If you have landed on this page, you are probably looking to move your Jira instance to the cloud. The reasons may be plenty - you want to scale the business faster while spending less money, increase team productivity, reduce ownership expenses, etc. Anyway, in 2021, 90% of all workloads are going to be in the cloud, so you don’t need an excuse to be up-to-date.
Since we don’t need to elaborate on which is best: Jira Server or Jira Cloud, let’s get to the meat and see what it takes to migrate the system.
We have already mentioned that Jira server and Jira cloud are different products, so you need to prepare training materials for employees to communicate the changes such as login, new URLs, changes to apps, and UI differences. When this is ready, tell your organization essential migration details such as when will it happen, what is the expected downtime, what will the new URL be, how to sign in, who to contact if you can’t sign in, etc.
Now take off your runbook created beforehand and just follow the steps and timing moving your data over to the cloud. Install and migrate all apps you are planning to use in the cloud. Make sure that everything is working properly. Apply a site-wide banner in Jira server to redirect users to the cloud.
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