With Atlassian's Server quickly approaching end of life, it's not about if you're moving to cloud, it's more about how fast you can get there. Organizations also face the urgent need to migrate to cloud in order to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), eliminate downtime, decrease IT overhead, offload maintenance, and improve performance and security. These are all vital components to staying agile, delivering exceptional customer experiences, and keeping pace with today's digital business infrastructure.
Casltlight Health partnered with Praecipio Consulting to address their outdated Jira Server environment and performance issues for their remote workforce. After successfully migrating to Atlassian Cloud, Castlight Health drastically reduced the total cost of ownership, eliminated downtime, and bolstered security, allowing their teams to focus on simplifying the complexities of healthcare for millions.
During this phase, you'll find out what you need to prepare your environment for Atlassian Cloud. Take stock of your Atlassian footprint–including current applications, integrations, and customizations–to understand the complexity and level of effort required to migrate your instance to cloud.
Now that you know where you are going and how to get there, it's time to start planning the technical and operational aspects of your Atlassian Cloud migration. You'll also choose your migration strategy and method, as well as establish a timeline.
With your migration plan and timelines in place, you're ready to prep your instance and teams for the big move. You'll also want to clean up your data and build a communication plan for keeping users and key stakeholders up-to-date with migration milestones.
Doing a test run of your Atlassian migration is a critical step to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. This is also an opportunity to uncover any issues and determine how long the migration will take.
It's go-time! Now is your chance to resolve any last-minute issues and carry out your migration by moving your instance over to Atlassian Cloud. You're finally on the path to brighter days!
You've made it to your final destination! Now that you have successfully migrated to cloud, it's time to get your users onboarded and resolve any post-migration issues or questions.
Learn what to expect before migrating and how to plan, prepare for, and carry out a successful Atlassian Cloud migration.
No cloud migration is created equally. From examining the size of your instance to analyzing the compatibility of your can't-live-without marketplace apps, or looking into your customizations (integrations, custom app solutions, unusual data shapes), all of these factors are taken into account when determining the level of complexity of your migration.
This will impact the lift required, what migration strategy you choose, the timeline, and how much support you may need.
If you only have a single instance and want to migrate at a faster rate, this approach will be best for your organization. With the "Lift and Shift" method, you will keep all your data–issues, attachments, and apps–as is and migrate your single instance all at once.
Similar to the previous method, you are keeping your multiple instances as they are and simply moving each one to a new environment.
Example: Your teams are located in buildings A, B, and C and you are moving everyone to a new city. Everyone from Building A moves to their NEW Building A, and the same goes for Building B and C.
If your organization has complex requirements and loads of enterprise baggage, this approach is for you. The "Merge, Lift, and Shift" method takes your instance and breaks your enterprise cloud migration down into batches based on the number of separate servers, products, and instances. You'll also have the chance to start fresh and get rid of any workflows, apps, customizations, etc. that no longer serve you.
Example: You're moving people in multiple buildings located in different cities, so you need to figure out what's the best way to consolidate teams into your new environments, determining which teams go in what buildings and in what cities.
For this approach, you are looking to start fresh with a brand new instance. Your organization no longer needs access to its current data and wants to get up and running in cloud right away.
Example: You are moving your teams to a new building but they aren't taking anything with them from the old office building. They will start fresh in their environment with all new computers, desks, chairs, etc.
After working with a diverse portfolio of clients across a wide variety of industries for the last 16+ years, we've seen it all. Praecipio Consulting proudly holds a 100% migration success rate thanks to our highly customized approach that involves a diligent planning process and rigorous testing. As an Atlassian Specialized Partner in Cloud, our migration experts have proven success migrating operations and supporting enterprise-level use cases across the Atlassian Cloud Platform.
This means that we have the most experience working with Atlassian tools and have insight into new products, features, and beta testing. Through our profound knowledge of Atlassian environments and their intricacies, we can guide your organization as you navigate these important changes.