You wouldn’t pay for $3oo bucks for a new iPod and then fork over a fee to Apple every time you played a song, would you?
Didn’t think so.
But that’s what Solarwinds asks its customers to do every time they purchase Orion, their network management software.
See, Orion defines an element as the smallest managed component of a device, for example, one router interface.
That can get pricey quick.
When you purchase WhatsUp Gold you pay per device once. That’s unlimited use, no counting required.
You own your network device, why would it makes sense to ask you to pay for it over and over again for each and every interface?