What’s included

Platform-wide discounts

With this billing model, you commit to spend a certain amount on IBM Cloud and receive discounts across the platform.

Consumption billing

You are invoiced at the service level for what you consume each month. Your monthly invoice will reflect your monthly usage charts, including any potential discounts agreed upon by IBM.

No overages

Need to consume more than your commitment? There are no penalties for overage charges! You will continue to receive the same discounts agreed upon with IBM.

Which option is right for you?

Benefit offered Pay-As-You-Go account Pay as you go with Committed Use billing model
Access to full IBM Cloud catalog
Fit for production use cases
Discount for mid-level market or enterprise
Monthly invoices based on consumption
No overages. Continue to receive discounts for consuming over committed use level.

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about this product.

What’s the difference between a Pay-As-You-Go with Committed Use account and a Subscription account?

The Pay-As-You-Go with Committed Use model is similar to the Subscription model. Unlike a subscription, when you have a commitment, you commit to spend a certain amount and receive discounts across the platform, even after your commitment term ends. Any overage that’s incurred on the account continues to receive a discount.

How do I sign up for Pay as you go with Committed Use?

Contact IBM Cloud Sales to sign up for IBM Cloud Pay as you go with Committed Use. After you consult with a sales representative, you receive a confirmation email with your commitment quote details and information about IBM Cloud’s terms and conditions.

How do I view existing commitments?

To view your existing commitments, in the IBM Cloud® console, go to Manage > Billing and usage and select Commitments & subscriptions. Click the tabs to view the remaining credit in your active commitments and any upcoming commitments that aren't yet valid. A commitment is expired if its term expires or all of its credit is spent.