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Helping Meet the Needs of IT Professionals: SolarWinds Offers Subscription Pricing

Level 8

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.

Do you have any questions? Let me know in the comments below.

Level 8

Thank You.

From the link "". I see the given from FAQ

Can I only buy a subscription license?

No, you have the option of purchasing either a traditional perpetual license with first-year maintenance and support or a subscription license with included maintenance and support. Speak with your SolarWinds sales representative to determine the best option for your needs.

As per above answer, if we consider the green sentence alone (subscription license for 1 year term), it means we can still go ahead with only subscription license.

but why the Answer is shown as "No" in the beginning itself. Quite Confusing. Please clarify.



Level 12

Hi Vijay,

That NO means Solarwinds not only offer subscription license and still have perpetual license too. Its up to the customer to decide which one he wants.

Level 8

Sometimes.. Clarity Takes Time

Level 7

The new pricing model provides IT professionals and their option alongside the company's perpetual licensing model, and offers greater flexibility with  have amplified the need for partners like SolarWinds to help ensure their and affordable software to meet the needs of every organization both where .  




Wendys Survey

Level 7

Thanks for the information 








About the Author
Lee McClendon is the SVP of Products for the IT Operations Management business unit at SolarWinds. He has more than 20 years of experience leading high-performing global Product, Engineering and UX teams and building large-scale software products that delight customers. He also has experience in general management roles. Lee spent the first ten years of his career as a software engineer, writing C++ code and being amazed that it was possible to earn a living doing something that was so much fun. He moved into management when he realized that helping others succeed was even more fun than coding. His hometown in Louisiana would disown him if he didn't cook jambalaya, boil crawfish and fry seafood; so he can occasionally be found whipping up a meal for his family and friends. He gets his tech fix with his personal collection of computers, his home network and his photography hobby that has led to a major case of gear acquisition syndrome.