Backup Licensing costs
Posted on 2012-03-19
I am outsoursing and hosting the environement in the Data Center in UK for eu clients. The backup licensing costs there based on peak usage per server per month. The backup license is charged per month, with the volume to be charged (to the nearest TByte) being the highest volume backed up for us during the month on a backup run. E.g. for a single run of a backup if 10TB is backed up one day of the month, then on another day the backup volume is 8TB etc. and another day 4TB is backed up then the highest volume is what will be charged (i.e. in this example the monthly charge will be equivalent to 10TB of license cost).
Do you guys think this is a normal design? They saying this is how Symantec Netbackup chargin them(peak usage per server) and they follow the same procedure.
So they charge us about 150pounds. Do you think its an OK price?