VMware Aria Automation for Secure Clouds’s billing model is based on the usage count of cloud resources deployed. While we protect a large range of resources and workloads in your environment spanning compute, data, storage, IAM, etc., we focus our licensing model on compute and database resources as they’re the key for your infrastructure. As the platform expands to cover a greater breath of services, additional resources will be added to the licensed resources list.
If you’re using any of the new services, you will see the resources and counts appear on the Usage Page beginning the first for the month at 12 AM GMT. These services will count towards your subscription.
Metering is based on the projected number of resources that you will monitor through VMware Aria Automation for Secure Clouds. For purposes of this description, a “resource” means a logical component that is available to a computing system such as a compute instance, database cluster, etc. There is a minimum commitment level of 100 average daily resources. The average daily resources quantity is computed as follows:
Each day the hourly count of billable resources monitored per 24-hour period is recorded and the hourly average is taken (the sum of the hourly counts divided by 24) to arrive at the daily average. The daily average for each day of the month is subsequently totaled. That monthly total is then divided by the number of days in the month to arrive at the average daily resources quantity which must meet or exceed 100.
If you use VMware Aria Automation for Secure Clouds to monitor resources in excess of your committed consumption rate, you will be billed for overage charges, on a per-resource basis, at the negotiated rate. Committed fees for the subscription term can be paid, in full, up front, or can be billed to you, monthly. Overage charges will be billed to you, monthly, in arrears.
As cloud providers release new services, the list of resources and resource types supported by VMware Aria Automation for Secure Clouds will be expanded. However, we do not guarantee that all possible resource types will be supported by VMware Aria Automation for Secure Clouds.
Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM) is now Generally Available. Similar with cloud, VMware Aria Automation for Secure Clouds charges based on resources monitored. For KSPM, we are counting based on Kubernetes nodes. Unlike cloud, a Kubernetes node will be counted as FOUR billable resources. Rather than having multiple billable resources in a Kubernetes cluster, the Kubernetes node is intended to represent all the resources.
Two new billable resources were added to AWS this month.
Beginning this period, there will be an adjustment to DynamoDB resources. Previously, we counted all DynamoDB Tables deployed. While we are continuing to monitor all resources deployed, we will only include DynamoDB Tables with 10 or more records.
Two new billable resources were added to Azure this month.
Two new billable resources were added to GCP this month.
VMware Aria Automation for Secure Clouds officially released GCP as generally available and so these five new billable resource were added this month.
Four new billable resource was added this month.
One new billable resource was added this month.
Four resources were added this month.
Three resources were added this month.