Cloud billing is not a sexy subject. But billing is what keeps our businesses ticking. The challenge many service providers face is how to bill their customers for their cloud services.

Being able to meter and rate usage, whether it is for internal chargeback or simply to demonstrate what department is using what resources, requires 90% of a billing system; it might not send invoices, but it does the same thing. If you are a service provider offering a ‘wrapped cloud offering’ where one invoice is produced at the end of each month, which is not directly correlated to usage, you still need to know how much it is costing you. So, for just about every application of cloud within service providers, billing really matters.

Therefore listen to this podcast, where Tony Lucas discusses Metering and Billing and answers the questions:

– Why do I need Cloud Metering and Billing?

–  What options are available to me for being able to Meter & Bill?

–  What cloud resources can I bill for?

Listen below.



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