No software license charges will be applied to use version 1.0 of the NetApp Data Availability Services (NDAS) app, although AWS assesses monthly charges for use of the underlying AWS infrastructure. You can deploy the NDAS app at no charge for use in your production environment and you will be provided software updates over time at no charge.
In a future release, NetApp Data Availability Services will require a subscription and license fees will apply. At that time, users will have the option to continue use of the service through the purchase of a subscription license. Upgrading to a subscription will preserve all backup copies made previously under the 1.0 release without the need for migration, and existing data protection schedules will continue uninterrupted. All versions of the service that were offered at no charge will expire within 90 days following the introduction of the subscription release. Users will need to update with a subscription and assume license charges or migrate all existing data copies to another location.
The release that requires a subscription is expected to be available in late 2019. Subscription pricing will be made available at that time.