After Atlassian announced the end of life of the Server option, customers are facing now the dilemma to opt for either: Data Center or Cloud, and as an option regarding this dilemma, Atlassian has expanded their Cloud proposal to four different plans adapted to each team needs, especially the one we will cover on this blog post; we are going to answer what is Atlassian Cloud Enterprise.
What is Atlassian Cloud Enterprise? Who gets the real benefit from it? Which are the scalation and security options? How to empower the products to get the most out of them? Is it really going to be positive for the productivity of your teams?... these are common questions people ask themself when standing in front of the dilemma to the cloud migration, and those are the topics we will be going over in this blog post.
Atlassian Cloud Enterprise is available for Jira Software, Confluence, and Jira Service Management, where 95% of orders come from new customers and where current customers are every day choosing to transition to Cloud.
One of the reasons Atlassian and DEISER customers opt for Cloud, specifically for Atlassian Cloud Enterprise, is the benefits of on-demand scalability; unlike local systems, Cloud offers enough resources to automatically scale and adapt to new users they are added.
On the other hand, other Atlassian customers opt for Data Center, alleging that most of their product customizations and Atlassian Marketplace apps functionalities are unavailable in the Cloud. However, it is a matter of time Cloud will solve these pains: product customizations with Atlassian Forge and the Atlassian Marketplace apps functionalities matching them in the Cloud; it's already happening, as is the case with Projectrak and Exporter for Jira.
The Atlassian Cloud Enterprise infrastructure is mainly designed to respond quickly to sudden and massive fluctuations in business environments. Let's go through it in detail:
Atlassian Cloud offers four plans where Enterprise is the most advanced compared to the Free version, which is destined for small teams, the Standard plan is for growing teams, then the Premium plan, which is designed for organizations with the need to scale and collaborate better, and finally, the Enterprise offering...
The Atlassian Cloud Enterprise plan is designed for companies on a global scale, with specific security, compliance, and governance needs.
This option promises greater security, control, and flexibility designed especially for those global organizations, that's why we're getting a bit more in-depth regarding the benefits this plan offers in terms of scalability, its limitations, and how reliable it is:
Migrating to Cloud Enterprise and increasing the limit of instances and users per instance just because makes no sense and it's not of much use if your products are not supported on this plan, or if your apps don't work properly, or even if those are missing functionalities compared to Data Center. It's important to evaluate first, another way it could be disastrous.
After the proper evaluation and migration, Atlassian Cloud for Enterprises supports your scalation by guaranteeing a 99.95% uptime SLA, which translates to less than 21 minutes of downtime per month. That's quite enough availability if you ask us. The real-time statuses of overall Atlassian Cloud products are always published on their status page, so you stay informed about system availability and performance at all times.
Additionally, it offers centralized user licenses that allow paying for a user once access is granted to them to unlimited instances. With other Atlassian cloud plans, you need to purchase a separate license for each additional instance. The cost of a single Enterprise seat can be substantially less than the cost of two Premium seats.
In addition to the offer of unlimited instances, Atlassian continues increasing the limit per user on a single instance. In fact, they were running an early access program for 20,000 users per instance, which is already available, and this limit is intended to be increased up to 35,000 users per instance in 2022. Here you can check the cloud roadmap of this and other initiatives.
This is great, but why would you want to have multiple instances? Basically, we can give you two (even three) fundamental reasons, but here goes two:
Atlassian Cloud Enterprise offers multiple centralized governance controls for change management and users at scale. And what does this mean? Offering resources to administrators who organize tools within an organization so that they can centrally control how employees use Atlassian products, as well as control the change management strategy.
This option ensures global monitoring, through a built-in centralized management console, without the need to invest in custom dashboards. Administrators can manage users and billing, configure services, and get usage statistics from one location. It is also possible to maintain security compliance for product instances across the whole organization of the enterprise.
Which resources do administrators have at the organizational level?
Security is an essential component of Atlassian Cloud products. It offers built-in tools to meet data privacy obligations worldwide and protect user accounts to minimize data breaches.
For example, data protection and segregation are some of the most significant concerns when using cloud systems. Administrators may want to configure separate instances for specific teams, such as finance, HR, or legal departments, who deal with confidential data that cannot be exposed to everyone inside and outside the company. With Atlassian Cloud, it is possible to set up separate instances for external partner teams.
Breaking down into the details, the guarantee to back their word on cloud security, Atlassian supports the cloud with the following series of certifications and procedures:
The Atlassian Cloud computing offering for enterprises also allows users to customize environments according to their needs: configuring instances with specific Atlassian Marketplace apps or creating a specific set of project configurations. It can be achieved using Forge. As well
Atlassian is working alongside the creators of the most popular apps to ensure they offer the same functionalities, support, security, and reliability that you expect from the tools in other cloud hosting types.
Are you need to migrate to Cloud, but you are not very sure about the steps you must take? Don't worry; you are not the only one.
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