Bye, Bye Server! Atlassian to discontinue Server family

Atlassian is focusing on the further developing its native cloud offers, and will discontinue the server product family in February 2024.

Atlassian has announced the complete discontinuation of its server product line effective February 2, 2024. This affects all server products (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and Bamboo). License sales will already be discontinued on February 2, 2021. Further changes will follow on February 2, 2022 (no more up and downgrades) and February 2, 2023 (discontinuation of Server Apps sales).

At the same time, prices for server and data center licenses will be adjusted as of February 2, 2021. Talk to us now and get advice on the upcoming changes.

Today, with almost 3 and a half years lead time, Atlassian has announced the end of availability of server licenses. In recent years, Atlassian invested heavily in its native cloud offers to make them available to a broad range of users in a stable and secure form. With the Cloud Standard, Premium and Enterprise plans, there are three different offers for Jira Software, Jira Servicedesk, Confluence and Bitbucket in the Atlassian cloud. Statuspage, Opsgenie and Trello complete the product portfolio.

As a long-standing Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner with a large number of small, medium and large customers in Europe, we are aware that not all customers use the Atlassian Cloud as a replacement for existing server installations - especially if a large number of add-ons have been used or extensive adjustments have been made.

However, we have carried out countless migrations over the years, and what we have learned is that migration is possible. The availability of the Jira and Confluence Cloud Migration Assistants, as well as the growing support by vendors, have led to a reduction of complexity and decrease in migration efforts.

But one thing is certain: the future for Atlassian is the native cloud offer. Atlassian has revamped the Cloud Roadmap and is using it to present the further development of cloud offers in an even more prominent and transparent manner.

Which products are affected?

The decision affects all products available as “servers”:

  • Jira Software Server
  • Jira Core Server
  • Jira Service Desk Server
  • Confluence Server
  • Bitbucket Server
  • Crowd Server
  • Bamboo Server
  • Atlassian-built apps
  • Atlassian Marketplace Partner server apps

What’s changing in detail?

For server licenses

  • No new server licenses will be sold as of February 2, 2021.
  • In contrast to the previous regulation, existing server licenses can be extended until the “end of life” on February 2, 2024.
  • Prices for server licenses will be increased as of February 2, 2021, .
  • Upgrades and downgrades of existing licenses are no longer possible as of February 2, 2022,
  • The sale of apps for viewing licenses will be discontinued as of February 2, 2023, .
  • All server products will be “End-of-Life”, there will be no more support and security patches as of February 2, 2024.

ATL Server Timeline

For data center licenses

Effective February 2, 2021, Atlassian will add

  • Advanced Roadmaps (formerly Portfolio) in Jira Software
  • Team Calendars and Analytics at Confluence
  • Insight in Jira Service Desk
    to the feature set of its data center licenses. In addition, Priority Support is now an integral part of all data center licenses. Bamboo is offered in a data center version.

Prices for Data center licenses will be increased on February 2, 2021.

The user scale for data center licenses will not change for the time being; licenses will continue to start from 500 users.

Atlassian DC Timeline

For Managed Hosting customers

Nothing will change for the time being for our Managed Hosting customers. We will continue to offer our Managed Hosting in the usual quality

What are my options?

Migration to the Atlassian Cloud is open to all customers. Depending on the number of users and compliance requirements (e.g. data residency), various plans are available. We would be happy to help you choose the right plan and assist you with the migration. Talk to us! Schedule an appointment here.

Server customers who cannot migrate to the Atlassian Cloud have the option to switch to a data center license. A smooth transition is guaranteed and ensures stable service beyond 2024.

The previous license and operating model can be retained for the coming years with the restrictions mentioned above (no up- / downgrades for servers, no possibility to purchase apps after February 2, 2023). Discuss your options with us in peace and quiet. We’ll develop an optimal migration plan for you.

We’re here for you

This announcement affects all server and data center customers. We will contact you individually to find the best possible solution.

Of course, our offer is directed equally to new customers. Please feel free to contact us or make an appointment without obligation.

Over the course of the next several days, we will share more information in this blog and inform you about your options.

Furthermore, we invite you to participate in one of our free information rounds with followed up by a Q&A.

We’re at your side as a competent and experienced partner to perfectly prepare you for the upcoming changes and to accompany you on your journey. Contact us today.