In this section you will find a brief description of the main terms used in the platform. Please make sure you learn this glossary to fully understand our documentation.
Is a measure exposed by an application that can be used for post-paid billing purposes (e.g. number of users, number of documents).
Go to application metrics section.
A statement that is periodically provided to the vendor, containing a summary of all the revenues generated by the sales of his applications in a certain period of time (greater than the Billing Period). The revenues corresponds to the total amount of the applications licenses sold plus the pay-per-use application metrics revenues, minus the ClouDesire fee.
How often a new invoice is issued for a particular plan bought by a customer (e.g. each two months)
A composition of two or more products that can be sold as a single product.
A choice that is presented to the end-user during the checkout process.
More information about how to setup configuration parameters for a product can be found here.
A user that buys products in the Cloudesire Marketplace.
A user requested subscription upgrade (product version and/or billing items) which results in a resource downgrade. It will be applied and billed at the next billing period.
An user role can manage catalogs of products resold by resellers.
A configurable, usually optional characteristic of a product that has its own configurable pricing (e.g. a 10-days pack of Technical Support, some hardware components, etc), that can be prepaid or postpaid if tied to an application metric.
For additional information, proceed to the Extra Resources section.
During the subscription lifetime, Cloudesire issues a certain number of invoices to the customers, depending on the Billing Period (e.g. every month, every 3 months, etc.). The Billing Period can be defined by the vendor for each application version.
A composition of Packages linked to a Virtual Machine Configuration that is provisioned for a particular Product Plan.
When a customer buys an application, Cloudesire creates an order that contains the following information: duration (e.g. 1 year, 6 months, etc.), nominee (the customer name), purchased application name, order type (can be normal, trial, sandbox, upgrade, renewal), total amount.
The statistical report of the vendor, distributor, reseller incomes.
A web-based (or MS Windows desktop) software product, or a syndicated application, or a service which can be sold in the marketplace.
For each product, the vendor can define one or more plans (e.g. silver, gold, platinum, etc.). Each plan can have a specific recurrent license and/or a one-off setup price or can be offered for free.
An user that can resell product on its own marketplace.
Each order, Cloudesire creates a subscription that has a specific lifetime, depending on the order duration. In the case of renewal of a subscription, a new order is created ("renewal order").
A user that offers his applications in the Cloudesire Marketplace.
Virtual Machine Configuration
The minimum cloud resources required to operate a BareVM product managed by the platform.