GitLab is moving to a new three-tier subscription model. The popular DevOps platform announced that the Bronze/Starter tier doesn’t meet the hurdle rate expected by the company from a tier list and also limits it from investing it to improve the platform for all customers. In the new model, the free tier will include 89% of the features in Bronze/Starter tier.
Core, Premium, and Ultime tiers
According to GitLab’s announcement, the new tiers will be named Core, Premium, and Ultimate. GitLab also stated that there is no change to existing tier subscriptions as a part of this rename, and each tier will continue to have SaaS or self-managed deployment options. GitLab also offers transition options and price discounts to ease the transition:
- If you have 25 users or fewer, you can:
- Stay on Bronze/Starter now and renew your Bronze/Starter subscription at your next renewal before January 26, 2022 for one more year at $4/user/month
- Upgrade to GitLab Premium now for free, and at your next renewal receive a discounted GitLab Premium price for the next three years ($6/user/month in Year 1, $9/user/month in Year 2, and $15/user per month in Year 3)
- If you have more than 25 users, your GitLab Sales Representative will guide you through your transition discount offers.
GitLab Premium offers:
- Enterprise performance and scale with high availability, disaster recovery, geo replication, advanced search, basic compliance, and auditing
- Team-level project management with epics and roadmaps
- Dashboards and Analytics with pipeline & environments dashboards, as well as value stream, code quality, & code review analytics
- Controlled Deployments with Multiple Approvers, Approval Rules, and Protected Environments
- Priority support