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    Product Lifecycle Policy

    Applies to:
    • CrashPlan for Home
    • CrashPlan PRO
    • CrashPlan PROe
    • SharePlan


    This article outlines Code42's software and hardware lifecycle policy.

    Product Lifecycle Policy

    Code42 strives to continually innovate and evolve its solutions, providing customers with richer functionality and more robust products. Because of this, certain versions of software or hardware models will reach the end of their life. Our goal is to provide straightforward product lifecycle policies that help customers better design, deploy and manage their IT investments and upgrades.

    Software Lifecycle Policy

    1. For all software, Code42 supports the two most current major software versions.
      • However, master servers that connect to the Code42 secure public cloud are subject to a more restrictive policy in order to maintain continuous service. For details, see Code42 Public Cloud Version Policy.
    2. The end-of-sale and end-of-support dates for existing major software versions coincide with the release of a new major software version.
    3. Customers with annual licenses (or other licenses with current maintenance contracts) are offered a software upgrade to a current supported version.
    4. Notifications and reminders to customers regarding end-of-support begin 6 months prior to the end-of-support date.
    5. Once a major software version reaches end-of-support, access to Code42 Customer Champion support, patches, bug fixes, and maintenance contracts are no longer available. Customers may upgrade their software prior to the end-of-support date in order to continue to receive uninterrupted support.

    Hardware Lifecycle Policy

    1. Hardware is supported for 5 years (60 months) from the purchase date.
    2. Code42 will not generate quotes for hardware models within 60 days of model end-of-sale date.
    3. Once a hardware model has reached end-of-support, spares, replacement parts, and maintenance contracts for the hardware are no longer available.
    4. Maintenance contracts for hardware are not renewable after the end-of-support date.
    5. Notifications and reminders to customers for end-of-support begin 6 months prior to the end-of-support date.
    6. Customers may choose to refresh their hardware by the end-of-support date to continue to receive uninterrupted support.
    7. Maintenance and remote monitoring are included from purchase date to the end of year 1 (12 months beyond purchase date).
    8. Code42 requires that continuing maintenance and remote monitoring is purchased for years 2-5, unless the appliance is refreshed or replaced prior to the end of year 5 (60 months beyond purchase date). 


    End-of-sale date
    The last date to order the product from Code42 through various sales channels.
    Access to maintenance, remote monitoring and the Code42 Customer Champion Team is no longer available. Patches, bug fixes, repair actions, and parts replacements are no longer available to products that have reached end-of-support. All hardware reaches end-of-support when non-renewed, or at the end of year 5 (60 months beyond purchase date), whichever is first.
    Code42-manufactured equipment (including its physical components) purchased from Code42 or a Code42-authorized agent. Hardware may also be referred to as “appliance”.
    Major software version
    A significant software version that is defined as x.0.
    Once obsolete, the product is not sold, manufactured, improved, repaired, maintained or supported.
    Product lifecycle
    The processes surrounding the introduction, growth and maturity of a product.  The product lifecycle includes a series of technical and business milestones and activities that, once completed, make a product obsolete.
    Purchase date
    The date that an order for hardware was processed by Code42.
    Under maintenance
    The time period that remote monitoring and hardware support are available from Code42. 

    Updates To This Document

    The Product Lifecycle Policy document should not be interpreted as legally binding commitments, but rather as an informational document that may change occasionally as we respond to changing market conditions and to our customers' needs.

    This document represents the current view of Code42 as of the date it was posted. Code42 may change or update this policy at any time, without notice. Code42 cannot guarantee that this document will be kept up to date, nor that any typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions will be corrected. Please check this document periodically to keep informed of any changes.

    All online policies and similar documents are for informational purposes only. Code42 makes no warranties, express, implied or statutory, by posting such documents or about the information in such documents.

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