Commvault has iterated and significantly streamlined its licensing model which we know will delight customers with much richer bundled functionality. Called Commvault Complete, existing clients will benefit from a range of built in features that were previously charged separately. For new clients, Commvault becomes more affordable with access to the full feature set at a lower price than before.
Most Commvault clients will have experienced multiple licensing offerings in the 20+ years that the company has been in operation. Many license tweaks made previously changed the price models and most clients didn’t understand what was needed to contain the costs of licensing the platform.
Following an extensive review, Commvault’s new Complete licensing has been simplified into just 10 part numbers (down from over 300) and is available as perpetual or subscription license structures.
As part of the next annual support renewal, an “Automatic” conversion process for a client who has both TB Capacity licensing (eg DPA/DPF) and VM/socket licensing will entitle you to a mix of both. However, at the next upgrade purchase, Commvault will consolidate licenses into one or the other (and if VM-based, then supplement with Operational Instances as applicable for protection of NAS systems or physical servers).
Migration to the new license model is completely free (that is, there is nothing more to pay) and with no loss of functionality; only the following free additional functionality:
Perfekt will help all existing clients take advantage of the new license model by walking each site through this process. In the first instance, send us your current License Summary Report. For clients not using Commvault today, now is the time to consider a Commvault solution from Perfekt. A seven-year Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader backup and data management solution, Commvault’s new licensing makes great sense following these changes.