Getting started with Jira Data Center on AWS

Amazon S3 is now available for Jira Data Center. Currently, you can use Amazon S3 to store user avatars, issue type icons, and project icons. In Jira Service Management, this also includes request type icons. Learn more about configuring Amazon S3

We’re also working on introducing S3 object storage for Jira attachments. 

The AWS Quick Start template as a method of deployment is no longer supported by Atlassian. You can still use the template, but we won't maintain or update it.

We recommend deploying your Data Center products on a Kubernetes cluster using our Helm charts for a more efficient and robust infrastructure and operational setup. Learn more about deploying on Kubernetes.

AWS now recommends switching launch configurations, which our AWS Quick Start template uses, to launch templates. We won’t do this switch, however, as we’ve ended our support for the AWS Quick Start template. This means you're no longer able to create launch configurations using this template.

If you decide to deploy your Data Center instance in a clustered environment, consider using Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS allows you to scale your deployment elastically by resizing and quickly launching additional nodes, and provides a number of managed services that work with Data Center products. These services make it easier to configure, manage, and maintain your deployment's clustered infrastructure.

We recommend deploying your Data Center instance on a Kubernetes cluster using our Helm charts. This allows you to stay in control of your data and meet your compliance needs while still using a modern infrastructure. Learn more about running Data Center products on Kubernetes

Interested in learning more about what Data Center provides? Check out the Data Center overview

Non-clustered VS clustered environment

A single node is adequate for most Small or Medium size deployments, unless you need high availability or zero-downtime upgrades.

If you have an existing Server installation, you can still use its infrastructure when you upgrade to Data Center. Many features exclusive to Data Center (like SAML single sign-onself-protection via rate limiting, and CDN support) don't require clustered infrastructure. You can start using these Data Center features by simply upgrading your Server installation’s license.

For more information on whether clustering is right for you, check out Data Center architecture and infrastructure options

Deploying Data Center products in a cluster using the AWS EKS

You can deploy your Data Center instance using a managed Kubernetes cluster service. Learn how to prepare a Kubernetes cluster using Amazon EKS

Here's an overview of the architecture for a Data Center instance running in Kubernetes:

For more information, see Atlassian products on AWS.

Even though you can deploy our Data Center products on AWS GovCloud, we don’t test or verify our Helm charts on the AWS GovCloud environment and can’t provide any support.

Deploy your instance with AWS

Create components

Before you deploy your Data Center product with AWS, you need to create the required infrastructure components. These include a database, a Kubernetes cluster, and shared storage. Learn more about the prerequisites

Take advantage of Helm charts

If you decide to deploy your Data Center instance on AWS with Kubernetes, make sure to use our Helm charts. Learn how to install your Data Center product with Helm charts

Last modified on May 29, 2023

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