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RusBITeh-Astra GK Astra Linux

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+ RusBITeh-Astra (GK Astra Linux)

LLC RusBITeh-Astra is a subsidiary of NPO RusBITeh. Acts as the developer of OCAstra Linux.

Performance indicators

2021: Rising net profit per 65%

According to the results of 2021, the net profit of the main legal entity of the Astra group (Rusbitech-Astra LLC), known as the developer of the Russian OCAstra Linux line, increased 1.65 times. This became known on May 11, 2022. According to Kontur.Focus, which operates accounting reporting by Russian standards (RAS), if a year earlier it was at the level of 754.6 million rubles, then during the next reporting period it increased to 1.24 billion rubles. Thus, the increase was 65%.

The dynamics of revenue growth is significantly more modest - 17%. At the end of 2020, revenue amounted to 2.02 billion rubles. According to the results of 2021, it reached 2.37 billion rubles.

Such modest indicators of an increase in revenue against the background of the exchange rate on import substitution taken by Russia could be called mediocre, but in Astra they are considered acceptable.

In a conversation with the source, the group's commercial director Anton Bugretsov noted that 2021 turned out to be difficult for all participants in the software market in terms of implementing import substitution programs, including because large state-owned companies and corporations, as well as industry enterprises and commercial structures, joined the process.

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Most of the leading players in the domestic market have outlined large projects, and a huge number of pilots and tests have passed, "said Bugretsov. - But since we are talking about large-scale infrastructures, such projects in development and presale usually take several years. It is 2021 that can be considered the time of the formation of the import substitution base for the next few years.
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The situation in 2022 gave an additional incentive for customers, so we expect significant growth in performance, he told CNews. - Moreover, according to the data based on the official financial statements of companies from open sources, in the segment of Russian operating systems the share of Astra Linux against the background of the stagnant market is growing steadily and according to the results of 2021 is about 70%.[1]
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History

2022: Multiply Staffing Plan

On March 18, 2022, it became known that the developer the Russian OS Astra Linux , the eponymous group of companies (Rusbitech-Astra LLC), plans to increase the staff of its specialists several times. Representatives of the organization told about this editorial office.

Over the past three years, the staff of Astra has already almost tripled, reaching about 500 people. In March 2022, against the backdrop of Western sanctions imposed after the start of the Russian military special operation in Ukraine, demand for domestic software solutions increased greatly, so the company began a large-scale expansion of the team.

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As of March 2022, we have open vacancies in all areas, "said Ilya Sivtsev, Director General of Astra. - The number of tasks we have to solve in the near future has tripled. To implement them, the number of our developers must at least triple, which means that by the end of the year we need to strengthen the team: find 1 thousand qualified employees on the market, and in the horizon of two years - 3-5 thousand.
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Astra HR Director Marina Yalovega clarified that the company is directly looking for developers, C/C + +, C#, Python,, Javascript,, php Android iOS engineers and, Linux DevOps implementation engineers, specialists in the field of virtualization of server virtualizations workplaces and solutions. cloudy

Technical support engineers of the first, second and third lines, testers (automated, functional and load testing), technical presale managers, architects in various areas, technical writers, system, business and UX analytics, technical project managers, IT recruiters are also required.

Astra also decided to accelerate its territorial expansion within Russia. This is largely due to the fact that business processes have accelerated sharply, so it has become much more difficult to exist with customers in different time zones.

{{quote 'We are aimed at a serious expansion of the geography of presence, which as of March 2022 covers more than 20 cities in our country, "the countries company's representatives say. - In Vladivostok Innopolis and already there are separate units. In 2022, we plan to open branches in,, and St. Petersburg Nizhny Novgorod Yaroslavl Yekaterinburg[2] }}

2020

2020: Sales volume - over 2 billion rubles

Astra Linux Group, a developer of secure operating systems and virtualization platforms, on March 18, 2021 shared with TAdviser 2020 results, as well as immediate plans and strategic goals.

The volume of sales of Astra Linux Group of Companies in 2020 amounted to more than 2 billion rubles. The maximum supply fell on key industry areas. For comparison, at the end of 2019, the company's revenue exceeded 1.2 billion rubles, and sales of Astra Linux products increased by more than 2 times a year in money. Such data was cited in an interview with TAdviser by the CEO of Astra Linux Group of Companies Ilya Sivtsev.

In 2020, the Astra Linux Group of Companies overcame the milestone of 1 million licenses

In 2020, the Astra Linux Group of Companies crossed the line of 1 million licenses. This number of operating system distributions, according to company representatives, is successfully used by customers from different segments. The number of clients of the company has approached  4,000, among them - organizations from the vast majority of regions of Russia, as well as from the Republic of Belarus and Kazakhstan.

The flagships of transferring their information systems to domestic IT solutions traditionally remain power structures, most of all exposed to sanctions risks and posing increased requirements for the security and security of used hardware and software platforms. In 2020, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Emergencies, the FSO, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Justice of Russia and other organizations of the power sector accounted for more than 100,000 Astra Linux licenses, which is 85% more than in 2019. The largest transition projects as of March 2021 are being implemented in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Emergencies.

One of the main trends of 2020 was the active inclusion in the process of import substitution of state corporations. For the Russian market, this is a serious step forward in terms of forming a deep expertise in terms of migrating large infrastructures to Russian software and equipment. Any project of this scale gives an incentive to the further development of domestic IT solutions and, at the same time, is a test of their maturity and compliance with the business requirements of such organizations, according to the company.

In 2020, Astra Linux launched a number of major projects. In particular, a three-year agreement was signed with Rosatom for the supply of licenses with technical support and training of employees, until 2023 48,000  copies of Astra Linux were contracted. Another landmark project is the start of implementation in Russian Railways: the holding purchased 22,000  licenses. State corporations RusHydro, Gazprom and many others also began active pilot implementation of domestic products.

Long-term contracts with the services included in them were defined as a target model for cooperation between Astra Linux and large state-owned companies. In general, during the reporting period, state corporations acquired 62,873  licenses for Astra Linux. For the first time in this segment there is such a noticeable increase in sales - 15 times compared to the previous year.

The health system in 2020 naturally became a priority. All customers from the medical sector were connected free of charge to privileged technical support with 24/7 service and the highest priority when processing any calls. A lot of work has been done to ensure the compatibility of Astra Linux OS with medical information systems (IIAs), laboratory information systems (LIS) and medical equipment. In total, health care received more than 56,000 licenses in a year.

The federal and regional executive authorities also had to rebuild existing engineering solutions to the updated operating mode, which also required a revision of previously approved models of threats to information security. Major deliveries and implementations of the Astra Linux OS took place in the Tula region, Perm Territory, the Republic of Adygea, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Moscow and Belgorod regions, Altai Territory, etc. Over the year, about 52,000  licenses were sold to ROIVs, and to FOIVs (including power departments) - more than 132,000  units with a growth of 2 times a year. The most notable project in terms of building infrastructure based on domestic software in this segment is the Pension Fund of Russia, which for this purpose acquired about 19,000  licenses for the Astra Linux OS.

The field of education and science in 2020 entered a new digital reality and at the same time began a systematic import substitution: educational institutions migrated their information systems and introduced courses on the domestic operating system into the educational process. Most of the licenses went to schools and universities in Moscow, Tomsk, Rostov, Moscow regions, the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug and the Udmurt Republic. So in education was delivered 24,603  OS Astra Linux.

In 2020, interest in Russian software among industry, energy and fuel and energy enterprises also significantly increased, the company noted. Test zones are also deployed here, piloting and project planning takes place. Procurement in these sectors amounted to more than  9,000 licences.

Due to the fact that the Astra Linux Group has invested significant resources in the development of processes related to customer service.

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In 2020, technical support services accounted for about 11% of the company's turnover, which opened and, in fact, formed a full-fledged service business direction. The software licensing policy has been seriously adjusted and has become more flexible. Depending on the infrastructure and their tasks, customers can choose the optimal license option: from desktops to virtualization systems, including the ability to create virtual desktops, "said Astra Linux. - Separate server licenses and thin clients are also provided. In addition, additional special offers were introduced for distributions for domestic computing technology based on Russian processors (hardware platforms Baikal, Elbrus, Komdiv, etc.).
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Astra Linux Group plans to expand the product and service lines, develop a universal OS for mobile devices, workstations and server solutions. The plan for 2021 is to release a global update of Astra Linux Special Edition with an improved interface, new functionality for centralized IT infrastructure management, access to additional repositories and much more. The company also continues research in the field of information security, means of ensuring trust in the Astra Linux OS.

An important area for the company is the development of its own ecosystem. In 2020, the line of compatible software and hardware of various vendors certified under the Ready for Astra Linux program significantly increased. The number of technological partners exceeded 1300, of which more than 300 were software developers, and 1000 were iron manufacturers.

In 2020, the company launched a program providing for the launch and development of new brands in the domestic market. Its goal is to build a domestic software stack that will satisfy the needs of customers in those software segments where there are no competitive solutions yet. It was created Astra Group of Companies - an association of independent Russian IT brands, which included along with Astra Linux connection manager virtual desktops "," Termidesk as well as tools. backup RuBackup The products of the group of companies are compatible with all the basic elements of the the Russian ecosystem. In 2021, it is planned to expand the composition of the Astra Group of Companies.

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"The pandemic adjusted annual plans due to the need to quickly modernize the IT systems of executive authorities and other state organizations in order to provide access to information resources remotely. The need to redistribute financial and human resources to form a new way has slowed down the process of import substitution. But at the same time, the pandemic clearly demonstrated the capabilities of Russian developers and showed that operational IT restructuring of state authorities is possible on the basis of domestic decisions. Russian vendors were among the first to change their policy (technical and commercial) and offered the market sought-after technological solutions on special conditions. All this contributed to a turning point in the perception of import substitution. Despite the difficult situation, for us last year was a time of active growth. According to its results, we do not observe a decrease in revenue either in areas or in products. All "increased" in different percentages year-on-year. According to the strategic plan, in 2021 we must maintain the pace of development, and by 2025 the number of installations of Astra Group products should exceed 6 million, "commented Ilya Sivtsev, General Director of Astra Linux Group of Companies.
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Plan to open a development center in Innopolis and invest 150 million rubles in the SEZs. Over 5 years

On December 4, 2020, Astra Linux Group of Companies announced that it had received the status of partner of the Innopolis Special Economic Zone.

As part of the cooperation, the Astra Linux-Innopolis project was launched, which involves the opening in Innopolis of a center for the development of the company's flagship solutions. The key tasks of the center will be to finalize and expand the functionality of the developer's products, as well as provide technical support to republican customers. Astra Linux Group plans to invest about 150 million rubles in the Innopolis SEZ over a period of 5 years and create at least 30 jobs by 2022.

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"The focus of our center in the Innopolis SEZ will include the implementation of the import substitution program in Tatarstan. We have considerable experience in this area and a considerable number of successful projects to transfer customer information infrastructures to domestic IT solutions. We expect that the activities of the created unit will allow us to build close interaction with republican business and state organizations. As a result, we will be able to more quickly and qualitatively identify the needs of customers, therefore, it is more effective to develop our products taking into account the requests of users throughout the country, "commented Alexander Gutin, marketing director of Astra Linux Group of Companies, who represented the company at a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the SEZ Innopolis.
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Creating an Astra Group

GK Astra Linux, a representative of the domestic OS market and virtualization tools creates a group of companies "Astra." This became known on October 30, 2020. More details here.

Astra Linux is ready to invest 3 billion rubles in application developers

Astra Linux is ready to invest about 3  billion rubles  in other developers with whom you can create compatible products. They intend to invest in small teams that already have serious technological developments in local niches of software - directly in the shares of companies, joint ventures based on OEM licenses, grants, etc. This was announced by TAdviser CEO of Astra Linux Group of Companies Ilya Sivtsev on September 9, 2020.

According to him, the acquisition of a stake in companies gives organizations the opportunity to influence the technical side of the solution development process. Therefore, it is important for Astra Linux to have at least a minority stake in the capital of companies.

The general, main condition of our investment for all companies - the product should be interesting to our customers, Ilya Sivtsev noted.
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We began to work on this idea less than six months ago. We have reviewed a number of niches - virtualization, VDI, backup, storage. Two deals are already in the process of conclusion. They will be completed in September. However, we are already actively investing in companies. The general, main condition of our investment for all companies - the product should be interesting to our customers. We consider ourselves competent enough to aggregate the correct terms of reference from a corporate or state customer - FOIVs, ROIVs, state corporations, as well as big business, and transfer it to high-tech small collectives, "Ilya Sivtsev told TAdviser.
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Also, according to him, the product should technologically catch up and even distille foreign analogues. In addition, it should be based on domestic operating systems. Theoretically, it can be based on foreign operating systems, but it should be possible to transfer it to Russian.

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The interaction of Astra Linux with developers should be based on a number of factors contributing to it. For example, a cool technology company makes a product, but it is so small that customers do not want to buy it separately. By embedding it inside the operating system, having a large sales channel and a significant number of implementations, we immediately close many developer questions. In the same way, we may have some kind of block factor that does not allow us to go somewhere. For example, the lack of VDI or correct backup, "explained Ilya Sivtsev.
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Note that in 2019, the revenue of Astra Linux is 1.2 billion rubles. Thus, the amount of investment that Astra Linux plans to invest in developers in the next couple of years, even taking into account the planned twofold growth this year, will be a significant part of their average annual revenue.

Agreement with ANO BT on support of domestic hardware and software manufacturers

Astra Linux Group (Rusbitech-Astra LLC) and the Computing Technology Consortium (ANO VT) signed a memorandum of intent, according to which programs will be developed to support domestic hardware and software manufacturers in order to increase the share of Russian solutions in the IT market. This was announced on August 26, 2020 by Svetlana Legostaeva, general director of the consortium "Computing Technology."

The agreement provides for the development and implementation of partnership programs to support various types of cooperation between domestic manufacturers of equipment and software. The main goal is to contribute to the development of the avionics market by creating competitive IT products. More details here.

Memorandum of Cooperation with Baikal Electronics

Astra Linux Group, a developer of domestic operating systems and domestic platforms, and virtualizations the joint-stock company "," Baikal Electronics the developer of the Russian the family of processors, Baikal announced on August 17, 2020 the conclusion of a cooperation agreement aimed at developing cooperation in the creation of software and hardware solutions, as well as hybrid technology stacks.

As part of the signed memorandum, Astra Linux began to release special versions of operating systems adapted for all new processors and chips manufactured by Baikal Electronics. The development of compatible OS releases will now take place quickly, as samples of new products will be provided to Astra Linux specialists before the final release stage. As a result, consumers will immediately receive ready-made and proven hardware and software systems, and they will not need to spend their resources on finding and testing compatible options.

In addition, it will be possible to purchase these versions of operating systems complete with devices created on the basis of Baikal Electronics solutions on more attractive terms than those offered when buying OS licenses for foreign processors, say Astra Linux.

On August 17, a secure release for operating system Astra Linux Special Edition use with the processor, Baikal-M the latest development of Baikal Electronics, is already available for ordering. The Baikal-M chip is a 28 nm "on-chip system" manufactured by the process, based on eight 64-bit cores (ARM Cortex-A57 ARMv8-A; four clusters of two cores) with a frequency of up to 1.5 GHz and an octa-core graphics processor Mali-T628 with a frequency of up to 700 MHz. Experts of both manufacturers conducted a set of tests, the results of which fully confirmed the correct work of the joint solution. The development and debugging of the release was carried out on a payments company Edelweiss built on Baikal-M processors.

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"The release of the Astra Linux release on our Baikal-M processor is a very important step for the development of the Russian IT market as a whole and the Baikal ecosystem as a part of it," said Andrei Evdokimov, CEO of Baikal Electronics. "We expect to see in the near future on the market completely Russian computers from our partners, built on the basis of Baikal processors and using the operating systems of the Astra Linux family, competitive in terms of both user characteristics and cost."
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"The agreement with Baikal Electronics will allow us to advance in the issue of expanding the equipment market on domestic processors in the environment of Russian operating systems," concluded Ilya Sivtsev, General Director of Astra Linux Group of Companies.
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TAdviser interview with CEO Ilya Sivtsev

In July, 2020 in an interview of TAdviser the CEO of Astra LinuxIlya Group Sivtsev told what "zones of turbulence" there passes the company at what height the flight is made today and what is planned to be reached. More details here.

Astra Linux became an industrial partner of the Institute of System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences

On March 4, 2020, the Astra group of companies Linux announced that it had again become the main industrial partner. Institute of System Programming named after V.P. Ivannikov of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISP RAS) The company will provide co-financing of studies of production and certification technologies software with increased reliability requirements safety and based on formal modeling and verification methods. The participation of Astra Linux Group of Companies in the financing of these studies determines the conditions for the grant, which the Institute received as part of the federal target program "Research and Development in Priority Areas of Development - scientifically Technology Complex for Russia 2014 - 2020 Years." More. here

Depo will create a PC with a Russian processor and OS for Rosatom. Agreement signed at TAdviser conference

Greenatom, the multifunctional general service center of Rosatom, Baikal Electronics, Depot Electronics and the developer of the special-purpose operating system Astra Linux Rusbitech-Astra signed an agreement of intent during the TAdviser conference Import Substitution 2020: Real Experience.

Partner Program

Main Questionnaire: Astra Linux Partner Program

Hardware and Software Vendor Support Program

Ready For Astra Linux is a March 2020 hardware and software vendor support program. The purpose of the program is to create a predominant position in the domestic IT market of software and hardware manufacturers by informing consumers about compatibility with a protected domestic operating system. The specialists of the operating system company test the partner's products based on the operational documentation and, in case of positive tests, sign the compatibility protocol. In the event of abnormal operation of a partner's products with an operating system, the specialists of the operating system development company give recommendations for resolving the identified problems. Based on the compatibility protocol, compatibility signs with the operating system are issued for labeling their products.