Oh, Rick, such a dreamer! Let's not confuse a rational pricing model
for a backup product with the TSM licensing scheme.
Kelly J. Lipp
VP Manufacturing & CTO
485-B Elkton Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
lipp AT storserver DOT com
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 4:20 AM
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] TSM vs. Legato Networker Comparison
> Your comments on NetWorker's licensing couldn't be more spot-on.
> FWIW, MOST backup products are similar; TSM is one of the very few
> with licensing as simple as it is. One other, although completely
> different, product with a simple licensing model is Asigra, where it's
> pure capacity-based - no agent/client licensing, no CPU count, just GB
This is interesting. The other day I was talking to my manager about
TSM licensing and mentioned the big thread about licensing confusion.
He mentioned that he would LIKE it if TSM used a simple capacity-based
license. His reasoning was that it would directly tie the cost of TSM
back to what we use it for, and let him more easily force issues around
long/big retensions we have.