platform.
“Incorporating Jitsi’s open-source technology into our video communications technology platform, and having Jitsi’s talented engineering team play a role in leading our development of dedicated conferencing applications and WebRTC, will open new paths for our customers and further enhance our meetings solution,” said Dejan Deklich, chief product officer, 8×8, said in a statement.
Jitsi’s video communication solution will be integrated into 8×8 Meetings, a key element of 8×8 X Series that helps businesses to communicate including the use of integrated video and audio conferencing.
The Jitsi divestment appears to be in line with Atlassian’s move to quit the messaging market after it decided to sell the IP for Stride and HipChat to Slack earlier this year.
Atlassian entered into a partnership with Slack by making an equity investment in the enterprise messaging firm Slack.
As part of its efforts to find new growth areas, Atlassian announced last month that it will buy OpsGenie Inc for $295 million. With the purchase, OpsGenie will be working with Jira Ops, Atlassian’s new product which helps software engineers track website outages.