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Plan your migration to Atlassian Cloud

Making the move from Server to Cloud requires tons of planning, testing, and communication. Our goal is to help you "think of everything" up front, so your migration goes smoothly.


Get your head in the Cloud

Before deciding to move, there are a few things to double-check if you haven't already.

Check security needs


Adhering to your organization's security, privacy, and compliance requirements is critical to a successful migration. For more information about Atlassian's security, privacy, and compliance policies, check out Trust at Atlassian.

Evaluate apps


With the need for increased security in Atlassian Cloud, many Server apps are not available yet. Before you decide to migrate, review your third-party apps and custom integrations to determine what you need and what you can live without. Check the Atlassian Marketplace to see which apps are available in Atlassian Cloud. 

Check costs


Atlassian Cloud product licenses are subscription-based and pricing is available on a monthly or annual payment schedule. Review information at Atlassian Cloud Licensing to decide which payment schedule is best for your team and estimate your baseline costs.

Path to the Cloud

Now that you decided to migrate, let's figure out how to get there!

Choose the right migration strategy

Determining the right migration path is a key factor in migrating to the Cloud successfully. To get you on the right path, take a few minutes to answer some questions that will analyze your Server environment. 

Build a timeline

Identifying an ideal migration window can mean the difference between happy and sad users. Determine how much time it will take to migrate to the Cloud, factor in time for troubleshooting and communicate that timing across your company.

Be sure to communicate

Beyond informing your organization about the migration schedule, share your migration plan with team members, determine how you will alert users about any issues or errors that arise, and create a post migration communication plan.

Assemble your team

Determine who in your organization should be a member of the Migration team. Users with technical expertise can come in handy, but don't forget about other members of your team who can bring perspective to your organization's needs in the Cloud.

Prep your Server

Evaluate your current environment to determine if you need to make any changes before migrating your data. You may need to upgrade your current software, change timezone settings and clean up or remove any unnecessary data.

Test your data migration

Before your final data migration from Server to Cloud, do a test run.  If you're migrating to a new Cloud site, you can migrate your data, do any testing there, and then migrate your data again. If you're migrating to a live instance, we recommend testing in a separate Cloud site.

Landing safely in the Cloud

Once you've migrated your data, make sure everything is in order.

Configure your Cloud site

Now that your Server products are migrated to Atlassian Cloud, it is time to configure access to your new Cloud site, set up any roles or permissions, and set up any application links to integrate with your Atlassian products.

QA your Cloud site

Verify everything migrated over and works as planned. For instance, make sure Jira projects and Confluence spaces display properly, check for missing issues, pages, attachments or avatars and confirm you can create new Jira issues in your projects. 

Welcome your team

Now that the migration is complete, make sure your organization is ready. Share the the new Cloud site info with the team and provide a chat room or an issue tracker where they can raise any issues or feedback.


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