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 Megaports located in San Francisco.

    • A Megaport 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”.

Pricing

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:

  1. 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.

  2. Megaport Portal - Test different VXC configurations without any obligation. Create a Megaport 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:

  1. A recurring fixed fee based on the bandwidth tiers above.
  2. 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.

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