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Streams with benefits

· 3 min read

What's the difference between Comet's Stable and Voyager releases?

Here at Comet, we keep things easy for you, offering two streams of our software to keep headaches at a minimum. We call these our STABLE and VOYAGER releases, both offering the same great service, but each with a different purpose.

So which is right for you? Let us explain it just a little bit more.

If you’re a business that values security and stability in your backup service, then our STABLE stream is for you. We spend a lot of our time fine-tuning our software, addressing any problems and making sure you get the best experience from Comet, which is why we call this the STABLE stream. Its only goal is providing a superb, stable service, and we only make quarterly updates as to keep your service running as efficiently and issue free as possible.

Now, if you’re a firm or a developer seeking a service that is just as innovative and up to speed as you are, we’ve got you covered! The VOYAGER stream, named after our favourite satellite, Voyager-1 is where we test new features and updates. It does also, however, offer its own potential problems, but as anyone involved in the software or technology industry knows, that’s unavoidable when you’re creating actively developing your product.

So, which is right for you? It really depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re a business which is typically risk averse, then using the STABLE stream would be the best option for you. This release stream only updates when the features are fully tested and the service is at its best. If you require more frequent updates for functionality and features, VOYAGER is definitely what we would recommend.

Consider this scenario for just a moment: You’re working hard on your next product update or your service when one of the tools you use is given a brand new, major update, which requires some support and updates on our end. Now you have a choice, you can either choose to remain on the STABLE stream and avoid any issues, which could stop you from updating the software until the next version of the stream is released. VOYAGER, however, would get those updates quickly, which would help with your functionality, but also some of the features are not final product.

Regardless of which release you choose, you’re completely supported 24/7 … no matter what. If you want to let us know about any feature ideas, complaints or any other form of feedback, we encourage you to get in touch.