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AWS and Atlassian: A Perfect Match for Cloud-First Businesses

February 22, 2023

With the push to migrate to cloud and the end of support for Atlassian's Server products, you may be wondering what the hosting options are for your Atlassian Cloud products. The good news is that Praecipio’s webinar with AWS provides those answers.

In addition to sharing the benefits of hosting your Atlassian stack on AWS, we also explore why running Atlassian software on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a powerful and efficient solution for many organizations. Scalability, cost-effectiveness, and security are just a few of the key benefits that make this an ideal combination for cloud-first businesses using Atlassian.


Let’s start by looking at scalability. AWS provides a wide range of services and resources that can be easily scaled up or down to meet your organization’s needs. This allows you to quickly and easily adapt to changing business needs, such as increased traffic or new projects. For example, you can easily add more servers or storage to your Jira or Confluence instances to handle a spike in usage or spin up new resources to support an upcoming project.

For your organization to quickly adapt to the demands of today’s fast moving business landscape, you need scalable and reliable infrastructure. By combining Atlassian’s Data Center offering and AWS Aurora, you’ll be able to apply high availability to your database. Praecipio understands that your Atlassian applications are mission-critical to your business, and we can help you meet and exceed availability requirements when configuring your Atlassian stack in AWS.


Another key benefit of running Atlassian software on AWS is cost-effectiveness. AWS provides a pay-as-you-go model that allows you to only pay for the resources you use. This model can help cut down on spending, especially when compared to traditional on-premise solutions that don’t adapt to your specific usage. Additionally, AWS offers several cost-optimization tools and services, such as reserved instances and auto-scaling that can help you further reduce costs. You also can create your own pricing estimate using the AWS Pricing Calculator to better understand the potential cost savings for your organization.


Security is another important benefit of running Atlassian software on AWS. AWS provides a wide range of security features and services that protect your data and applications. This includes security groups, network firewalls, and encryption services. AWS also has a number of compliance certifications, such as SOC 2, PCI DSS, and HIPAA that can help you meet regulatory requirements.


Finally, Atlassian’s software and AWS have several integrations and plugins that improve the functionality and ease-of-use of both systems. For example, the AWS Elastic Beanstalk plugin for Jira allows users to easily manage their AWS Elastic Beanstalk environments directly from Jira. Similarly, the AWS CloudFormation plugin for Confluence allows users to create and manage their AWS CloudFormation templates directly from Confluence.

In conclusion, running Atlassian software on AWS is an ideal solution for many organizations. It provides scalability, cost-effectiveness, security, and integration capabilities that can help organizations improve their software’s performance and ease-of-use. To learn more about the benefits of AWS and Atlassian, watch our on-demand webinar, Scaling in the Cloud, No Gear Required: Exploring Atlassian’s Cloud Powered by AWS. 

You’ll hear from Praecipio’s Technical Solutions Architect, Luis Machado, and AWS Partner Solutions Architect, Angela Bartlett, on how to leverage Atlassian Cloud to scale, better maintain security and governance, and drive change within your organization. Dave Treft, from our client Ginkgo Bioworks, will also share how migrating to Atlassian Cloud with Praecipio helped Ginkgo achieve exponential growth. 

While it is possible to migrate to Atlassian Cloud on your own, working with a Cloud Specialized partner like Praecipio allows your team to focus on work that drives your business forward and ensures your migration is done in the most efficient way possible. 

We also understand that there are scenarios where hosting your Atlassian instance in the cloud is not feasible. Praecipio’s Cumulus hosting solution is optimized to support Atlassian products and provides additional customization options, as well as the support of a dedicated team with decades of experience in the Atlassian platform. Learn more about our Modern Service Management  here.

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