IBM Storage Utility offerings include IBM Cloud Object Storage models that enable variable capacity usage and billing.
These models offer a fixed total capacity with an available base and variable usage subscription of that total capacity. The built-in measurement tool in IBM Cloud Object Storage Manager 3105 (3403-M01) is used to monitor the system capacity usage. It is used to report on capacity used beyond the base subscription capacity, referred to as variable usage. The variable capacity usage is billed on a quarterly basis. This enables customers to grow or shrink their usage, and only pay for configured capacity.