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To everyone in the HP Cloud Beta,

 

HP is going to start charging for the cloud service on May 10th. Make sure you have closed your accounts before then or you will be charged for the service.

 

 

 

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Dear HP Cloud Services Private Beta Customer,

Thank you for helping to make our initial Private Beta program a tremendous success! We are now ready to scale our services. On May 10, 2012, we will begin our public beta phase.

Communicating openly and transparently is one of our highest priorities. To ensure you have advance information on changes in our billing, we are reaching out to you and sharing those changes. Your usage of HP Cloud Compute and HP Cloud Object Storage will continue to be free of charge throughout April and part of May. Billing for these services is scheduled to begin on May 10thLearn more about our pricing.

In appreciation for the ongoing support during our beta program we are offering a special promotion. Starting on May 10th, all customers will receive a 50% discount off all charges associated with use of HP Cloud Services. This promotion will remain in place as we establish our service levels and otherwise prepare our services for general availability. We will provide at least 14 days notice before this discount promotion expires and our regular prices go into effect.

 

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Yup, just went to close mine. Go here for quick info:

https://manage.hpcloud.com/account/cancel

You have to call them to cancel it.
 
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A bit of a bummer thats for sure but it has lasted a lot longer then I thought it would. Going to wait untill the 9th of april to cancel I think
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Well, this is a bummer. I've looked at the prices, and for someone to continue with their current usual amount of 20 instances, it would cost them about $1000 a month. Seems kind of high to me.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SodaAnt View Post

Well, this is a bummer. I've looked at the prices, and for someone to continue with their current usual amount of 20 instances, it would cost them about $1000 a month. Seems kind of high to me.


Nah you can swing it.

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Anyone know if terminating instances will stop charges?
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Quote:
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Well, this is a bummer. I've looked at the prices, and for someone to continue with their current usual amount of 20 instances, it would cost them about $1000 a month. Seems kind of high to me.
Ya I agree their prices are more transparent than amazons but not great at all. Especially with all of the extras that they are charging for it does not seem like this is cost effective at all. Although it does take some hassle out of a small business but requires skills that most probably dont have to set up. The 50% off is tempting but not worth it in my opinion.

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Anyone know if terminating instances will stop charges?
I think that will work just fine. From what I can tell they will only charge based on usage so if you are not using any of the servers they will have nothing to charge you for.
post #8 of 25
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...........Going to wait untill the 9th of april to cancel I think

You may be late then ................. biggrin.gif
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You may be late then ................. biggrin.gif

:O meant may uh oh maybe i should do it a few days earlier then I planned to with my poor understanding of the calendar
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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