Cloud billing service

An SOA-enabled billing service module for the cloud environment

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Hans-Dieter Wehle

Date archived: November 29, 2016 | First published: February 09, 2011

Cloud billing is the process of generating bills from the resource usage data using a set of predefined billing policies. The author defines a cloud billing service module enabled for a service oriented architecture, covering both functional requirements — a quote service, conversion functions and policies, payment schemes, and user identification — and the non-functional, but essential, requirements such as security, scalability, standards, and fault tolerance.

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