Reference Deployment

JIRA products on AWS

JIRA Software and JIRA Service Desk with high availability and performance

Use this Quick Start to deploy one of the following JIRA products from Atlassian on the AWS Cloud in less than 30 minutes:

  • JIRA Software Data Center is a software development tool used by agile teams.
  • JIRA Service Desk Data Center provides IT service management software with high availability and performance at scale.

To install JIRA products on AWS and instantly scale, view the Quick Start deployment guide. You might also want to check out the AWS Quick Start for Bitbucket Data Center and the AWS Quick Start for Confluence Data Center, and view our complete Quick Start catalog.


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

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • Use this Quick Start to set up the following JIRA environment on AWS:

    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets. This provides the network infrastructure for your JIRA deployment.*
    • An internet gateway to provide access to the internet.*
    • In the public subnets, managed network address translation (NAT) gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets. The Quick Start deploys NAT instances in regions where NAT gateways aren't available.*
    • In the private subnets, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) PostgreSQL as the external database for JIRA.
    • In the private subnets, an Auto Scaling group with JIRA instances based on Amazon Linux.
    • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) as the shared file system for storage.

    The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the tasks marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • Build your JIRA Software Data Center cluster in a few simple steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at
    2. Get a license key for the JIRA product you want to deploy.
    3. Launch the Quick Start. Each deployment takes about 30 minutes. You can choose from two options:
    4. Configure the JIRA product for multiple nodes.
    5. Add nodes to the cluster.

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

  •  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, storage size, and IOPS, will affect the cost of deployment. See the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using for cost estimates.

    The Quick Start requires an Atlassian account and a Data Center license to use the JIRA Data Center applications you’re planning to deploy on AWS.