StorageCraft Channel Update

New Charge for Converting ShadowProtect Server licenses to Virtual Server licenses

StorageCraft have made a licensing change that takes effect from 8 January 2015 – there will be a charge for converting ShadowProtect Server licenses to Virtual Server licenses.

For customers with maintenance, the existing maintenance expiry date will apply, there’s a different price for customers who do not have maintenance and they will then have one year of maintenance from the date of upgrade.

  • 339746 – ShadowProtect Virtual Server Upgrade from Server – customer with maintenance RRP $220 plus GST
  • 339747 – ShadowProtect Virtual Server Upgrade from Server – customer without maintenance RRP $330 plus GST

While customers in Australia and New Zealand have not previously been charged for moving from physical to virtual licenses, apparently in the US there has always been a fee, to cover the admin work involved in the license migration. It needs to also be noted that customers will save money by converting the more expensive physical license to a less expensive virtual license. While they are paying for the conversion, they are saving on the renewal costs. In the long term it will even out. RRP Renewal cost for a Physical Server is $241 plus GST vs renewal cost for a Virtual Server of RRP $87 plus GST.

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