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CSA pricing allows for both an initial fixed price and a recurring price. To support this, separate resources are created: one for the initial price and another for the recurring rate.

  •  Initial Price is a one-time charge that is applied to a customer’s invoice. The charge is applied each time a user starts that service. Therefore, the resource is charged in full each time the service is launched.
  •  Recurring Rate is allocation-based pricing. It is prorated for the duration of the service subscription with a rate that can represent an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly price. There can also be options for the service that contain their own pricing information. Each option is imported as a pair of resources in the same manner as the base offering. The importer includes the base offering name in the option resource description so they are properly qualified when they appear in the UI and reports.

To accommodate options pricing, Cloud Cruiser creates distinct resources for each configured option and treats them as separate resources. Options can have both initial and recurring costs.

Each item having a price and quantity is considered a consumable resource and requires a unique identifier and description. An Offering represents a resource by itself. Each option of an Offering is considered a separate passthrough resource.

In both CSA and Cloud Cruiser, services/resources are managed using a 32-digit hex UUID. The UUID is imported by Cloud Cruiser and used as the resource name. The resource’s description is the title of the service, as defined in CSA. For example, a 32-digit hex UUID of 8a83d19e3803d463013805a8ab4816fe can be defined as a resource called "Physical Server Request" in Cloud Cruiser.

Physical Server Request resource

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