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“Bitbucket Cloud” is coming – New 2017 Pricing and Packaging


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With the release of Bitbucket Pipelines into production this week (Blog Post Here), Atlassian looks like it has created a whole new set of “Bitbucket Cloud” pricing and packaging which incorporates a lot more than than just source code management.  It’s not live yet but they plan to introduce soon.  When? At the moment they are saying early 2017 and will give users 30 days notice.

Will you pay more?  YES.  It appears that pretty much everyone will pay more.  For 10 Users on their Standard Plan you will pay $20/month whereas currently you pay $10/month. ($2 vs $1 per user).  Should you be angry?  NO. No one likes price increases but I think you can be “satisfied” and happy with this price increase.  Here’s 2 reasons why:

  1. You are getting Build functionality included! (Huge additional Value here)
  2. You will be able to pay for exactly the number of users you need (After the first 5), where as in the past you had to buy large bundles and some users were never used (i.e. You had 26 developers, you needed to buy the 50 User plan. With the new pricing you can just pay for 26 Developers)

On top of the Standard plan they are also introducing a Premium Plan for $5/user that gives you:

  1. Merge Checks
  2. Smart Mirroring
  3. More storage
  4. Granular admin controls (Nice to see, as Cloudforge has lead the way here for years)
  5. Additional security and auditing capabilities

Will Bitbucket Cloud have a FREE Tier?  YES.  Bitbucket will still be free for up to 5 users, with unlimited public and private repositories. They give you 1 GB file storage and 50 build minutes for Pipelines per account per month.

Is “Unlimited” storage going?  YES, it appears so.  For as long as I can remember Bitbucket offered Unlimited Storage with some terms that covered abuse and also a fantastic guideline of keeping your Git repos smaller than 1GB.  Now each plan tier has a storage limit with each subscription.  At the moment the Premium plan comes with a 10GB storage limit.  While this is a a lot for code repos, For any large development organization (100+ Users), they are going to run into issues here.  I’m sure they will add “purchase additional storage” soon after launch or move to a model like Amazon, Cloudforge etc, where when you add users, you get additional storage.

Although in saying this, it also looks like they have brought Git Large File Storage (LFS) out of BETA, which will allow you to store large files remotely, keeping your code repo small.

To support the introduction of Bitbucket Pipelines, there will be add-on “Build Minutes” packages you can buy.

Bitbucket Cloud Pricing

Bitbucket Pipelines Build Minues

To view there upcoming pricing page – Click Here

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