Cerner needed to replace its homegrown issue tracking system with one that would scale and provide flexibility to meet the needs of different teams.
In 2008, a team of 20 developers at Cerner adopted Jira. As Jira gained popularity and spread to more development teams at the company, IT set about centralizing operations and giving teams the customizations they needed.
Fast forward to October 2015, Cerner has moved to Jira Data Center to handle 10,000 additional Jira users. The rapidly growing development environment currently contains about 1.5M Jira issues, 3M comments, and 1,500 projects. Cerner worked with its Atlassian Technical Account Manager for guidance on scaling and adapting Jira for the company’s unique requirements. Cerner also stays on top of upgrades – upgrading Jira about once a year.
“In 2014, we had 55 outages. In 2015, we reduced that number to seven. Now with Jira Data Center, we believe that number will be even smaller in 2016,“ says Mike Damman, knowledge architect at Cerner.
To learn more about scaling Jira for the enterprise, watch the Cerner Atlassian 2015 Summit presentation.