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If you have been following the Isos blogs or social media for awhile, you have probably heard us mention the Pledge 1% philanthropy program Isos is a part of. If you aren’t aware of what the 1% program is, in a nutshell we have pledged 1% of equity, 1% of product, 1% of profit or […]

A major part of the job of a functional lead at Isos Technology is helping clients achieve their goals using Atlassian tools. Knowing how goals work is essential to both figuring out how clients got to where they are, and helping figure out how the tools will help them get where they want to go. […]

As mentioned in The Beginning, the Atlassian setup that was inherited started out as 1 team’s answer to a problem. As such, the infrastructure too was built for 1 teams answer. This included servers for Jira, Confluence, Crowd, and Bamboo / Fisheye / Crucible on a shared server. By the time my team became owners, […]

Close your eyes for a minute and imagine the administrative nightmare of a Jira Server instance with 936 projects, 1 million+ issues and 5000K users. Now what if I told you that instance was managed by 1 full time employee with a part time assistant with SLAs for requests at no more than 24 hours? […]

I’ve recently picked up the already saturated market of flipping houses. While I enjoy getting my hands dirty tearing down walls, installing flooring, and building decks, I immediately realized that my small collection of standard American household hand tools weren’t going to cut it. For instance, whacking nails with a hammer vs. using a Bostitch […]

So your first introduction to Atlassian was the Server versions of Jira and Confluence. As an organization, you installed them, administered them, and watched them grow to meet your needs. Over time, you may find yourself wondering if Server is the right model for your organization. Would moving to the Cloud version be a good […]

When Atlassian unveiled their toolset in 2002, they had software developers in mind, first and foremost. Their belief was that the flexibility and visibility these revolutionary new tools offered would enable development teams to collaborate better and speed project resolution times.  Over the years, more and more business teams have adopted the Atlassian toolset to […]

If you want to run your own Synchrony cluster for Confluence Data Center or you are running in a version that does not provide the “Managed by Confluence” option and still automating the creation / spin up process, here is a quick bash script you can execute to populate the start-synchrony.sh script: This script will […]

Anybody who has implemented Confluence Data Center 6.0 through 6.11 likely knows that Atlassian has made huge strides in how Synchrony is deployed. But none of those strides have been as awesome as the change introduced in v6.12. From v6.12 forward Confluence Data Center nodes can each manage their own synchrony services! No more modifying […]

Intro Have you ever wanted to run Jira, Confluence or other Atlassian products in a jiffy so that you can test something without affecting your existing environments? This blog will give you the kickstart you need to get going. You should be ready to execute a few terminal commands and have a little sense of […]