By listening to IT pros to help shape not only our products but the way we do business, SolarWinds promises to make easy-to-use and easy-to-buy software capable of fitting the needs of any budget. Starting today, we’re making a subscription-based purchasing alternative available—in addition to perpetual licensing—for most of our on-premises management and monitoring solutions. You can view a complete list of the available products here.
How Does Subscription Pricing Work?
With a subscription, you pay to use the software for a defined term (anywhere from one to five years) with the right to renew at the end of the period. During the term of your subscription, you get access to 24/7 support and version upgrades, just as you would with a perpetual license.
How Does This Affect Existing Customers?
Subscription and perpetual licenses can be used together within the same Orion instance. With subscription pricing, however, your up-front costs will be significantly lower and—depending on your organization—may come from your operating expense (OpEx) budget as opposed to a capital expense (CapEx) budget. Check with your financial organization to determine whether there are any advantages or benefits and to figure out the best choice for you.
We’ll continue to offer perpetual and subscription licensing, and the choice is entirely up to you based on the needs of your organization. You can also mix and match options, so you can add subscription licensing on additional products to your existing perpetually licensed products.
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