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Three reasons to move to Atlassian Cloud

15 Dec 2022 in

What is Cloud computing?

Cloud computing enables users and companies to run software applications on their machines without managing physical servers. It is possible thanks to virtualisation technology. The cloud allows users to access the same applications and files from any device, just like you can log into your Instagram account on any device. This is because you are using their data centre without having the hassle of owning and managing your own. It also removes some IT costs for businesses when switching to the cloud because they no longer need to update and maintain their servers. It is their cloud vendor who does the job. Therefore, small businesses especially benefit from it as they can outsource their infrastructure to the cloud without having to own an internal structure, which is costly. 76% of companies claimed they are adopting the cloud to expedite IT service delivery.

 

What is Atlassian Cloud Enterprise?

Atlassian provides cloud service; Atlassian Cloud Enterprise allows you to invest more in your core business by increasing your team's productivity and improving your speed to market. It empowers your team's Agile and DevOps practices through tools like Jira Software, Confluence, and Jira Service Management. It provides organisations of any size with enterprise-grade security and flexibility through analytics, change management functions, and uptime SLA. There are many benefits of moving to the cloud. Let's explore each.

 

It increases profits in the cloud

Half of IT time and resources can be saved by moving to the cloud. According to a recent study of 35,000 servers, moving to the cloud enables annual cost savings of around 30%. In the short term, the cloud is more expensive when considering migration costs from on-premises. But, when looking at long-term value, you will realise on-prem drain your profits massively because downtime can cost three times as much as a yearly cloud subscription fee, or even more. The average amount a company loses on downtime is $5,600 per minute. However, in the cloud, you can outsource the responsibilities and costs of managing downtime to your cloud vendor. Atlassian guarantees 99.95% uptime, and when an incident happens, they resolve it without additional cost to you.

IT pros reported 20% overall cost savings after moving off-prem not only because of no costs of dealing with downtime but also because of reduced operational and physical costs. You can reduce environmental costs because you don't need space to place the server and no occurring energy costs to run the server. With cloud service with automatic scaling options, when usage increases, computing power grows to meet that demand.

 

It improves productivity in the cloud

According to office 365, 80% of IT professionals say moving to the cloud improved their productivity. And low productivity costs companies as much as $7 trillion annually. When you move to the cloud, it will benefit the productivity of every team - from marketing to IT and beyond. IT teams can focus more on the highest-value tech tasks for your business with fewer internal tickets, as they don't have to deal with downtime maintenance and bugs or admin requests. It lifts the cognitive burden from constantly switching tasks and less expertise for tasks like load balancing and controlling server room climate as the cloud vendor does the job. Automation in the cloud for workflows, documentation, and basic tasks primarily improves team productivity as it shortens employee to-do lists and helps them focus more on essential work tasks.

According to 87% of leaders, the cloud boosts collaboration. Collaborative companies are five times more likely to be high performing than the ones that are siloed. Cloud connects teams with better transparency and collaboration tools, and highest performing development teams are 24 times more likely to use the cloud.

 

It scales faster and more affordably

Nothing is better than doubling product use, serving more customers, solving more problems, and increasing profits. However, without a scalable technology, it’s a recipe for major incidents and unhappy customers. 

To grow, systems that scale are required. Systems that can scale out, up, and down to satisfy the needs of your customers and teams as soon as those needs emerge. With the cloud, you don't have to deal with all the manual steps of scaling on-prem. As the resources needed for scaling already exist, there is no need for lengthy, expensive approval and scaling process. Also, there is no guesswork on the cloud. With on-prem, the tech team must spend time making its best guess for the amount of computing power needed and how many servers you’ll need. They can be over or underestimated, which will be costly. However, the cloud offers an automatic scaling option, which can scale up and down based on the increasing or decreasing demand. So, you don't have to pay for resources you don’t need.

 

Conclusion

Moving to the cloud helps you increase profits, improve productivity, and scale faster and affordably. And give you access to continuous innovation across integrations and extensibility. However, with a migration strategy, you may be able to achieve the outcomes that you desire. So, before moving to the cloud, you must first define the core business values you want to accomplish with the cloud. Then, you can plan your migration with the strategy that best suits your objectives. This is not easy if you do it without an expert's help. So, Catapult CX is here to help you. We are a trusted Silver Atlassian solutions partner, meaning that we can help you from the beginning of your migration journey to the Atlassian cloud. Our Atlassian experts will provide recommendations on how best to adopt Atlassian cloud. We will tailor and customise Atlassian products to your teams' needs. As an award-winning best DevOps and Agile technology consultant, we will make sure that your journey with us will save costs long-term, empower your team with enhanced productivity and have less IT burden on their shoulders. If you are interested, visit our Atlassian service page to learn more about how we can help you or contact us now.