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Running Jira in a container

Hi, I know that a lot of companies are now running their Jira instances within containers, and I have recently noticed that Atlassian offer Docker images for both Jira & Confluence.

I'm curious as to what would lead you down this path?  As far as my understanding of containers goes, they are extremely useful for application development, allowing a consistent image to be passed from Dev to QA to Production etc.  Also startup/shutdown times are greatly improved, as is the ability to quickly create new instances.

However, do any of these benefits of using containers really lend themselves to a Jira instance?  Most setups will consist of a heavily used production instance, and perhaps a dev/test instance for validating changes or add-ons.  I can't see a scenario where I'd want to quickly create a new instance of Jira.  Also the startup/shutdown benefits are not that important as it happens so rarely.

Appreciate your thoughts/advice on this...

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one advantage could be a future move of your environment to a cloud solution. A container can be transferred much easier to AWS or Azure. Cloning an instance is also much easier.

It's a good choice, if you've got a container based environment already.

We still use VMWare VMs for our servers, but as VMWare seems to be supporting docker images in the future, we might rethink our solution.




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