Company Updates, Product

On June July 1st, 2016 we will be sunsetting the AeroFS Hybrid Cloud offering to concentrate our efforts entirely on the AeroFS Private Cloud. (As of June 1, 2016 we have extended this deadline by 1 month.)

The AeroFS Hybrid Cloud was the first product we released as a company, but almost as soon as we released it we heard from many businesses who wanted to run a collaboration service completely on their own infrastructure — whether it’s public cloud (like Digital Ocean or AWS), private cloud (like VMWare or OpenStack), or on-premises.

We listened, and in November 2013 we released the AeroFS Private Cloud. The response to that product launch made it obvious that the AeroFS Private Cloud was the product our customers were truly excited about.

Still, for a long period of time we continued supporting the AeroFS Hybrid Cloud because it was a much easier way to get a sense of what AeroFS looks and feels like.

Over the past few months we released a number of updates designed to make deploying and running the AeroFS Private Cloud appliance incredibly easy. We enabled deployment on virtually any cloud environment using Docker. We also made the AeroFS Private Cloud offering completely free up to 30 users instead of the traditional enterprise “trial” model. If you’re a team looking for secure file sharing and collaboration, there is really no better choice.

With our most recent releases, it is now time to sunset the Hybrid Cloud product, and we want to make sure we offer you as smooth a transition as possible. We’re going to keep the AeroFS Hybrid Cloud running for the next 12 months, but will not be allowing new user signups starting today. We also will not be releasing new feature updates for Hybrid Cloud, but we will continue releasing critical updates (e.g. security related fixes) in a timely manner.

If you have questions about the migration process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@aerofs.com. We’ll work with you to make the transition as smooth as possible so that you can continue using AeroFS in the Private Cloud.

Goodbye, Hybrid Cloud!

— Yuri and the AeroFS Team.