Jira Server End of Support Feb 15, 2024
Atlassian and Marketplace Partners will no longer offer technical support, security updates, or bug fixes for critical vulnerabilities.
Price increased for Jira and Confluence users from October 18, 2022
This alteration resulted in a price increase for Jira users by about 15%. As you can imagine, this came as a blow to some enterprise customers and sent them looking for other options. Azure DevOps Services is one such alternative.
Azure DevOps prices
Estimated monthly per user prices for 1000 users
Basic Plan: $ 5,97
Basic + Test Plans: $ 52
Artifacts: $ 1 / Gb
Microsoft Hosted Pipeline: $ 40
Self Hosted Pipeline: $ 15
Azure DevOps can integrate well with other Microsoft products such as Office 365, Azure cloud platform, Power BI, etc., providing a more streamlined, consistent experience. If your organization is heavily invested in the Microsoft ecosystem, this could be a significant benefit.
Azure DevOps provides an all-in-one solution that includes source control (Azure Repos), CI/CD (Azure Pipelines), agile project management tools (Azure Boards), artifact storage (Azure Artifacts), and a testing tool (Azure Test Plans). You can cover most of your DevOps needs without needing to mix and match tools.
Depending on your current setup and the scale of your operations, you might find Azure DevOps to be a more cost-effective solution, particularly if you're already using other Azure services or Microsoft software like Visual Studio.
Azure DevOps, being part of the larger Azure platform, benefits from Azure AD's advanced security features, ensuring that your development environment is secure.
Azure Pipelines provide robust and flexible CI/CD capabilities, which could be an improvement over what you're currently using with Jira and other Atlassian products.
Azure DevOps, being a Microsoft product, offers significant scalability and reliability benefits. Microsoft's cloud infrastructure is robust and reliable, and Azure DevOps services are designed to leverage this infrastructure effectively.
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