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Zenlayer compute adds option to change subscription model

If you’re a subscriber of Zenlayer Bare Metal or Zenlayer Virtual Machine (VM), you can now change your internet traffic pricing model between Flat Rate and Data Transfer via zenConsole. We made this change to give you more flexibility and cost-efficiency in your daily operations.

Here’s a quick reminder on these pricing models:

  • Flat Rate: You’re billed by bandwidth at a flat rate. We bill you based on the bandwidth cap you’ve chosen for your instance. Flat Rate permits unlimited data transfers and are a great fit if your business traffic is relatively stable with the occasional burst in traffic.
  • Data Transfer: You’re billed by your selected data transfer package, with overage charged by the hour. This pricing model is helpful if you’re looking to optimize costs based on actual usage.

 

Today’s business landscape is ever-changing and fiercely competitive. Being able to switch between pricing models without the need to reestablish your services empowers your business to respond quickly to market changes, optimize costs based on usage, and scale with greater agility.

 

How do I change my subscription model?

It’s quick and easy to change your pricing model on zenConsole.

To modify your Zenlayer Bare Metal subscription:
  1. Start by logging into zenConsole and navigating to your existing bare metal instances by clicking on Bare Metal under Resource Overview.

 

  1. Please note that pay-as-you-go Zenlayer Bare Metal instances are not eligible for pricing-model adjustment. Ensure that the bare metal instance you’re trying to modify is on subscription, then click on the to the very right of the instance name. Navigate to Order and Bill in the dropdown menu that appears, then click on Change Network Pricing Model.

 

  1. This opens up the Change Network Pricing Model module, where you will see your currently selected pricing model and the alternate pricing model that your Zenlayer Bare Metal instance can be switched to. Once you’ve configured your bandwidth and reviewed the summary, click on Confirm Scheduled Changes to complete your selection.

 

To modify your Zenlayer VM subscription:
  1. Start by logging into zenConsole and navigating to your existing VM instances by clicking on Virtual Machine under Resource Overview.

 

  1. As with Zenlayer Bare Metal, please note that pay-as-you-go Zenlayer VM instances are not eligible for pricing-model adjustment. Click on the to the very right of the subscribed VM instance, then navigate to Order and Bill in the dropdown menu that appears. Now click on Change Network Pricing Model to open its module.