As a long-time user of Atlassian products, you probably remember the good old server days. But now a change is coming that you should not ignore. As of February 15, 2024, Atlassian will end support for all server solutions. So, it's time to take action.

Risks of remaining on Server:

If you stay on servers, you risk security vulnerabilities and inefficient processes. Without regular updates and security patches, self-hosted servers are more susceptible to security breaches. Over time, the efficiency of your servers will decrease. New features and innovations will skip servers, and your team may struggle with outdated tools. Self-powered servers don't provide the flexibility and scalability your business needs for future growth. It's like trying to take an old car on a trip around the world - technically possible, but nowhere near as efficient.

Cloud as the ultimate future:

Data centers may offer a temporary solution, but the cloud offers advanced security measures and flexible collaboration options. It is the future-proof and efficient choice. While security concerns used to be an issue with cloud use, these concerns are no longer appropriate. Modern cloud platforms, such as Atlassian's cloud services or AWS, offer first-class security measures and are consistently state of the art.

In the cloud, we can easily collaborate, see changes in real time and make the workflow seamless. I remember an incident in my old team when I had to find my way back from a cloud environment to a server environment. In the cloud, not only was I able to collaborate seamlessly with my colleagues, but I also had access to a variety of tools and features that increased my productivity. I was also suddenly missing so many apps and essential plugins, such as a proper calendar function, that I really appreciated the cloud.

How do you explain a switch from server to cloud to your management?

You should use clear arguments to convince your management of a cloud solution now. Here are some helpful facts and statements:

  1. Cost-benefit analysis: Server product maintenance is becoming more expensive, while the cloud offers competitive pricing. Cloud platforms offer flexible subscription models that allow companies to precisely control their costs and use resources efficiently.
  2. Future security: The cloud is the future. Switching early puts your company in the best position to respond to future developments. The cloud enables you to react quickly to new requirements and trends without having to worry about procuring and providing new hardware.
  3. Employee satisfaction: The cloud offers flexibility and innovative tools that facilitate teamwork and improve workflow. In the cloud, your employees can work from anywhere and from any device. This allows you to attract and retain talented employees, regardless of their location.

Conclusion: From farewell to a new beginning

A move to the cloud not only marks the end of an era, but also the beginning of something new. It's time to open up to a more efficient, secure and innovative future.

Are you ready for the change? Our consultants are here to help you make a smooth transition. The best way to clarify all your questions is to arrange a personal appointment with one of our cloud migration experts.

You can also find more information on cloud migration in our current Whitepaper ( no e-mail required).