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Improve Pricing Calculator to show clearer Reserved Instance Costs

If you have a compute item with 3 year reservation, firstly, the monthly "effective cost" is shown, not the actual amount required to pay. The calculator needs to be clearer (like the AWS one). Secondly, if you export to spreadsheet, what i assume to be the 3 year upfront cost comes under "Annual payment" and the number it produces is the 36 month cost divided into annual payments, even though the web page says the entire amount is due upfront for the reserved instance?
Also, please make the calculator stop switching the VM type when going between PAYG/1y/3y reservations. It's a recipe for disaster.
Thankyou!

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  • Remus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Grateful if it would make the quantity in a separate column in the exported Excel file.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A little unclear there so let me repost :-)

    If you have a compute item with 3 year reservation, firstly, the monthly "effective cost" is shown, not the actual amount required to pay - ie total amount due. The calculator needs to be clearer (like the AWS one).

    Secondly, if you export to spreadsheet, under "Annual payment" the number it produces is the 36 month cost divided into annual payments, even though the web page says the entire amount is due upfront for the reserved instance? Again this is unclear too.

    Also, please make the calculator stop switching the VM type when going between PAYG/1y/3y reservations. It's a recipe for disaster.

    Thankyou!

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