Atlassian Cloud Q&A Series: The Costs of Upgrading Now vs Later 

If you haven’t been following the other posts in this series, let us catch you up briefly.

In response to changing customer needs and the massive, rapid adoption of cloud infrastructure, Atlassian has decided to sunset their Server licenses as of February 2, 2021 and their support of Server applications in 2024.

They believe that dividing their effort between Data Center, Cloud and Server slowed their ability to innovate and add more value to their products. Therefore, by simplifying their product line, they can re-focus their resources and provide more value.

This shift has brought about many questions from Atlassian customers. In this post, we’re going to address one of those questions which happens to be around pricing.

With support not ending for another three years, Atlassian customers are wondering whether or not there is any benefit to changing now vs waiting to change? We’re here to tell you there is definitely a reason to plan your migration sooner rather than later.

Incentives for Migrating Sooner Rather Than Later

To incentivize customers to act early, Atlassian is providing loyalty discounts for eligible customers to upgrade to Data Center or Cloud products at a lower price, as well as free trials for both Cloud and Data Center products, and the ability to lock-in pricing before increases go into effect. Please note, discounts may be subject to change.

Feb 2, 2021 through June 30, 2021

What to know:

  1. Server and Data Center price increases have now taken effect.
  2. Cloud migration loyalty discounts are still available for 1,001+ annual plans.
  3. Data Center loyalty discounts now replace crossgrade credits and are available for all license tiers.
Options
Tier
Option 1: Migrate to Cloud

Loyalty Discount

Option 2: Migrate to Data Center
(at new list prices)
Loyalty Discount
On Server <1000 users None 1st year: 25% JSW, Conf
40% all other DC Products
2nd year: 15% JSW, Conf
30% all other DC products
>1000 users 1st year: 55% for all cloud products
except Bitbucket
2nd year: 40%
3rd year: 20%
1st year: 40% for all DC products
2nd year: 30%
3rd year: 15%
On Data Center < 1000 users none
>1000 users 1st year: 55% for all cloud products
except Bitbucket
2nd year: 40%
3rd year: 20%

 

After June 30, 2021

What to know:

  1. Both loyalty discounts for cloud and Data Center have decreased to the 2nd year discount schedule.
Options
Tier
Option 1: Migrate to Cloud

Loyalty Discount

Option 2: Migrate to Data Center
(at new list prices)
Loyalty Discount
On Server <1000 users None 2nd year: 15% JSW, Conf
30% all other DC products
3rd year: no discount JSW, Conf
15% All other DC products
>1000 users 2nd year: 40%
3rd year: 20%
2nd year: 30%
3rd year: 15%
On Data Center < 1000 users none
>1000 users 2nd year: 40% for all cloud products
except Bitbucket
3rd year: 20%

Free Trials

Atlassian is currently offering a 30 day trial for all Data Center versions of their products and often, they will extend these trials if requested.

For those who will opt for cloud adoption, Atlassian is currently offering free cloud migration trial licenses that match a customer’s existing user tier (up to 10,000) and Server/Data Center maintenance duration, allowing for a longer planning, testing, and migration schedule.

With free cloud migration trials, you can:

  • Explore cloud products without feeling rushed through a 7-day trial
  • Avoid paying for two licenses during your server to cloud migration
  • Plan, test, and customize your cloud site without disrupting your teams
  • Trial both Standard and Premium plans freely to see which option is the best for you

It is quite possible that these trial offers may end so waiting could cost you the opportunity to experiment with your options before making a final decision.

Dual Licensing

For >1000 user tiers you can avoid double subscription costs and receive up to 12 months off your self-hosted license while you plan, prepare, and migrate to your cloud site.

Multi-Year Contracts

Atlassian also offers locked in discounted pricing for multi-year contracts for Cloud and Data center customers that pay for two years up front. For enterprise tiers >5000 they may qualify for a three year contract.

Co-Termination

Coyote Creek can help you navigate through this slew of discounts and get you a quote that works best for your company. We also offer consolidation and co-terminations so all of your licensing can be set to expire at the same time.

For more information on Atlassian Cloud pricing, please see the following resources below.

Need Help Pulling the Trigger?

If you need help choosing between Atlassian Cloud and Data Center, Coyote Creek can help.

As seasoned experts and Atlassian Platinum Solutions Partners, we understand that changing your infrastructure or migrating entirely can be a complex endeavor. One that requires careful planning and expert execution.

If you’re still unsure as to whether Atlassian Cloud or Data Center is best for your specific needs, or would like a data center vs cloud vs server cost comparison, please reach out so we can set up a time to talk about your business and we can help you make the best decision.