Software Use Guidelines
Qumulo provides a modern, highly scalable file data platform that runs in the data center and the public cloud. We offer flexibility in both where you store your data and how you use Qumulo’s file data platform. Qumulo’s file data platform is available as either a subscription license or on a consumption basis. A subscription license allows you to use Qumulo’s file data platform on hardware of your choosing in your own data center. Qumulo’s file data platform is available in various classes with each software class having unique performance characteristics and features designed to meet specific needs. To determine the appropriate subscription license for your workloads, you choose the Qumulo software class, the capacity, and the time period you need. Your Qumulo Subscription is all-inclusive of our world-class support and every feature released for the Qumulo Software Class licensed during the subscription term. Since additional features and future releases are included in your Subscription, the value provided by Qumulo’s file data platform increases with every release.
During your Subscription, you are entitled to receive all Qumulo product updates on the cadence that best meets the needs of your environment, whether quarterly or biweekly. You can easily switch between the two update plans at any time during your Subscription.
Interested in a denser hardware platform, moving to a new server manufacturer, or cloud platform? Your Qumulo Subscription is transferable on an equivalent capacity basis to any new infrastructure supported by the Qumulo Software Class you’ve licensed, at any time during your Subscription term and without any additional charge.
Has your business model changed such that you need more performance from your storage or want to move your storage to a public cloud? Your Qumulo Subscription can be transferred across Software Subscription Classes on a dollar-equivalent basis for any unused term. The highly portable nature of your Subscription provides you with the ability to move to all-NVMe or the cloud as your workflow requirements change.
Qumulo Subscription License:
Each Qumulo Software Class can be licensed to run on certain hardware platforms. The Qumulo Subscription is a license for a specific capacity for a fixed period to time. See the Qumulo Software Class Matrix to determine currently compatible hardware platforms.
License Type & Platform Compatibility Matrix:
Qumulo File Data Platform Transferability:
Within License Type:
You can transfer your licensed capacity amongst any hardware platform within the same License Type (See Matrix above). For example, if you licensed 288 TB of Qumulo License Type 2 for C-series nodes (4 x C-72T), you can transfer that subscription to any other C-series node. Transfer within License Type Cloud will be on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
Cross License Type:
You can transfer, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, the capacity and remaining subscription term of one License Type to another License Type (See Matrix above). For example, if you licensed 96 TB of Qumulo License Type 2 for Qumulo C-series nodes (4 x C-72T) for 36 months, you can apply the current remaining value of that subscription towards a subscription for Qumulo License Type 1 for Qumulo P-series nodes.
Subscriptions are a term license and are valid for the length of time licensed. The license expires the day after the Subscription expires.