Summary

Bring Your Own Account (BYOA) is an optional setup feature for customers using Premium Aiven services. It allows the customer to have more control over the cloud service provider account. The BYOA setup has a custom pricing structure that is calculated case-by-case.

For a cost estimate, please contact sales@aiven.io

What is BYOA?

BYOA is an extended service where the virtual environment is established within the customer's own Cloud Provider account. The services can still be managed through the Aiven console, and the user experience remains the same as with the regular Aiven service model.

One of the noticeable differences in the BYOA service is that the customer has to handle two separate monthly invoices, one to Aiven for their managed services and another to the cloud service provider for the cloud infrastructure costs. 

Who is eligible for BYOA?

The BYOA setup always requires custom work, and not all cloud providers support it yet. Therefore Aiven has set two prerequisites for customers to be eligible:

  1. BYOA is offered for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure* accounts.

  2. The total monthly spend of the customer has to be over $5000.

*Excluding Azure Germany

Why should you use the BYOA model?

Customers with certain data processing limitations may be legally required to use virtual machines that are owned by them. In this case, the use of normal Aiven services is not possible, because VMs run under Aiven. 

Another possible situation is that a given customer has gotten significant infrastructure discounts or free credits from their cloud provider. In these cases, it may make sense to prefer BYOA-setup in an economic sense. 

Cost savings are not typically the underlying reason to use BYOA. In the BYOA model, the customer pays less for the Aiven managed service costs, but they have to pay separately to the cloud service provider. This means that the total costs of the BYOA setup may not be lower (and may even be higher) than Aiven’s regular offering (where Aiven handles the cloud infrastructure costs).

Cost breakdown of the BYOA model

Since the creation of each BYOA setup requires a significant amount of development work, Aiven charges a one-time fee for BYOA-setup work that will be defined case-by-case.

Monthly BYOA fees consist of computing resources and Aiven service fees. 

BYOA-customers will have to pay for the cloud computing resources they are using, directly through their cloud provider portal. 

In addition, Aiven will charge a discounted monthly service fee from the customer.

All BYOA-discounts are evaluated case by case. If your company fulfils the requirements specified earlier, contact sales@aiven.io for more information and cost estimations of the full setup. 

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