The available purchase models are:
PAYG doesn’t require any commitment and is billed in arrears. Monthly Flex credits are consumed at a lower rate than PAYG for PaaS, and at the same rate for IaaS.
Additionally, Monthly Flex credits expire each month. The minimum term for Monthly Flex is 12 months, so each month 1/12th of the credits need to be used by the customer or they are forfeited for that month.
There is a 12-month minimum. Longer terms are available.
Customers consume their universal credits by creating services. The rate of consumption (burn-down) is specified in the rate card on an hourly basis.
Under Monthly Flex, credits not consumed in a month are forfeited and do not roll over to the next month.
The start date for metering Oracle UC is established when the account login information is sent to the customer. This is known as the activation email and is included for the customer to review the Service Description posted on oracle.com/corporate/contracts/cloud-services/.
The current 2x compute bursting capability is made obsolete by Oracle UC, which is much more flexible and doesn’t impose the 2x limitation on bursting.
There is a new document that covers service descriptions (PDF) for these services.
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