This topic describes the billing items and billing methods of an Extreme NAS file system. This topic also provides a billing example.
|Capacity||Fees are calculated based on the capacity that you purchase. The billing cycle is one hour.|
Formula: Storage capacity fee = Capacity of the Extreme NAS file system per hour × Unit price per hourIn the preceding formula, the capacity of the Extreme NAS file system is the capacity that you purchased. The storage capacity fee is calculated by the hour and based on the purchased capacity instead of the used storage space per hour.Note In the NAS pricing system, the unit of space usage fees is USD/GiB/month. However, if the pay-as-you-go billing method is adopted, fees are calculated based on the storage capacity multiplied by the unit price per hour. You must convert USD/GiB/month to USD/GiB/hour when you calculate the storage capacity fee per hour. For example, if the unit price of the Extreme NAS storage capacity in the China (Hangzhou) region is 0.27864 USD/GiB/month, the unit price of the storage capacity per hour is 0.000387 USD/GiB/hour. The formula is: Unit price of storage capacity per hour = Unit price / (30 days × 24 hours). For more information, see Apsara File Storage NAS pricing.
The storage capacity that you purchased is the maximum storage capacity of the Extreme NAS file system. If the size of the data that you want to write to the file system exceeds the capacity, you must scale up the capacity. Otherwise, the extra data cannot be written to the file system. For more information, see Scale up an Extreme NAS file system.
When an Extreme NAS file system expires, it is automatically stopped. The data stored in the file system will be retained for a specified period of time but cannot be accessed. If you renew the file system, it is automatically started. For more information, see Overdue payments.
Renew an Extreme NAS file system
- Perform a manual renewal
- Log on to the Apsara File Storage NAS console.
- Choose , find the file system to which the storage package is attached, and then click .
- On the Renew page, select a duration. The expiration date appears.
The minimum duration is one month and the maximum duration is three years. You can renew the Extreme NAS file system again after the expiration date.
- Confirm your settings, select Extreme NAS_International Site (Subscription) Terms of Service, click Buy Now, and then complete the payment as prompted.
- Enable the auto-renewal feature
When you create an Extreme NAS file system based on the subscription billing method, select a duration in the Duration section, and then select Auto-renewal.Note The auto-renewal cycle is one month.
- Disable the auto-renewal feature
- Log on to the Billing Management console.
- On the Auto tab, find the Extreme NAS file system whose auto-renewal feature you want to disable.
- In the Actions column, click Nonrenewal.
- In the Set as Nonrenewal dialog box, click OK.
On the Nonrenewal tab, you can view the Extreme NAS file system whose auto-renewal feature is disabled.
|Pay-as-you-go||Storage capacity fee = 1,000 GiB × 0.27864 USD/GiB/month = USD 278.64|
|Subscription||Storage capacity fee = USD 250
In the preceding formula, USD 250 is the fee for the Extreme NAS file system (1 TiB, 1 month) based on the subscription billing method.