Atlassian has launched its most superior cloud providing to this point: Atlassian Cloud Enterprise for Jira Software program, Confluence, and Jira Service Administration.
Particularly designed to “meet the wants of [Atlassian’s] enterprise prospects,” it is designed to present customers with improved scalability, safety, and governance controls to assist standardize varied Jira Software program, Confluence, and Jira Service Administration deployments on a purpose-built cloud platform.
Cloud Enterprise gives 5 new capabilities to deal with the “core wants” of enterprise prospects. These embrace international scale, the place prospects are given the flexibility to not solely standardize on one cloud platform that may scale on demand, but additionally arrange a number of situations to help particular staff wants; a 99.95% SLA assure; and a devoted help staff and enterprise-grade safety and compliance to make sure protected, handy entry to Atlassian cloud merchandise on any system whereas assembly information privateness necessities throughout the globe.
Clients may also get extra highly effective governance controls, permitting them to streamline person administration extra effectively whereas gaining quicker entry to modern new options similar to “smarts” capabilities. The continued partnership between Atlassian and its Market companions must also enable Cloud Enterprise customers to satisfy enterprise wants by way of a rising record of apps and integrations.
Bala Venkatrao, head of product, Enterprise Cloud at Atlassian, mentioned that whereas most Atlassian merchandise are sometimes deployed first by particular person builders or groups, they normally begin to proliferate as soon as IT leaders see the company-wide makes use of for Atlassian’s platforms.
He mentioned CIOs need management over who’s utilizing what, so the necessity for higher visibility throughout the enterprise was one a driving power behind the Cloud Enterprise version.
“Speaking to lots of the CIOs, they inform me the Cloud Enterprise version will give them the ability and management again to leverage the Atlassian platform much more successfully throughout the enterprise,” Venkatrao mentioned. “With the Cloud Enterprise version, no matter whether or not you could have 1000’s of customers or tens of 1000’s of customers, Cloud Enterprise fulfils your necessities.”
The acceleration of cloud computing
Within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud adoption charges soared, with IDG’s 2020 cloud computing survey discovered that 32% of IT budgets is predicted to be allotted to cloud computing throughout the subsequent 12 months.
As enterprises had been pressured to rethink how their enterprise operated, firms discovered the must be extra agile within the face of innovation and progress, whereas managing more and more stringent necessities starting from safety to reliability and alter administration. That resulted in a big share of organizations deploying cloud platforms to make sure continuity.
Greater than 95% of latest Atlassian prospects begin with its cloud merchandise and a rising variety of on-premises customers at the moment are starting to make the swap to cloud. Venkatrao mentioned that quite a lot of enterprise prospects are digitizing their workflows because of the pandemic and reassessing how they work and collaborate outdoors of the workplace.
“When groups are distributed, work will get distributed and when work will get distributed, you want to have the ability to collaborate correctly. Atlassian’s platforms provide the merchandise and the know-how to deliver a staff collectively — our mission assertion is: how can we unleash the potential of groups? — so all of our merchandise are catering to that demand,” he mentioned.
Charles Betz, principal analyst serving infrastructure and operations professionals at Forrester Analysis, agreed that distant work is the brand new regular and mentioned that, in consequence, the enterprise service administration features of Atlassian’s portfolio are essential.
“Staff want to have the ability to find and entry the assets and providers they want, and enterprise portals are important — you possibly can’t stroll all the way down to the 4th flooring and speak to the HR receptionist anymore,” he mentioned. “This has resulted within the ESM market (Jira Service Desk and its opponents) being a vivid spot within the software program trade over the previous yr.”