reference deployment

Confluence Data Center on AWS

Team collaboration with high availability and scalability on the AWS Cloud

Use this Quick Start to deploy Confluence Data Center from Atlassian on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Confluence is team collaboration software that changes how modern teams work. Confluence Data Center is a self-managed solution that gives you high availability, performance at scale, and disaster recovery for uninterrupted access to Confluence for all your teams.

This Quick Start uses the Atlassian Standard Infrastructure (ASI) as a foundation. You can also deploy Bitbucket Data Center and Jira products within the same ASI.

This Quick Start was developed by Atlassian in collaboration with AWS. Atlassian is an APN Partner.

AWS Service Catalog administrators can add this architecture to their own catalog.  

  •  What you'll build
  • Use this Quick Start to set up the following Confluence Data Center environment on AWS:

    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets. This provides the network infrastructure for your Confluence deployment.*
    • An Application Load Balancer, which also serves as a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) termination proxy.
    • In the public subnets:
      • Managed network address translation (NAT) gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
      • A Linux bastion host to enable secure access to Confluence Data Center.*
    • In the private subnets:
      • A Confluence cluster with instances based on Amazon Linux.
      • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) PostgreSQL as the external database for Confluence. You can choose to use Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL instead.
    • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) as the shared file system for storage.
    • Amazon CloudWatch, which provides basic monitoring for all application and database nodes in the deployment. By default, CloudWatch also collects and stores logs from each monitored node.

    * If you're deploying Confluence Data Center into an existing Atlassian Standard Infrastructure (ASI), the Quick Start detects the components marked by asterisks, and provisions Confluence into your existing ASI. 

  •  How to deploy
  • To build your Confluence Data Center cluster on AWS, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at, and sign in to your account.
    2. Launch the Quick Start. You can choose to build a new Atlassian Standard Infrastructure (ASI) for your deployment or deploy Confluence into your existing ASI: 
    3. Configure Confluence Data Center on one node. In this step, you can also specify your Confluence Data Center license key or sign up for an evaluation license.
    4. Add instances to the Confluence Data Center cluster.
    5. (Optional) Add nodes to the standalone Synchrony cluster.
    6. Enable collaborative editing, if needed.

    To customize your deployment, you can choose different instance types for your resources, configure your cluster nodes, and adjust file server and database settings.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on the Quick Start.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. See the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using for cost estimates. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip   After you deploy the Quick Start, we recommend that you enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report to track costs associated with the Quick Start. This report delivers billing metrics to an S3 bucket in your account. It provides cost estimates based on usage throughout each month, and finalizes the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see the AWS documentation.

    This Quick Start requires a license for Confluence Data Center. For information about obtaining a license, see the Atlassian pricing page. The Quick Start can't be used with Confluence Server licenses.

    If you want to evaluate Confluence Data Center, you can also request an evaluation license after you deploy the Quick Start, during application configuration.

  •  Resources
  • If you need help deploying, integrating, or managing this workload, we offer an AWS Solutions Consulting Offer based on the architecture shown on the What you'll build tab. AWS Solutions Consulting Offers are delivered by an AWS Competency Partner.