From February 2nd Atlassian will stop selling new server product licenses and cease development of new features in the entire server product line although maintenance and support will continue to be provided for a further three years.
Mind you, this will come at a cost - there will be both server and data center price increases touted as necessary to:
"ensure the security and maintenance of the server platform while providing you with the opportunity to run a free cloud migration trial."
"make using cloud and Data Center together easier for you and your users through a more unified administration experience and improved integrations between the two offerings."
So what are the important dates here - check below:
... and my options are?
Well with Server, move to the Cloud or move to Data Center. At this stage Atlassian have stated no end of life for Data Center, however you are encouraged to monitor their roadmap in that regard. To learn more start with the migration FAQs that provide a volume of useful information to get you underway.
So as reported in our October blog, not only will there be the myriad of edition upgrades to contend with this year, we expect you'll be presented with more and more platform migrations as well, and while the Atlassian User licensing model is straight forward (although keep in mind it applies to any user who has permission to use the product, not necessarily a user who accesses it - so restrict accordingly) others will likely not be as simple, and that means understanding your license migration options just as well as your technical options as being unprepared with either can prove a very expensive exercise.