Valued Alibaba Cloud customers, after Application Load Balancer (ALB) was released, many of you require that Classic Load Balancer (CLB) supports flexible billing in a similar manner to ALB.
To improve user experience, Alibaba Cloud makes the following changes to the billing of CLB:
The more flexible pay-by-LCU metering method is supported. For users whose service traffic fluctuates, the pay-by-LCU billing method reduces costs and ensures service availability at the same time.
Details and effective date
On the buy page, the Metering Method parameter is added. You can choose Pay-By-LCU or Pay-By-Specification.
Comparison between pay-by-LCU and pay-by-specification
- If you use the pay-by-specification metering method, you are charged a fixed specification fee each hour. The pay-by-specification metering method is ideal for scenarios in which traffic does not fluctuate.
- If you use the pay-by-specification metering method, you do not need to specify a specification for a CLB instance. The CLB instance automatically adds or releases resources on demand. You are charged an LCU fee based on the actual resources that are consumed per hour. The pay-by-LCU metering method is ideal for scenarios in which traffic fluctuates or scenarios in which traffic changes periodically.