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Jira-Instances-Cloud-WP-Image-blogsizedOver the years at Isos Technology, we have worked closely with hundreds of clients of all sizes to merge multiple instances of Jira Software, often migrating them to a single Cloud instance in the process. One of the primary drivers for merging instances is to help teams align around similar ways of working. A single instance enables teams to more readily collaborate, increases cross-functional visibility, and streamlines reporting, and for many years, it has been the primary way to achieve these necessary outcomes.

However, as Atlassian has continued to invest in and advance its Cloud software, a new model has emerged—multiple, federated Jira Software Cloud instances. Federated Jira Software Cloud instances which function autonomously, but are connected and interoperable, can offer distinct advantages for large enterprises, as long as the instances are intentionally and thoughtfully architected. In fact, Atlassian itself uses a federated model. It is important to note that the primary drivers for merging instances that we mentioned above—collaboration, visibility, and reporting—continue to be relevant in a federated environment, and they play a key role in how multiple instances are segmented.

In this whitepaper, we will explore Atlassian’s Jira Software Cloud Enterprise offering. Cloud Enterprise comes with the ability to spin up an unlimited number of instances at no extra cost. With Cloud Premium and lower-level tiers, you are limited to a single site, and the cost of operating two separate Premium instances is typically higher than the cost of the Enterprise offering, so it would not be cost-effective. In addition, the Enterprise plan includes Atlassian Access, Atlassian Analytics, and Atlassian Data Lake, all of which are essential in managing multiple instances.

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Determining How Many Jira Software Cloud Instances You Need
  • Key Considerations For Governance, Administration, And Reporting In Federated Jira Software Cloud Instances
  • Scaled Agile And Federated Jira Software Cloud Instances
  • And Much More!

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