For starters, there are two cloud environments: a Preferred-Cloud and an Enterprise-Cloud. This means you can have your business critical applications running out of an environment that offers a higher SLA and your day-to-day applications running from an environment that offers better performance than most clouds in the market. The bottom line comes down to our philosophy: Don’t pay extra for performance you don’t need and don’t lack performance where you need it most.
C&W Business also offers consumption-based and capacity-based billing models. With our Virtual Data Center, you can create and re-create as many virtual machines as you want with no extra fees or charges. Within a given “box” of virtual resources, the only limit for the number of VM’s that you can create is physical. In this billing model, everything is billed on a fixed monthly capacity-based invoice.
On the other hand, both our Preferred and Enterprise-grade clouds can be billed on a true consumption basis. While some providers bill on a consumption base that require a minimum of 720 hours a month, C&W Business truly bills based on an hourly-basis. Activate a VM in the morning, shut it down in the afternoon, and you’ll only pay for those hours the VM was on