Cloudify Product Lifecycle and Service Discontinuance
The common Cloudify product lifecycle policy is based on the following guidelines (unless stated otherwise in your service contract):
- For all Cloudify versions, technical support is provided for 2 years, starting from the public availability date (GA) of the release of the relevant product version.
- Effective as of the official Support Discontinuance Date (2 years after GA) these versions will no longer be supported under a standard support agreement. Extended Support may be available for an additional limited period, for an extra fee. Please contact Cloudify Customer Services for more details.
- Maintenance releases (Service Packs) are made publicly available and are driven by customer feedback.
Key Dates and Issues
Listed below are the Support Discontinuance Dates for recent Cloudify versions. As of these dates, the respective versions will no longer be supported under the standard Cloudify support agreement. Until the Support Discontinuance Date for each version, support for patches, service packs and rolling patches will continue, per the terms of your current support contract, however, no new features, configurations (HW, SW, SDKs) will be implemented.
Cloudify Premium & Community Editions R4.3.x – Support Discontinuance Date is March 30th, 2020; as of this date, R4.3.x will complete 2 years of full service.
Cloudify Premium & Community Editions R4.4.x – Support Discontinuance Date is July 30th, 2020; as of this date, R4.4.x will complete 2 years of full service.
Cloudify Premium & Community Editions R4.5.x – Support Discontinuance Date is October 30th, 2020; as of this date, R4.5.x will complete 2 years of full service.
Cloudify Premium & Community Editions R4.6.x – Support Discontinuance Date is Apr 17th, 2021; as of this date, R4.6.x will complete 2 years of full service.
Cloudify Premium & Community Editions R5.0.x – Support Discontinuance Date is October 28th, 2021; as of this date, R5.0.x will complete 2 years of full service.
Versions no longer supported – the following Cloudify releases have already passed the Support Discontinuance Date and are no longer supported under the standard Cloudify support agreement:
- Cloudify R4.2x (effective November, 2019)
- Cloudify R4.1x (effective April, 2019)
- Cloudify R4.0x (effective April, 2019)
- Cloudify R3.4x (effective July 2018)
- Cloudify R3.3x (effective September 2017, will be supported through December 31, 2017)
- Cloudify R3.2x (effective May 2017, will be supported through December 31, 2017)
- Cloudify R3.1x (effective December 2016, will be supported through December 31, 2017)
|4.0||April 2017||4.0.1, May 2017||No Plans||April 2019|
|4.1||July 2017||4.1.1, July 2017||No Plans||July 2019|
|4.2||November 2017||–||No Plans||November 2019|
|4.3||February, 2018||4.3.1, April 2018||4.3.2, May 2018||March 2020|
|4.4||July, 2018||July 2020|
|4.5||October, 2018||4.5.5, Q1 2019||October 2020|
|4.6||April, 2019||April 2021|
|5.0||October, 2019||October 2021|
Upgrade Path and Assistance
Upon request, Cloudify Customer Success experts can offer you an Upgrade Support Package, which includes the following services tailored to your needs:
- Supporting the new version rollout process, tuning, and stability
- Upgrade Assessment
- System Architecture Design
- Cloudify 4.x Basic Training (education program as part of Cloudify Academy)
- Assisted Development Services During Upgrade
- Code & System Review
- Upgraded Production Environment Setup
- Extended Rollout Support
- Full Managed Cloudify Deployment
Upgrading will ensure that you leverage all the bug fixes and improvements of the most current version, and will ensure our ability to properly support you should you encounter any issues.
Furthermore, Cloudify has made tremendous improvements in scalability, stability, performance, user experience and functionality in version 4.x. Upgrading your application to the latest 4.x version and migrating to our latest best practices will ensure you leverage Cloudify technology to its fullest capabilities, minimize deployment risks, shorten project cycle times. Cloudify has modular consultancy and professional services designed to ensure smooth and effective deployment of our solutions.
The recommended upgrade path is to first move to Cloudify 3.4.x and then upgrade to the latest 4.x release. Customers on annual subscription can upgrade to latest release as well.
Third-Party EOL Policy
Python 2.6 EOL – based on information made publicly available by the Python Software Foundation (PSF), as of October 28th 2013, Python 2.6.x has reached its End of Service Life (EOSL).
To extend your support beyond a release’s Support Discontinuance Date, please contact Cloudify Customer Services.
For more information on supported configurations, compatibility, and new features in Cloudify releases, please refer to:
What’s New in Cloudify 4.5.x: Release Notes
Last updated: 1 January, 2019