Metered pay-per-use is not so great when usage keeps going up and rarely goes down. Cloud backup vendor Asigra has introduced license pricing that is fixed regardless of how much capacity, users, or machines increase over a term.
Asigra sells data protection software to managed service providers. Chances are if you use a cloud backup appliance in your data center, it runs Asigra software. Asigra’s new Unlimited Use Subscription License has the following components:
Together “Elasticity” and “Metered Costs” are benefits of cloud computing, but that assumes peaks and valleys of usage where you pay only for when you have to and save when you don’t. In data backup, usage and capacity growth are constant. Asigra’s scheme will help MSPs avoid runaway costs.