Even if your organization cannot move to Atlassian Cloud right now, keep in mind that you may need to move to the cloud eventually. The current limitations of cloud are excellent reasons to either look for an intermediate step like Data Center or take on a hybrid approach.

In either case, maintaining self-managed & cloud instances create a lot of questions for enterprises, including: 

  • In what order do I migrate my users?
  • How do I ensure that my server and cloud instances communicate effectively? 
  • How do I ensure my apps still function?
  • How do I maintain complete data security?

The answers to these questions look different for each enterprise. They depend on multiple factors such as:

  • The number of users in your organization 
  • The number of apps in use 
  • The complexity of your data 
  • Your specific data compliance needs 

iTMethods specializes in hybrid deployments

No journey to cloud is one size fits all. While the below table can serve as a solid starting point, there is more to migrating certain solutions to cloud and keeping the rest on Data Center than meets the eye.

Hybrid deployment consideration table

Image source: Atlassian

For most organizations, the process could take 6-24 months, leaving your teams to work across both self-managed and cloud environments longer than expected. 

Most organizations have never needed to create and navigate a hybrid IT model before. Finding answers to these complex questions can be challenging, and the stakes are very high.

Atlassian highly recommends customers work with an Atlassian Solution Partner - like iTMethods.

If you’re considering a cross-deployment (hybrid) strategy, whether as a desired end state or as part of a phased migration, you need a plan to keep your organization functioning at a high level with minimal downtime.

Our team has worked with many enterprise-level organizations like yours to help create a holistic cloud migration strategy. We help enterprises determine if a temporary or long-term hybrid model is right solution for them.

We’ll work with your team to create a plan specific to your organization that keeps your data secure, your apps functioning, and your team's focus on the bottom line.

As a certified Atlassian Solution Partner, we know Atlassian products, marketplace apps, and deployment solutions better than anyone. As these tools rapidly evolve, we have the most up-to-date knowledge on how to work with the products’ strengths and weaknesses to achieve the results your organization needs with minimal disruption to your business.

Run your Atlassian Data Center as SaaS 

If your organization wants a SaaS experience that removes the management overhead but needs capabilities like single tenancy, specific compliance certificates or other features not currently offered on Atlassian Cloud, iTMethods enables companies to run Atlassian Data Center as SaaS, offering a certified managed/SaaS service that provides all the Data Center features with increased security and compliance without management overhead.

We also provide a certified managed/SaaS service, for organizations that want a similar SaaS-based experience as Atlassian Cloud, but with tailored security and compliance management controls, as well as increased support for integrations. 

In conclusion

If you’re looking for a gradual transition to cloud or Data Center isn’t feasible for your organization, considering a hybrid approach to cloud can make sense.

Whichever approach you decide to take, you don’t have to go it alone. Our Certified Atlassian Migration Experts are here to help you determine the right strategy for your organization.

Speak with an expert to find out how we can help you navigate away from Atlassian Server and get the most out of the cloud.

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