Jira Data Centre, and Cloud, are both subscription models. You pay annually (cloud has monthly options too), and the software stops working at the end of the licence term.
Server is a perpetual licence - you get a year, but if you do not pay maintenance, everything continues to work fine (with a nag message for administrators). I'm looking at a version 3 server at the moment that is working fine, hasn't been licenced for 7 years. Riddled with security holes and less functional than latest, but still working.
The maintenance is 50% of the current "new licence" cost. It's main entitlements are that you are supported (i.e. can yell for help) and you can upgrade to any version released before maintenance ends.
Server is going away soon though. In a few weeks, the licence options become a lot more limited and in a couple of years there simply won't be any support (or upgrades) for it. You should be looking at DC or Cloud.
...and maintenance is 50% of the perpetual license cost?
Where can I get a definitive quote for 'server' with the features we need. The 'shopping' cart page is horribly imprecise.
We need to buy our license very soon before the end-of-sale for on-premise products. We are not allowed to continue using 'cloud' products.
Hi @Mark Hargrove ,
from the above link there are several options as "Prices", "Quotes & orders", "Payments & refunds" and etc.
This links will helpful.
and also please check the below link, recently Atlassian announced Sever support related information.
Hey there Cloud Community members! We’re excited to give you the first glimpse of the new home for business teams on Jira — Jira Work Management. Jira Work Management is the next generation of J...
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