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Regional Aggregated Burstable 95th

Regional Aggregated Burstable 95th is a network bandwidth billing model that allows you to uniformly manage and optimize public network bandwidth costs by sharing a bandwidth commitment within a large region, which crosses several cities.
Once this service is activated, when purchasing computing resources such as bare metal instances or virtual machine instances, if you have selected the Regional Aggregated Burstable 95th network pricing, these computing resources will be added in to a regional Bandwidth Cluster and share one bandwidth commitment within the same region. Your computing resources in every city covered by the Bandwidth Cluster will be billed by the 95th percentile bandwidth pricing, and the 95th peak value of each city will be added together to calculate the final 95th peak bandwidth of the Bandwidth Cluster.
This kind of network billing provides a cost-effective and easily manageable regional-level bandwidth sharing and reuse solution.
Note
Regional Aggregated Burstable 95th billing method is available for VIP customers currently.
Please contact us if you need.

Features

  • Global Coverage Cover global regions to ensure network service quality and coverage.
  • Shared Large Burst A significantly large burst capability to handle peak traffic.
  • Cost-effective Scaling Flexibly adjustable bandwidth commitment to suit all your requirements.
  • Burstable 95th Billing The 95th percentile bandwidth billing model for efficient cost management.
  • Unified Traffic Management Unified management of traffic usage across different cities in the region.

Bandwidth Cluster

A Bandwidth Cluster is an auto-managed public network service with the regional aggregated burstable 95th bandwidth pricing model. You are allowed to add your computing resources in to a bandwidth cluster and flexibly choose the shared bandwidth commitment, aiming at optimizing network costs.
A Bandwidth Cluster covers a region crossing several cities. See Supported Regions for details.

Burstable 95th Billing

  • Usage Sampling It samples the bandwidth usage of your resources over a billing cycle. Samples, typically recorded every 5 minutes, indicate the usage at each point.
  • Percentile Calculation At the end of one billing cycle, these samples are sorted from highest to lowest. and the top 5% are discarded. The highest value left is taken as the billable bandwidth.
  • Predictable Costs Prevent billing surprises due to temporary surges. Ensure you are not overcharged for infrequent usage peaks. Suited for who wishing to scale their digital infrastructure while maintaining budget-friendly networking solutions.

Bandwidth Commitment

The minimum bandwidth usage that you commit to use every month. The higher the usage, the lower the unit price. If you haven't use the committed amount, you will still be charged by the commitment you have purchased. You can upgrade or downgrade the commitment any time as you want, and the scheduled change will be valid at the 1st of next month.

Overages

The actual usage beyond the bandwidth commitment. The overages will be charged additionally per Mbps. You are recommended to purchased a proper amount of bandwidth commitment to reduce extra overages charge.

Burst Capability

Apart from the commitment, you also have the burst capability to temporarily use a certain times the commitment (varied from different regions) to cope with traffic peaks. Please note that the overages beyond commitment will be charged without bandwidth throttling, except for CN2 regions, which will be throttled.

Billing Details

Billing
Description
Billing method
Pay-as-you-go, including commitment and overage bandwidth.
Billing cycle
By month, calculated at the end of the month and billed at the 1st of the following month.
Billable items
  1. 1.
    Bandwidth commitment
  2. 2.
    Overage bandwidth, that is the 95th peak bandwidth of all the computing resources in all cities of the region.
Billing rules
  1. 1.
    Commitment charge = (Commitment/30 days) × actual used days × Commitment price
  2. 2.
    Overages charge = (Actual used 95th peak bandwidth - commitment) × Overages price × actual used days
  3. 3.
    Total charge = Commitment charge + Overages charge

Billing Example

Scenario Description

  • On March 15th, the user activated a regional bandwidth cluster (covering cities of A and B) with the commitment of 200 Mbps.
  • By the end of the month, the 95th peak bandwidth of A city reached 120 Mbps; the 95th peak bandwidth of B city reached 150 Mbps.
In this situation, 200 Mbps Commitment price = $400/month; Overages price = $1.50/Mbps/month.

Billing Process

  1. 1.
    Commitment charge = $400/30 × 16= $213.33
  2. 2.
    Overages charge = (120 Mbps + 150 Mbps - 200 Mbps) × $1.50/Mbps × 16 = $1680.00
  3. 3.
    Total charge = Commitment charge + Overages charge = $213.33 + $1680.00 = $1893.33

Supported Resources

  • Computing resources, including bare metal and virtual machine, with pay-as-you-go pricing model
  • Bandwidth cluster