Refined’s Cloud Apps Explained

Migrating to cloud? Take these Refined apps with you.

Earlier this year, some 19% of Atlassian customers were deployed in the cloud, according to a survey conducted by UK-based consultancy Adaptavist. Of those that weren’t, 13% planned to move there within three years.

Now that Atlassian has announced the end-of-life for server products, maintaining an Atlassian server deployment is all but out of the question, and we’d wager that that latter number—the share of non-cloud customers planning a move to cloud— just went up considerably.

Whether current server users actually cut the cord and migrate to cloud or switch over to data center depends on their unique organizational needs. (This guide from Atlassian may help you weigh your options.) But for the time being, we’re expecting larger companies—the “enterprises” with a high user count, complex deployments and strict security requirements—to choose data center. Nimbler, digital-native companies with fewer users who value low-maintenance and flexibility will likely opt for the cloud.

For those Refined Server users who do opt to migrate to cloud versions of Confluence, Jira or Jira Service Management, good news: Refined has cloud sister apps you can take with you. Read on for a breakdown of each.

Refined for Confluence Cloud

Refined for Confluence Cloud

Refined for Confluence Cloud is the sister app to our long-standing app Refined for Confluence Server/DC. The app functions mostly in the same way our server app does, giving you tools to transform Confluence into a more engaging, easier-to-navigate site. Common use cases include knowledge management, intranets and documentation.

Visit Refined’s Migration Center for a detailed feature comparison of Refined for Confluence Cloud and Refined for Confluence Server.

Browse examples of public sites built with Refined fo Confluence Cloud:

Refined for Jira Cloud

Refined for Jira Cloud

Refined for Jira Cloud is the sister app to Refined for Jira (Service Desk) on Server/DC. Once again, the app functions in pretty much the same way as our server app, allowing you to customize Service Desk portals and Jira projects, and display selected Jira data on custom, customer-facing sites. Refined sites are most commonly used as ITSM solutions, but they do great duty as public issue trackers and project management sites as well.

Visit our Migration Center for a detailed feature comparison of Refined for Jira Cloud and Refined for Jira Server.

Catch a glimpse of Refined for Jira Cloud at work:

Refined Toolkit for Confluence Cloud

Refined Toolkit for Confluence Cloud

This app differs from Refined for Confluence Cloud in that it provides customization including theming and layout on a space level only. This app doesn’t include the capability to re-organize Confluence spaces into groups in a top navigation menu. However, if all you’re after is to improve the look and feel of Confluence Cloud, then this could be the app for you.

Catch a glimpse of Refined Toolkit for Confluence Cloud at work:

Resources to Make Your Migration Easier

Considering a move to Cloud or Data Center? Visit our migration site for information, pathways and feature comparisons across hostings and explore Refined’s cloud apps in the Atlassian Marketplace.

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