By Richard Seroter, Director of Product Management. Find Richard on Twitter
Last month CenturyLink Cloud announced some major pricing changes that took effect instantly for many customers. The adjustment to public bandwidth pricing – from a 95/5 billing model to $0.05 per GB transferred outbound – took effect on June 1st and gives our customers one of the lowest entry-level bandwidth prices in the cloud.
Our latest monthly platform release reflects this bandwidth change in a few places. First, the bandwidth graph on the CenturyLink Cloud dashboard now shows you how much data has been transferred over public IPs. And because we’ve moved to a simpler bandwidth calculation, your real-time consumption is now rolled into our ever-present cost widget. This helps customers see their costs as they happen versus waiting until invoice time to see how the bandwidth charges were calculated for the month. Customers will also see their bandwidth consumption clearly called out on the monthly invoice. Pricing and consumption transparency is key as you assess your spend and make on the fly adjustments based on forecast usage. For more on our bandwidth update, take a look at the FAQ in our Knowledge Base.
We also introduced some major changes to the “create server” process in the CenturyLink Cloud. The new experience...