What are the differences between Aculab’s perpetual and subscription-type licences?
Perpetual licences 1. Licences are perpetual, not for a defined time period 2. Licences installed on Bare Metal do not have timers; licences installed on a Virtual Machine require an annual refresh (via connection back to Aculab's licensing server) 3. Separate support contract needed 4. Customer does not have any entitlement to upgrades (new features)
Subscription licences 1. Licences will run for as long as a subscription is in place 2. Licences installed do not have timers and do not require renewal on Bare Metal or Virtual Machine 3. Subscription fee includes support for the licensed product 4. Customer can make use of all upgrades (new features) and updates (bug fixes) for the licensed product as long as the subscription contract is in place