How much admintime to calc

Hi All,

I have seen sizing information for servers, but how high do you judge the maintenance (server, software, plugins) and administrative overhead (besides creating new users and managing groupmembership) for a 250 userbase installation of JIRA and confluence ? (E.g. Compared to sharepoing or alfresco sites)

regards, Josh

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You can't really "size" the effort involved without referring to the complexity of what you're going to do.  If you're going to use the applications pretty much off-the-shelf and not fiddle around with themes, non-atlassian integrations, workflows, addons, fields, and and and, then the maintenance is quite low - you'll need to think about a part-time admin who can do the odd upgrade.  But if you are power-users who are going to heavily customise lots of it, then you'll need more.  I've looked after several 200-ish user sites.  Some needed me for a day a month, others near-on full time.

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In addition to the very good answer from @Nic Brough [Adaptavist], In case you are wondering for best practices in terms of tuning Confluence instances (depending on the instance size, you may have to perform that), here are very good starting points:

Server Hardware Requirements Guide

Performance Tuning

Cheers!

Rodrigo

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