Support Services Policy
As referenced in the license agreement (the "Agreement") under which you obtain and are granted the right to use Joyent’s software (the "Software") and the applicable Order From under which you ordered Support Services, this Support Services Policy document is the primary document used to communicate Joyent's support policies. This Support Services Policy sets forth Joyent's support terms and conditions, as well as provides a description of Joyent's technical support levels.
Capitalized terms used herein shall have the meaning set forth below, or in the Agreement, as applicable:
- "Error" means an error in the Software which causes a material non-conformity of the Software with the specifications therefore set forth in Joyent’s published documentation (the "Documentation").
- "Error Correction" means the use of reasonable commercial efforts to correct Errors.
- "Fix" means the repair or replacement of object or executable code versions of the Software to remedy an Error.
- "Workaround" means a change in the procedures followed or data supplied by Customer to avoid an Error without substantially impairing Customer’s use of the Software.
2. Technical Contacts
Technical contacts are the liaisons between Customer and Joyent for technical support for the Joyent Software. Technical contacts should have, at a minimum, Joyent’s introductory product training, to ensure that they are knowledgeable about the Joyent Software, and its operating environment in order to help resolve system issues and to assist Joyent in analyzing and resolving support problems.
3. Cloud Services Users
Customer is expected to establish and maintain the organization and processes to provide support directly to its end-users of Customer’s "cloud computing" service.
4. Joyent Support Lifecycle
Joyent’s policy is to provide Support Services for each major version release of the Software for a minimum period of two years following the date on which such major version release is first made generally available to customers. Extended Support, as described below, is available for an additional three years ("Extended Availability Period") for a fee.
5. Joyent Support Offerings
1.1 Technical support during support hours as specified for the level of support ordered
1.2 Unlimited web access to Joyent’s knowledge base, forums, wiki and other online tools
1.3 Software Upgrades and Updates
2.1 No certification with new third party products/services
2.2 Code fixes/patches will no longer be developed for non-critical problems
6. Severity Definitions
Customer’s production use of the Joyent Software is stopped or so severely impacted that it cannot continue to operate, and the Customer has experienced a complete loss of the production service. The operation is mission critical to the business and the situation is an emergency.
Customer is experiencing a severe loss of service. Important features are unavailable with no acceptable workaround; however, operations can continue in a restricted fashion.
Customer is experiencing a minor loss of service. The impact is an inconvenience, which may require a workaround to restore functionality
Customer is requesting information, a product enhancement, or documentation clarification regarding Joyent Software.
Severity 1 technical support requests should be made via the telephone using the phone number provided by Joyent. Severity 2 - 4 technical support requests may be submitted online through Joyent's web-based customer support systems or by email.
7. Scope of Support Services
- Support Hours. Regular support hours are from 6:00AM to 6:00PM Pacific Time on Joyent’s regular business days.
- Maintenance Release. From time to time, Joyent provides Updates of the Software to Customer that Joyent makes generally available to its maintenance and support customers for no additional fee. All such Updates shall be considered “Software” and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement.
- Modifications of Software. Joyent may, in its sole discretion and only pursuant to a Services Attachment executed by Joyent and Customer, accommodate requests for modifications, however, Joyent is under no obligation to incorporate those requests from Customer in future releases of the Software, or to provide Support Services for such modifications.
- Error Correction. Joyent shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to correct any Error reported by Customer in the current unmodified release of Software.
- Exclusions. Joyent shall have no obligation to support: (i) altered or damaged Software or any portion of Software incorporated with or into other software; (ii) Software that is not the then current release or immediately previous sequential release which is aged twelve (12) months or more since the issuance of the successive release; (iii) Software problems caused by Customer’s negligence, abuse or misapplication, use of Software other than as specified in Joyent user manual or other causes beyond the control of Joyent; or (iv) Software installed on any hardware that is not supported by Joyent. Joyent shall have no liability for any changes in Customer’s hardware, which may be necessary to use Software due to a Workaround or maintenance release. Joyent reserves the right to change the maintenance services it offered at the end of any maintenance term. Joyent shall give Customer at least sixty (60) days notice prior to implementing any such change.
- DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DEFINE A SERVICE ARRANGEMENT AND NOT A SOFTWARE WARRANTY. ALL LICENSED PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS RELATED THERETO ARE SUBJECT EXCLUSIVELY TO THE WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN THE AGREEMENT. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DO NOT CHANGE OR SUPERSEDE ANY TERM OF ANY SUCH AGREEMENT.
- Changes. This Support Services Policy may be updated from time-to-time and is subject to change at Joyent’s discretion.