Dimension Data Public Cloud Pricing (Compute Optimized)

Our Public Cloud (Public CaaS) compute optimized pricing plans are simple, affordable, flexible, and come with zero commitment. With our compute optimized Public CaaS, you only pay for what you use. We allow you to customise CPU (up to 16) and RAM (up to 128 GB) for each server on the fly. For servers that are in a non-running state (stopped), you only pay for the other resources you are still using, such as storage. If you delete a server, you stop paying for it. The pricing listed below is valid for clients who signup online via this site and pay via credit card.

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All Prices in USD
Monthly Subscription $0
CPU Hours $.034/hr
RAM Hours $.02125/hr
Storage Hours (Standard) $0.0003/hr
Storage Hours (High Per)*
$0.0006/hr
Storage Hours (Economy)*
$0.0001/hr
Hardware-based Networking
(VLAN, firewall, VPN, load balancing, NAT and multicast)
Included**
($0.20/hr for additional VLANs)
**requires CPU or RAM usage to be included
Additional Public IP Addresses $0.0027/hr
Outgoing Bandwidth First 10 TB: $0.15/GB
Next 40 TB: $0.11/GB
Over 50 TB: $0.09/GB
Inbound Bandwidth Unlimited
Administrator 1
Sub-Administrators $0.007/hr per admin
Cloud Files Storage Days First 50 TB: $.0050/GB day
Next 50 TB: $.0047/GB day
Over 100 TB: $.0043/GB day
Cloud Files
PUT, LIST, POST,
COPY, GET requests
Unlimited
Software Units $0.001/unit
Customizable CPU, RAM and Storage Included
99.99% Availability Guarantee Included
Essentials Backup Days $0.3288/day
Essentials Backups (GB) $0.0033/GB/day
Advanced Backup Days $0.6575/day
Advanced Backups (GB) $0.0033/GB/day
Enterprise Backup Days $0.0000/day
Enterprise Backups (GB) $0.0164/GB/day
24x7 Phone Customer Support Included
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CPU
1
16
 
RAM (GB)
1
128
 
Economy only available on the US West CoastSTORAGE (GB)
10
2500
 
Standard STORAGE (GB)
10
2500
 
High Performance STORAGE (GB)
10
2500
 
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Dimension Data Cloud Pricing Explanation

  • CPU Hours - Dimension Data bills for each hour that a CPU associated with a server is running. For example, a 2 CPU server running for 2 hours will generate 4 CPU hours. At the end of the day, Dimension Data totals the CPU hours generated by all of your Cloud Servers in a given data center and rounds up to the next integer on a daily basis.
  • RAM Hours - Dimension Data bills for each hour that a GB of RAM associated with a server is running. For example, a 2 GB RAM server running for 2 hours will generate 4 RAM hours. At the end of the day, Dimension Data totals the RAM hours generated by all of your Cloud Servers in a given data center and rounds up to the next integer on a daily basis.
  • Storage Hours - Dimension Data bills for each hour that a GB of storage is associated with a server deployed from either an OS or Customer Image (regardless of whether or not it's actually running). For example, a 10 GB storage server deployed for four hours will generate 40 Storage hours regardless of whether it's running. At the end of the day, Dimension Data totals the Storage hours generated by all of your Cloud Servers and Customer Images in a given data center and rounds up to the next integer on a daily basis.
  • Cloud Networks - Dimension Data allows each customer to deploy one or more Cloud Networks (VLANs), protected by their own unique firewall, load balancer, and at least 2 public IP addresses. One Network (VLAN) is included so long as there is CPU or RAM usage is incurred during the month. For example, if you generate 800 Network Hours in a Geographic Region during a 30 day month AND have at least 1 CPU or RAM hour during that month, we will subtract 720 Network Hours of usage, otherwise regular hourly rates apply for the VLAN. Additional deployed VLANs will incur hourly rates.
  • Additional Public IP addresses - Dimension Data allows customers to add additional IP addresses to their Cloud Networks in blocks of at least two Public IP addresses. Customers are charged for each additional public IP address added to a Cloud Network, regardless of whether that public IP address is in use. However, there is no charge for the public IP addresses that come pre-assigned with each Cloud Network.
  • Outbound and Inbound Data Transfer - Dimension Data charges only for outbound traffic leaving each deployed Network or Cloud Files Storage environment. Dimension Data does NOT charge for inbound traffic entering each deployed Network or Cloud Files Storage environment. However, please note that traffic from one deployed Cloud Network to another deployed Cloud Network will still be counted as outbound data transfer. Similarly, traffic from Cloud Files storage to a deployed Network will also count as outbound data transfer. Dimension Data bills based on the aggregate GB monthly traffic total, rounded up to the integer on a daily basis.
  • Cloud Backup - Dimension data calculates charges based on Cloud Backup usage for each Cloud Server. Fees per Cloud Server = Plan Fees + Usage Fees. Plan Fees = The rate per day per Cloud Server based on the Cloud Backup plan in use multiplied by the number of days (or part) in the month the plan was used on that Cloud Server Usage Fees = The rate per GB Days based on the Cloud Backup plan in use multiplied by the Backend Storage consumed multiplied by multiplied by the number of days (or part) in the month the plan was used on that Cloud Server "Backend Storage" means amount of storage (in GB) stored in the Cloud Backup Network used by the backup system for a particular Cloud Server. The storage requirement for a Cloud Server is a function of the size of the Cloud Server, the retention period selected and the amount of daily change on that Cloud Server. The Storage consumed is calculated after compression and de-duplication.
  • Sub-Administrator - Dimension Data Cloud provides the primary administrative account at no charge, but also allows each customer to create additional user accounts called Sub-Administrators. Under the Pay-As-You-Go plan, you pay hourly for each Sub-Administrator
  • Cloud Files Storage Days - Dimension Data bills for each day that a GB of storage is housed within the Dimension Data Cloud Files Storage environment. For example, a 1 GB file stored for 4 days will generate 4 Cloud Files Storage Days.
  • Cloud Files PUT, LIST, COPY, POST, and GET requests - Dimension Data allows unlimited requests associated with Cloud Files Storage at no charge to the customer. Dimension Data Cloud customers also can utilize a Cloud Files Storage service that provides a perfect, cost-effective solution for secure, remote storage of files and other types of data. This service does not require that it be used in conjunction with Dimension Data Cloud Servers; the Cloud Files Storage is available from anywhere on the public Internet. Customers pay only for the storage and outgoing Bandwidth.
  • Software Units - Software Units are only incurred when a Cloud Server is deployed from a Cloud Image that includes Cloud Software. Not all Cloud Images include Cloud Software. Cloud Software refers to commercial software loaded onto an image that incurs additional charges when deployed as a server. Cloud Software packages, as presented in the Admin UI, incur additional charges based on one of two models:
  • Per Server Cloud Software incurs a specific rate of Software Units per hour when a server is running and a specific rate per hour when a server is stopped. This hourly rate is the same regardless of the number of CPU’s configured on the server. Example: “Software A” is priced Per Server at a rate of 50 units per hour when the server is running and 25 units per hour when the server is stopped. If a 2 CPU Server is deployed in a running state for 2 hours and a stopped state for 1 hour, it will incur 125 software units (50 units x 2 hours running + 25 units x 1 hours stopped)
  • Per CPU Cloud Software incurs a specific rate of Software Units per hour per CPU when a server is running and a specific rate per hour per CPU when a server is stopped. In this case the overall rate varies based on the number of CPU associated with the server on which the Cloud Software is deployed. Example: “Software B” is priced Per Server at a rate of 50 units per hour per CPU when the server is running and 25 units per hour per CPU when the server is stopped. If a 2 CPU Server is deployed in a running state for 2 hours and a stopped state for 1 hour, it will incur 250 software units (2 CPU x 50 units x 2 hours running + 2 CPU x 25 units x 1 hours stopped).
  • If multiple Cloud Software packages are associated with a given Cloud Server or Cloud Image, the Software Units for each Cloud Software package are incurred. Once a server has been deployed from an OS Image with Cloud Software, all subsequent Customer Images created from the server will carry the same Priced Software packages and servers deployed from those Customer Images will incur the same charges.
  • All Cloud Images and Servers with Cloud Software are labeled as such in the Admin UI and API along with a table describing the Software Units incurred by that specific OS Image/Server. The Admin UI and API also offer an up-to-date catalog of all available Cloud Software packages with a description of their pricing models and current pricing.
    Cloud Software Package Type Software Units Rate When Server is Running Software Units Rate When Server is Stopped Price per Software Unit Price for Software Package
    Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition 2012 Per Server 660 Software Units/Hour 660 Software Units/Hour $0.001 $0.66 per/hour, per server
    Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2012 Per Server 2220 software Units/Hour 2220 software Units/Hour $0.001 $2.22 per/hour, per server
    Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition 2008 R2 Per Server 660 Software Units/Hour 660 Software Units/Hour $0.001 $0.66 per/hour, per server
    Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2008 R2 Per Server 2220 software Units/Hour 2220 software Units/Hour $0.001 $2.22 per/hour, per server
    Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Per Server 40 software Units/Hour none $0.001 $0.04 per/hour, per server
  • Multi-Location Data Centers - Multi-Location data centers refer to the availability of different data locations in the same Geographic region (i.e. US-East and US-West in North America). In this case, the same Admin UI and API controls assets in each data center location within the same Geographic region. Dimension Data will aggregate the usage charges for each data center into a single total for billing purposes, so all usage is billed under the pricing plan for that region.
  • Multi-Geographic Data Centers - Multi-Geographic data centers refer to the availability of data centers in different Geographic regions (i.e. Dimension Data Cloud service for data centers in the US and Europe). In this case, customers connect to a separate Admin UI and API to control assets in each different geographic region. Customers must sign up for a separate pricing plan for each Geographic region. All usage within that region is billed under that region's pricing plan

    Pay-as-you-go Americas Europe MEA Australia APAC (HK, JAPAN) South America
    Monthly subscription $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
    CPU hours $.034 / hr $.0374 / hr $.0374 / hr $.0374 / hr $.0374 / hr $.039270 / hr
    RAM hours $.02125 / hr $.023375 / hr $.023375 / hr $.023375 / hr $.023375 / hr $.024544 / hr
    Storage hours HIGH PERFORMANCE: $0.0006/hr
    STANDARD: $0.0003/hr
    ECONOMY: $0.0001/hr
    HIGH PERFORMANCE: $0.0006/hr
    STANDARD:$0.0003/hr
    ECONOMY:$0.0001/hr
    HIGH PERFROMACE: NA
    STANDARD: $0.0003/hr
    ECONOMY: NA
    HIGH PERFORMANCE: $.0006/hr
    STANDARD: $0.0003/hr
    ECONOMY: $0.0001/hr
    HIGH PERFORMANCE: NA
    STANDARD: $0.0003/hr
    ECONOMY: NA
    HIGH PERFORMANCE: 0.000630
    STANDARD: $0.000315/hr
    ECONOMY: 0.000105
    Hardware-­‐based networking
    (VLAN, firewall, VPN, Load
    Balancing, NAT and Multicast)
    Included**
    ($0.20/hr for additional VLANs)
    **requires CPU or RAM usage to be included
    Included**
    ($0.20/hr for additional VLANs)
    **requires CPU or RAM usage to be included
    Included**
    ($0.20/hr for additional VLANs)
    **requires CPU or RAM usage to be included
    Included**
    ($0.20/hr for additional VLANs)
    **requires CPU or RAM usage to be included
    Included**
    ($0.20/hr for additional VLANs)
    **requires CPU or RAM usage to be included
    Included**
    ($0.20/hr for additional VLANs)
    **requires CPU or RAM usage to be included
    Additional Public IP Addresses $0.0027/hr $0.0027/hr $0.0040/hr $0.0040/hr $0.0040/hr $0.004200/hr
    Outgoing - Bandwidth First 10 TB: $0.15/GB
    Next 40 TB: $0.11/GB
    Over 50 TB: $0.09/GB
    First 10 TB: $0.15/GB
    Next 40 TB: $0.11/GB
    Over 50 TB: $0.09/GB
    First 10 TB: $0.74/GB
    Next 40 TB: $0.70/GB
    Over 50 TB: $0.66/GB
    First 10 TB: $0.20/GB
    Next 40 TB: $0.18/GB
    Over 50 TB: $0.16/GB
    First 10 TB: $0.20/GB
    Next 40 TB: $0.18/GB
    Over 50 TB: $0.16/GB
    First 10 TB: $0.210000/GB
    Next 40 TB: $0.189000/GB
    Over 50 TB: $0.168000/GB
    Inbound Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
    Essentials Backup Days $0.3288/day $0.3288/day $0.3288/day $0.3288/day $0.3288/day $0.345240/day
    Essentials Backups (GB) $0.0033/GB/day $0.0033/GB/day $0.0033/GB/day $0.0033/GB/day $0.0033/GB/day $0.003465/GB/day
    Advanced Backup Days $0.6575/day $0.6575/day $0.6575/day $0.6575/day $0.6575/day $0.690375/day
    Advanced Backups (GB) $0.0033/GB/day $0.0033/GB/day $0.0033/GB/day $0.0033/GB/day $0.0033/GB/day $0.003465/GB/day
    Enterprise Backup Days $0.0000/day $0.0000/day $0.0000/day $0.0000/day $0.0000/day $0.0000/day
    Enterprise Backups (GB) $0.0164/GB/day $0.0164/GB/day $0.0164/GB/day $0.0164/GB/day $0.0164/GB/day $0.017220/GB/day
    24 x 7 Phone Customer Support Included Included Included Included Included Included
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