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This collection is a great place to ask questions, find resources, or share about your own migration experience.
So, let's get a discussion going: if you've already migrated or are in the process of doing so, what do you wish you'd known before you started? What advice would you give other customers who are considering moving to Atlassian Cloud?
The preparation part is always the most difficult for me, because a lot of companies don't have much documentation (why they've implemented some functionality, if it is still used / needed and what for etc.). Also a lot of free / custom / special functionality is used and needs to be replaced, because it doesn't make sense to continue with it or it is not possible in cloud.
Usually I need to revise every single process and change the solution of a lot of things completely, before I got to the point, when the instance is migratable to cloud.
So, from my point of view I would say two things:
@Hana Kučerová how long did that took you? I know that it varies, but I'd like to know if that is something you can share!
@Alex Koxaras _Relational_ sure
Yes, it depends on how much the customer cooperates, how many applications / integrations they have etc... but in general - months.
Atlassian states, that it usually 3 - 12 months are needed for the migration. So far I can only confirm this.
I just finished reading this post from @Pushpkant Garg, where he shares his experience migrating to the cloud. It might be resourceful, especially if you have precise questions. I know I had one question 😅
Thanks for sharing this!
Hi @Elizabeth Howden I heard a kind of common question from end users on the cost involvement at various stages of Cloud migration. Like: cost for pre-planning phase, during the migration and post migration charges as per the tools used. Well, I can't clearly answer them but to share the Licensing FAQ's Atlassian page. Do we have some kind of details on that?
Hello there. My advice on moving to the cloud:
You never can be sure that your data belong to you alone anymore, you won´t have the same performance as in your LAN and if your internet connection is down youre screwed.
Have a nice cloud day,
My advice would be to focus on your migration strategy and method to avoid any pitfalls. I would recommend reading more threads like this one on the Community and tuning in to webinars that get you thinking about the more strategic elements.
One article you may find useful is, Atlassian Cloud Migration: It's all about strategy not tragedy ☁️
There are 2 points of view on any migration:
I always try to tackle the second one and use that opportunity to discard useless processes, rethink workflows and decide what we need to keep, drop or create.
Talk to your stakeholders, convince them to try something new.