Virtual Cross Connect Pricing
Megaport’s Virtual Cross Connect (VXC) pricing structure involves three types of distance-based rates:
Metro - Deploy a VXC between two locations within a defined metropolitan area, typically a city. For example, between:
Two Ports located in San Francisco.
A Port and a Cloud Service Provider (CSP), both located in London.
Zone - Deploy a VXC between Metros within a defined Zone, typically multiple states or provinces grouped together. For example, between:
- Two cities in the “US West” Zone, such as Seattle and San Francisco
Interzone - Deploy a VXC that connects different cities in different Zones. For example, between:
- A Port in “US West” and one in “US East”
- A Port in “NE Asia” and a CSP in “AU North”
Prices vary between different data centers, cloud partners, and destinations. The key factors that determine VXC pricing are the distance between the data center locations (the A-End and B-End) and the bandwidth that you configure. There are two easy options for obtaining a VXC price estimate:
Megaport Pricing Tool - Specify your A-End and B-End data center locations, bandwidth, and currency. On the graph that appears, you can experiment and drag the vary data rate speeds over a number of days. For example, you can specify different speeds for weekdays and weekends.
Megaport Portal - Test different VXC configurations without any obligation. Create a Port to see how Metros, Zones, Interzones, and data centers are presented. Deploy a VXC between two ports to get an immediate estimate in your currency.
How does billing work?
Metro VXCs are charged a recurring monthly flat fee based on hourly provisioned services consumed in the course of the previous month. There are two bandwidth tiers:
- 1 Mbps to 1000 Mbps
- 1001 Mbps to 10 Gbps
Zone and Interzone VXCs are priced using two components:
- A recurring fixed fee based on the bandwidth tiers above.
- Bandwidth base rate (priced per Mbps per month). This rate is based on the time a VXC is active at a given speed and bandwidth.