A: Subscriptions make sense when a cluster runs for more than 25% of the time or where cost predictability is a high priority requirement. Use on-demand if you know you have a workload that will run for a few hours a week.
A: No. The sole determining factor for cost for software is the number of vCPUs in subscriptions purchased or vCPUs used on-demand. For hardware on-prem the determining factor is the number of vCPUs deployed plus the additional storage charge per TB of raw storage deployed.
A: Yes, you can move to on-demand prepaid at any time with a $200K pre-purchase.
A: Great news! Once you have purchased the on-demand pre-paid SKU, all on-demand consumption is billed at the lower pre-paid on-demand rates.
A: Yes, you can combine both models.
A: No. vCPU hours purchased on subscription must be used or are lost. For example, if you purchase 100 vCPUs on subscription but only consume 60 vCPUs in a given hour, the unused 40 vCPU hours are lost.
A: Yellowbrick’s global 24×7 support is always included. Our customer success superheroes are always there to ensure you get the best out of the solution. There are never additional support charges.
A: No, you cannot buy Yellowbrick Andromeda optimized hardware. Our hardware is only available on subscription. Talk to a sales representative if you have exceptional needs.