When you purchase a Kaleidoscope Pro Subscription and create a Wildlife Acoustics Managed Cloud Account, you'll get access to all Managed Cloud features including File Storage, Searchable Database, and Cloud-Based Computing. Your Managed Cloud Account also lets you manage File Sharing features and billing.
Each month, your Managed Cloud account is loaded with Cloud Credits. These Credits are included in your Kaleidoscope Pro Subscription at no additional charge if the credit card for your Managed Cloud Account matches and is selected as the credit card for your Kaleidoscope Pro Subscription. For many users, the included Credits cover all monthly usage. When you exhaust monthly Credits, we charge incremental usage to the credit card.
To help you understand what's included, and what you might expect for additional charges, we've prepared a couple of real-world cost scenarios, detailed cost examples and an FAQ below. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our Sales Team.
You currently have no files stored in your Managed Cloud Account. Today you need to analyze 50GBs of recording files. You upload your recordings to the Kaleidoscope Pro Cloud, use Cloud-based Computing for faster cluster analysis time, and keep the files in your Cloud Account.
Total Month’s Cost: No charge (All activity is within your monthly credit)
You need to analyze 1,200 full-spectrum recordings, totaling 9GB in size. You’re already storing 100GB of files, uploaded previously, in your Cloud Account. Today’s upload will increase your total cloud storage to 109GBs. Also, today, you’ll be running 2 analysis batches using Kaleidoscope Pro Cloud-Based Computing.
Total Month’s Cost: $0.27 (File Storage will now be 117GB. Exceeds 100GB monthly credit by 17GBs)
Each month, 100 gigabytes of file uploads are included, free of charge. After 100 gigabytes, the charge is $0.03 per gigabyte.
Each month, 100 gigabytes of file storage is included, free of charge. After 100 gigabytes, the storage charge is $0.03 per gigabyte.
Each month, 1 gigabyte of database (metadata) storage is included, free of charge. After 1 gigabyte, you are charged $1 per gigabyte each month. Note that metadata file size is typically very small. Typical database storage does not exceed the 1 gigabyte free monthly allotment.
After your files are uploaded, you can analyse them in batches using Kaleidoscope’s Cloud Computing feature. Each month you can analyze 100 gigabytes of files or 100,000 input files, free of charge. After 100 gigabytes or 100,000 input files, the Cloud Processing charge is $0.03 per gigabyte or $.03 per additional 1,000 input files. Each month you can analyze 100 gigabytes of files or 100,000 input files, free of charge, whichever limit is reached first.