Migrating Jira and Confluence add-ons can be a complex task, given that each add-on has its own compatibility and migration requirements. This underscores the importance of a careful and well-planned approach.
Here are some great tips and best practices for migrating add-ons when moving from On-prem to the Cloud:
🔄 Assess Add-ons and Compatibility: Begin your migration journey by carefully assessing your desired apps for compatibility with Atlassian Cloud. While some add-ons may not offer Cloud versions, don’t worry if you discover that your preferred app falls into this category. We have a wealth of experience in discovering alternative solutions with similar functionalities, ensuring you won’t miss a beat in your transition to the Cloud.
📚 Consult the Documentation: Review the documentation provided by the Vendors for each add-on. Most reputable add-on developers will provide guidance on migrating from Data Center to Cloud. By following their expert advice carefully, you’ll navigate this important phase with confidence and achieve a successful migration.
🗺️ Plan the Migration: Create a detailed migration plan that includes all the steps needed to migrate your add-ons. This may involve configuring add-ons in the Cloud, exporting and importing data, or reconfiguring settings.
🛠️ Test in a Staging Environment: If possible, set up a staging environment that mirrors your production environment, which is a perfect copy of your live production setup. This serves as the ideal testing ground to run the add-on migration process, detecting and swiftly resolving any potential hiccups before you embark on the actual migration.
🗣️ Communicate with Stakeholders: Maintain a transparent channel of communication with your dedicated team and key stakeholders throughout the migration process. Keep them well-informed about the migration progress and proactively address any potential downtime or disruptions, ensuring a seamless transition.
🔍 Monitor and Verify: After the migration, monitor your Cloud instance for any issues related to the add-ons. Verify that all data, configurations, and functionality perform as expected, securing a smooth user experience. In cases of substantial add-on changes in the Cloud, provide dedicated training and support to users, facilitating a swift and efficient adaptation to the new environment.
💡 Keep it in mind 💡: Every add-on and migration is unique! For the most precise and up-to-date guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! As an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner we can prioritize your needs and offer unparalleled support during your transition. Your smooth journey to the Cloud is our top priority! ✨