Differences between Jira and Confluence server and cloud


Learn the high-level feature and functionality differences between server and cloud.

At Atlassian, we offer three hosting options for our products: cloud, server, and Data Center

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While our products provide the same benefits – planning, tracking, collaboration, code repository management, and more – deployment options do differ in features, functionality, and user interface.

Understanding and communicating these differences is essential to planning a successful migration, setting expectations for your stakeholders and users, and landing happily in cloud.

At a high level, customers choose to move from self-hosted to cloud because our cloud products enable them to move faster, deliver more value, grow with confidence, and future-proof their teams. There can also be cost savings, since hosting and maintaining on-premises applications can be time and resource-intensive.

For detailed information on the infrastructure and functionality differences between our self-hosted and cloud products, check out:

Often the decision isn't simply server vs. cloud, but Data Center vs. cloud. If you're considering Data Center – our self-hosted enterprise offering – as well, start here

More information and support

We have a number of channels available to help you with your migration.

Last modified on Feb 6, 2020

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