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Apigee Edge Release Process

Apigee Edge follows a continuous release model for the Public Cloud and Private Cloud versions to ensure our users can access the product innovation and enhancements quickly and at the highest quality possible.

All releases are expected to be free of interruption to Edge, unless it is a planned downtime which will be done with minimum of 5 business days notification. As Edge is a mission-critical infrastructure that enables access to enterprise services by developers, customers, employees and partners, new Edge releases often require our customers to perform advance planning with internal and external stakeholders. We believe a clearly communicated release cadence will assist in this planning.

Apigee Edge Public Cloud

  • Release windows are every Tuesday and Thursday. Releases are rolled on a regional basis starting with Asia Pacific, followed by Europe and finally Americas.
  • Release windows time slots are:

New Zealand (UTC+12): 4am-6am

Australia (UTC+10): 2am-4am

Asia Pacific (UTC+8): 12am-4am

Europe (UTC+1): 12am-4am

Americas (UTC-5): 12am-4am

  • During the release window, customers will see a notification of release in progress when they log in at https://edge.apigee.com.
  • Upon completion of the release, customers can see the details for the release at http://apigee.com/docs/release-notes/content/apigee-edge-release-notes.
  • All releases are expected to be free of interruption to Apigee Edge, unless it is a planned downtime, which will be done with minimum of 5 business days notification.
  • Our Global Services Center (GSC) will be available 24x7 as usual and during the release windows if you should require to raise a support tickets.
  • Hot fixes or emergency patches, due to their time-critical nature, are excluded from this process and will be released with urgency and as soon as possible, and without any prior notification.
  • Releases use the following numbering scheme: YY.MM.DD.

Apigee Edge for Private Cloud (on-premises)

  • Types of releases include:
    • 3 major releases per year (called "Feature Releases"): on the last Tuesday of January, May, and September.
      All Feature Releases are maintained for 1 year, with defects resolved through service packs. 
    • Service packs for Feature Releases as needed.
    • Unplanned hot fix for any particular release as needed.
  • Feature Releases
    • Contain:
      • New features and enhancements.
      • Cumulative bug fixes.
      • Infrastructure/architecture changes.
      • Database schema changes.
      • Security vulnerability mitigation.
      • Configuration changes.
      • Installer changes.
      • Documentation changes.
    • Are based on Public Cloud release that occurred 6-8 weeks prior to the scheduled Private Cloud release.
  • Service Packs
    • Contain:
      • Cumulative bug fixes.
      • Security vulnerability mitigation.
      • Configuration changes.
      • Installer changes.
      • Documentation changes.
      • May include, at Apigee’s sole discretion, minor enhancements.
    • Are delivered at Apigee’s sole discretion, typically within 3-6 weeks of identification of root cause of defect.
    • Are applicable to a specific Feature Release.
    • Are maintained under the process for Feature Release.
  • Hot Fixes
    • ​Include:
      • Targeted critical bug fixes.
      • Targeted security vulnerability mitigation.
    • Are delivered at Apigee’s sole discretion, typically within 5-7 days of identification of root cause of defect.
    • Are applicable to a specific Feature Release.
  • Support timelines: Service pack and hot fixes will be provided for any Feature Release for the following 1 year. After those time periods, Apigee will either provide a workaround for issues or, if no workaround exists, have customers upgrade to the current Feature Release.
  • For release notes, see http://apigee.com/docs/release-notes/content/apigee-edge-release-notes.
  • Releases use the following numbering scheme: 4.YY.MM.##, where ## is the service pack number. Feature Releases are 4.YY.MM.00.

Installer downloads: If you are an Apigee Edge for Private Cloud customer, you can download all product installers and documentation in one of the following ways using the credentials you were given:

Getting release notifications

See Get release notifications.

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