Virtual Connections

This topic covers pricing and billing for Virtual Connections. See Virtual Connections for more information on Equinix connections.

Pricing

Location and bandwidth choice are the two main factors that determine pricing for your Equinix Fabric Virtual Connections.

Location

Location is determined by a specific region or country of both the A and Z sides of a connection.

  • Local Connections – You can connect to other Equinix Fabric users anywhere within the same metro.

  • Remote Connections – You can connect to other Equinix Fabric users in different metros globally that are in the same region or in a different region.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth availability and speed choice are dependent upon your service provider, and custom speeds are available based on the connection destination.

The following bandwidth choices are supported by Equinix:

  • 50 Mbps / 200 Mbps / 500 Mbps

  • 1 Gbps / 2 Gbps / 5 Gbps / 10 Gbps

Note: Customers pay a flat monthly fee for bandwidth capacity provisioned regardless of the bandwidth amount consumed during the month.

Billing

Billing for Virtual Connections involves these considerations:

  • Minimum billing period is one day (24 hours).

  • Midnight (12:00 AM) is the date line on the A-side time zone, and defines the end of the billing period.

  • Invoices include a single line for every active connection, local or remote.

  • Only A-side billing applies, no charge applies for the Z-side. This means that only the subscriber pays for the Fabric connection.

  • Billing for Virtual Connections ends on the day that a de-install order is submitted in the Equinix Fabric Portal. 

  • For terminations, no credit is issued because the customer is not billed for the entire month, that is, for any prorated amount after the termination date.

  • Virtual Connections can be canceled at any time, and are not tied to an Equinix Fabric annual contract.

Note: In cases where redundant Virtual Connections are required for resilience or any other reason, customers are billed for both the primary and secondary connections.