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Your Atlassian Cloud

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Your Atlassian Cloud

There is a lot to love about the Atlassian Cloud versions of your favorite Atlassian products, including:

  • fast provisioning
  • pain-free upgrades,
  • connect plugins,
  • all the bene’s of sas

But their offering comes with constraints, including

  • no support for directory integration,
  • no support for type II plugins,
  • poor performance for large user bases,
  • attack surfaces that may or may not be properly mitigated,
  • an SLA that may or may not be sufficient

With Atlassian Cloud (YAC), you can have all the benefits of the cloud with none of the constraints.

With YAC, you can easily deploy Atlassian applications to your AWS VPC using cloud formation, docker and ECS (EC2 Container Service).

With YAC you get:

  • support for a scalable user base via Data Center versions of Jira, Confluence, and Stash
  • easy upgrades via Docker
  • an attack surface under your control
  • an SLA under your control

To use YAC, you need:

  • an AWS VPC
  • an AWS credentials file
  • an SSL cert for your app # an IAM role for your app
  • a private/public key pair for your app’s EC2 instances
  • an IAM profile for your app’s EC2 instances

To use YAC, you need to have:

  • some Cloud Formation literacy
  • some Docker/ECS literacy
  • A can-do spirit (or willingness to contact me if you get stuck)

A typical YAC stack looks like:

YAC Stack - 3 Subnets

Typical Yak Stack


YAC Stack - 2 Subnets

Typical Yak Stack

A typical YAC app looks like:


Typical Yak App

A typical intance boot sequence is:

  • EC2 instance gets created per its auto-scaling group, then
  • ECS agent gets auto-installed, then
  • ECS agent phones-home with its cluster ID, then
  • ECS agent downloads and runs cluster-specific containers

The default versions of all YAC containers can be found in the Docker Hub under the nordstromsets repo. Feel free to override with your preferred containers!

Use Cases

Verify your VPC

YAC uses keyword searches to find VPC ids and subnets for building its cloud resources.

Use the following command to verify that yac can find your intended VPC subnets.

yac vpc -h

Upload your Key

Your app will run under https so …

Build your Stack

Build a stack for your Atlassian application via AWS cloud formation. The stack includes all the AWS resources you application needs, including ELBs, EC2 instances in an auto-scaling group, an RDS instance, an EFS for shared home directories, and of course all the associated security groups.

yac stack -h

Build your App

Each app is implemented as an ECS clusters. Each cluster includes the containers shown in the YAC Standard App diagram.

yac app -h

After the stack and app are built, EC2 instances in your stack will register with ECS and downlooad and run the containers in your app. Simple!

Setup a DB

Setup the DB and DB user on your RDS instance.

yac db setup -h

After the setup is complete, you can navigate to your Atlassian app and execute the install wizard.

Restore Files from Backups

Your app includes a backups container that will backup files and directories from your app to an S3 bucket. Files and directories can be restored via:

yac restore -h

Restore a DB

The DB for your app is implemented as an RDS instance. The DB will automatically take backups of itself for a configurable number of days. Backups can be restored via:

yac db restore -h

Container Dev Use Cases

Build Images

Build image for a container to an EC2 instance

yac container build -h

Start Container

Start an individual container

yac container start -h

Container Log

View logs from a container

yac container log -h

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