NetApp SnapCenter Pricing and License Cost

Aaron Isaacson
Storage Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
There's no licensing involved. That was a question I had when I first set everything up. I didn't have any problems with it at all, but everything I had ever used had licenses. I noticed there was a place that said "License" but when I went in there it said "Standard File License." I thought, "Well what do I need to do, what kind of license do I need?" I came to find out they had upgraded some things and they said, "Actually, there is no more license required. Whatever you've got in there, that standard version, is good for everything. You don't have to buy anything. You never have to upgrade it." It's been simple. I've done one upgrade on the OS, one minor patch that came out. It took no time really. It was simple, automated. There was no license required because they had a contract with NetApp already. Because it can interact with more than just NetApp, I'm sure you can use it as a stand-alone. But unless they change the way licensing works, I would suspect that you just purchase a license for that one device and there isn't like an ongoing, "you need more licenses." You have the base license and it's yours. I haven't pursued that so I can't tell you for sure. View full review »
Christian Gruetzner
Architect, Storage Services at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's free. The license is included with other NetApp products. View full review »
Manuel Maurer
ICT System Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The license for SnapCenter was included with the storage array. View full review »
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Engineer1785
Engineer at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
We have a site license, so it comes with the product. View full review »
Rostislav Pilka
Senior Systems Engineer at Our Space Appliances
The licensing is well-designed because it's already included in some packages with NetApp storage. Therefore, for most customers, it's okay as the SnapCenter license is already included in some NetApp bundles, making it cheaper to use SnapCenter as a second solution. View full review »
Keith Alioto
Lead Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It comes free with the amount of equipment we purchase from NetApp. In terms of pricing, zero is my favorite number. If we purchased a certain size of NetApp hardware, SnapCenter was included for free. View full review »
StorageA7b81
Storage Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
NetApp has great licensing models. It has two bundles: You can buy Premium or SnapCenter, and that's a great thing. You have all the replications included but, as I mentioned before, there should be some improvements in the management the replication for SnapCenter. View full review »
ITManagec1d3
IT Manager at a tech company with 51-200 employees
There are two kinds of licenses: a controller license, which is the SnapCenter Standard Capacity license, as well as the SnapCenter Advanced Capacity license. View full review »
Joao Lavrador
Storage Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am using the Standard license, the free version. There is an Advanced license but I don't know its price. View full review »
Arnold Romeijn
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Pricing is very good because if you already have NetApp controllers, then it's included. There's no added cost for SnapCenter. View full review »
StorageA9fdd
Storage Architect at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
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