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Microservices Engine:Billing overview of common instances

Last Updated:Jul 17, 2024

This topic provides the pricing of common instances managed by Microservices Engine (MSE) Microservices Registry. Common instances became available for commercial use on January 1, 2020. This topic describes the billable items and pricing of common instances of MSE Microservices Registry.

Billable items

You are charged for Microservices Registry based on MSE-managed common instances and network access. Server Load Balancer (SLB) instances are required to support network access.

For more information about the fees of MSE-managed common instances, see the "Common instance fees" section in this topic. For more information about network fees, see the "Network fees" section in this topic.

Billing methods

  • Pay-as-you-go: You are charged for the actual usage of each billable item. Fees are deducted after resources are consumed. This billing method is suitable for scenarios in which the usage of resources is difficult to predict.

  • Subscription: This billing method requires you to pay subscription fees before you can use the service. The subscription billing method provides reserved resources with discounts.

Billing cycle

  • Pay-as-you-go: If you use the pay-as-you-go billing method, you must select the engine specifications and the number of nodes based on your business requirements. The billing duration is measured in hours. At the beginning of each hour, the system generates your bill for the previous hour and deducts the fees from the balance of your Alibaba Cloud account based on the bill. Bills are automatically generated, and the time at which bills are delivered may vary.

  • Subscription: If you use the subscription billing method, you must select the engine specifications and the number of nodes based on your business requirements. The billing duration is measured in months. If the duration that you select is 1 year, the total fees are fees for 1 month multiplied by 12. Fees are automatically deducted from the balance of your Alibaba Cloud account. Bills are automatically generated, and the time at which bills are delivered may vary.

Billing formulas

Note

The following content describes the pricing for an MSE instance that has only one node based on the engine specifications that you select. If you configure multiple nodes for an instance, the pricing is determined based on the number of nodes.

  • Pay-as-you-go: Total fees = Unit price of engine specifications × Number of hours × Number of nodes. For example, if you select a region in the Chinese mainland, select the engine specifications (2 CPU cores and 4 GiB of memory) of the Basic Edition, configure 3 nodes for an instance, and select a duration of 5 hours, the total fees are USD 1.05, which is obtained by using the following formula: 0.07 × 5 × 3.

  • Subscription: Total fees = Unit price of engine specifications × Number of months × Number of nodes. For example, if you select a region in the Chinese mainland, select the engine specifications (2 CPU cores and 4 GiB of memory) of the Basic Edition, configure 3 nodes for an instance, and select a duration of 8 months, the total fees are USD 792, which is obtained by using the following formula: 33 × 8 × 3.

Common instance fees

MSE-managed common instances support the pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods. The billable items include the engine specifications (CPU and memory resources) and the number of nodes.

Important

The prices described in this topic are for reference only. For the actual prices, refer to the MSE buy page.

Region

Edition

Engine specifications (CPU)

Engine specifications (Memory)

Unit price for a pay-as-you-go instance (USD per hour)

Unit price for a subscription instance (USD per month)

Regions in the Chinese mainland

Developer Edition

1 core

2 GiB

0.035

16

2 cores

4 GiB

0.07

33

Professional Edition

1 core

2 GiB

0.052

25

2 cores

4 GiB

0.105

50

4 cores

8 GiB

0.209

100

8 cores

16 GiB

0.459

218

16 cores

32 GiB

0.917

435

  • China (Hong Kong)

  • Japan (Tokyo)

  • Australia (Sydney)

Developer Edition

1 core

2 GiB

0.06

29

2 cores

4 GiB

0.12

59

Professional Edition

1 core

2 GiB

0.09

44

2 cores

4 GiB

0.179

89

4 cores

8 GiB

0.359

177

8 cores

16 GiB

0.786

387

16 cores

32 GiB

1.572

774

  • Singapore

  • Indonesia (Jakarta)

  • Germany (Frankfurt)

  • UK (London)

Developer Edition

1 core

2 GiB

0.055

27

2 cores

4 GiB

0.111

54

Professional Edition

1 core

2 GiB

0.083

40

2 cores

4 GiB

0.166

80

4 cores

8 GiB

0.332

162

8 cores

16 GiB

0.728

354

16 cores

32 GiB

1.456

707

  • Philippines (Manila)

  • India (Mumbai) Closing Down

  • US (Virginia)

  • US (Silicon Valley)

Developer Edition

1 core

2 GiB

0.05

23

2 cores

4 GiB

0.1

46

Professional Edition

1 core

2 GiB

0.075

35

2 cores

4 GiB

0.15

70

4 cores

8 GiB

0.299

139

8 cores

16 GiB

0.655

304

16 cores

32 GiB

1.31

607

Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

Developer Edition

1 core

2 GiB

0.052

25

2 cores

4 GiB

0.104

51

Professional Edition

1 core

2 GiB

0.078

38

2 cores

4 GiB

0.156

76

4 cores

8 GiB

0.312

153

8 cores

16 GiB

0.684

333

16 cores

32 GiB

1.368

665

Network fees

If a common instance that is created on MSE needs to be accessed over the Internet or a virtual private cloud (VPC), SLB instances are required to support network access. The following table describes the billable items and pricing of SLB instances.

Important

The prices described in this topic are for reference only. For the actual prices, refer to the MSE buy page.

Region

Public bandwidth of an SLB instance (Mbit/s)

Subscription (USD per month)

Pay-as-you-go (USD per hour)

Regions in the Chinese mainland

0 (VPC)

7.2

0.01

1 ≤ N ≤ 5

16.56 + N × 4.32

0.023 + N × 0.006

6 ≤ N ≤ 5,000

38.16 + (N - 5) × 14.4

0.053 + (N - 5) × 0.02

  • Singapore

  • Indonesia (Jakarta)

  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

  • Philippines (Manila)

  • India (Mumbai) Closing Down

  • Germany (Frankfurt)

  • UK (London)

  • Australia (Sydney)

0 (VPC)

8.64

0.012

1 ≤ N ≤ 5

21.6 + N × 4.32

0.03 + N × 0.006

6 ≤ N ≤ 5,000

43.2 + (N - 5) × 14.4

0.06 + (N - 5) × 0.02

China (Hong Kong)

0 (VPC)

7.2

0.01

1 ≤ N ≤ 5

20.88 + N × 4.32

0.029 + N × 0.006

6 ≤ N ≤ 5,000

42.48 + (N - 5) × 14.4

0.059 + (N - 5) × 0.02

Japan (Tokyo)

0 (VPC)

8.64

0.012

1 ≤ N ≤ 5

23.76 + N × 5.04

0.033 + N × 0.007

6 ≤ N ≤ 5,000

48.96 + (N - 5) × 16.56

0.068 + (N - 5) × 0.023

  • US (Virginia)

  • US (Silicon Valley)

0 (VPC)

8.64

0.012

1 ≤ N ≤ 5

20.88 + N × 4.32

0.029 + N × 0.006

6 ≤ N ≤ 5,000

42.48 + (N - 5) × 14.4

0.059 + (N - 5) × 0.02

Note

MSE supports a maximum public bandwidth of 5,000 Mbit/s.