Atlassian goes to the Cloud - but you have options!

By Robert Baillargeon | 29/10/2020 | Reading time: 4 min

A few weeks ago, Atlassian announced their plan to focus on Cloud offering for their Jira Software product, pushing to end-of-life for their Software Server offering.

Following this announcement, our customers have been actively asking us about the impacts of their use of OSLC Connect for Jira. Here are the answers we are sharing.

Does this mean all Atlassian applications are going to the Cloud?

No. In their announcement, Atlassian says it wishes to simplify its offerings to provide stronger solutions for its customers. They correctly identified that scalability and availability were universal, and accessibility was a distinguishing factor and had an offering for each.

The Jira Software Cloud product addresses customers that want the ease of deployment with open accessibility. Conversely, the Jira Software Data Center product targets enterprises with strict access constraints (internal/private networks) for the product or integrations.  

Today, we see our Server customers naturally moving to the Data Center solution. This was happening before the Atlassian Cloud announcement, and we expect it to continue.

Can I stay on Jira Software Server?

Each organization will need to make its own decision. What we can tell you is we will continue to offer and support OSLC Connect for Jira on both the Data Center and the Software Server platforms. We encourage you to explore if Data Center is the right path for your future either today or 2 years from now.

Why should we move to Jira Data Center?

Jira Data Center provides all Jira Software Server capabilities with critical additions of scalability and availability of both the product and its plugins. The rigorous review of plugins for the Data Center platform by Atlassian is unique. This ensures the performance of the Data Center, including the approved plugins you install.

For customers who want a private system with validated performance, no matter if they had 200 users or 20000 users, Data Center is a great solution.

Atlassian delivered with Jira Data Center for its enterprise customers.SodiusWillert did their part with the delivery of OSLC Connect for Jira, approved by Atlassian for Data Center.

Does OSLC Connect for Jira support Data Center?

Yes. OSLC Connect for Jira is available for Data Center and has been approved by Atlassian for Data Center.

I want to migrate to Data Center but have an OSLC Connect for Software License. What can I do?

Contact our sales and support team. We will support your migration and your upgrade of your OSLC Connect for Jira licenses to our Data Center license.

Does OSLC Connect for Jira support Atlassian Cloud Jira?

Not today. The OSLC Connect for Jira Cloud is a story that we expect to write with our customers. OSLC Architectures require server-to-server connectivity. A move to Jira Cloud would require your other OSLC (mostly IBM) tools to be open-web accessible. Most of our customers are reluctant to go on this path with their engineering tools today.

We do see a future where the multi-tenant Engineering Cloud and OSLC converge. You can trust that we will be there when this occurs. We are not there today, but it is in our future.

I still have questions about what path is best for our team?

Disruption can be an enabler. Let’s talk about these changes and your vision. We are always here to support our customer’s success!

Robert Baillargeon

Robert Baillargeon is the Chief Product Officer at SodiusWillert. Before his role at SodiusWillert, Robert has led engineering and research teams developing systems and deploying tools in the Automotive industry. Robert is a provisional ASPICE assessor and has a Masters of Science degree in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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