Pricing

Here we present the layers of pricing (Our real-time billing system has more up to date pricing) and across this site the details of how we remove known limitations with all cloud providers.  Everyone wants to understand pricing to then dig into the small print of architecture.

Pricing for port charges

The following tables list the pricing for metered and unmetered port charges.

Speed

US, Canada & EU Asia Pacific Brazil & Mexico
50 Mbps $250 $333 $400
100 Mbps $500 $665 $800
200 Mbps $1,000 $1,330 $1,600
500 Mbps $2,500 $3,335 $4,000
1 Gbps $5,000 $6,650 $8,000
2 Gbps $10,000 $13,300 $16,000
5 Gbps $25,000 $33,250 $49,000
10 Gbps $50,000 $66,500 $80,000
Table 1. Direct Link unmetered port charges

Metered

Speed Global
50 Mbps $40
100 Mbps $45
200 Mbps $60
500 Mbps $150
1 Gbps $250
2 Gbps $500
5 Gbps $1,200
10 Gbps $1,800
Table 2. Direct Link metered port charges

Metered port fee pricing is determined by the bandwidth speed of the port.

Pricing for metered data transfer charges

The following table lists the pricing for metered data transfer charges.

Tier US, Canada & EU Asia Pacific Brazil & Mexico
Per GB $0.025 $0.050 $0.140
Table 3. Direct Link metered data transfer charges

Data transfer is for egress only and varies based on region. Inbound data transfer to service providers is free.

Pricing for routing charges

The following sections list the pricing for local and global routing charges.

Local routing charges

Local routing is the default routing option. It provides access to data centres within the same market as the Direct Link PoP. There’s no charge for Local routing.

Global routing charges

Global routing expands access to include all IBM Cloud data centres globally. Bandwidth is unmetered and charged monthly based on the market. Allow us to worry about the limitations of the service providers. FAQs.

Speed Global
50 Mbps $55
100 Mbps $75
200 Mbps $110
500 Mbps $320
1 Gbps $650
2 Gbps $1,200
5 Gbps $2,500
10 Gbps $2,500
Table 4. Direct Link global routing charges