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Dynamic Pricing model

Cloudlets dynamic pricing is our standard pricing model, it is priced similarly to AWS if you used 100% of your CPU/RAM resources 100% of the time, if you use less than your available resources ALL the time, you will pay less with Cloudlets.

Imagine presenting to your boss a solution that will save their business 30-50% in hosting costs, provide better performance, better redundancy including load balancing & HA clustering, save you time by being more easily provisioned with less expertise, increase your uptime with automatic resource and container scaling, and provide Australian support when you need it. Read on to get an understanding of the cloudlets pricing policy and how it will seriously save you money.

Cloudlets pricing is based on reserved and dynamic cloudlets. Each cloudlet is 256MB of RAM and 400Mhz of processing power. Within your environment you set for each container the number of reserved cloudlets and the number of dynamic cloudlets (maximum the container will scale to if necessary). You only pay for dynamic cloudlets that are in use. This is called vertical scaling and is a substantial advantage on services such as AWS or a VPS as it means you aren't paying for unused resources AND your application is always online and performance is always excellent.

  • Reserved cloudlets are the amount you always pay for, and as such are at a slightly cheaper rate.
  • Dynamic cloudlets are the amount of resources your happy for your application to scale to if required. You only pay for resources you are actually using, as a result these have lower discounts.

If you want a fixed price you simply set your the number of dynamic cloudlets to the same value as your reserved cloudlets, this means you'll only pay the amount quoted for processing and RAM.

Cloudlets pricing

Please note that discounts apply to the total cloudlets in an entire environment (not just each container or application)

Reserved CloudletsDynamic Cloudlets
Number of CloudletsDiscountCloudlet/hourCloudlet/monthDiscountCloudlet/hourCloudlet/month

For the purposes of outlining the value Cloudlets provides below is a direct comparison with AWS.

Savings: Cloudlets vs AWS

AWS makes you pay for the entire tier even if you are not using it. With cloudlets you can set a low reserved cloudlet amount and make the rest dynamic, meaning you are only paying for those dynamic cloudlets when they are in use.

In the table below the number of 'Cloudlets Required' are calculated so the RAM is the same between each AWS tier and the cloudlets. The 'Cloudlets Monthly Estimate' is based on:

  • 50% resource usage as set rate (reserved cloudlets) across a given month
  • Resource usage above 50%-75% for 30% of a given month (allocated to dynamic cloudlets)
  • Resource usage between 75%-100% for 10% of a given month (also dynamic cloudlets)
  • All prices are in AUD (AWS prices taken 6th Sept 2019)

AWS InstanceAWS MonthlyBaseline Mhz AWS*Cloudlets MhzCloudlets RequiredCloudlets Monthly Estimate% Saving
t3.nano 0.5 GiB, 2 vCPUs @ 5% of 3100Mhz$7.15310Mhz800Mhz2$5.5622%
t3.micro 1 GiB, 2 vCPUs @ 10% of 3100Mhz$14.30620Mhz1600Mhz4$9.7932%
t3.small 2 GiB, 2 vCPUs @ 20% of 3100Mhz$28.601240Mhz3200Mhz8$19.5732%
t3.medium 4 GiB, 2 vCPUs @ 20% of 3100Mhz$57.201240Mhz6400Mhz16$36.9435%
t3.large 8 GiB, 2 vCPUs @ 30% of 3100Mhz$114.401860Mhz12800Mhz32$69.4839%
t3.xlarge 16 GiB, 4 vCPUs @ 40% of 3100Mhz$228.804960Mhz25600Mhz64$130.0843%
t3.2xlarge 32 GiB, 8 vCPUs @ 40% of 3100Mhz$457.609920Mhz51200Mhz128$241.9247%

*The Baseline Mhz AWS column does not take into account the convoluted CPU credit system AWS offers, however, as you can see with Cloudlets you have access to far more CPU cycles at all comparative levels.

Can you explain dynamic cloudlets?

Lets say for example even on a small scale you are comparing a t3.micro with AWS to cloudlets. Will your application use all the resources available all the time? The answer would generally be no, of course not, that would mean your application is using 100% of the available resources all the time, and therefore performing very slowly with any increase in load.

So lets say your application will use on average 25%-50% of the available resources. With AWS you pay the full amount of the t3.micro plan at $14.30 (and have only 620Mhz CPU available most of the time).

With cloudlets you could set 2 reserved cloudlets and 2 dynamic cloudlets. This means that you would be paying $7.56 per month for the reserved cloudlets + only a small portion of the dynamic cloudlets (when they are in use). If you were using 50%-75% of your total resources for approximately 30% of the month, then it would only cost you $1.34 for the dynamic cloudlets. This takes your total spend to only $8.90 for the month (not much more than half the cost of AWS). You would also have 1600Mhz CPU available if you need it without needing to 'earn' CPU credits.

This is just one of the advantages of paying for only what you use. The other main advantage is automatic scaling up to your dynamic cloudlet limit, after all, the biggest loss to any business is being offline, with cloudlets you can scale up each container (vertical scaling) and scale out creating more containers on the fly (horizontal scaling).

Cloudlets charges in AUD, so you know how much you are paying and are not at the mercy of fluctuating exchange rates.

Testing it out

Cloudlets provides a free trial of it's services for 14 days. This means you can run your application free of charge and see what your billing will actually be before making your decision. Get started now.


We are so confident in our optimised environments that we guarantee if you move any website from shared or VPS hosting, that it will be faster on cloudlets. We will even help you migrate, with free migrations for all cPanel and Plesk websites, you can test the speed before switching your DNS over, and of course the 14-day free trial also applies.

In a real-world case we took a wordpress website on a shared cPanel server that was taking over 10 seconds to load, with absolutely no changes, just a straight migration to the one-click wordpress environment we cut that down to 2.4 seconds. We still weren't happy and added a Memcached container with just a couple of clicks, configured the W3 Total Cache Wordpress Plugin to use it, the total time dropped to 1.2 seconds. This is with absolutely no modifications to the site itself. Better still scrapers or high traffic events will have minimal impact on their site performance meaning you won't be losing sales or reputation.

Disk Space and IOPS

Cloudlets again only charges for what you use. Charges are calculated hourly and are based on $0.163 per GB per month. Each environment is also provided with 10GB of free storage. All storage is backed by redundant enterprise SSD or NVME hardware.

IOPS are included in the above pricing and are provided up to 5000 IOPS per container. Cloudlets infrastructure is designed specifically for high performance and this extends to ensuring all containers have access to IOPS as required.


Cloudlets provides your account 100MB free bandwidth per hour (equating to approx. 73GB per month if you used 100MB every hour). Above that bandwidth is charged at $0.044521 per GB with added discounts ($4.45 for 100GB).

External trafficFrom, GB/monthUp to, GB/monthFree, GB/hourExtra Bandwidth GB/hour100GB Bandwidth Equivalent
Traffic, Tier 11102400.1$0.045$4.45
Traffic, Tier 210240409600.1$0.037$3.71
Traffic, Tier 3409601024000.1$0.030$2.96
Traffic, Tier 41024003584000.1$0.022$2.22
Traffic, Tier 5358400unlim0.1$0.015$1.48

* All internal traffic is included FREE of charge.


Cloudlets provides Australian support, so you can get help when you need it. Our specialized team is available to help and advise you configure your environments for the best possible outcome. Support for anything to do with the cloudlets platform is free.

Unlike companies such as AWS we are also on hand if you need extra support for issues with your environment. We of course recommend your developers be your first point of call, but if you need help we have experts on staff that can investigate and resolve most issues.

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