With the Atlassian Server edition ending, is Server/Data Center training still worth it? Find out in this blog post.
A simple yes or no won’t do for this question because the short answer is it depends. If you’ve joined the 90% of new customers that Atlassian states have already migrated to Cloud, then you won’t need Server or Data Center training (although a Cloud-related course should be considered). If, however, you’re still on the Server edition and will be moving to Data Center, training might be necessary.
Atlassian customers moving to Data Center
If you’re moving from Server to Data Center instead of Cloud, you’re not alone. The staggering percentage of migrators might make it seem as if Cloud is the only way, but it’s not. The fact is, Cloud isn’t for everyone, and Atlassian acknowledges this with leaders highlighting the intent to continue investing in Data Center.
The good news is that there is no noticeable difference between the User Interface (UI) of Server and Data Center versions, so training on Server-based products will apply to Data Center. There will, however, be additional applications added as part of the new Data Center subscription, such as Advanced Roadmaps, but the core functionality and appearance will remain as is.
Training for Atlassian Data Center and Server
Despite the Server End-of-Life announcement, training courses for the Server and Data Center edition of products continue to be available and should be considered by teams to ensure they get the most out of them.
Users and Admins alike on the Server/Data Center edition of products can benefit from the courses we offer at Clearvision, which cover Jira, Jira Service Management (JSM), Confluence, Git, Agile, DevOps, and more.
Our Agile with Jira Software training helps teams get to grips with project management and development. Our Confluence Essentials course improves collaboration, and the Jira Service Management (formerly Jira Service Desk) Essentials course provides an understanding of the product’s features and functionalities.
If you’re an Administrator responsible for defining projects and configurations within an agile team, you might want to consider our Jira Software course, which can be tailored to meet specific needs and includes an in-depth look at administration and configuration best practices.
Confluence Admins familiar with the essentials but want a deeper understanding of the management of pages, spaces, permissions, configuration, housekeeping, and best practices should look at our half-day Confluence Admin course (includes a mentoring session).
Our Jira Service Management (formerly Jira Service Desk) Administration course is ideal for new Jira Application Admins and those with the responsibility of defining projects and configurations. It covers the ins and outs of Jira Service Management and how it can be tailored to meet specific needs.
More targeted training includes a Jira Project Administration course, ideal for project heads and Administrators without full Jira administration access. It was created with the ACP-600 Jira Project Administration exam in mind, so anyone considering this certification will benefit greatly. We also have training courses for Marketplace add-ons.
Why choose Clearvision for Atlassian training?
As an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner in an ecosystem filled with other Partners, we set our training apart by offering interactive and customisable experiences. This means we can reach users regardless of where or how they like to work, whether that be on-site or remotely, which in today’s climate is generally the latter.
Interactive training is more like a discussion than a lecture, where immediate feedback and questions are addressed then and there, making for a more enjoyable and thus memorable experience for all.
Won’t your teachings become redundant when Server ends?
If you missed the timeline image above, be sure to scroll up and take a look at the key dates. There’s still a way to go before the Server edition of products completely ends, with support ceasing in February 2024, up to which point, training will be relevant and useful because as mentioned above, the UI for Server and Data Center is identical.
As for Data Center, Atlassian’s commitment to continue investing in this version of products suggests it will be around for the long haul, like Cloud. With Atlassian applications continuously evolving for improved performance, it’s important to ensure you’re up to speed with the software your business relies on.
Whether you’re in the private sector and Atlassian Cloud isn’t an option, or your organisation simply isn’t ready to embrace Cloud just yet, it’s important to make the most of your investment. For less tool frustration and a more empowered team, check out our training courses.