wiki-switch3.jpgWhy pay for hosting costs when you’re not using your wiki? That’s the reasoning behind our recently announced Instant Atlassian EC2 image – an easy to use command line interface that lets you create, start, stop, and backup your Confluence or Jira instance. The era of pay-as-you-go collaboration and bug tracking is finally here, and it adds up to cost savings for your team. By only running your Confluence server 12 hours a day instead of 24, you could cut your hosting costs by 50%.
Instant Setup
Not only is it cheaper but you can have your machine up and running almost instantly. You just set up an Amazon EC2 account and download the instant Atlassian tool. The tool then creates a server for you, with Jira and Confluence pre-installed, and 10 gigabytes of space for storing your data.
Don’t Need 24-Hour Access?
Not all teams need 24/7 access to their wiki or bug tracker. Imagine a world where your bug tracker starts itself up at 8 a.m. each morning so it’s ready to go when you report for work at 10 a.m. – and it shuts itself down at 8 p.m. when you’re busy running on a treadmill at the gym, out to dinner, or sleeping. In today’s instant cloud computing environment there is no reason you should be paying hosting costs to keep these servers running when you don’t need them! Even just turning your machines off for the weekend can amount to real savings.
Great for Side-Projects
Do your support an educational environment that shuts down during the summer? Great! Do you have side projects that you only work on during the weekend? Great! The possibilities are endless.
The Instant Atlassian tool is a great complement to the five-dollar, five-user Confluence and Jira licenses available this week. Give it a try and let us know how you like it. Complete instructions can be found on the Atlassian Developer Blog. And if you have a larger team, or would prefer to leave the hosting, installation, and support to us, check out Atlassian’s Confluence Hosted and Jira Hosted, starting at $15/user.

Cut your Confluence Hosting Costs by 50%...