Billing units and Pricing 

Free-of-charge use of CSC's computing, cloud and storage services

Thanks to the Ministry of Education and Culture, you can use CSC's computing, cloud and storage services for free if your use falls within the free-of-charge use cases. Free-of-charge uses cases are academic research, education and training purposes in Finnish higher education institutions and state research institutes. Read more about free-of-charge use cases. In addition, CSC has wide selection of expert support and training available. The basic level of support and most of the training is also free-of-charge. 

If you're unsure whether or not your use falls within the free-of-charge use cases, please contact service desk: servicedesk@csc.fi

Billing Units

The use of CSC's computing, cloud and storage services is based on billing units (BUs). CSC uses BUs to allocate resources to users, monitor the resource usage and to charge the user when the use of the services is paid by the user. To purchase services and expert support contact service desk: servicedesk@csc.fi

CSC's billing model describes how BUs are consumed in different services. You can use the billing unit and pricing calculator on this page to estimate your project's billing unit consumption and its costs. Note that the costs in euros apply only, if your use does not fall within free-of-charge use cases, subsidized by the Ministry of Education and Culture.  

Billing Models

Pricing of Services

CSC's computing, cloud and storage services are also sold to customers in Finnish higher education institutions or state research institutes, when the intended use does not fall within free-of-charge use cases and can be sold to commercial companies. To purchase services and expert support contact service desk: servicedesk@csc.fi

CSC Computing Base Package

The base package includes all you need to get started with the CSC's computing, cloud and storage services. It is also the minimum amount of billing units that can be purchased from CSC. It can be used for computing, cloud and related storage resources, unless otherwise agreed. The Base Package is charged once per project.

The Base Package includes

  • 20 000 billing units
  • 4 user accounts
  • Support by our experts via CSC Service Desk

Price for The Base Package (VAT 0 %) is 1190 EUR.

Additional Resources and Consulting Services

  • Billing units (20 000 BUs): 420 EUR (VAT 0 %)
  • Additional user account: 30 EUR (VAT 0%)
  • Consulting will be billed according to your contract with CSC.

Billing Unit and Price Calculator