Atlassian Server EOL
Atlassian announced the End of Life for their server products by 2024 and the sale of new server licenses by February, 21st 2021. It is up to you to decide your best course of action but remember the draw.io team is here to help with your diagramming needs. Over the next few months or years, you may have questions about Confluence Cloud, like security or pricing. At draw.io, we strive to be as transparent and forthright with you to make an informed decision about diagramming in Confluence. Like Atlassian, we now have a “Cloud First” strategy for developing new features. We have used this strategy to have a high level of feature parity on Cloud vs. Server/Data Center. We have even added more features on Cloud, including collaborative editing.
Migration, Migration, Migration!
Migrating any system is a massive move and a huge undertaking – think of it like moving homes. No matter how organized you are, it can be a very stressful and time-consuming process. This is why we have made your diagram migration as easy as possible. You only have to worry about packing your furniture; all of your decorations will take care of themselves.
We’ve put together some possible scenarios for you:
Migrating draw.io from Server to Cloud or Data Center
We have continued to develop and improve our migration tools to make them as easy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about your migration, please feel free to contact us!
Confluence stores your draw.io diagrams as page attachments, and that means that if you migrate page attachments when migrating Confluence, your diagrams automatically migrate as well. The only issue you may encounter is with pageid links within your diagrams. However, this process is still effortless. Please take a look at our Migration Process documentation and see for yourself.
Migrating from Gliffy
While we have been talking about migrating draw.io to different deployments, it may be the perfect time to migrate from other solutions. If you are using Gliffy, have a look at our comparison. Unlike draw.io, Gliffy’s migration process will break all of your links when migrating. Depending on the number of diagrams, the process of rebuilding all of your links may take some time.
Pricing on Cloud
We have always said that diagramming is a necessity for Confluence. This is why we have kept the price as low as possible while also keeping draw.io feature-rich. Depending on your user tier, Confluence Cloud may be more expensive than your Server version. If you are looking to help offset that cost. Draw.io is by far the most cost-effective diagramming solution for your organization!
Need more information?
We have always strived to give you concise and transparent information when it comes to draw.io because we love making your draw.io experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible. If you have specific questions or would like to help with your migration process, please feel free to contact us.