The QuantaStor platform has many features specifically designed for cloud service providers (CSPs) and managed hosting companies.  One of the primary needs in these environments is automated deployment, installation, and configuration of the SDS platform. To facilitate that process we created the Cloud License Service (CLS) that dispenses QuantaStor license keys via REST API and scriptable CLI.

QuantaStor Cloud License Server Features

Internal Capacity Provisioning and Billing
Partners and customers using the Cloud License Service (CLS) are billed at standard subscription rates plus a fee for the CLS portal simplifying internal chargeback accounting and automation activities.

Online Licensing
QuantaStor SDS license keys can now be dynamically provisioned and retired for self-service management of license capacities, enabling easy expansion, contraction, and deployment of new appliances on demand.

License Quotas
CLS instances are pre-configured with quota(s) indicating the purchased subscription license key capacity. The available capacity can be divided up to meet the storage capacity needs of few or many appliances of any size with a minimum license key size of 32TB per appliance. Previously deployed QuantaStor SDS appliances can be retired at any time and returns its capacity so it can be redeployed elsewhere as a new key or to expand an existing deployment.