On March 10, 2021, Open Berkeley and Pantheon Rate Increases were announced. Beginning April 1, 2021, Pantheon increased monthly hosting rates for UC Berkeley and began enforcing traffic limits for their hosting plans, which may have resulted in increased costs for sites with high traffic (number of site visits). Starting September 2021, Pantheon hosting rates will be lower than originally announced. See below for more information.
Office of the CIO Subsidy has ended (was in place from April to June 2021)
To give campus teams extra time for budget planning, the Office of the CIO (OCIO) subsidized the vendor rate increases for all sites on Pantheon from April to June 2021. Campus teams using Pantheon will start paying the new rates beginning in July 2021, which will show up in August billing records.
NEW: Lower Pantheon hosting rates beginning with September 2021 charges
The Pantheon hosting rate increases are still in effect, as are the traffic limit enforcements, and will continue through August; however, starting Sept. 1, 2021, rates will be lower than the originally-announced rates due to IST’s negotiations with Pantheon. The monthly Open Berkeley maintenance charge, which is separate from the hosting charge, will remain the same as outlined in the original announcement. This means that:
- July/August rates will be the same as outlined in the March 2021 announcement; and
- Rates will decrease beginning in September 2021 (reflected in October billing records).
See the table below for the July-August Pantheon rates, and the new rates that will begin in September:
|Hosting Plan||July-Aug 2021 OB Pantheon Rate||Sept 2021-Ongoing OB Pantheon Rate||Pantheon List Price||Monthly Visits|
|Basic||$23||$21||$41||Up to 25,000|
|Performance Small||$90||$81||$160||Up to 25,000|
|Performance Medium*||$161||$145||$275||Up to 50,000|
|Performance Large||$322||$289||$550||Up to 150,000|
|Performance X-Large*||$537||$482||$916||Up to 300,000|
|Performance 2XL*||N/A||$700||TBD||Up to 600,000|
* New hosting plans
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