IaaS Billing in the iland Cloud Console provides all the information you need to understand cost as it relates to your iland Cloud environment, in one place. The billing dashboards includes usage Information, cost breakdowns, and historical billing data to make it easier to both track your current expenses and predict future cost and usage trends that may impact your bottom line. Additionally, you can export any of the information shown in the billing widgets, as displayed in the graphs, or in raw .csv, so you can then use the the data as you need for reporting purposes.
You can access the Billing dashboards at the Org, vDC, vApp, or VM entity levels where available based on the billing model for the associated contract. Simply click on Billing in the tab menu across the top of the main IaaS dashboard in the Console. In order to see the billing tab for a different level you will first need to use the navigation menu to go to that entity and click on the billing tab within that dashboard.
When you first signed with iland, you chose from one of three contract types, which determined the type of Virtual Datacenter (vDC) that you have:
Each type of contract iland offers has different rules regarding not only how resources are used, but how that usage is invoiced at the end of the month. Because each Virtual Datacenter (vDC) type requires a focus on different information, the vDC Level Billing Tab will be slightly different for each type of vDC. iland now provides customized pages that focus on everything you need to know to understand invoicing for each vDC type, as well as tracking all of the necessary information to track that information, and your costs, over time. This can be especially helpful for customers who have more than one vDC type in their iland Cloud Environment.
Not only does each type of vDC handle usage differently, but the data available for each vDC type can vary significantly. Below, you will find links to guides that cover not only the information available on the vDC Level Billing Tab, but also provide general information about the differences in the way each environment utilizes resources, and the way that information can be used to manage and predict costs over time.
vDC Level Billing Tab Guides
For more information on the specifics of how each type of environment works, please see the following guide: