Business software provider Atlassian announced it is now using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host its services, a transition the company has made over the past year.
The move "enables us to offer an increased variety of cloud deployment regions, with strong performance and local failover options," Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar said in a blog.
- Atlassian is not totally new to AWS. The company currently operates a mix of its own data centers and AWS, Fortune reports.
For a big software company like Atlassian, moving to public cloud means it can focus less on building and managing its own data center infrastructure and focus more on its core mission instead. And, with customers in 170 countries, the move will also ensure Atlassian can scale properly to meet customers’ needs.
Several other large software makers, including Infor, Box, Salesforce and SAP, recently announced similar plans to use public cloud to deploy new software, according to Fortune. For many companies, the move comes down to cost and reliability. If an organization can ensure more reliable services for customers, it is likely to make a transition.
Atlassian appears to be using AWS exclusively. Sticking with one public cloud vendor can give companies certain advantages, like price discounts. But using two or more public cloud vendors can help companies avoid vendor lock-in and potentially help with redundancy in case a cloud provider fails, which is certainly not unheard of.