Planning: Confluence & JIRA: For a Large Enterprise with 2,000 users: Topology

Does it make sense to install Confluence on MS Windows platform, JIRA -Service Desk on Linux platform and POSTGRESQL on a third machine? Hardware: way above Atlassian specs. Thanks

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I think Linux would be a safer choice, for Confluence, JSD, and PostgreSQL.  Active Directory integration and MS Office document handling are all handled at the application level.  I cannot think of a benefit to use Windows for Confluence alone.  Which does not mean it cannot be done, but you might also find yourself alone if an integration issue comes up; e.g. it is not a common configuration, even if strictly speaking 'supported'.

We have Confluence running on Windows and Linux.  And Windows has no performance gain shown so far.

Depending on your infrastructure you might run into problems, when disks fill up. In case you go for Linux, make sure you use a filesystem which you can expand on the fly. (LVM + XFS or ext4).

Or use a SAN.

Making sure that the index for JIRA at least is on a local disk, of course.

Thanks everybody.

Can Confluence/JIRA/PostgreSQL be hosted on the same Linux box?

Our 2000 users are spread across 4 Time Zones (Atlantic to Pacific) and the hardware would be Dell R620/8 Cores E5-2609/64GB Memory/RAID10(10,000RPM).


Perhaps you can explain why you might mix?  Something external to Atlassian applications I gather.

Reasons for Confluence on Windows: we plan to use Confluence for its Knowledge Base/Management capabilities. The RAW data would be docs, pdfs, ppt, video clips and UNCs from our Windows Domain. 

Reason for JIRA on Linux: minute 13 of  It seems that JIRA on Linux is a must. 


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