MSP Subscription-Based Licensing Information

Managed service providers (MSPs) who become StorageCraft® partners use subscription-based licensing for StorageCraft ShadowProtect® and StorageCraft ImageManager software products. 

About subscription-based licensing

Rather than traditional licenses, for which your customer pays 100 percent of the purchase price up front with ongoing maintenance, MSP subscription-based licensing means that you own the licenses. Because you own them, you are able to:

  • Lower the entry cost to your customers by offering licenses on a monthly subscription basis
  • Predict backup and disaster recovery service costs for customers, no matter how long a customer remains a customer
  • Deactivate licenses if a customer drops the service
  • Receive cumulative volume discounts for each additional license purchased

Managing these licenses

In addition, you get the tools you need to centrally manage licenses. With our MSP Licensing Console, you’ll be able to:

  • Manage legacy and new ShadowProtect and StorageCraft ImageManager licenses in the same place
  • View 12-month trends for ShadowProtect and ImageManager licensing
  • Generate new serial numbers for activating ShadowProtect installations
  • Organize licenses into accounts and geographical sites to easily keep track of how and where each client uses ShadowProtect and ImageManager licenses
  • View the status of any license (activated vs. deactivated), and see if a ShadowProtect license is in danger of deactivating because it has not "called home" recently
  • Generate Activation and Billing Detail reports that contain detailed license activity for a specified time period
  • Deactivate any license with a single click

 

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