Despite having built the technology and actually confirming trough multiple beta-testers (thank you!) that it works we have decided to put a stop to this program, the reasons:
we are not comfortable hosting your data, in particular because we are mostly developers working 8-5pm. if something happens i would feel terrible and of course we could get the project into a heap of trouble.
we dont work for revenue, so we dont really need to sell more things. so why doing something we dont need and that could get us in trouble?
building a community and enterprise software is not easy, diverting from that when we operate for no profit, is just making us loose focus a little bit
the focus for saas was to help users install eramba, we have seen on our metrics that installs have grown almost %80 since release 2.x , this means people can install eramba for themselves a lot better than in the past. so if they can do this by themselves, our help is therefore not so relevant.
Is a shame, i had some fun coding 5k lines of code using amazon aws sdk to automate provision, deprovisioning, backups, upgrades, etc.
we might offer this business to some partner at some point, were its going to be their responsibility to do this well, not ours.