Cloud Tiering offers capacity-based licensing in a pay-as-you-go model. We plan to offer a bring your own license (BYOL) model in the coming months.
A 30-day free trial of Cloud Tiering starts when you set up tiering to your first cluster. You should subscribe to the Cloud Tiering service to ensure that there’s no disruption of service after your free trial ends. When the trial ends, you’ll be charged hourly according to the amount of data that you tier.
We’re planning to add Cloud Tiering to the Azure Marketplace as soon Azure supports SaaS pricing.
What happens if my free trial ends and I don’t subscribe?
No new data is tiered to object storage, but existing data is still available for access. Also, you can’t set up data tiering for any additional clusters.