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Important changes to our server and Data Center products
We’re making changes to our server and Data Center products, including the end of sale for new server licenses on February 2, 2021 and the end of support for server on February 2, 2024. Learn what this means for you.

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What have we shipped?

This past year we’ve been hard at work delivering a world-class, enterprise-grade experience to meet some of your core needs like improved security and compliance, advanced user management, infrastructure, and operations support, and enterprise-grade scale, performance, and availability. 

Learn about some of the key features we shipped over the past year in our Data Center products below.

Jira Software

Security, compliance, and governance

  • Advanced auditing: Atlassian’s advanced auditing capabilities give your organization a security-relevant digital record to help demonstrate compliance, improve security, and better manage risk while enabling your admins to have the level of visibility they need to monitor your state of business. Learn more.

Advanced user management

  • OpenID Connect: Enable single sign-on for your self-hosted Atlassian products and manage your users seamlessly and securely. Atlassian provides the OpenID Connect app which allows Confluence Data Center to connect to an identity provider (IdP) to provide authentication of your users. Learn more.
  • Just-in-time user provisioning: Create and update users automatically when they log in through SAML SSO or OpenID Connect (OIDC) SSO to Atlassian Data Center applications such as Jira, Confluence, or Bitbucket to ensure your users have access to the right tools from the moment they first log in.

Scale, performance, and availability

  • Rate limiting: Keep your mission-critical tools safer, providing the ability to identify, respond, and prevent bad actors and threats from flooding the REST API, and negatively impacting both the instance and business. Learn more.
  • Extended Cluster Monitoring capabilities: We extended the capabilities of the Atlassian Cluster Monitoring plugin to Jira Software so you now have more tools to manage your Data Center nodes. We're displaying all your clustered nodes on a separate page with the information on node uptime (since last restart), ID, load, and memory.
  • Amazon Aurora support: We support Amazon Aurora, a highly available database. Amazon Aurora is a PostgreSQL-compatible database that provides another layer of resilience across the full application stack for Data Center. Amazon Aurora leverages clustered and distributed database architecture for higher resilience and an automated failover plan.

Infrastructure and operations

  • Non-clustered architecture: If you don’t need high availability, you can still leverage Data Center’s enterprise features by deploying in a non-clustered architecture. By simply entering your new Data Center license key into your server instance, you can deploy Data Center using your current infrastructure and begin leveraging any Data Center features that don't require clustering.
  • Docker images: Deploy your Data Center products using a Docker container image. By deploying Data Center with Docker, you can instantly deploy exact replicas of your environment from the command line.

Migration support and services

  • Jira Data Center Migration App: Migrate everything in your server home directory and database to your new AWS infrastructure with our latest migration app. This means that you only need to worry about moving your apps and third-party integrations (including your external user directory). During the migration, you can keep your instance running until the final sync, thus reducing downtime. Because the app doesn’t change the data in your home directory or database, you can test the data migration multiple times before you make the final move.

Confluence

Security, compliance, and governance

  • Advanced permissions: Confluence Data Center introduced new permissions features including auditing, troubleshooting, and bulk editing to help you easily identify and understand who has access to spaces and pages, and to reduce the amount of time you spend managing permissions.
  • Advanced auditing: Atlassian’s advanced auditing capabilities give your organization a security-relevant digital record to help demonstrate compliance, improve security, and better manage risk while enabling your admins to have the level of visibility they need to monitor your state of business. Learn more.

Advanced user management

  • OpenID Connect: Enable single sign-on for your self-hosted Atlassian products and manage your users seamlessly and securely. Atlassian provides the OpenID Connect app which allows Jira Software Data Center to connect to an identity provider (IdP) to provide authentication of your users. Learn more.

Scale, performance, and availability

  • Zero-impact re-indexing: With zero-impact re-indexing, rebuilding your search index in a cluster is hassle-free. We've reduced the number of steps, and removed the need for any manual file handling during the re-index process. When you rebuild the index on one node, we'll automatically propagate the new index file to every node in the cluster. 
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN): Speed up your response time across the globe by leveraging a CDN. A CDN changes the way static resources are served from a Data Center instance. Once CDN is enabled, static resources will be served from a CDN node to improve the performance for users distributed across the world. Learn more.
  • Rate limiting: Keep your mission-critical tools safer, providing the ability to identify, respond, and prevent bad actors and threats from flooding the REST API, and negatively impacting both the instance and business. Learn more.
  • Amazon Aurora support: We support Amazon Aurora, a highly available database. Amazon Aurora is a PostgreSQL-compatible database that provides another layer of resilience across the full application stack for Data Center. Amazon Aurora leverages clustered and distributed database architecture for higher resilience and an automated failover plan.

Infrastructure and operations

  • Non-clustered architecture: If you don’t need high availability, you can still leverage Data Center’s enterprise features by deploying in a non-clustered architecture. By simply entering your new Data Center license key into your server instance, you can deploy Data Center using your current infrastructure and begin leveraging any Data Center features that don't require clustering.
  • Docker images: Deploy your Data Center products using a Docker container image. By deploying Data Center with Docker, you can instantly deploy exact replicas of your environment from the command line.

Jira Service Desk (available as Jira Service Management in the next release)

Security, compliance, and governance

  • Advanced auditing: Atlassian’s advanced auditing capabilities give your organization a security-relevant digital record to help demonstrate compliance, improve security, and better manage risk while enabling your admins to have the level of visibility they need to monitor your state of business. Learn more.

Advanced user management

  • OpenID Connect: Enable single sign-on for your self-hosted Atlassian products and manage your users seamlessly and securely. Atlassian provides the OpenID Connect app which allows Jira Service Desk Data Center to connect to an identity provider (IdP) to provide authentication of your users. Learn more.
  • Just-in-time user provisioning: Create and update users automatically when they log in through SAML SSO or OpenID Connect (OIDC) SSO to Atlassian Data Center applications such as Jira, Confluence, or Bitbucket to ensure your users have access to the right tools from the moment they first log in.

Scale, performance, and availability

  • Rate limiting: Keep your mission-critical tools safer, providing the ability to identify, respond, and prevent bad actors and threats from flooding the REST API, and negatively impacting both the instance and business. Learn more.
  • Amazon Aurora support: We support Amazon Aurora, a highly available database. Amazon Aurora is a PostgreSQL-compatible database that provides another layer of resilience across the full application stack for Data Center. Amazon Aurora leverages clustered and distributed database architecture for higher resilience and an automated failover plan.

Infrastructure and operations

  • Non-clustered architecture: If you don’t need high availability, you can still leverage Data Center’s enterprise features by deploying in a non-clustered architecture. By simply entering your new Data Center license key into your server instance, you can deploy Data Center using your current infrastructure and begin leveraging any Data Center features that don't require clustering.
  • Docker images: Deploy your Data Center products using a Docker container image. By deploying Data Center with Docker, you can instantly deploy exact replicas of your environment from the command line.

Bitbucket

Security, compliance, and governance

  • Advanced auditing: Atlassian’s advanced auditing capabilities give your organization a security-relevant digital record to help demonstrate compliance, improve security, and better manage risk while enabling your admins to have the level of visibility they need to monitor your state of business. Learn more.

Advanced user management

  • OpenID Connect: Enable single sign-on for your self-hosted Atlassian products and manage your users seamlessly and securely. Atlassian provides the OpenID Connect app which allows Bitbucket Data Center to connect to an identity provider (IdP) to provide authentication of your users. Learn more.
  • Just-in-time user provisioning: Create and update users automatically when they log in through SAML SSO or OpenID Connect (OIDC) SSO to Atlassian Data Center applications such as Jira, Confluence, or Bitbucket to ensure your users have access to the right tools from the moment they first log in.

Scale, performance, and availability

  • Content Delivery Network (CDN): Speed up your response time across the globe by leveraging a CDN. A CDN changes the way static resources are served from a Data Center instance. Once CDN is enabled, static resources will be served from a CDN node to improve the performance for users distributed across the world. Learn more.
  • Mirror farms: To improve git clone speeds and increase CI/CD capacity, we’ve enhanced our smart mirroring capabilities to allow teams to cluster live mirrors nodes that host copies of repositories in remote locations into “farms” grouped behind a load balancer. Large repositories that use to take hours to clone and/or congestion caused from CI builds are a thing of the past with smart mirror farms.
  • Amazon Aurora support: We support Amazon Aurora, a highly available database. Amazon Aurora is a PostgreSQL-compatible database that provides another layer of resilience across the full application stack for Data Center. Amazon Aurora leverages clustered and distributed database architecture for higher resilience and an automated failover plan.

Infrastructure and operations

  • Non-clustered architecture: If you don’t need high availability, you can still leverage Data Center’s enterprise features by deploying in a non-clustered architecture. By simply entering your new Data Center license key into your server instance, you can deploy Data Center using your current infrastructure and begin leveraging any Data Center features that don't require clustering.
  • Docker images: Deploy your Data Center products using a Docker container image. By deploying Data Center with Docker, you can instantly deploy exact replicas of your environment from the command line.

Crowd

Advanced user management

  • Azure Active Directory filtering:  Filter your Azure AD users based on their group membership. You no longer have to synchronize your entire Azure AD with Crowd, which improves performance and avoids unnecessary license consumption in connected applications. 
  • Support for local groups in Azure Active Directory: We’ve added support for local groups in Azure AD directories. From now on, you can add groups to Azure AD locally and manage user memberships in it. Local groups won't be saved in the Azure AD directory. Groups synchronized from the Azure AD directory will remain read-only.

Infrastructure and operations

  • Docker images: Deploy your Data Center products using a Docker container image. By deploying Data Center with Docker, you can instantly deploy exact replicas of your environment from the command line.
  • AWS Quick Start Template: Quickly and easily set up a clustered Crowd deployment on AWS using a Quick Start Template with preset configurations and recommended settings.


To learn more about what’s upcoming in any of our Data Center products, check out our roadmap.

The information on this page contains forward-looking statements which involve uncertainties when providing estimated effective dates. All forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and is subject to change.