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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 21, 2021

Change is CPU Licensing model to reflect the real-time usage of CPU and not the high water mark

I am asking the Offering Management to look at the way the Licensing Charges are calculated. Currently, they are using the High Water Mark model where the total number of CPUs license is per the declarative upper CPU limit of each pod that ran during a single year. What I am proposing is to calculate on a different model that will calculate the cpu by time. eg: 99% of the time we run our load with a total of 4 cpu, while when starting up pods, more than 60 cpus are needed for 5 minutes or 10 minutes until the pods are fully loaded and accepting traffic. The cost difference between 60 CPUs and 4 CPUs are quite significant and not realistic to the load we are running.
Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Nov 10, 2022

    I also see from my customer set a high demand for a usage based license model. Thus supporting this idea.

  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Oct 27, 2021

    Idea / RFE Review. Thank you Jean for taking the time to raise this enhancement request, and also for the exchanges with Len and James, which please rest assured have been passed on to the product management team, in addition to this Aha suggestion. I know there will be more detailed dedicated discussion of this issue away from the Aha idea itself, but for the benefit of other readers, we'd certainly like to acknowledge that start-up costs for containers (and its potential ramifications for high water-mark license costs) is a known pain point for some of our users. We are also examining what can be done at the technical level to provide some relief here (pre-compiling BAR content, turning off various aspects of an integration server if not required for particular BAR file use cases etc.), but noting the specific request here is to change our licensing model to provide real-time usage based pricing we are updating the status of this particular idea to Future Consideration.