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Maximum of 1.5TiB total provisioned disk capacity. This can be one 1.5TiB disk or multiple smaller disks such as three 512GiB capacity disks.
Maximum individual disk capacity of up to 16 PiB
Unlimited total provisioned disk capacity
Free Tier: first 1.5TiB total usage per month
Standard Tier: $0.01 per GiB total usage per month over the free tier
* Usage is calculated by stored byte hours using a method similar to AWS S3. See FAQ below for more info.
Upon signup, all users are initially part of the unlimited duration Trial tier. To unlock the ability to create any number of disks with up to 16PiB capacity per disk, upgrade to Professional tier by adding a payment method to your account in the management dashboard "Upgrade" page.
No, the price listed above is in addition to any storage costs from using your cloud providers object storage. The cost of object storage from public cloud providers like Google and Amazon is typically between $0.02 and $0.03 per GB-mo as well as some smaller fees for each object storage operation. For a CloudBD disk running on AWS, each 1TB of disk space used has an approximate cost of $23 for the S3 storage and $10 for the CloudBD disk driver. Additionally, reading from and writing to the disk incurs S3 request charges of approximately $3 per 1TB written and $0.25 per 1TB read.
We follow Amazon’s method of calculating S3 usage for your CloudBD usage. The volume of storage billed in a month is based on the average storage used throughout the month. We periodically measure the number of bytes in use for each disk to calculate each disk’s daily Byte-Hours used. At the end of the month we sum all disk’s daily Byte-Hours and divide by the number of hours in the current month to calculate the total Byte-Month used. Byte-Month is converted to GiB-Month and then we deduct the free tier 1536GiB to get your billable total GiB-Month used. Disks blocks cannot be partially written so any disk blocks with at least 1 byte of data stored and not subsequently trimmed will cause that entire block to count towards your monthly usage GiB-Hours.
No, there is no cost to upgrade. CloudBD disks are pay as you go and you are only charged on disk usage over the free tier. When you upgrade to Professional tier, you unlock the ability to create larger disk capacity than the free tier. Only when your GiB-hrs usage in a given month exceeds the free tier will your card be charged. Charges are made automatically near the start of the following month.
Sales tax will be collected for customers using the software in New York. We may start collecting sales tax for customers in other states when required by law.
Yes, when you upgrade you will continue to receive the first 1.5TiB usage for free each month.
We accept the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.