Once a month has ended, the cloud provider starts its closing process where all of that month’s cost information is finalized and becomes the official bill, which is then generated and invoiced by the cloud provider.
Note: Prior to the last day of the month, all costs and usage information sent by the cloud provider and displayed in the CloudHealth platform is unofficial.
During this closing and invoicing process, there is a delay of up to about 4 business days during which no bills for the new month are delivered by the cloud provider. Many of the reports and features in the CloudHealth platform utilize the cost and usage data displayed in the month-end bill. Therefore, for the first few days of each month, many features tend to be blank or absent until the initial bill for the new month is created and distributed by the cloud provider. During this time, most reports can still be filtered and analyzed for the previous month’s data for forecasting and budgeting purposes.
- For information on AWS, see AWS Billing FAQ.
- For information on Azure, see Azure Understanding Your Bill.
- For information on Google Compute, see Google Cloud Billing Help.