Simple, scalable and transparent pricing helps customers to choose the best fit and grow as their business demands and digital strategy evolves. Earlier this year, we released the HCL Digital Experience Cloud Native 9.5 offering for Kubernetes deployments, with a simplified, consumption-based pricing model based on the number of user sessions to be consumed in DX sites over a 12-month period. The HCL Digital Experience Cloud Native v9.5 subscription pricing model offers graduated tier-based pricing, with lower costs at each tier as user session quantities increase. This means you only pay for what you use.
As interactions with end users become increasingly “digital-first,” adding capability at scale to drive targeted, productive digital experiences that expand audiences and conversion rates is the name of the game. Digital Experience platform managers continually monitor user session levels, that is, the volume of web user sessions, and plan for capacity to support user traffic in their DX sites.
Digital Experience User Sessions
We’re excited to add more value with new capabilities to this offering. On October 18th, effective with the HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Container and CF Update 207 release, Digital Experience 9.5 software is added to install to supported Specified Operating systems, e.g. Windows, Linux and IBM AIX. HCL Leap is also now added to the HCL Digital Experience Cloud Native 9.5 offering. With these updates, the HCL Digital Experience Cloud Native 9.5 offering provides the complete set of HCL DX 9.5 software capabilities, which can be deployed to supported on-premises Operating Systems and Kubernetes platforms. These include HCL Portal Server, Web Content Manager, and also HCL Leap (beginning with CF207), and all of the modern, easy-to-use tools and open-standards APIs that business users and developers can use to centrally build, optimize, and deliver digital experience solutions for the target audiences.
HCL Digital Experience Cloud Native 9.5 is a customizable, scalable, and high-availability solution. Customers now have increased flexibility to install the HCL Digital Experience Cloud Native 9.5 offering on their platform of choice as they evolve to the cloud.
HCL Digital Experience v9.5 Cloud Native is a subscription pricing approach that aligns with cloud vendor consumption pricing practices. It considerably simplifies how customers license DX 9.5 software for development, test and production, enables more predictable costs and easier consumption reporting. This model provides a consumption-centric rather than a capacity-centric approach to subscription licensing. Under this model, customers select the number of user sessions to be consumed in their DX sites over a 12-month period.
A “user session” is defined as the number of web sessions or other online interactions by anonymous or authenticated users interacting with HCL Digital Experience sites. DX administrators can use standard web analytics packages such as Google Analytics to track user sessions consumed in DX sites. See the Digital Experience Help Center topic Integrate Google Analytics with HCL Digital Experience for more information.
Digital Experience Cloud-Native v9.5 Subscription Tiers
The Digital Experience Cloud Native v9.5 pricing model offers allocations of user sessions in tiers that are consumed over an annual period. For example, if the number of user sessions used across an organization’s DX sites deployed to Kubernetes or supported on-premises Operating Systems platforms would total to 2 million annually, HCL Digital Experience Cloud Native v9.5 “Tier 2” would be selected. Each DX Cloud Native v9.5 tier includes an allocation of virtual processor core (VPCs) supporting production deployments. And under this pricing model, deployments to non-production, test, staging, or developer environments are unlimited, offering greater flexibility and value to organizations.
HCL Digital Experience Cloud-Native v9.5 term pricing is also used for deployments to the HCL Now platform. HCL Now provides managed hosting services on dedicated, secure cloud container environments. Hosting and management services offered can be found in the HCL Digital Experience on HCL Now Service description on the HCLSoftware License Agreement site.
To take advantage of his new pricing, please contact your HCL sales representative or BP. For more information about DX:
- Subscribe to the latest HCL DX news, interact with peer and HCL practitioners in the HCL DX Q&A forums
- Access DX training materials in the HCLSoftware Academy
- Take a test drive of HCL Digital Experience 9.5 from the HCL SoFyplatform
- Enroll in a complementary HCL Accelerator program for expert guidance to modernize, upgrade and maximize the business and technical value of your Digital Experience solutions
HCL DX Product Team
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