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IVE Cluster License Change?

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mtessier_
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IVE Cluster License Change?

I heard from an associate of mine that Juniper has made some modifications to its clustering licensing that reduces the cost in certain circumstances. Has anyone else heard about this? I'm trying to find details, but having no luck.

Thanks in advance!

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muttbarker_
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Re: IVE Cluster License Change?

I am not sure about any recent changes but Juniper did completely change the cluster licensing model about a year ago. It did lower the price point and also made implementation easier. I would highly recommend you check out the blog by Kevin Peterson (www.kevpeterson.com) Senior Product Manager for SSL. Look under licensing and you will get a great explaination of this and all the other changes to licensing (and to the SSL product as a whole).

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muttbarker_
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Re: IVE Cluster License Change?

I am not sure about any recent changes but Juniper did completely change the cluster licensing model about a year ago. It did lower the price point and also made implementation easier. I would highly recommend you check out the blog by Kevin Peterson (www.kevpeterson.com) Senior Product Manager for SSL. Look under licensing and you will get a great explaination of this and all the other changes to licensing (and to the SSL product as a whole).

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tbehrens_
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Re: IVE Cluster License Change?

There was a change last year to cluster licensing, and a change this year that impacts distributed deployments.

The new cluster licensing is ADD-X and ADD-X on both sides, which gets you ADD-2X across the cluster, instead of the old model of ADD-2X on the primary and CL-2X on the secondary.

In all cases I have played through, the new additive model is more generous.

The change to distributed deployments comes with enterprise lease licensing. Instead of buying say 7x500 and 4x1000 across the globe, for each of your SAs, you buy 1x7500 on the license server, then SVR for the license server and MBR for each connection point (the actual SAs users connect to). This gives huge savings, and also great flexibility.

kevpeterson.com is an excellent resource to be sure.

mtessier_
Frequent Contributor

Re: IVE Cluster License Change?

Thanks for the info. ___kevpeterson.com was a great resource. I wish I would have known about this site a year ago.

Anyway, the info on his blog gave me a few different ideas on how to determining our licensing strategy.

Thanks!