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2015-07-07 23:17:58

BlueOnyx Shop: Software rentals

We are happy to announce that it is now possible to rent BlueOnyx packages in the BlueOnyx shop.

Category: General
Posted by: mstauber

This feature has been coming for a long time and we can now announce that it is ready: BlueOnyx software can now be rented on a monthly basis.

So when you need software for your BlueOnyx server(s), then you now have two options to choose from:

- Purchase (with or without support and updates)

- Rental (with support and updates)

The benefit of purchase is that you buy the right to use the software on as many servers as you buy copies of the respective software. This software will run on the type of BlueOnyx servers that it was designed for and unless there are fundamental changes to the OS it will work pretty much indefinitely. Even without subscription to updates. If you purchase a subscription to support and updates, then you will also get all bugfixes and minor and mayor updates of the purchased PKGs for as long as your subscription continues. Downside: The costs of the purchase has to be paid in a single installment at the time of the purchase.

The benefit of rental is that both the cost of purchase, support and updates is lower than when you do an outright purchase of the same software bundle. If you decide to rent one of the available bundles, then you get access to all PKGs that are contained in that bundle. You also get access to all updates of said PKGs and get priority for support cases. Payments happen on a monthly basis via Paypal. There is no minimum contract length. You basically pay as you go and can cancel your rental subscription at any time – no questions asked. When you end your subscription, then the next monthly billing for that item will simply not take place. All we require you to do is to uninstall the rented PKGs and to discontinue using them. After a grace period rental PKGs without ongoing active subscription will cease to work as their GUI components will revert to a deactivated state. The GUI pages will still be there, but an error message will be shown on the respective pages that the PKGs brought aboard and changes can no longer be saved.

Rental is therefore an ideal solution if you don't know if you will be using the software for an extended period of time. Or if the steep initial cost of ownership for an outright purchase (with or without subscription to updates) is met with some reservation. Another ideal usage case is the situation where you perhaps set up a server for a client and don't know how long this client of yours might want to use the server.

We set the prices for the rental to be considerably cheaper than purchase to provide an incentive for people to choose rental over purchase and to provide the most cost effective solutions to our loyal BlueOnyx users.

Please note:

Rental is only available for bundles that are designed for BlueOnyx 5207R, 5208R and 5209R servers.

The following bundles are available in the BlueOnyx shop:

BlueOnyx Enterprise Edition (BOEE)

This item includes access to ALL Solarspeed and Compass authored packages for 5207R, 5208R and 5209R.

BlueOnyx Professional Edition (BOPE)

This item is the same as the enterprise edition - without access to the WHAM application modules. All other Solarspeed or Compass authored modules for 5207R, 5208R and 5209R are included.

BlueOnyx Web Edition (BOWE)

This item provides access to all Compass & Solarspeed of the WHAM application modules for 5207R, 5208R and 5209R.


If you have any questions about this new offer, then please let us know.

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