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Must Read article on Confluence for Enterprise

Hi community,

This was a really great article on the Atlassian blog and I thought I should share it with everyone who missed it!

The article is about how you can benefit from the quicker utility, get more bang for your buck, and drive advancements in Confluence Cloud.

What’s new and better in Confluence Cloud vs server


Maybe you can tell me why you think that this article is great, because I don't see why this is a must read. 

"Look, I have that dead horse and this one is alive. And I tell you: the living one is better!"

Atlassian already discontinues Server anyway. There is no reason to compare the Server version with just Cloud anymore. The question everybody is facing is just if they go for Cloud or for DC. 

And the article can't be taken for the DC/Cloud comparison at least due to the following points:

  • advanced administration is available in DC as well
  • "unique integrations" -> we have been using those for years through great Apps from the marketplace
  • Cloud Analytics -> nice to have it internal. However Google Analytics integration works like a charm. At least for public DC instances And if you don't want to go public, you don't need to compare Cloud
  • Confluence Mobile -> even in Server I can use the mobile app. And it works with a company chosen SSO provider. Same goes for DC

For the technical part, I'd rather recommend to start with this article:

I have not found a good and current feature comparison of Confluence Cloud vs. Confluence Datacenter. So if anyone has one, it would be great if you could share it. 

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Charlie Misonne Community Leader May 03, 2021

I agree with you.
But I think the purpose of that article is most likely to convince server customers to choose Atlassian Cloud and show them how valuable Confluence Cloud is compared to their current server instance.

Laura Holton Community Leader Apr 20, 2021

Thanks for sharing @Soumyadeep Mandal 😃

Dave Atlassian Team Apr 20, 2021

Thanks for sharing this @Soumyadeep Mandal !

Vero Rivas Community Leader May 08, 2021

Thanks for sharing @Soumyadeep Mandal 

Are you ok?


In my opinion Confluence Cloud is the modernized sister of Confluence Server. I see that the new functionalities are coming to Cloud faster and that Confluence Cloud got quite a few upgrades but I don't think - at this point - you can compare these two anymore.

Like Benjamin said, a product thats already been called "dead" can't be compared to one that's being improved.

Thanks for sharing.


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