An approach used to measure the amount of provided services depends on the type of service.
Services Measured by Actual Numbers
Some services are measured by the actual number of managed objects or amount of consumed space as of the date when a chargeback report is generated.
These services include:
- Number of managed VMs, workstation agents, server agents and cloud agents
- Number of VMs, workstation agents and server agents stored in backups on cloud repositories
- Number of VMs replicated to cloud
- Amount of space consumed by backups on cloud repositories, and amount of space consumed by VM replicas on cloud storage
Data Transfer Out Traffic
The amount of data transfer out traffic is measured for a billing period. A billing period is the length of time between two successive chargeback reports. It starts at 0:00 of the day when a previous chargeback report was generated, and ends at 23:59 of the day prior to the day when the current chargeback report is generated.
For example, on Wednesday you generated Chargeback Report 1, and on Friday you generated Chargeback Report 2. Chargeback Report 2 will take into account data transfer out traffic starting from Wednesday 0:00, and ending on Thursday 23:59. That is, an Chargeback Report 2 will show the cost of services for all full days since a previous saved chargeback report (Chargeback Report 1).
Services Charged by Flat Rate
Some services, like managed backup services, are measured by a flat rate. Each time you generate an chargeback report, the cost of these services is added from the chargeback template.Send feedback | Updated on 11/17/2017