Pricing, Billing, and Terms

This topic describes key concepts about Equinix Fabric pricing and billing to make it easier to understand what you are charged on your monthly invoice.

Priced Elements

An Equinix Fabric invoice includes the following priced elements:

  • Ports – Interfaces connecting physical infrastructure to Equinix Fabric switches.

  • Connections – Virtual connections made locally within a Metro or globally between Metros.

The following table contains important details to consider when pricing Equinix Fabric elements:

Element Details
Port Fee
  • 1G, 10G, or 100G monthly recurring charge (MRC)

  • Port pricing includes Campus Connect or Metro Connect for network platform connections.

  • Minimum one-year (12 Month) term with Early Term Liability (ETL) applicable if terminated earlier.

  • Customer can be in any IBX where Equinix Fabric is available.

Virtual Connection Fee
  • Fees vary depending on the selected bandwidth tier (10Mbps, 50Mbps, 200Mbps, 500Mbps, 1Gbps, 2Gbps, 5Gbps, 10Gbps, 25Gbps, and 50Gbps)

  • Only MRC

  • No term commitment.

  • No ETL.

  • Billing start for Equinix Virtual Connections commences when the A-side of the connection is provisioned.

    Example: When you're connecting to a service provider, billing for the virtual connection will begin when provisioning of the Equinix side of the connection is complete.

    Equinix does not wait for the provisioning of the service provider's side of the virtual connection to commence billing.

Fabric Cloud Router
  • Fees vary depending on the selected package (Lab, Standard)

  • Only MRC

  • No term commitment.

Additional Elements (if applicable)

  • MRC charges

Additional charges apply when deploying an Network Edge virtual device over Equinix Fabric.

Equinix Fabric ports can be ordered online using the Equinix Customer Portal, Equinix Fabric, or through your Equinix Sales Representative.