We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
The licensing costs are quite reasonable; they aren't the most expensive option. You do have to pay an extra amount every three years.
The licensing is on a yearly basis and it's perpetual. You can have the license forever if you want to. However, if you want to upgrade, you can't upgrade unless you have a support contract. The amount the solution costs is related to space. We have about 72 terabytes.
It's very expensive which is why I want to drop it. They charge us per core and we have a six-core server. It's expensive to pay for maintenance charges. I want to switch to something cheaper. There are additional costs to the standard licensing fees.