If you are considering starting using VBCS cloud service from Oracle, may be this post will be useful. I will share my experience with pay as you go model.
Two payment models are available:
1. Pay As You Go – good when accessing VBCS time to time. Can be terminated at any time
2. Monthly Flex – good when need to run VBCS 24/7. Requires commitment, can’t be terminated at any time
When you create Oracle Cloud account, initially you will get 30 days free trial period. At the end of that period (or earlier), you can upgrade to billable plan. To upgrade, go to account management and choose to upgrade promotional offer – you will be given choice to go with Pay As You Go or Monthly Flex:
As soon as you upgrade to Pay As You Go, you will start seeing monthly usage amount in the dashboard. Also it shows hourly usage of VBCS instance, for the one you will be billed: Read the complete article here.
For regular information become a member in the WebLogic Partner Community please visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/wls-emea ( OPN account required). If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.