Information technology — Cloud computing — Cloud service metering elements and billing modes

This document describes a sample set of cloud service metering elements and billing modes.

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TECHNICAL ISO/IEC TR
REPORT 23613
First edition
2020-05
Information technology — Cloud
computing — Cloud service metering
elements and billing modes
Reference number
ISO/IEC TR 23613:2020(E)
ISO/IEC 2020
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ISO/IEC TR 23613:2020(E)
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ISO/IEC TR 23613:2020(E)
Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Abbreviated terms .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

5 Cloud service metering and billing concepts .......................................................................................................................... 2

6 Metering elements .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 2

6.1 Cloud service metering elements for infrastructure capabilities type ................................................... 2

6.2 Cloud service metering elements for platform capabilities type ................................................................ 4

6.3 Cloud service metering elements for application capabilities type .......................................................... 5

7 Cloud service metering and billing ................................................................................................................................................... 6

7.1 Metering elements sampling....................................................................................................................................................... 6

7.2 Metering unit ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 6

7.3 Billing modes ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 6

7.4 Billing strategies of metering elements ............................................................................................................................. 6

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7

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Foreword

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Introduction

As the adoption of cloud computing expands and the market grows, cloud service providers (CSPs)

offer many different cloud services that can be classified as infrastructure, platform or application

capabilities types. CSPs, in designing solutions to meet the needs of cloud service customers (CSCs),

put together diverse metering elements and billing modes that complement the cloud services offered

to cloud service customers (CSCs). It is challenging for CSCs to determine the differences among many

diverse metering elements and billing modes from various CSPs as they navigate their journey to adopt

cloud computing.

Measured service is one of the key characteristics of cloud computing (ISO/IEC 17788). The

characteristic is that usage is monitored, controlled, reported, and billed for the delivered cloud service.

To this end, it is necessary that usage can be monitored, controlled, reported, and billed for the delivered

cloud service. Metering elements can be classified according to its cloud capabilities type. Transparent

and scientific metering and billing results can be easily achieved if common operation practices apply.

The purpose of this document is to provide basic clarity and guidance through a sample set of cloud

service metering elements and billing modes for different cloud capabilities types. Clause 5 includes a

discussion of the billing functional component, of which metering is a major sub-component. Clause 6

introduces a sample set of metering elements. These examples can help a CSP better describe its billing

and metering practices and can help CSCs to better understand the metering and billing of their cloud

services in order to make informed decisions. Clause 7 explores some baseline guidance on cloud

service metering and billing.
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TECHNICAL REPORT ISO/IEC TR 23613:2020(E)
Information technology — Cloud computing — Cloud
service metering elements and billing modes
1 Scope

This document describes a sample set of cloud service metering elements and billing modes.

2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO/IEC 17788, Information technology — Cloud computing — Overview and vocabulary

ISO/IEC 17789, Information technology — Cloud computing — Reference architecture
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO/IEC 17788, ISO/IEC 17789

and the following apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https:// www .iso .org/ obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at http:// www .electropedia .org/
3.1
metering unit
unit of measure for a metering element (3.2)
3.2
metering element
characteristic of a cloud service that is subject to being metered
4 Abbreviated terms
API Application Programming Interface
CSP Cloud Service Provider
CSC Cloud Service Customer
CPU Central Processing Unit
IOPS Input/Output Operations Per Second
IP Internet Protocol
QoS Quality of Service
SLA Service Level Agreement
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5 Cloud service metering and billing concepts

According to ISO/IEC 17789, the billing functional component contains metering, rating, pricing

schedules and invoicing, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 — Cloud service metering and billing concepts

Generally, there are two fundamental billing modes: billing by subscription and billing by usage.

Billing by subscription m
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