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June 9, 2023

Transitioning from Atlassian Server: Key Steps for Success


Learn about Atlassian's recent announcement to discontinue its Server edition licensed products by 2024 and the implications it holds for businesses. Our blog post provides essential guidance on how to prepare for the transition and explores the available migration options to Atlassian's Data Center or Cloud solutions.

Understanding Atlassian's Announcement

According to Atlassian's official release, starting from February 2021, the company will no longer sell new Server edition licenses, and the pricing for existing server licenses will be updated. The decision to discontinue Server licenses is part of Atlassian's larger strategy to become a cloud-first company. However, it's important to note that this change does not impact Data Center Licenses, which will continue to be supported.

There are options available to meet your compliance requirements and ensure a smooth transition.

Available Migration Options

Self-Hosted Server to Cloud Migration: This option is suitable for companies using Jira Core, Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, Confluence, Bitbucket, or other Atlassian software hosted on a self-managed Server with limited or no security or regulatory requirements. Atlassian's Cloud platform offers high levels of security and is continually improving to meet industry standards. Oxalis can help you assess if Atlassian's security compliance standards align with your needs.

Self-Hosted Server to Data Center Migration: If your organization operates in highly regulated industries with specific compliance requirements, migrating to Atlassian's Data Center edition may be the best option. Data Center provides enhanced security features, including advanced authentication and authorization capabilities, along with stronger audit and logging capabilities for better compliance management.

Preparing for the Transition:
Transitioning from Atlassian Server to a more scalable and efficient solution, such as Atlassian Data Center or Cloud, requires careful planning and execution. Here are the steps wherein Amrut Software can help you:

Remember to refer to Atlassian's official documentation for more detailed guidance and support throughout the transition process.

The Benefits of Migrating to a Data Center or Cloud

Migrating from Atlassian Server to either Data Center or Cloud offers several advantages for your organization:

Improved scalability and flexibility:
Both Data Center and Cloud solutions provide greater scalability and flexibility, allowing you to easily adjust user licenses and subscriptions based on your organization's changing needs.

Automatic updates and maintenance:
Atlassian's Cloud platform handles updates and maintenance automatically, saving you time and resources spent on manual installations and infrastructure maintenance.

Enhanced security:
Atlassian's Cloud platform adheres to various compliance standards, providing advanced encryption, security controls, and continuous monitoring to protect your data and applications from security threats.

Access to the latest features and functionality:
Atlassian's Cloud platform offers the latest features and functionality, ensuring your team stays up-to-date with the latest tools and best practices, ultimately improving productivity and collaboration.

Lower total cost of ownership:
While the upfront cost of migrating to Atlassian Cloud or Data Center may be higher the long-term benefits such as reduced hardware expenses, automatic updates, scalability, enhanced security, and increased availability make it a cost-effective choice for organizations. They can significantly reduce their total cost of ownership in several ways in the long run.

How Amrut Software can help?

Stay ahead of the curve with our comprehensive software services. From evaluating your infrastructure and understanding your options to data migration and post-transition optimization, we have got you covered. Reach us today!