Fees are based of peak usage and billed monthly. It is an a-la-carte model with the following monthly rates as of Nov 1, 2012:
Base fee per VM
per GB RAM
per GB disk
Licenses for any Windows Server
edition such as Windows 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 are included in
the prices. This does not include Windows desktop OSs like Windows 7 or
Charging of GST and PST taxes are dependant on the type of CFOAPAL account being charged. Typically taxes are not applied to U of S departments. If you are unsure, you should contact FSD and the ICT billing department.
If a VM remains off for the entire monthly billing cycle, users only incur the disk storage cost.