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The $47 billion Australian tech giant Atlassian plans to stop selling new licenses for its Server product lineup as soon as February, with plans to stop supporting those products entirely by the February of 2024, as its cloud strategy marches forward.
“We’re really excited to help our customers migrate to the cloud,” Atlassian co-CEO and cofounder Scott Farquhar told Business Insider. “The cloud is the natural future. This is really in line with our customers.”
Atlassian, founded in 2002, plays a vital role in the software industry. Jira, its flagship product, is an industry-standard way for developers to track bugs and other issues, while Confluence is a sort of corporate Wikipedia that helps keep knowledge all in one place.
In more recent years, the company has undergone an important shift. While its products can still be installed on private servers and in data centers, it’s recently been shifting to a cloud-focused model that emphasizes the cost and productivity benefits of allowing Atlassian to host the software itself.
Notably, and a bit confusingly, the end of Atlassian’s Server lineup doesn’t mean that the company is ending the ability to host its software on your own servers entirely. The …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech