Differences between Jira and Confluence server and cloud
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:
- Compare Atlassian cloud vs. server
- Functional differences in Jira Cloud products
- Functional differences in Confluence Cloud
- Storage for Jira and Confluence
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.
- For more migration planning information and FAQs, visit the Atlassian Cloud Migration Center.
- Have a technical issue or need more support with strategy and best practices? Get in touch.
- Looking for peer advice? Ask the Atlassian Community.
- Want expert guidance? Work with an Atlassian Partner.