NET+ Box: Pricing
The annual price of the Internet2 NET+ Box storage and collaboration service is based on the size of the institution grouped into one of six pricing tiers. The tier is determined by the total number of students, faculty, and staff (see below). Internet2 members receive special pricing.
(Students, Faculty, Staff)
|Maximum Number of Box Accounts||10,000||25,000||50,000||100,000||150,000||200,000|
|Total Used Storage Allocation||20 TB||50 TB||100 TB||200 TB||300 TB||400 TB|
|Marketable Storage||100 TB||250 TB||500 TB||1000 TB||1500 TB||2000 TB|
|Internet2 Member Annual Fee||$29,000||$65,000||$116,000||$197,000||$287,500||$371,000|
(One Time Startup)
|Non-Internet2 Member Annual Fee||$33,125||$74,200||$132,500||$225,250||$328,600||$424,000|
(One Time Startup)
Total storage limits are part of the contract for each institution, as determined by its pricing tier (additional storage can be purchased—see below). The terabyte quantities listed are for actual, fully used storage. Most campuses expect to be able to offer as much as five times the stated capacity when marketing the service internally. For example, a Tier 1 campus would be able to plan for 100 TB of marketable capacity, which translates to 20 TB of actual storage space. Note that the annual subscription fee includes participation in the Internet2 NET+ Box Storage Bank program. Total storage limits are part of the contract for each institution (determined by its "tier"). Individual storage limits can be set by each subscribing institution as it sees fit.
What is "marketable storage"? When assigning quotas to individuals on campus, even with the same quota, usage can vary widely. So if you plan on 10GB quotas, one person may use 1GB while another may use 7GB. In that case, your marketable storage is 2x10GB or 20GB but your actual usage is only 1+7 or 8GB. Analysis suggests the right ratio for "marketable" to "actual used" storage is approximately 5 to 1.
Additional storage can be purchased for $20,000 per 10 TB (50 TB marketable) per year added to any tier of service.
A 2.5% discount applies for a two-year subscription prepayment and a 5% discount for a three-year prepayment. The discount does not apply toward the one-time startup fee.
The subscription year is initially based on the 12-month period beginning the first of the month in which your service begins. The first year, you will be billed according to the size of your institution within 30 days of account activation for your first 12 months and the one-time startup cost. Subsequent year renewals will be annual based on your starting (anniversary) date. Your institution may choose to change the billing cycle after the first 12-month period.
Internet2 Membership/InCommon Participation Status Changes
If your institution is currently not an Internet2 member, but subsequently joins, your institution will be afforded the appropriate discounts upon the next Box renewal.
What if your institution is currently an Internet2 member, but subsequently drops membership (your membership period might not coincide with your Box subscription)? The service functions and special pricing are dependent upon active and continued participation in InCommon and membership in Internet2, respectively. The functionality of the Box service depends upon active participation in InCommon federated authentication. Dropping InCommon participation could necessitate termination of the Box service. The pricing discounts are provided for Internet2 members due to the administrative efficiencies that are gained as a result. Dropping Internet2 membership will necessitate an immediate increase in service pricing.
Your campus may decide to cancel at any point during the subscription year which will cancel the automatic renewal at the end of the calendar year. No refunds are provided for during the current year of service; however, you will have until the end of the calendar year to migrate data out of Box as necessary or individuals may choose to maintain personal accounts as appropriate under agreement directly with Box.net.