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How Should I Run Atlassian? Cloud vs. Server vs. Cloud

These days, there is a lot of debate around cloud vs. server, and as debates typically go, there are compelling arguments from both angles. This decision may become overwhelming, so let’s cut through the noise. Here is a quick run down of what options are available to you for running Atlassian and in what in what situations each make the most sense – a pro, con list of sorts.

Features Atlassian Cloud On Premise Server cPrime Private Cloud (AWS) AccessApplication OnlyFull Access, system and user administration requiredAccess can be customized as necessary for integrations or insightsAdd-OnsLimited Compatibility, about half of all available add-onsNo restrictionsNo restrictionsAdministration needed by ClientFunctional (System AdministrationDisabled)Functional, Application, InfrastructureNone if cPrime managed support is included or FunctionalApplication VersionsLatest & Greatest (Bleeding edge) released on Atlassian’s fixed scheduleManage and Maintain Periodic Upgrades to keep up-to-dateFree upgrades included, scheduled to meet your maintenance windows and frequencyCustomizations & IntegrationsUnrestricted, requires technical expertise on configurations and integrationsFully managed based on customer requirementsScalability2000 Users Max; Disk storage limitationLimited by implementation and maintenance of infrastructure and/or hardware, i.e. DB, Multi-node instances, load balancing, Data Center configurations.Unlimited; Cloud architecture accounts for scale possibilities, while implementation and execution are fully managed.SummaryExcellent for out-of-the-box or small scale installations, but limited by lack of customizations, flexibility, and controls.Suitable for enterprise organizations with highly detailed business and/or security requirements. Requires significant resources to implement and maintain.Flexible solution that fits enterprises with varying scale and requirements. Eliminates technical costs associated with application and infrastructure implementations.


We understand that the systems you put in place need to scale as your organization grows, so we strongly urge you to talk to an expert when deciding to migrate your instance. As Atlassian’s Partner of the Year: Platinum Partner for 2017, we have the experience to guide you transition in a sustainable way.

These days, there is a lot of debate around cloud vs. server, and as debates typically go, there are compelling arguments from both angles. This decision may become overwhelming, so let’s cut through the noise. Here is a quick run down of what options are available to you for running Atlassian and in what in what situations each make the most sense – a pro, con list of sorts.

Features Atlassian Cloud On Premise Server cPrime Private Cloud (AWS) AccessApplication OnlyFull Access, system and user administration requiredAccess can be customized as necessary for integrations or insightsAdd-OnsLimited Compatibility, about half of all available add-onsNo restrictionsNo restrictionsAdministration needed by ClientFunctional (System AdministrationDisabled)Functional, Application, InfrastructureNone if cPrime managed support is included or FunctionalApplication VersionsLatest & Greatest (Bleeding edge) released on Atlassian’s fixed scheduleManage and Maintain Periodic Upgrades to keep up-to-dateFree upgrades included, scheduled to meet your maintenance windows and frequencyCustomizations & IntegrationsUnrestricted, requires technical expertise on configurations and integrationsFully managed based on customer requirementsScalability2000 Users Max; Disk storage limitationLimited by implementation and maintenance of infrastructure and/or hardware, i.e. DB, Multi-node instances, load balancing, Data Center configurations.Unlimited; Cloud architecture accounts for scale possibilities, while implementation and execution are fully managed.SummaryExcellent for out-of-the-box or small scale installations, but limited by lack of customizations, flexibility, and controls.Suitable for enterprise organizations with highly detailed business and/or security requirements. Requires significant resources to implement and maintain.Flexible solution that fits enterprises with varying scale and requirements. Eliminates technical costs associated with application and infrastructure implementations.

We understand that the systems you put in place need to scale as your organization grows, so we strongly urge you to talk to an expert when deciding to migrate your instance. As Atlassian’s Partner of the Year: Platinum Partner for 2017, we have the experience to guide you transition in a sustainable way.

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