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Compare Confluence Cloud and Data Center

Explore the differences between Confluence Cloud and Data Center to help assess your team's needs.

Get more with Confluence Cloud

Create, share, and collaborate with ease using the Confluence you know and love reimagined in the Cloud.

Templates for every team

With 100+ templates in Cloud, we’ve got a template that’s a perfect fit for your project.

Inline commenting and smart links

Editing and collaborating on the same page is easy with inline comments. Embed entire docs or videos on pages with just a URL.

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Make your work come to life

Confluence’s new editor experience allows anyone to create beautiful, engaging pages effortlessly.

Fluid content creation

Insert live macros with slash commands to quickly add dynamic content such as Jira issues, action items for your team, due dates and more.

Confluence Cloud editor

Creation without friction

Quickly create a page or blog for any Space no matter where you are.

Flexibility right in the page tree

Creating, copying and editing pages can all be done directly in the page tree.

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Compare features side by side

Get a high-level comparison for your deployment options, and find out how features vary across Confluence Cloud and Data Center.

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Cloud Recommended

Atlassian is all-in on a Cloud-first future to help your teams create, discuss, and complete work together.

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Win back valuable time for teams with smarter collaboration powered by machine learning, analytics, and more seamless integrations

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Reallocate infrastructure costs and IT resources to strategic business priorities

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Get built-in security, privacy, compliance, and reliability

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Data Center

Data Center is for customers who must maintain a self-managed, behind the firewall environment.

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Continued investment in the areas of performance & scale, security & compliance, and infrastructure & operations

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Flexible deployment options including on-premise, infrastructure as a service, and Kubernetes

Confluence Cloud Demo: 9 key differences in Cloud

Feature

Cloud

Data Center

Productivity

Confluence templates

Cloud

Data Center

Limited functionality

Inline commenting

Cloud

Data Center

Limited functionality

Confluence Cloud editor

Cloud

Data Center

 

Schedule publish

Cloud

Data Center

 

Create from anywhere

Cloud

Data Center

 

Jira roadmaps macro

Cloud

Data Center

 

Decision report macro

Cloud

Data Center

 

Embed content

Cloud

Data Center

 

Auto-convert markdown

Cloud

Data Center

 

Built-in Automation

Cloud

  On the roadmap

Data Center

  Via Marketplace

Connected teams

Team Calendars

Cloud

Data Center

Smarter publish notifications

Cloud

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External collaboration

Cloud

  On the roadmap

Data Center

 

Deployment and administration

Content quality and consumption analytics

Cloud

Data Center

Admin insights

Cloud

Data Center

Limited functionality

Admin key

Cloud

Data Center

 

Inspect permissions

Cloud

Data Center

 

Copy space permissions

Cloud

Data Center

 

Unlimited spaces and pages

Cloud

Data Center

 

Bulk archive pages

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Data Center

 

Copy page trees

Cloud

Data Center

 

IP allowlisting

Cloud

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Sandbox

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Data Center

 

Release tracks

Cloud

Data Center

 

Security and data management

Data residency

Cloud

Data Center

Business continuity & disaster recovery

Cloud

Data Center

Audit logs

Cloud

Data Center

Password policies

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Apps, integrations and customization

Atlassian Marketplace apps

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Data Center

Built-in integrations

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Data Center

Confluence Mobile app

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Scale, performance and availability

Guaranteed uptime SLA

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Data Center

Enterprise-level users per instance

Cloud

Data Center

You can also view Confluence plans and pricing or check out features we’re working on in the Confluence Cloud Roadmap.

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Frequently asked questions

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To stay supported, choose to migrate to Jira Software Cloud or Data Center. Learn what this means for you.

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To calculate and compare your costs, use our personalized calculator. You can also learn more about the differences between Confluence Cloud plans and pricing here.

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The Cloud migration trial is fully functional, so you can use it just as you’d use any Cloud site to explore features and test your migration. Unlike our standard 7-day trials, your Cloud migration trial matches the remaining duration of your Server maintenance or Data Center subscription.

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We offer the Cloud migration trial to Confluence Server or Data Center customers with a Commercial or Academic license and 11+ users. If your remaining Server maintenance or Data Center subscription is less than 60 days or has already expired, you can still enjoy your free trial for 60 days.

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Try Standard and Premium Cloud features for up to 12 months free with your Cloud migration trial.