Atlassian Data Center Vs. Cloud – When to Choose What

For modern software development organizations, DevOps has a lot to offer. It helps in achieving better collaboration, increased speed of development, reduced bugs, and improved software quality. However, knowing when to use DevOps, what tools to embrace, and whether to implement DevOps in a data center or the cloud is essential. Atlassian Data Center provides teams with products that are built for reliability and scale. Cloud providers like AWS and Azure, on the other hand, offer a range of DevOps tools and services to help teams plan for their projects, collaborate better, and release products faster.

Introduction to Atlassian Data Center

A self-managed data center, Atlassian Data Center, gives organizations the resources and infrastructure they need to empower teams to work faster while helping them improve reliability and compliance. 

For organizations that have been using single-server Atlassian installations, the Atlassian Data Center allows them to stay ahead of the curve. With capabilities to meet new organizational requirements, it will enable them to add resources to current instances and meet performance concerns in the short-term. 

Atlassian Data Center is an excellent choice if you are looking for high availability and performance of your applications along with high deployment flexibility and tighter control over your instances. 

With Atlassian Data Center, you can: 

  1. Empower teams to get things done at scale and support implementation across Agile, ITSM, and DevOps.
  2. Get access to resources as you grow and build a long-term strategy for scaling your teams, applications, and infrastructure – with confidence. 
  3. Meet complex compliance requirements with comprehensive security, compliance, and controls – without slowing your teams down.
  4. Achieve high availability of applications through active-active clustering and enjoy uninterrupted access even during infrastructure upgrades. 
  5. Deploy applications either on-premises or with cloud vendors like AWS and Azure to drive maximum value from existing investments. 
  6. Leverage robust disaster recovery strategies that will help you avoid disruptions and keep your business running smoothly during an outage. 

Introduction to DevOps on Cloud

DevOps in the cloud allows organizations to get access to on-demand compute resources and scale their applications – at reduced costs. For organizations that have been using DevOps on-premises, the cloud offers a centralized platform. The platform lets them keep track of the resources used as well as their project progress – while giving them the control and governance they need for a robust DevOps process. The cloud is great if you’re looking for scalability, growth, and cost savings. 

While Azure offers a range of capabilities such as Azure boards, pipelines, reports, test plans, artifacts, and more, AWS allows for intelligent automation, scalability, performance, integration, and more for a fulfilling DevOps experience. 

In addition, with Codefactori, Addteq’s managed hosting solution, you can run your DevOps tools & processes within the data center, and leverage the tools for hosting and release management. Teams can put all efforts into building the product while leaving the headache of hosting and managing the entire solution to Codefactori. Teams can enjoy high uptime and gain critical insight and advice on optimizing tools and current processes.

Irrespective of the vendor you choose, with cloud, you can: 

  1. Pay only for what you use and save up substantially on upfront Capex costs of hardware, software, and other infrastructure. 
  2. Get access to resources on-demand as you grow, and drive scalability and agility of your DevOps applications with ease.
  3. Build DevOps products on a standardized and centralized platform, keep track of resources and costs, and improve development efficiency. 
  4. Leverage the technical support capabilities of cloud vendors to manage any administration issues, and ensure your application is always up and running.
  5. Make the most of the data privacy and compliance features of modern clouds and ensure 100% adherence to evolving industry, regulatory, and government standards. 

Manage complex projects at scale 

In the software development world, there’s a lot you can achieve with DevOps – provided you use the right tools and right processes at the right time. 

Since you can deploy your DevOps processes either on a data center or in the cloud, you must understand what works better for you. Atlassian Data Center is ideal if you’re looking for the reliability and performance of your applications. The cloud is the perfect choice to ensure scalability and control development costs. 

If you’re looking to manage complex projects at scale, make the right decision and stay ahead of your DevOps requirements.

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