Create
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Next challenges

Recent achievements

  • Global
  • Personal

Recognition

  • Give kudos
  • Received
  • Given

Leaderboard

  • Global

Trophy case

Kudos (beta program)

Kudos logo

You've been invited into the Kudos (beta program) private group. Chat with others in the program, or give feedback to Atlassian.

View group

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Cloud Versus Server

It is understood that with the Server and Data Centre options there is the ability to customise the setup as required.

 

I would like to know what customisation and flexibility is lost implementing a cloud option.

1 answer

1 accepted

2 votes
Answer accepted
Bill Bailey Community Leader Jun 12, 2019

Everything. ;-)  The four big issues I have with the Cloud are:

  • No user macros -- essential for filling in the holes
  • No custom CSS -- needed for customized look and feel
  • Limited number of apps (yes, there several available for cloud, but still less)
  • Forced upgrade of the server - your solution is constantly in flux. Suddenly new features appear or disappear, causing issue with the user base, or breaking workflows.

This is the official pages on the differences (but it does not list all the downsides of Cloud):

https://confluence.atlassian.com/cloud/compare-atlassian-cloud-vs-server-744721664.html

A much more detailed functional difference table:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/confcloud/functional-differences-in-confluence-cloud-734070955.html

Also, security. As in, every week you read about a new breach or hack.

Fortunately, on the upside, Atlassian makes it pretty easy to manage your own local server instance. Aside from checking backups, and the occasional performance checkup, there is very little upkeep.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
TAGS
Community showcase
Published in Confluence

Announcing Team Calendars in Confluence Data Center

Hi Community! We're thrilled to share that Team Calendars for Confluence is now a built-in feature for Confluence Data Center releases 7.11 and beyond.  A long time favorite,  Team Cale...

78 views 0 3
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you