Enterprise Edition instances of IoT Platform use the subscription billing method. The purchasing fee is the total fee. After you purchase an Enterprise Edition instance, you are no longer charged for the following items related to the instance: the number of messages, device connection duration, and over-the-air (OTA) updates.

Notice This topic is for reference only. To obtain actual fees, view your bills.

You can configure specifications and view the total configuration costs on the buy page of IoT Platform.

Billable items

Billable item Description Remarks
Instance type Supports the Standard and video types. The costs depend on the resource specifications that you configure for the instance regardless of the instance type.
Device quantity The maximum number of devices that can be connected to an instance at the same time. You can view the actual specifications about this item on the buy page. After you purchase the instance, you can use the resources included in the configured specifications free of charge within the validity period.
Messaging-based transactions per second (TPS) The total number of messages that can be sent and received per second in an instance, regardless of the message size. Valid values: 100 to 100000.
Rules engine-based TPS The total number of messages that can be sent by the server-side subscription and data forwarding features per second in an instance, regardless of the message size. Valid values: 100 to 100000.
LinkVisual This item is displayed only if you select an instance of the video type. In this case, you must activate LinkVisual.

When you activate LinkVisual, you must specify the public bandwidth for videos and the video storage space. The public bandwidth for videos can range from 10 Mbit/s to 5,000 Mbit/s. The video storage space can range from 1 TB to 500 TB. You are charged only for the downstream traffic from IoT Platform in terms of the public bandwidth for videos. The upstream traffic to IoT Platform is free of charge.

For more information, see LinkVisual documentation.

After you purchase the instance, you can use LinkVisual and the resources included in the configured specifications free of charge.

Billing formula

Total configuration costs = Configuration cost of a single instance × Quantity × Subscription duration

Note The quantity in the preceding formula refers to the number of Enterprise Edition instances that you purchase. The number of Enterprise Edition instances that you can purchase by using an Alibaba Cloud account is limited. You can view the actual limit on the buy page.

Purchase method

To purchase an Enterprise Edition instance, go to the buy page of IoT Platform, configure specifications as needed, and then click Buy Now.

For more information, see Purchase Enterprise Edition instances.

Configuration upgrade

After you purchase an Enterprise Edition instance, you can upgrade the instance configurations as needed.

To do so, go to the Overview page in the IoT Platform console, find the instance whose configurations you want to upgrade, and then click Upgrade. On the page that appears, configure specifications and click Buy Now. For more information about specifications, see Purchase Enterprise Edition instances.

Configuration upgrade costs = (Daily costs of the instance after upgrade - Daily costs of the instance before upgrade) × Number of remaining days before the expiration date
Note You cannot change the subscription duration of an instance when you upgrade its configurations. In other words, the remaining subscription duration remains unchanged.
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