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What is the difference between Beta, Early Access, and Limited Access?

Keri Meredith
asked this on October 14, 2013 03:39 PM

 

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Keri Meredith
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Updated: December 20, 2013

The Java on Engine Yard feature is now in Early Access. See the Engine Yard blog for all the news!

The Java on Engine Yard feature is in Limited Access as of October 17, 2013. Please contact Engine Yard Support if you want to configure your application with Java on Engine Yard now.

Once we have received initial customer feedback and are ready to expand testing and access, we'll promote the release from Limited Access to Early Access.

What does "Limited Access" mean?

Limited Access features have been implemented with the minimum required functionality; might still be in development; might use Open Source technology that is not “production-ready.” (Limited Access is somewhat akin to an alpha feature, or a private beta, in the non-cloud world.)

For Open Source stack Limited Access features, the underlying technology might be solid but the feature is Limited Access because it is new to the Engine Yard technology stack.

Limited Access features are available upon request from Support; access is provided to users who want to test and help improve the features.

What does "Early Access" mean?

When a feature is nearly ready for production applications; has been used and verified by some Engine Yard users; might use Open Source technology that is not “production-ready;” has preliminary documentation and limited Support; then we promote it from Limited Access to Early Access. (Early Access is somewhat akin to a beta feature, or a public beta, in the non-cloud world.)

For more information, see the Early Access page.

October 14, 2013 04:10 PM