Performance of Atlassian Tools on AWS Vs Virtual Servers?

Hi Team

We are following and using most of atlassian tools. All tools are situated on virtual machines.

Production servers are hosted at the Finland, which raises some challenges due to the geographical distance to, for example India, where the majority of the users are located. Lately, performance of the servers does not seem be the actual issue, but instead, it’s the network performance and high latency that are causing poor usability.

 

It is to be decided where the new servers will be located; should we continue using in Finland, set up the new servers in AW?

Each option has its pros and cons, for example:

  • If we set up the services to the virtual servers we don’t have to make any network related changes, but again, usability from remote locations (like India) will be affected.
  • If we set up the services to AWS, usability in remote locations might improve, but we will be dependent on the functionality of the VPN tunnels from hub sites towards AWS and will also create a large amount of administrative overhead reconfiguring the network topology.
  • If we set up the services somewhere else, it needs to be reviewed whether the location corresponds to our strategy and will be suitable for long-time use etc.

    What do you suggest here. We should move on AWS or improve the configurations of current servers. Where do you think performance is much much better?

Regards
Shivani

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Micky Caritte Community Champion Jan 08, 2018

Hi Shivani,

Won't help that much but I think it's a decision only your company can make. As you said, Cloud Services like AWS are well suited for your needs as network performance and scalability are great but in the other hand it's out of your network and needs a deployment phase with your own network (which is usually not that hard from what I,ve heard from many customers).

If you want to stay on your servers you might want to improve network performance or at least availabilty with redundancy (Data Center architecture) in different locations, load balancing being based on location but that's also challenging for your sysadmins!

Hope this will help a bit!

Cheers

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