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Pricing of Ahsay Backup Solutions

Ahsay provides the complete infrastructure required to backup Microsoft 365, VMware, Hyper-V, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, files, QNAP/Synology NAS, and Android/iOS devices to both cloud storages and local devices easily. A simple but flexible storage based service/license fee not only lowers your upfront cost to get started, but also helps you save money in long run as you grow. For customers with little I.T system management experience, Ahsay Managed Backup-as-a-Service provides everything you need to backup any data from any devices out of the box. A simple registration is all that is required to get started. For customers who prefer the control and the flexibility of doing it yourself (DIY), it just as easy to setup Ahsay Backup Software on bare metal computer using Ahsay Universal Backup System. The complete installation process won't take more than 15 minutes. The following table shows the prices of each of these approaches.

Ahsay Special Offers For New Customers

 Ahsay Special Offers For New Customers

  • Ahsay Managed Backup-as-a-Service
  • Ahsay Backup Software (DIY)

The Ahsay Managed Backup-as-a-Service (AMBaaS) service fee is based on the both volume and types of data to backup with the rate and supported systems set out in the following table. The three different types of backup data in AMBaaS are:

  1. Files or NAS which involve backing up of plain files only
  2. Applications, Databases or Virtual Machines which involve backing up different business applications, e.g. Microsoft SQL Server, VMware
  3. Microsoft 365 which involves backing up of Outlook, Sharepoint, OneDrive and Team data in Microsoft 365 accounts
If you are interested in our prices for all scenarios, please refer to the PDF pricing table which can be found at the bottom of the table.

  Files or NAS Applications, Databases or Virtual Machines Microsoft 365
Prices (in unit of per 100GB per month)
Rate $1.5 $2 $2
(includes free 50GB per mailbox)
Operating Systems
Windows
Windows
macOS
macOS
Linux
Linux
Synology
Synology
QNAP
QNAP
Databases
MS SQL Server
MS SQL Server
MS Exchange
MS Exchange
Oracle
Oracle
MySQL
MySQL
MariaDB
MariaDB
Virtual Machines
VMware
VMware
Hyper-V
Hyper-V
Microsoft 365
Outlook
Outlook
OneDrive
OneDrive
SharePoint
SharePoint
Teams
Teams

Notes:

  • Ahsay Drive is included in all the example backup plans
  • Annual Subscription Required / 2 Years Plan - 15% OFF / 3 Years Plan - 30% OFF
  • Discount available for more storage

ahsay pricing table

AhsayCBS Management Console Hosting Fee

Hosting Plan Price
Non-branded $25/month
Co-branded (Powered by Ahsay) $75/month

AhsayCBS management console hosting fee is for the hosting and maintenance of your own dedicated AhsayCBS backup server instance which is the core component of the Ahsay backup service, managing all the user accounts, backups, and restores. The hosting fee depends on the hosting plan you select and is in addition to your subscription fee for storage and backup service.

There are two types of AhsayCBS Management Console hosting plans:

  • For a non-branded hosting plan the hosting fee is US$25 per month.
    Uses the default Ahsay branding for AhsayCBS Management Console, AhsayOBM/AhsayACB backup agents, and Ahsay Mobile.
  • For a co-branded hosting plan the hosting fee is US$75 per month.
    This includes the use of your own custom logo for AhsayCBS Management Console and AhsayOBM/AhsayACB backup agents. However, due to limitations of the Google Play and Apple App Store the co-branding of Ahsay Mobile app is not available.

Examples

The following table shows some typical scenarios based on a yearly subscription with a non-branded AhsayCBS backup server instance and Ahsay Drive.

Scenarios Storage(GB) 1 Year Plan* 2 Year Plan* 3 Year Plan*
Files 1000 $40 $34 $28
Microsoft 365 (100 users) 2500 $192.5 $163.7 $134.8
VMware/Hyper-V/
Exchange/MS SQL/Oracle
5000 $125 $106.3 $87.5

*monthly rate

An upfront payment of 1 year is required. Discounts of 15% and 30% are available for prepayment of 2 years and 3 years respectively.


Notes:

  • Scenario 1 Files: An AhsayCBS backup server managing 1000 GB of data from the backup of an unlimited number of servers, PCs, and notebooks.
  • Scenario 2 Microsoft 365 (100 Users): An AhsayCBS backup server managing 2500 GB of data from the backup of 100 Microsoft 365 users accounts.
  • Scenario 3 VMware/Hyper-V/Exchange/MS SQL/Oracle: An AhsayCBS backup server managing 5000 GB of data from the backup of virtual machines and databases from an unlimited number of VMware/Hyper-V hosts and or an unlimited number of databases servers (MS Exchange, MS SQL, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB).

The Ahsay Backup Software (DIY) license fee is based on the both volume and types of data per backup set with the rates and supported systems set out in the following table. The three different types of backup data in Ahsay Backup Software (DIY) are:

  1. Files or NAS which involve backing up of plain files only
  2. Applications, Databases or Virtual Machines which involve backing up different business applications, e.g. Microsoft SQL Server, VMware
  3. Microsoft 365 which involves backing up of Outlook, Sharepoint, OneDrive and Team data in Microsoft 365 accounts

  Files or NAS Applications, Databases or Virtual Machines Microsoft 365
Prices
Rate [min - max]
(in unit of per GB of data per backup set per month)
Rate [min - max]
(in unit of per GB of data per backup set per month)
$0.005
[$0.5 -$5]
$0.01
[$1 -$10]
$0.01 [$1 -$10]
+ $0.5/mailbox
Operating Systems
Windows
Windows
macOS
macOS
Linux
Linux
Synology
Synology
QNAP
QNAP
Databases
MS SQL Server
MS SQL Server
MS Exchange
MS Exchange
Oracle
Oracle
MySQL
MySQL
MariaDB
MariaDB
Virtual Machines
VMware
VMware
Hyper-V
Hyper-V
Microsoft 365
Outlook
Outlook
OneDrive
OneDrive
SharePoint
SharePoint
Teams
Teams

Notes:

  • Typically, a new backup set is required to backup a new device
  • There are different minimum and maximum license fees per backup set for different types of backup data
  • If you are backing up data to multiple destinations, only the data in the largest destination is charged
  • An initial deposit of US$100 is required to get started. You will be billed for the license fee of the previous month based on usage at the beginning of each month. You are required to settle the payment using the initial deposit or the credit card on file

Examples

Assuming you are required to backup the following systems, the total license fee required is $0.5 + $1.5 + $5 + $1 + $5 + $10 + $6 + $10 + $3.5 + $53 + $110 = $205.5/month

Backup Data Fees Calcuation Formula License Fees
Notebook (10GB) $0.005 x 10
= $0.05 [Min. $0.5]
$0.5
QNAP/Synology NAS (300GB) $0.005 x 300 = $1.5 $1.5
File Server (2,000GB) $0.005 x 2000 = $10 [Max. $5] $5
VMware Host (50GB)* $0.01 x 50 = $0.5 [Min. $1] $1
Hyper-V Host (500GB)* $0.01 x 500 = $5 $5
Hyper-V Host (20,000GB)* $0.01 x 20000 = $200 [Max. $10] $10
MySQL (600GB) $0.01 x 600 = $6 $6
SQL Server (2,000GB) $0.01 x 2000 = $20 [Max. $10] $10
Microsoft 365 (50GB, 5 mailboxes)** $0.01 x 50 + $0.5 x 5
= $0.5 [Min. $1] + $2.5
$3.5
Microsoft 365 (300GB, 100 mailboxes)** $0.01 x 300 + $0.5 x 100 = $53 $53
Microsoft 365 (4,000GB, 200 mailboxes)** $0.01 x 4000 + $0.5 x 200
= $40 [Max. $10] + $100
$110
Total: $205.5

Notes:
* independent of the number of virtual machines to backup
** include all Sharepoint, OneDrive and Teams data within the same Microsoft 365 organization


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much storage size is required to backup my data ?

The built-in advanced deduplication and compression in Ahsay backup agent can save you lots of storage space for backup by default but the typical business practice of keeping all versions of data for 365 days will eat up your storage gradually. As a rule of thumb, simply choose the package above with size equals to the size of your data to backup. It is usually the best fit for most situations.

2. Where do you store my backup data in AMBaaS ? Is it safe ?

Backup data in Ahsay Managed Backup-as-a-Service (AMBaaS) is stored on Ahsay Drive which is powered by Microsoft Azure. Microsoft guarantees at least 99.99% availability and usually have a data center node close to you for fast access. Security is also monitored 24x7 to prevent attack from hackers. It requires no I.T. knowledge to setup the best possible backup solution for all your critical business systems to a secure cloud storage easily.

3. Is it possible to perform on-premise backup without saving data to the cloud ?

If you are not allowed to backup your data to cloud for security reasons due to regulations, you can setup a on-premise system similar to Ahsay Managed Backup-as-a-Service (AMBaaS) to fulfil your backup need. With Ahsay Universal Backup System (AhsayUBS), it is possible to install a complete backup system to bare metal computer in less than 15 minutes. You can then backup everything onsite to AhsayUBS and optionally replicate all backup data offsite to another computer also running AhsayUBS in another geographic location. This gives you the complete control of your backup infrastructure with no data in the hands of external parties. The following table lists some of the DELL PowerEdge servers supported by AhsayUBS with their recommended retail prices for your reference. Click here for details of AhsayUBS features.

Servers CPU Memory HDD Total Raw Space Reference Price
PowerEdge R250 Xeon E-2314 4C 8GB 8 x 8TB 64TB $4250
PowerEdge T150 Xeon E-2314 4C 8GB 4 x 8TB 32TB $3500
PowerEdge T350 Xeon E-2314 4C 8GB 8 x 8TB 64TB $5950

4. Is it cheaper to backup to local, instead of cloud, drive ?

Cloud storage comes with high level of redundancy and availability by default and therefore usually have a higher price tag. If you don't require offsite protection, using AhsayOBM to backup your data to a local drive is a cheaper alternative. However, it usualy requires an expansion to your local disks to store backup data. The following table shows a list of direct attached storage (DAS) devices, which can be plugged into a PC/server through UBS port to expand its storage immediately, with their recommended retail prices. In most cases, the acquisition cost of buying one DAS device, including all hard disks, would be similar to the subscription fee for cloud storage for one year, without considering the power to keep the DAS device running. You can visit QNAP official website for full hardware specification.

 

Model Max.Capacity Connectivity Price*
QNAP TR-004 4 x 18TB USB 3.2 GEN 1 Type-C $300
QNAP TL-D800c 8 x 18TB USB 3.2 GEN 2 Type-C $950
QNAP TL-R1200c-RP 12 x 18TB USB 3.2 GEN 2 Type-C $2250