Starting an API-led integration programme could be confusing; there are so many details to consider. One of the first questions raised is the cost of licenses. 

 

MuleSoft's licensing model is based on an annual subscription that includes a certain number of vCores. The quantity of cores required directly depends on the architecture, the number of APIs and chosen deployment option. 

 

We'll assess your requirements and IT landscape in order to help select the optimal number of cores and maximise their utilisation while reducing the costs. Involve us as much or as little as you need to start off on the right foot.

Through architecture optimisation and by using a phased approach, we helped one of our customer to save over £52K licensing cost in the first year.

 

Architecture & licensing packages

 

SIMPLE
free

FREE

  • Describe your IT landscape and requirement
  • 2 hour consulting discovery
  • Mule license (vCores) recommendation
  • High level API-led design/ Architecture sizing
CLASSIC
starting from

£12.5K

  • Describe your IT landscape and requirement
  • Up to 8 hours of consulting discovery
  • Mule license (vCores) recommendation
  • High level API-led design/ Architecture sizing
  • High level physical architecture
  • Detailed solution and infrastructure architecture & platform setup 
INFOMENTUM STYLE
starting from

£22.5K

  • Describe your IT landscape and requirement
  • Up to 16 hours of consulting discovery
  • Mule license (vCores) recommendation
  • High level API-led design/ Architecture sizing
  • High level physical architecture
  • Detailed solution and infrastructure architecture & platform setup
  • Requirements analysis & technical design (~20 days of consulting PLUS 50 man-days of foundation package) 

 

Available add-on options

 

Discounted license resell (subject to negotiation and approval)

Unlike many other vendors, MuleSoft thrives off the success of each customer and every project. It's vital that the platform is adopted and utilised according to the MuleSoft methodologies and best practices.

To ensure that all clients receive maximum value from their investments, MuleSoft introduced several pre-conditions that you should be aware of:

  • All potential MuleSoft customers must be prepared to engage with MuleSoft.

  • There should be an agreed plan for your programme delivery supported by either certified resources or a MuleSoft certified partner.

 

Platform support from £1.2K a month

  • 10 hours / month of support
  • User management (where applicable - this may be externalised to the customer LDAP)
  • Security management via API Manager
  • Log file management (where applicable - this may be externalised)
  • Proactive analysis:
    1. Tracking API vCore consumption against licences
    2. Reviewing API vCore consumption (CPU/Memory etc) to uplift or reduce assigned vCores
    3. Capacity planning for future vCore consumption (aligning with licences)
    4. Analytics Reporting (where licence permits) - providing granular detail about API usage
  • Monitoring
    1. Set up of thresholds and alerts within Anypoint Platform

  • Interface MuleSoft by logging, managing and seeing tickets through on your behalf.

 

Infrastructure support from £900 a month

  • 1 Pre-production & 1 Production instance (see Managed Services Pricing Calculator for more details)
  • Proactive Monitoring of Operating System and connectivity
  • Backup and restore
  • Security vulnerability testing
  • Infrastructure capacity planning
  • User Administration
  • Performance testing
  • Operating System and application patching (upgrades are covered separately)
  • 24/7 support for P1 incidents

 

Application support from £2.5K a month

  • 20 hours/month of support
  • Troubleshooting & fixes
  • API deployments
  • Releases to production fully supported
  • Application enhancements
  • 3rd party coordination
  • Upskilling of internal team
  • Development support for internal team

 

Upgrade & migration path (contact for more details)

How to engage us - licensing assessment

 

How to engage us

Engaging us is easy and straightforward.

You know exactly what you get when you get it and how much it costs. There are no hidden expenses!

 

Step 1. Fill in our Licensing Assessment Template to describe your requirements and IT landscape, select a package and choose add-on options.

Step 2. Send the filled template to info@infomentum.co.uk to initiate a discovery call with our experts.

Step 3. Receive your high-level API-led design and our recommendations on how to maximise MuleSoft utilisation while reducing the costs.

 

ENQUIRE ABOUT COST CUTTING OPTIONS

 

Useful information to keep in mind:

  • CloudHub (iPaas) provides the fastest way of getting started and the easiest way to manage the Anypoint Platform. It also means that the run costs of your infrastructure are included, unlike for the On-Premise or Hybrid options.

  • With CloudHub, you have to assign a minimum of 0.1 vCore to an API regardless of whether it consumes that capacity or not. So, you get a maximum of 10 APIs for 1 core. If your APIs are not maximising this minimum count, consider bundling some APIs into Sub-System APIs. However, this should be done only in case APIs are logically similar, and their features can be easily decoupled in the future.

  • Plan how and when you will be building your APIs. Careful planning will significantly affect the utilisation of your cores. Very likely the core count will steadily ramp up over time. You won't need the full projection on day 1!

  • Manage your non-production core count effectively. Consider how many those environments you really need. You may not want all non-prod APIs to stay active across all environments. Look at potentially switching APIs off across some environments to free up the core count.

 

Related features

Discover our Integration Framework - a tailored roadmap to build a solid foundation for your integration journey.

Our co-managed service model helps fill in the knowledge gap in your IT team to free up your staff.

Give your IT teams the knowledge and skills to confidently use the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform to its full potential. 

 

Ready to start?

Tell us about a package that fits your requirements and any additional services you would like to include. 

If none of the listed options are suitable, we'll create a custom package for your organisation.

We are committed to delivering the support you require to receive maximum value from MuleSoft investment.