Sun Microsystems Inc. claims it is wrapping storage software licensing and maintenance costs into one predictable...
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bill with a new subscription-based licensing model, but watch out for the small print.Pricing for storage software has traditionally been a complex black art in which each software component is priced differently and managed differently, and often feels like the vendor has pulled a number out of the air. Today, users buy software on a capacity basis for the number of servers or clients being supported. Maintenance and support costs are separate, and often inexplicably expensive.