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Comparison of SLB & ELB API Billing Policies

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More Posted time:Jan 8, 2016 12:05 PM
AliCloud SLB billing method:
l  Pay By Traffic Billing (instance rental fee + public traffic fee
(downstream traffic))

Billing Item

Price Unit (RMB)

Hangzhou/Beijing/Shenzhen

Qingdao

Hong Kong

U.S.

Instance rental fee

RMB/Instance/Hour

0.02

0.02

0.056

0.02

Traffic

RMB/GB

0.8

0.72

1

0.5

 
l  Pay By Bandwidth Billing (instance rental fee + public bandwidth
fee)

Billing Item

Description

Price Unit

Hangzhou/Beijing/Shenzhen

Qingdao

Instance rental fee

Flat rate

RMB/Instance/Hour

0.02

0.02

Bandwidth

1 - 5Mbps

RMB/Mbps/Hour

0.04

0.03

RMB/Mbps/Day

0.96

0.72

6Mbps and above

RMB/Mbps/Hour

0.14

0.13

RMB/Mbps/Day

3.36

3.12

 
AWS ELB billing method:
l  Pay By Traffic Billing (instance rental fee + public traffic fee
(downstream traffic))

Billing Item

Price Unit (USD)

U.S./Ireland/Singapore/Sydney

Tokyo

France

Sao Paulo

Instance rental fee

RMB/Instance/Hour

0.025

0.027

0.030

0.034

Traffic

RMB/GB

0.008

0.008

0.008

0.011

 
From this comparison, we can see that AWS only supports Pay
By Traffic billing, while AliCloud supports Pay By Traffic and Pay
By Bandwidth. From the comparison of prices, we can see that AWS'
instance rental fees are much higher than AliCloud for LBs, but its traffic
fees are much lower.

LB

Billing Item

1 month, 100GB

1
  month, 250G

1 month, 500GB

1 month, 1TB

AWS (U.S. region)

Instance rental fee

18

18

18

18

Traffic

0.8

2

4

8.2
Total

18.8

20

22

26.2

 

LB

Billing Item

1 month, 100GB

1
  month, 250G

1 month, 500GB

1 month, 1TB

AliCloud (U.S. region)

Instance rental fee

14.4

14.4

14.4

14.4

Traffic

50

125

250

512
Total

64.4

139.4

264.4

524.4

  
Using the U.S. region as an example to compare costs, we can see that if
your LB traffic is less than 250GB a month, AliCloud is cheaper.
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