Take the first step

All cloud migrations are not created equal. Taking the time to plan the right approach will result in a successful migration to Atlassian Cloud. 

Before deciding to move, there are a few things to consider

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Explore cloud and compare features

Cloud is more than a deployment change, and includes many new benefits and features. Get started with a free extended cloud trial to explore and assess cloud over time.

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Review security and compliance

Visit the Trust Center to review and compare Atlassian’s cloud security and compliance programs against your organization’s requirements.

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Learn about Atlassian Access

Atlassian Access provides enterprise-grade identity management and administration across your Atlassian cloud products. Find out if Access is right for your organization by clicking here.

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Check out cloud apps

Visit the Atlassian Marketplace to discover 1,000+ apps and integrations that extend your products for every use case. Use our app assessment guide for help reviewing your current apps.

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See upcoming cloud roadmaps

We deliver new features and improvements faster in cloud. See our cloud platform roadmap, as well as what’s coming for Jira and Confluence.

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Understand costs

It’s free to migrate but in cloud everything is hosted for you, meaning total cost may be calculated differently. Start with our cost comparison guide.

Compare deployment options

Atlassian’s cloud and server products provide the same benefits – planning, tracking, collaboration, and more – but differ in features, functionality, and how they’re maintained.

 

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Atlassian Server

Atlassian Data Center

Platform features

User management

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Atlassian Server

Atlassian Data Center

SSO and identity integrations

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Atlassian Access

Atlassian Server

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Security and encryption

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Atlassian Server

 

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Atlassian hosts your products

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Atlassian Server

 

Atlassian Data Center

 

Data storage for attachments

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Atlassian Server

 

Atlassian Data Center

 

Privacy and compliance controls

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Atlassian Server

 

Atlassian Data Center

Enterprise releases

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Atlassian Server

Atlassian Data Center

Automatic updates and bug fixes

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Atlassian Server

 

Atlassian Data Center

 

Marketplace apps and integrations

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Cloud apps

Atlassian Server

Server apps

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Data Center apps

Plans and purchasing

Product plans

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Free, Standard, Premium

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Standard

Atlassian Data Center

Standard

Billing and invoicing

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Subscription

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Software License

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Subscription

Version upgrades and support

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Atlassian Server

12 months

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Additional support options

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Atlassian Server

Atlassian Data Center

User limit

Atlassian Cloud

10,000

Atlassian Server

Unlimited

Atlassian Data Center

Unlimited

Pricing

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Per-user or Tiered

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Tiered

Atlassian Data Center

Tiered

Discounts for eligible academic and non-profit organizations

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Atlassian Server

Atlassian Data Center

Academic only

Frequently asked questions

How do I move to cloud? Show +
  

Making the switch to our cloud products provides many benefits, including increased agility, improved flexibility, and reduced hosting and maintenance costs. Your journey to cloud will go through several phases, as you assess our cloud products, prepare for your migration, make the move, and get up to speed in cloud.

To get started, we recommend starting an extended cloud trial. Extended cloud trials match your existing Server or Data Center license in the cloud (11-10,000 users), and allow you to explore, asses, and migrate to cloud over time at no cost.

We also recommend you review our migration documentation, where you'll find everything you need to start planning your migration, including an overview of the key steps involved and how to approach each, as well as documentation on how to execute the migration based on your current setup.

Does it cost money to migrate? Show +
  

There's no cost to migrate from Atlassian's self-hosted server or Data Center products to cloud. To help you explore or migrate without paying twice for both server and cloud, we also offer free extended cloud trials to existing self-hosted customers using Jira or Confluence.

These trials are designed to help you plan, test, and even migrate to and use cloud at no extra cost. In addition, the trials allow you to use both Standard and Premium plans, to see which is right for you.

To learn more, visit atlassian.com/get-cloud

Do you offer discounts in the cloud? Show +
  

We offer discounted cloud pricing for eligible academic and non-profit charitable organizations. Learn more, including which products are included and whether your organization might qualify.

In addition, subscriptions to Atlassian Access, which offers enterprise-grade security and centralized administration across all your Atlassian cloud products, are available free for customers that qualify for Academic or Community cloud pricing.

Once you’ve completed your migration, you may also qualify for loyalty discounts, a well as a subscription credit for any unused maintenance on your existing license. Please visit our Cloud Migration Discount FAQ to learn more.

How long does migration take? Show +
  

Every migration is different, and while we can’t offer exact timelines, we do have documentation to help you understand your migration timeline.

Additionally, we recommend reaching out to an Atlassian migration support specialist to review your current implementation, determine migration complexity, and establish a timeline and go-live date.

We also offer tools such as the Jira Cloud Migration Assistant, Confluence Cloud Migration Assistant, and free extended cloud trials to help ensure your migration goes smoothly.

Do you offer migration support? Show +
  

Yes, our dedicated migration support specialists can help you plan your migration, as well as answer technical questions or issues related to your migration. We also provide free weekend support for pre-planned migrations to help limit disruptions to your team.

For help with a large-scale migration, we also have a wide network of partners globally that are experienced in Atlassian migrations. Visit our Atlassian Partners page to find one who can help with your migration.

For additional questions, visit our cloud migration FAQs.


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Everything you need to plan and conduct a successful migration.

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Ready to take the first step? Start your journey by claiming your free cloud migration trial.