Atlassian server support will come to an end on February 15, 2024, which means that organizations relying on the platform have only a few months to plan a migration to cloud. Migrations can take nine months or longer, depending on your organization’s size and needs, so it’s crucial to start your migration plan as soon as possible.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to prepare your business for the end of Atlassian server support and create a migration plan.
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What will happen when Atlassian ends server support?
Atlassian has slowly introduced changes to server licensing, upgrades, and apps since the announcement in 2020. Here’s a timeline:
After the end of the support date on February 15, 2024, Atlassian and Marketplace Partners will no longer provide technical support for any issues, security updates, or bug fixes for all vulnerabilities.
Regular security updates help protect your business from threats and vulnerabilities. As an Atlassian Solution Partner, we can help assess your migration plans well before the end of the support date. This way, you can avoid the risks and associated costs of security threats.
How (and why) to start your migration to the cloud
First, it’s essential to consider your current infrastructure and workflows, as well as the resources available to your team. This can help you determine the best migration strategy for your organization and ensure that your transition to the cloud is as seamless and efficient as possible.
By migrating to the cloud, you’ll be able to take advantage of the latest features, security updates, and scalability options that are only available in the cloud. Cloud delivers enhanced security, accelerated innovation, is easier to manage, more cost-effective, and more remote-friendly.
What to expect from a supported Atlassian cloud migration?
At e-Core, we help you assess, strategize, and seamlessly implement your cloud migration. We’re proud to be part of a select group of partners globally recognized by Atlassian as specialized partners and the first in the world to earn all specialization badges available.
Here’s everything you can gain by choosing to do your cloud migration with us.
First, we map out the architecture of the Atlassian infrastructure environment and its integrations, as well as identify the necessary requirements for the new environment. We also assess the functionality of projects, plugins, and configurations. We then create a backlog of tasks required for the migration and recommend a cloud architecture that meets your needs.
During the execution stage, we implement the backlog and refine the environment. We also execute a migration test to detail and estimate the time for all steps. We build a migration execution guide and a communications plan and engage teams involved in the migration process. Finally, we execute the migration.
We’re committed to continuous improvement and will work with you to evolve the solution to keep pace with the digital transformation of your company. Our team provides 24/7 support, administering the solution, supporting users functionally, training teams, and managing incidents and problems related to the Atlassian ecosystem.
→ See how we helped Acuity Knowledge Partners migrate to Cloud
Cloud isn’t right for you? Upgrade to data center
If Cloud doesn’t meet your requirements yet or if you are looking for a quicker way to meet the February 2024 deadline, you can move to Data Center.
The quickest option is to move to a single-node Data Center, which keeps you in a self-managed environment. This way, you switch to Data Center licensing and unlock enterprise features that don’t rely on clustering, like Rate limiting, Content delivery network (CDN), Advanced auditing, and Smart mirrors. Additionally, with infrastructure investment, you could move to a clustered environment for high availability.
→ Cloud vs. Data Center – Discover which option is better for your business
Don’t wait to migrate!
It’s important to prepare your business for the end of Atlassian server support and start a migration plan immediately to avoid losing support. Get in touch with us today to determine your best path forward!
If you are considering cloud migration at your organization, talk to e-Core.