As the market shifts more increasingly to multi-cloud and hybrid environments, which is based on the foundation of portability, subscription-type licensing is becoming the expectation. Veeam has made the commitment to customers to offer more and more products via a subscription model. The benefits of this model for customers include:
Veeam’s new Instance licensing is a subscription model that can be used universally across multiple products and workloads, providing users with an added element of PORTABILITY, making the jump to cloud and hybrid environments even easier without any additional “cloud” fees.
Instance licenses are sold for a defined duration, from 1-5 year terms, and can be used across a variety of Veeam products and across a variety of workload types interchangeably. This licensing offers all of the benefits of a traditional Subscription-style license, such as starting small, no lock-in, pay for what you use and adopting a cloud-friendly OpEx budgeting model.
But there are many more benefits to Instance licensing that separate it from traditional subscriptions. You no longer have to purchase licenses “by product” OR “by specific workload type”, such as VM, server, workstation or cloud VM. This new model makes a variety of products available more easily. That’s right: subscription licenses can be used across multiple products and workloads, Virtual, Physical and Cloud, so you aren’t tied to a license-type or product that you don’t need. We call that PORTABILITY!
Use what you want, when you need it. This license portability also simplifies ordering and license management, reducing the complexity of managing various SKUs by product or workload type.
The number of instances generally equates to the number of workloads you are looking to protect. Most workloads require only 1 instance. The best way to see how many instances you need is with our Instance License configurator. Select the product, the edition and enter your workloads on the term of your choice.
Instances are sold in bundles of 10. If the minimum purchase requirement of 10 instances is a barrier, we suggest trying Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition, which includes 10 instances to try for free at the standard edition.
You purchase Instance licenses in bundles of 10 instances. You select whether you want monitoring or not, then select your edition and enter the number of workloads to protect.
With one- to five-year Instance license options, you can choose the term and payment schedule that meets your needs. Pay upfront or pay annually. When the license expires, you must renew the license to continue usage of the subscription. Each Instance license will include 24.7.365 Production Support.
Veeam’s new Subscription license model can be used for a variety of uses today, and the list is growing. Effectively, the subscription model can be used for most workload types, including VMs and cloud-based VMs, physical servers and workstations, and enterprise application plugins. The Subscription licensing is not licensed on a “per-socket” basis, but can be used for on-premises as well as cloud and hybrid deployments. The list below shows the type of workloads that are available with the new Subscription license portability today:
At this time, the following products are still sold using individual Subscription licenses instead of the portable subscription instances. These are expected to join the new per-instance model in 2019:
Veeam Availability Suite can merge socket and instance licensing into one centrally managed environment: Same editions are required.
Veeam Backup & Replication can merge socket and instance licensing into one centrally managed environment: Same editions are required.
Veeam Backup Essentials cannot merge per-socket and instance licenses, but there are two options. Essentials sockets can be merged with Veeam Availability Suite Instances or Essentials can be upgraded to Veeam Availability Suite to accomplish central management and license merge.
Purchase Veeam Availability Suite universal subscription licenses. Veeam Availability Suite offers both the data protection of Veeam Backup & Replication for Virtual, Physical and Cloud workloads as well as the Monitoring and Analytics of Veeam ONE in one Suite. Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows and Linux are now a module within Veeam Backup & Replication.
For example, Enterprise Plus Instances will allow protection and monitoring of 5 VMs and 5 Server Agents using 10 total Instances. Customers are not charged additional instances for monitoring.