Get Ready: 3 Very Cool Changes are Coming Your Way
Product Improvements to Help Your Business Run Smoothly
Change can be scary but the changes you will see in 2017 will actually help make your business run more smoothly.
End of Life for SwitchRay Products
Beginning January 1st, we will be issuing end of life notices for all SwitchRay products, effective December 31, 2017. We will continue to support existing SwitchRay products until December 31, 2018, however we will not be including free upgrades to Peeredge for those products after December 31, 2017. Here’s how this is a good thing:
Improvements to the SwitchRay / ALOE / MERA Core
- The core technology that you have come to rely on to run your network will not be abandoned. In fact, quite the opposite. We are investing heavily in the SwitchRay/ALOE/MERA core switching technologies to make them performant and next generation. That means they can be run on the latest operating systems, in full 64-bit and take advantage of containerization, software defined networking technologies, and distributed provisioning.
- Every customer will have a seamless migration path to upgrade their technology. This will not be an intrusive upgrade path and we will work with each customer independently to build and execute a deployment plan.
- For customers under active maintenance contracts on or before March 31, 2017, these upgrades will be included at no additional cost, regardless of when you choose to actually perform the upgrade. For instance, if you are under an active maintenance contract and choose to upgrade in November of 2017, we will be happy to assist you as part of your maintenance agreement. However, if you are not under maintenance with 46 Labs before March 31, 2017, you will be required to pay an upgrade fee.