Release of the first automated solution for migrating contents from Confluence to XWiki
Price increase and migration to Atlassian Cloud
Since February 2021, the company Atlassian chose to stop selling licenses for their product Confluence Server, used as a wiki to improve organization knowledge management (https://www.atlassian.com/migration/assess/journey-to-cloud). The product Confluence Server is originally developed to be deployed on-premise, for clients with a size varying between 10 to 10 000 users.
With the stop of Confluence Server, users are forced to migrate to Atlassian SAAS offering (Confluence Cloud), hosted by AWS (https://www.atlassian.com/trust/reliability/infrastructure), or opt for the product Confluence Datacenter, more expensive but allowing to avoid the migration to a cloud-based solution.
Following these announcements in October 2020, many users are looking for alternative solutions allowing them to keep their data on-premise, without significantly increasing the costs of their knowledge base. As a provider of the Open Source solution XWiki, the company XWiki SAS performed multiple migrations from Confluence to XWiki during the years 2020 and 2021.
XWiki migration assistant
Following these efforts, XWiki SAS publishes a beta of a migration assistant allowing to automate content migration from Confluence to XWiki, as part of the event Cloud Expo Europe - Paris (November 23rd and 24th 2021).
This migration assistant is the first solution allowing migration of Confluence instances to an Open Source equivalent, with no data loss on the migrated content.
To this date, the migration assistant supports the 25 most used Confluence macros, the support for other macros is in development.
Development prospects for 2022
XWiki SAS works hand in hand with its clients in order to accompany them in the migration of their knowledge base to XWiki. This support also contributes to the improvement of the migration assistant, adding new features and improving the supported macro coverage.
With these tools, XWiki positions itself as the de-facto solution to replace Confluence, with a solution providing equivalent features while being Open Source.
About XWiki SAS
XWiki SAS is a company created in 2004 whose founding members are also the creators of the Open Source XWiki community. The company aims to provide a range of professional services around the XWiki platform, allowing to better and organize information. Its services are tailored for organizations and communities wanting to improve the quality of work, productivity, and efficiency of their users.
With more than 17 years of experience in the professional collaborative solutions sector, XWiki SAS has contributed to the realization of over 500 projects (including Amazon, Lenovo Meetic, CNFPT, SNCF, HLS, Naval Group). The software also has over 7000 installations, representing thousands of organizations in France and all over the world. Moreover, XWiki SAS campaigns for the development of European sovereign technologies through the EUCLIDIA (https://www.euclidia.eu/) initiative.
Since 2016, XWiki SAS has also worked on and maintained the software CryptPad (https://cryptpad.fr), an alternative to online collaborative editing solutions (Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.) that aims to enable data privacy and proposes an end-to-end encrypted solution, in which the documents cannot be read by the server hosting them.
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