We are running a pilot program with 3 customers, with the following goals:
understand technical problems and points of failures we will face with the bring-your-own-agent approach
understand the hosting and supports costs, and
adjust and finalize the pricing accordingly
In order to roll this out at scale we also need to support GitHub applications (see https://github.com/drone/drone/issues/2422). I am also inclined to wait until Drone 1.0 is released before we start to scale, to prevent a potential migration nightmare on my end.
Based on everything above, I expect it will be around 2-6 months before the offering is generally available. I should also mention that we will only launch the service if the pilot program is successful, and we determine it is a viable business opportunity (I very much hope it can be).