Buying Program Options: MLA (Master License Agreement) or VLA (Volume License Agreement).
|Ideal For||Large organizations who desire greater benefits based on long-term high volume purchasing commitments.||Customers of any size who want an easy, transaction-based process with the flexibility of purchasing licenses from a broad reseller channel.|
|Benefits||Rewards high volume commitment with greater discount levels, enhanced levels of support, price protection, and optional direct purchasing relationship with SUSE. Facilitates budgeting with annual renewal.||Simple to use and understand; no purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required.|
|Purchase Through||Directly from SUSE or through a qualified SUSE reseller.||Select any SUSE reseller.|
|Discount Level||Annual spend qualifies customers for their tiered discount MLA program pricing levels. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified quantity thresholds are exceeded.||Program discounts are available through SUSE Resellers, who set VLA Customer pricing. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license quantity thresholds are exceeded.|
|Counting Options||The counting options for SUSE products are contained in Exhibit A to the subscription Terms and Conditions available here.||The counting options for SUSE products are contained in Exhibit A to the subscription Terms and Conditions available here.|
|Subscription Offerings||Standard (12x5 support) or Priority (24x7 support) subscription coverage required for all SUSE products. These subscriptions include upgrade protection, updates and patches via the Customer Center, and Technical Support. Learn more about SUSE subscriptions. Learn more about unique benefits for MLA customers. See SUSE subscription Terms and Conditions here.||Choose from Basic (no support), Standard (12x5 support) or Priority (24x7 support) subscription levels. All three subscriptions include upgrade protection, updates and patches via the Customer Center, and Standard and Priority include Technical Support. Learn more about SUSE subscriptions. See SUSE subscription Terms and Conditions here.|
|Purchase Minimum||$1 million per annum net revenue to SUSE. Subsidiaries joining an existing contract may join for $5,000 per annum net revenue to SUSE.||None.|
|Contract & Term||Contract signed directly with SUSE; contract runs in two-year renewable terms.||No signed contract, no set term.|
*All dollar amounts in this table represent U.S. currency.