Reserved instances

A Flexible Engine service by Orange Business Services

Flexible Engine offers a range of instance templates that can be deployed in just one click for all your video, web, SAP or Big Data applications. Intelligent services enable you to automate how your infrastructure behaves. You can also choose from several levels of isolation for your environment using the Dedicated Cloud and other network solutions.

 

Reserved Instances

Reserve instance templates (memory and computing power) and save compared to on-demand instances

You can reserve instance templates (memory and computing power) from 1 to 3 years, and benefit from lower costs compared to on-demand instances.

Reserved instances are recommended for applications with stable and predictable levels of use.

When two or more instances are used in the month, Orange Cloud for Business automatically saves you money by allocating the reservation to the most-resource demanding instance deployed during the month.

Several packages are available:

  • One-year commitment with no upfront fees
  • One-year commitment with upfront fees
  • Two-year commitment with upfront fees
  • Three-year commitment with upfront fees

Good to know

Reserved instances are not physical instances, but correspond to a discount for a specific instance template in your account.

It does not include operating systems or storage.

It is activated on the first of the month following the reservation

They are billed monthly and do not generate additional hourly charges.

Your payment method remains unchanged.

Reserving instance templates is recommended for applications with stable and predictable levels of use.

Once the reservation period expires, you can renew it or switch to on-demand billing, without interrupting your service or changing your settings.

How it works

Which instances are considered reserved?

Your quota of reserved instances will be deducted from your bill based on usage and according to the following rule: Depending on how many reserved instances you have, the reserved template instances that were used most during the current month will be the ones considered reserved. The other instances for the same template will be billed based on usage.

Example :

Our company reserved two s1.medium instances.
In the current month, we used:

  • One s1.medium instance (1) 100% of the time
  • One s1.medium instance (2) 80% of the time
  • One s1.medium instance (3) 50% of the time
  • One s1.medium instance (4) 1% of the time

Instances 1 and 2 will count towards your quota of reserved instances.
You will be billed for:

  • The reservation of two s1.medium instances
  • 50% of the use of a one s1.medium instance
  • 1% of the use of a one s1.medium instance

What does instance reservation include?

Instance reservation refers to instance templates, which means power and computing capabilities (vCPU and RAM). The reservation does not include operating systems or storage.

Example:

Our company reserved one s1.medium template. This month, we had a virtual machine running one s1.medium instance, a Windows operating system, a 60 GB system disk and 100 GB of data storage.
You will be billed for:

  • The reservation of one s1.medium instance
  • The Windows license for the month
  • 160 GB of storage for the month