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Acquia Cloud Edge Product Guide

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Last updated: January 15, 2019

Acquia will provide Acquia Cloud Edge Protect and/or Acquia Cloud Edge CDN services only if purchased by Customer, as indicated in the Order. A prerequisite for use of any Acquia Cloud Edge Powered by CloudFlare service is one or more production Domains using Acquia Cloud Enterprise or Acquia Cloud Site Factory. Please note, Acquia reserves the right to remove any other Domain from Acquia Cloud Edge Protect and Acquia Cloud Edge CDN.

For purposes of this section, “Domain” means a Customer production domain configured for use with the Acquia Cloud Edge service that maps to IP addresses or CNAME records provided by Acquia. Acquia treats each of the following as a separate Domain:

  • example1.com
  • example2.com
  • example3.com

Note

All subdomains are included, so the subdomains below would all be one Domain for Acquia’s subscription tiers:

  • example1.com
  • www.example1.com
  • blog.example1.com
  • store.example1.com
  1. Acquia Cloud Edge Protect

    Acquia Cloud Edge Protect is a service that provides a web application firewall (WAF) and distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) protection designed to help mitigate the effects of online threats and optimize legitimate visitor requests for protected websites. In the event Acquia Cloud Edge Protect does not automatically mitigate a DDOS attack against a Customer website, Acquia may create a custom WAF rule for the Customer to dilute the attack so the website remains as accessible to as many legitimate visitors as possible.

    Acquia will provide the Acquia Cloud Edge Protect service for up to the number of Domains specified in the applicable Order.

    Customers may configure up to one development and one staging domain for each Domain.

    In the event Customer exceeds the number of permitted Domains, Acquia will notify Customer (including by email) of such excess and, within 10 days of such notice, Customer will either (i) provide Acquia with an Order for the applicable number of additional Domains required and pay all applicable fees in accordance herewith or (ii) remove the Domains necessary to comply with its then-current subscription. Acquia reserves the right to remove Domains in the event that Customer does not comply with the foregoing.

    • 1.1 Edge Protect Rate Limiting Add-on

      Acquia Cloud Edge Protect Rate Limiting is a service that mitigates denial-of-service attacks, brute-force login attempts, and other types of high volume, abusive behavior targeting the application layer.

      Acquia Cloud Edge Protect Rate Limiting provides the ability for Customer to configure request rate thresholds, define responses, and gain insight into specific URLs of Customer websites, web applications, or API endpoints. It provides granular HTTP/HTTPS traffic control as defined by the Customer that complements the Acquia Cloud Edge Protect DDoS protection and Web Application Firewall (WAF) solution.

      Acquia Cloud Edge Protect Rate Limiting requires Acquia Cloud Edge Protect and is available for use if purchased by Customer, as indicated in the Order.

  2. Acquia Cloud Edge CDN

    The Acquia Cloud Edge CDN service provides a global content delivery network (CDN) and web content optimization (WCO) service designed to accelerate the delivery of Customer website content to the visitor and decrease website load times. The Acquia Cloud Edge CDN service utilizes data centers around the world, except mainland China, to accelerate the delivery of the Customer website content. If the Customer requires fast website load times within mainland China through the use of mainland China data centers, an optional Acquia Cloud Edge CDN China Network Access service is available. Use of the Acquia Cloud Edge CDN China Network Access service requires the Customer to have or obtain a valid Internet Content Provider (ICP) license from the Chinese government.

    Customers may configure up to one development and one staging domain for each Domain.

    Acquia Cloud Edge CDN is customized for each Customer based on Customer-specific factors including: number of Domains accelerated; monthly traffic throughput (TB/mo) for all Domains; number of Domains that require SSL protection; and the geographic distribution of global traffic from which visitors will access the Domains. Acquia reserves the right to change pricing to Customer, including in any renewal, to the extent Customer’s usage in any of such factors increases beyond the subscription purchased.

  3. Acquia Cloud Edge Add-ons

    Acquia Cloud Edge includes the following add-ons that you can use to extend its core functionality:

    • 3.1 Acquia Cloud Edge Accelerated Mobile Pages Add-on

      The Acquia Cloud Edge Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) add-on improves the performance and security of mobile links. This add-on provides publishers with an AMP cache that is constantly updated with the latest improvements, and when it is used, publishers receive the performance benefits of AMP without having to give up control of the domain from which their content is served. This add-on has a 24x7 critical response SLA, and is available only for Acquia Cloud Edge CDN and Acquia Cloud Edge Protect (the purchase of both of these Acquia Cloud Edge-related products is encouraged). Entitlements for this add-on are based on the total number of bandwidth and impressions purchased by the Customer for their subscription.

    • 3.2 Acquia Cloud Edge Access Add-on

      The Acquia Cloud Edge Access add-on allows users to secure, authenticate, and monitor user access to any domain, application, or path on Acquia Cloud Edge. Customers can quickly apply application-level user access permissions using existing single sign-on providers. This add-on has a 24x7 critical response SLA, and is available only for Acquia Cloud Edge CDN and Acquia Cloud Edge Protect (the purchase of both of these Acquia Cloud Edge-related products is encouraged). Entitlements for this add-on are based on the total number of access seats purchased by the Customer for their subscription.

    • 3.3 Acquia Cloud Edge Argo Smart Routing Add-on

      The Acquia Cloud Edge Argo Smart Routing add-on improves performance with dynamic routing that finds the fastest traffic path within your network. Argo’s Smart Routing algorithm uses real-time network information to route traffic across the fastest paths available, and maintains open, secure connections to eliminate latency imposed by connection setup. Argo’s tiered caching technology uses regional tier 1 Acquia Cloud Edge data centers to propagate content to Acquia Cloud Edge’s global network, minimizing requests to servers and reducing costs. This add-on has a 24x7 critical response SLA, and is available only for Acquia Cloud Edge CDN and Acquia Cloud Edge Protect (the purchase of both of these Acquia Cloud Edge-related products is encouraged). Entitlements for this add-on are based on bandwidth and requests purchased by the Customer for their subscription.

    • 3.4 Acquia Cloud Edge Firebolt Add-on

      The Acquia Cloud Edge Firebolt add-on allows customers to speed up and secure their advertisement websites, which creates a more reliable method for delivering content to consumers and results in an increase in conversion rates. This add-on has a 24x7 critical response SLA, and is available only for Acquia Cloud Edge CDN and Acquia Cloud Edge Protect (the purchase of both of these Acquia Cloud Edge-related products is encouraged). Entitlements for this add-on is based on the total number of bandwidth and impressions purchased by the Customer for their subscription.

    • 3.5 Acquia Cloud Edge Load Balancing Add-on

      The Acquia Cloud Edge Load Balancing add-on improves network performance and redundancy by balancing traffic across multiple servers and routing to the closest geolocation. Load balancing distributes traffic across servers that are located at either single or multiple origin locations across the globe to ensure high availability of applications. Additionally, the Acquia Cloud Edge Load Balancing add-on operates at the DNS level and supports any protocol, from HTTPS to TCP and UDP-based services. This add-on has a 24x7 critical response SLA, and is available only for Acquia Cloud Edge CDN and Acquia Cloud Edge Protect (the purchase of both of these Acquia Cloud Edge-related products is encouraged). Entitlements for this add-on are based on DNS queries, requests, and bandwidth per month, and number of total origin pools purchased by the Customer for their subscription.

    • 3.6 Acquia Cloud Edge Mutual Transport Layer Security Add-on

      The Acquia Cloud Edge Mutual Transport Layer Security (TLS) add-on creates a secure connection between a client, such as an Internet of Things (IoT) device or a mobile app, and its origin. This add-on has a 24x7 critical response SLA, and is available only for Acquia Cloud Edge CDN and Acquia Cloud Edge Protect (the purchase of both of these Acquia Cloud Edge-related products is encouraged). Entitlements for this add-on are based on the total number of devices purchased by the Customer on their subscription.

    • 3.7 Acquia Cloud Edge Subdomain Support Add-on

      The Acquia Cloud Edge Subdomain Support add-on allows customers to customize the features for that sub-domain as if it were a top-level domain (TLD). The Subdomain Support add-on can assist with any arbitrary domain name underneath a TLD (for example, .com) and sub-domain (for example, .co or .uk). With the Acquia Cloud Edge Subdomain Support add-on in this example, the .co and .uk domains would have the same features as a TLD. This add-on has a 24x7 critical response SLA, and is available only for Acquia Cloud Edge CDN and Acquia Cloud Edge Protect (the purchase of both of these Acquia Cloud Edge-related products is encouraged). Entitlements for this add-on are based on the total number of sub-domains by the customer on their subscription.

    • 3.8 Acquia Cloud Edge Workers Add-on

      Acquia Cloud Edge Workers allows Customer to write V8 JavaScript code that is securely run at the network edge. The JavaScript code uses a derivative of the W3C standard Service Workers API running on the Acquia Cloud Edge servers to perform actions such as route, filter, or respond to HTTP requests that would otherwise need to be run on the Customer origin in the Acquia Platform. Note that Acquia Cloud Edge Workers does not support the Node.js runtime because Node is not designed to be a sandbox, which is required to isolate running code from other processes for optimal security at the edge.

      Acquia Cloud Edge Workers is an add-on product that requires Acquia Cloud Edge CDN and/or Protect and is available for use if purchased by Customer, as indicated in the Order. Customers are responsible for writing, debugging, and maintaining their own JavaScript code run by Acquia Cloud Edge Workers. Acquia will not support creation, maintenance,troubleshooting, or any other support activities related to customer, vendor or third-party created code. This includes, but may not be limited to customer, vendor, or third-party created recipes or code templates that can be added to the Workers product. If Customer-created JavaScript is impacting the flow of requests to the Customer application in the Acquia Platform, Customer will be required to disable all JavaScript code run by Acquia Cloud Edge CDN Workers before Acquia Support can diagnose the issue.

  4. Acquia Cloud Edge Service Level Agreement

    The following Acquia Cloud Edge Service Level Agreement (“Edge SLA”) sets forth Acquia’s commitment to provide a level of service to each Acquia Cloud Edge Customer. Acquia will use commercially reasonable efforts to make Acquia Cloud Edge Services available 100% of every calendar month during the applicable Subscription Term. In the event Acquia does not meet the Edge Service Level, Customer will be eligible to receive an Edge Service Credit as described below.

  5. Edge SLA Definitions

    Capitalized terms used in this Edge SLA and not otherwise defined have the meanings ascribed to them in the Subscription and Services Agreement.

    • Affected Customer Ratio is calculated as follows:
      Affected Customer Ratio = (Unique Visitors as measured by IP address affected by Unscheduled Service Outage) / (Total unique visitors as measured by IP address)
    • Claim means a claim submitted by Customer to Acquia pursuant to this Edge SLA that an Edge Service Level has not been met and that an Edge Service Credit may be due to Customer.
    • Customer refers to the organization that has signed a Subscription Services Agreement under which it has purchased Edge Services from Acquia.
    • Customer Support means the services by which Acquia may provide assistance to Customer to resolve issues with the Edge Services.
    • Edge Service means Acquia Cloud Edge Protect and/or Acquia Cloud Edge CDN services, as further described in an Order Form.
    • Edge Service Credit is the percentage of the monthly service fees for the Edge Service that is credited to Customer for a validated Claim.
    • Edge Service Level means standards Acquia chooses to adhere to and by which it measures the level of service it provides as specifically set forth below.
    • Force Majeure refers to any downtime minutes that are the result of events or conditions beyond Acquia’s reasonable control. Such events might include but are not limited to any acts of common enemy, the elements, earthquakes, floods, fires, epidemics, and inability to secure products or services from other persons or entities.
    • Incident means any set of circumstances resulting in a failure to meet the Edge Service Level.
    • Outage Period is equal to the number of downtime minutes resulting from an Unscheduled Service Outage.
    • Planned Downtime is downtime specified by the Customer or Acquia that is to be excluded from any calculation of an Outage Period. This would apply to any time when the Customer has requested Edge Service access suspended from their environment. This also covers outages caused by Acquia’s scheduled maintenance (typically 11pm to 7am at the datacenter location identified on Customer’s Order), provided Acquia notifies Customer 48 hours prior to the commencement of the maintenance work (there will be no more than two hours of scheduled maintenance downtime per calendar year).
    • Scheduled Availability is the total number of minutes in the month minus any Planned Downtime, and downtime caused by Force Majeure.
    • Unscheduled Service Outage are those interruptions to the Edge Service that have not been previously communicated to the Customer and that result in the Customer’s application being unavailable to its customers or users. Unscheduled Service Outages exclude downtime minutes resulting from Planned Downtime or downtime cause by Force Majeure.
  6. Edge Service Credit Claims

    Acquia provides this Edge SLA subject to the following terms.

    In order to be eligible to submit a Claim with respect to any Incident, the Customer must first have notified Acquia Support Services of the Incident via Acquia’s support procedures as described in the Support Users Guide within three business days following the Incident.

    To submit a Claim, Customer must contact Acquia Support Services and provide notice of its intention to submit a Claim. Customer must provide to Acquia all reasonable details regarding the Claim, including but not limited to, detailed descriptions of the Incident(s), the duration of the Incident, network traceroutes, the URL(s) affected, and any attempts made by Customer to resolve the Incident.

    In order for Acquia to consider a Claim, Customer must submit the Claim, including sufficient evidence to support the Claim, by the end of the billing month following the billing month in which the Incident that is the subject of the Claim occurs.

    Acquia will use all information reasonably available to it to validate Claims and make a good faith judgment on whether the Edge SLA and Edge Service Levels apply to the Claim.

  7. Edge SLA Exclusions

    This Edge SLA and any applicable Edge Service Levels do not apply to any performance or availability issues:

    1. due to factors outside Acquia reasonable control
    2. that resulted from Customer’s or third party hardware or software
    3. that resulted from actions or inactions of Customer or third parties
    4. caused by Customer’s use of the Edge Service after Acquia advised Customer to modify its use of the Edge Service, if Customer did not modify its use as advised
    5. during beta and trial Services (as determined by Acquia)
    6. attributable to the acts or omissions of Customer or Customer’s employees, agents, contractors, or vendors, or anyone gaining access to Acquia’s Service by means of Customer’s Authorized Users’ accounts or equipment
  8. Edge Service Credits

    Edge Service Credits are Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy for any violation of this Edge SLA. The total amount of Edge Service Credits awarded in any yearly billing period shall not, under any circumstance, exceed six (6) months of a Customer’s cumulative total monthly service fees. Edge Service Credits for this Edge SLA will only be calculated against monthly recurring fees associated with the Edge Service.

  9. Edge Service Credit Calculation

    For any and each Outage Period during a monthly billing period Acquia will provide as an Edge Service Credit an amount calculated as follows:

    Edge Service Credit = ((Outage Period minutes) * (Affected Customer Ratio)) / (Scheduled Availability minutes)

  10. Methodology

    Acquia is not responsible for comprehensive monitoring of Customer Content; this responsibility lies with Customer. Acquia will review data on a Customer’s reported Outage Periods as determined by any commercially reasonable independent measurement system used by the Customer. Acquia will use all information reasonably available to it in order to calculate the Affected Customer Ratio during an Outage Period, including analysis of Edge Service data immediately prior to the Outage Period to estimate the ratio of a Customer’s visitors that were affected during an Outage Period at one or more of Acquia’s data centers.

  11. Acquia Cloud Edge Quick Start

    Acquia will provide the Acquia Cloud Edge Quick Start services below only if purchased by Customer, as indicated in the Order.

    Customer must purchase a Quick Start for each Order that includes Acquia Cloud Edge Protect or Acquia Cloud Edge CDN services. The Quick Start services are performed over the course of two weeks and include:

    • Acquia Cloud Edge initial account provisioning assistance, including set up for (i) one initial Customer account, (ii) one initial Customer Domain, and (iii) up to ten additional users, with role assignments.
    • Familiarization with Acquia Cloud Edge Protect and/or Acquia Cloud Edge CDN through an introduction and guided walkthrough of the administration dashboard, available as self-guided training in Acquia Academy.
    • Initial configuration of the first production website Domain hosted through Acquia Cloud Enterprise or Acquia Cloud Site Factory within Acquia Cloud Edge using either the CloudFlare nameserver or CNAME approach.
    • Assistance with discovering and implementing Acquia Cloud Edge features (for example, page rules for business specific caching policy) for up to one Domain, up to a maximum of five hours.
Acquia Inc. reserves the right to change the Products and Services Guide based on prevailing market practices and the evolution of our products. Changes will not result in a degradation in the level of services provided during the period for which fees for such services have been paid.