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A Sensible Enterprise Network Backup System Pricing Model

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Teradactyl Pricing Overview - Six Basic Steps

1. Select a Version of TiBS. Basic, Lite and Full version options provide you with solutions to meet your current needs. We apply 100% of your software purchase price to major release upgrades! More...

2. Determine the types of operating & network file systems you wish to backup. Teradactyl has no per seat charges or surcharges for workstations or servers. All supported versions of Linux, for instance, are included as a single platform. Simply select your client platforms! More...

3. Determine the number of backup processes. Adding backup processes will permit you to transfer more True incremental changes in parallel from your clients to the backup system. In general, the more processes you deploy the faster you will complete the network backup window. Adding processing power allows you to support more data or contract backup windows. More...

4. Choose a storage module. Disk and Tape Library software modules are licensed per TiBS backup server at a flat fee regardless of capacity. You can increase storage as required without paying additional software license fees unless you add additional backup servers. Choose Disk Backup, Tape Backup, or use both technologies to leverage the advantages of each while mitigating the risks of either one alone. More...

5. Add Open Transaction Manager if you wish to backup open files on Microsoft Windows More...

6. Select your annual software maintenance plan. These plans are a fixed percentage of your software purchase price. A variety of plans are available to suit your needs. More...

Teradactyl Enterprise Services

Teradactyl offers additional services available to existing clients only. These offerings include OnSite installation and training. Custom Engineering of TiBS solutions to fit unique environmental requirements. Group Seminars to share backup solutions developed by us and our customer base to handle unusual data patterns or discuss the latest hardware advancements and integration with TiBS Backup Servers. Research on topics related to backup operations, design, user patterns, etc. Emergency Response for sites declaring a site emergency. Compatibility testing for operating systems, network file systems, or hardware not currently on a supported platform list. Visit our Enterprise Services Group ...


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Ad - Tighter Budgets - Greater ExpectationsTeradactyl has made a significant departure from the standard pricing model found in our industry. We believe our software should be priced based on the utility of function and how much processing power an organization requires. Teradactyl has No Per Seat Charges. When backup windows exceed your desired objective, additional parallel processes can generally be added to expedite the processing and again meet your goals. Storage is licensed to TiBS backup servers regardless of capacity or number of drives.


Selecting a Version of TiBS

The decision of which version of TiBS to deploy will generally be made based upon the native uncompressed data size of a full backup of all anticipated system data. However, Teradactyl does not impose soft limits on any version. You can exceed recommended data sizes without the software breaking or Teradactyl charging you additional fees. Alternatively, you may elect to select a higher version of TiBS to take advantage of added features and efficiencies. We would be pleased to work with you in making this decision and provide a Free Evaluation of multiple configurations to aid in your analysis. Please keep in mind that Teradactyl will apply 100% of your software purchase price toward version upgrades. Review and compare versions of the True incremental Backup System...


Determine Operating and Network File Systems you wish to Backup

Teradactyl has an extensive list of platforms supported by the True incremental Backup System and additional platforms in development. Client pay a nominal flat fee for each platform they wish include in their backup system based on which version of TiBS you decide to deploy. Customers may have unlimited clients under each licensed platform. Teradactyl is very generous in our definition of a platform. Microsoft Windows or Linux, for instance, are each defined as a platform regardless of the version or distro. We do not charge additional fees for servers vs clients and including multiple editions such as 2000 and 2008 in your license. We also have a broad definition of hardware platforms.  Solaris, for instance, is supported on both Intel and Sparc architectures.  To our knowledge, no company in the industry can match our software license model. Review supported client and server operating and network file systems...


Determine the Number of Backup Processes

To support an increasing number of systems, amount of data, or to reduce the backup window (time it takes to complete a nightly backup), TiBS uses process packs. A process allows one backup job to run on any of a site's backup servers. Purchasing additional processing licenses allows more backups to run in parallel at any given time. Processing packs are not operating or network file system specific.

With TiBS, you can generally add more processing packs to increase data processing capacity and/or reduce backup windows. This pricing architecture gives our clients the ability to scale their backup system to meet future needs without having to pay up front charges for utility not currently required. Your change from one flavor of Linux to another, for instance, will not require you to buy new processes or pay an upgrade fee for the processes you currently own. Processes may be transferred between TiBS backup servers. The only restrictions with your processes are; that they must remain within the department or entity that purchased them and they must be applied to the same TiBS Edition purchased (Full, Lite, or Basic). A minimum of two processes are required for a TiBS Backup Server. Learn more about how backup processes work and how to best determine the number of processes you need ...

Teradactyl also sells NDMP processes for mass storage systems. These processes are specific to NDMP operations but not to a particular filer. As with our general backup processes, jobs may be performed both in parallel or in series. When a process completed a particular NDMP process,it will begin the next scheduled partition. For more information on NDMP capabilities please visit our NDMP backup section...


Determine One or More Storage Modules

Disk Based Backup System, Tape Based Backup System, or mixed media Backup System? Teradactyl provides both our Disk Library and Tape Library modules at a fixed rate licensed to an individual TiBS backup server. This approach eliminates the uncertainty in deciding whether future budgets will permit the natural growth of data stored in the system. In addition, it becomes possible to add more systems within a licensed platform without additional per seat and storage licensing costs. Sites electing to deploy a robotic tape library will not incur additional charges for tape drives, slots, or capacity. Multiple Robotic Tape Libraries can be deployed on a single TiBS backup server with the Lite and Full Versions. Visit our Data Storage Section for more information on these modules ...


Windows Open File Snapshot Module

Teradactyl has partnered with Columbia Data Products, Inc. to integrate their Open Transaction Manager into the True incremental Backup System. This optional module is also licensed per TiBS Backup Server with no per seat charges. This product provides a quiescent state for windows systems to get fast and accurate backup images, including the open files, from systems running Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. TiBS has support for both 32 Bit and 64 Bit systems. Columbia Data Products has also extend OTM support to these architectures. Teradactyl does not sell OTM as a stand alone product or module. Learn about Open File Snapshot Software...


Determine your annual software maintenance plan

Teradactyl has all of it's current clients on an annual software maintenance plan. The reasons are simple; Teradactyl has outstanding support, support costs are fixed percentage of software purchase prices with no escalation clauses, software upgrades including the release of major upgrades are provided to our annual maintenance plan customers at no charge! Teradactyl maintains a loyal client base that enjoys an unprecedented level of support from their backup software vendor. Plans are available at multiple levels depending upon your required support windows, response times, and days of the week. Standard support has a twelve (12) hour window Monday through Friday excluding Teradactyl Holidays. We are pleased to offer references to "support" our claims! Learn about Teradactyl support plans...


Teradactyl Department, Site, and Organizational System Licenses

School Districts, University Systems, and Business can reduce their costs by buying licenses for all Teradactyl support operating and network file systems at a fix rate. Organizational groups can then deploy TiBS backup servers without having to pay initial license charges. Process Packs can also be bought in volume quantities to reduce the cost per process. They can then be distributed among licensed servers. Please contact Teradactyl for more information on these cost saving plans for larger groups.