# prefect-server


02/04/2022, 7:26 AM
Hi, I'm still evaluating prefect as an alternative to Airflow. The docs aren't totally clear to me whether prefect server is intended for production us. Is it open source software that I can run on my own production infrastructure, or is it more supposed to be a test bed for development, with production usage always through prefect cloud?
i've found some more discussion suggesting that prefect server is still production ready

Anna Geller

02/04/2022, 10:38 AM
I’m 100% sure that Server is used by many users from the community for production workloads. But to make Server production ready, there are some things you need to consider: • you would need to deploy it in a secure restricted network since there is no auth included in Server as it’s hard to do it reliably in an open-source package • there are additional challenges for which you need to ensure you invest time thinking ahead how to approach those - I listed some here
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