How Cloud Sync licenses work
There are two ways to pay for sync relationships after your 14-day free trial ends. The first option is to subscribe from AWS or Azure, which enables you to pay-as-you-go or to pay annually. The second option is to purchase licenses directly from NetApp.
AWS or Azure subscriptions
Subscribing to the Cloud Sync service from AWS or Azure enables you to pay at an hourly rate, or to pay annually. You can subscribe through either AWS or Azure, depending on where you want to be billed.
- Pay-as-you-go subscriptions
With a pay-as-you-go subscription, the Cloud Sync service charges hourly based on the number of sync relationships that you create. For pricing details, go to the Cloud Sync service page.
- Annual subscriptions
An annual subscription provides a license for 20 sync relationships that you pay for up front.
If you go above 20 sync relationships and you’ve subscribed through Azure, you pay for the additional relationships by the hour.
Licenses from NetApp
Another way to pay for sync relationships up front is by purchasing licenses directly from NetApp. Each license enables you to create up to 20 sync relationships.
You can use these licenses with an AWS or Azure subscription. For example, if you have 25 sync relationships, you can pay for the first 20 sync relationships using a license and then pay-as-you-go from AWS or Azure with the remaining 5 sync relationships.
Customers who purchase a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) to the Cloud Sync service should be aware of limitations associated with the license entitlement.
Customers are entitled to leverage the BYOL license for a term not to exceed one year from the date of delivery.
Customers are entitled to leverage the BYOL license to establish and not to exceed a total of 20 individual connections between a source and a target (each a “sync relationship”).
A customer’s entitlement expires at the conclusion of the one-year license term, irrespective as to whether Customer has reached the 20 sync relationship limitation.
In the event the Customer chooses to renew its license, unused sync relationships associated from the previous license grant DO NOT roll over to the license renewal.