DataCore Software-defined Storage (SDS) Services counts three editions: Enterprise, Standard and Large Scale Secondary Storage.
All editions are licensed per capacity (in 1 TB steps). The more capacity that is used by an end-user in each class, the lower the price per TB.
Each edition includes a defined feature set.
Enterprise (EN) includes all available features plus expanded Parallel I/O.
Standard (ST) includes all Enterprise (EN) features, except FC connections and Shared Multi-Port Array (SMPA) support with regular Parallel I/O.
Large Scale Secondary Storage (LS) includes all Enterprise (EN) features, except RAM based functionalities: Caching, Random Write Accelerator (RWA) and Continuous Data Protection (CDP) with limited Parallel I/O.
Customers can choose between a perpetual licensing model or a subscription-based licensing model. Any initial license purchase for perpetual licensing includes support for either 1, 3 or 5 years. Alternatively subscription-based licensing is available for either 1, 3 or 5 years as well, but includes Premier Plus Support plus enhanced DataCore Insight Services (predictive analytics with actionable insights). Subscription based licensing has to be paid upfront for the chosen initial license term.
Capacity can be expanded in 1 TB steps. There exists a 50 TB order minimum for Large Scale Secondary Storage (LS).
Cost neutral upgrades are available when upgrading from Standard/Large Scale Secondary Storage (ST/LS) to Enterprise (EN).