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Quest Software Introduces Capacity-based Licensing Alternative for NetVault Backup Customers

Quest Software Introduces Capacity-based Licensing Alternative for NetVault Backup Customers

Aliso Viejo, Calif., July 6, 2011

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Quest Software, Inc. today introduced an alternative capacity-based licensing program for NetVault® Backup customers. The perpetual licensing model is offered for the NetVault product line along with the company’s standard licensing model, allowing customers to choose the licensing program that best suits their needs.

  • Traditional licensing models for enterprise backup and recovery solutions often lack flexibility and are burdensome for customers. Quest’s new capacity-based licensing option provides a flexible model based on price per terabyte (TB), matching the way most customers view backup and recovery, and affording them the budget predictability they need to get the most out of their investment.
  • The capacity-based pricing option will deliver customers, prospects and partners a purchasing model that provides freedom from node lock-based licensing, and gives them the flexibility to deploy a wider variety of products at no additional charge, including application plug-ins.
  • The new licensing model includes a perpetual license and first year maintenance, as well as a choice of support plans, and is available for all of the NetVault Backup product line, media management, and most instances of the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery solution. It does not apply to NetVault FastRecover.
  • The new licensing model also applies to all NetVault Backup application plug-ins, which cover leading applications such as Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint, MySQL, VMware, and Hyper-V.


Matt Vitale, vice president, worldwide data protection sales, Quest Software

“Organizations are facing a growing set of data-protection challenges on a daily basis as they work to manage complex heterogeneous physical and virtual environments. With the introduction of capacity-based pricing, Quest’s customers now have the flexibility to implement a solution in the manner that best fits the specific needs of their organization.” 

Lauren Whitehouse, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

“Virtualization and cloud models are influencing how IT organizations think about managing their environment: moving away from a node-focused view to one based on workloads measured by capacity. This is influencing vendors, especially those in the data protection segment, to streamline and modernize licensing models, making it easier for IT organizations to plan, procure and maintain compliance.

Larry Gentry, president, Custom Storage 

“The concept of capacity-based pricing is drawing quite a bit of interest from the field right now. It provides an alternative to the traditional node-lock licensing model; it’s very flexible, and, more importantly, fits with the terabyte-based lens through which customers tend to view backup and recovery.”

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About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments.  For more information about Quest solutions for application management, database management, Windows management, virtualization management, and IT management, go to

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