Virtustream Storage Cloud

Predictable, subscription-based economics

Virtustream’s subscription-based pricing model reduces variability in costs to create a consistent line item expense for archived data. The result is a predictable OPEX model for low-cost archiving of static data. Virtustream Storage Cloud is available in four service options to optimize costs based on your use case:


StandardObjects are ingested into a single region with data being protected within that region only. This service is best used when data needs to be readily available and online but does not require the same level of protection provided by Premium.
Standard—Infrequently AccessedObjects are ingested into a single region with data being protected within that region only. This service is best used when data needs to be online but does not require the same level of protection provided by Premium. Standard – Infrequently Accessed is suitable for long term archival and data that will not be accessed much.
PremiumObjects can be ingested into multiple regions with data being protected across all regions. This service is best used when data needs to be readily available, online, and protected across an entire geographical area such as the US or Europe.
Premium—Infrequently AccessedObjects can be ingested into multiple regions with data being protected across all regions. This service is used when data needs to be online and protected across an entire geographical area such as the United States or Europe. It is suitable for long-term archival and data that will not be accessed much.

Simplified billing

Virtustream Storage Cloud is billed based on three (3) basic components (see below for pricing detail):

  1. Data stored on disk: The amount of data stored in Virtustream Storage Cloud over the billing period
  2. Number and type of HTTP transactions: Object storage works by sending and receiving all data via the HTTP protocol. The type and count of these HTTP calls are defined in the following two categories:
    1. Category B (Cat B) HTTP methods: GET, DELETE, HEAD, OPTION, All other HTTP verbs.
    2. Category A (Cat A) HTTP methods: PUT, POST, GET BUCKET
  1. Bandwidth charges: Metered charge to utilize Virtustream Storage Cloud’s Internet bandwidth. Note that there is only a charge when downloading data from the storage cloud; uploading data is free.

Inclusive pricing for Standard and Premium

Virtustream Storage Cloud pricing follows a base (capacity) subscription plus overage model. Standard and Premium subscriptions include:

  • 12 months of subscribed capacity
  • Required transactions to write subscribed capacity
  • Read back entitlements of 20% of subscribed capacity for subscription period
Standard subscription pricing table

Standard

Per TB/Year

Per TB/Month

Per GB/Month

1TB

$368.64

$30.72

$0.0300

2-50TB

$362.50

$30.21

$0.0295

51-500TB

$356.35

$29.70

$0.0290

501-1000TB

$350.21

$29.18

$0.0285

1001TB +

$344.06

$28.67

$0.0280

Premium subscription pricing table

Premium

Per TB/Year

Per TB/Month

Per GB/Month

1TB

$724.99

$60.42

$0.0590

2-50TB

$712.70

$59.39

$0.0580

51-500TB

$700.24

$58.37

$0.0570

501-1000TB

$688.13

$57.34

$0.0560

1001TB+

$675.84

$56.32

$0.0550


Overage pricing for Standard and Premium

For both Standard and Premium additional transaction consumed over and above the entitled amounts will be billed at the following rate:

  • Cat A: $0.01/2,000
  • Cat B: $0.02/50,000

For both Standard and Premium additional egress consumed over and above the entitled amounts will be billed at the following rate at the appropriate tier based on total egress amounts. 

  • $0.090 GB/Month: 1 - 50 TB
  • $0.070 GB/Month: 50 - 150 TB
  • $0.050 GB/Month: 150 - 500 TB

For example, if a customer purchases a base subscription for 50TB for 12 months that would include an entitlement for 10TB of egress data during that subscription period. In the event they consume 11TB then 1TB would be billed at $.09 which is the rate for TB 1 through 50.

For Virtustream Storage Cloud Infrequently Accessed object storage, the model is different. With this model, the base subscription only includes capacity. Customers incur additional charges for transactions, egress, retrieval, and additional capacity usage.  

Standard Infrequently Accessed and Premium Infrequently Accessed subscription pricing table

Virtustream Storage Cloud Infrequently Accessed object storage is economically priced based on limited transactions and includes the subscribed capacity. Additional charges would be incurred for transactions, egress, retrieval, and additional capacity usage.

Standard Infrequently Accessed

Per TB/Year

Per TB/Month

Per GB/Month

1TB

$153.60

$12.80

$0.0125

Premium Infrequently Accessed

Per TB/Year

Per TB/Month

Per GB/Month

1TB

$307.20

$25.60

$0.0250


Overage pricing for Standard Infrequently Accessed and Premium Infrequently Accessed

For both Infrequently Accessed Standard and Infrequently Accessed Premium, transaction consumed will be billed at the following rate:

  • Cat A: $0.01/1,000
  • Cat B: $0.01/10,000 

For both Infrequently Accessed Standard and Infrequently Accessed Premium, data egress will be billed at the following rate:

  • $0.090 GB/Month: 1 - 50 TB
  • $0.070 GB/Month: 50 - 150 TB
  • $0.050 GB/Month: 150 - 500 TB

For both Infrequently Accessed Standard and Infrequently Accessed Premium, data retrieval will be billed at the following rate:

  • Data Retrieval: $0.01/GB (0% included in base price)