Reference Deployment

Jira products on AWS

Jira Software Data Center and Jira Service Desk Data Center with high availability and performance

Use this Partner Solution to deploy one of the following Jira products from Atlassian on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud:

  • 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.

This Partner Solution uses the Atlassian Standard Infrastructure (ASI) as a foundation. You can also deploy Bitbucket Data Center and Confluence Data Center within the same ASI.

This Partner Solution was developed by Atlassian in collaboration with AWS. Atlassian is an AWS Partner.

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

  •  What you'll build
  • Use this Partner Solution 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 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 allow secure access to your Jira applications.*
    • In the private subnets:
      • A Jira cluster with instances based on Amazon Linux.
      • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) PostgreSQL as the external database for Jira. You can choose Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL instead.
    • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) as the shared file system for storage.
    • Amazon CloudWatch to provide 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 Jira into an existing Atlassian Standard Infrastructure (ASI), the Partner Solution detects the components marked by asterisks, and provisions Jira into your existing ASI. 

  •  How to deploy
  • Build your Jira cluster in a few simple steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at
    2. Launch the Partner Solution. You can choose to build a new Atlassian Standard Infrastructure (ASI) for your deployment or deploy Jira into your existing ASI: 
    3. Configure the Jira product for multiple nodes.
    4. 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.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on this solution.  

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

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Partner Solution 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 Partner Solution, we recommend that you enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report to track costs associated with the Partner Solution. 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 Partner Solution requires a license for either Jira Software Data Center or Jira Service Desk Data Center. For information about obtaining a license, refer to the Atlassian pricing page. The Partner Solution can't be used with Jira Software or Jira Service Desk Server licenses.

    If you want to evaluate either Jira Software Data Center or Jira Service Desk Data Center, you can also request an evaluation license after you deploy the Partner Solution, during application configuration.

  •  Resources
  • If you need help deploying, integrating, or managing this workload, we provide AWS Solutions Consulting Offers based on the architecture shown on the What you'll build tab. AWS Solutions Consulting Offers are delivered by an AWS Competency Partner. The following offers are available for this Partner Solution: