Overview

Arranging for Direct Link connectivity

Pricing for IBM Cloud Direct Link (2.0) offerings is shown in the following monthly pricing tables. For Direct Link (1.0) pricing, see Pricing for IBM Cloud Direct Link on Classic. Direct Link pricing does not include any charges by service providers. You, the customer, must arrange connectivity and billing with your service providers, independently of IBM Cloud. 

Service provider charges

For Direct Link Dedicated, the Service Provider (SP) connecting to the Letter Of Authorization/Connecting Facility Assignment (LOA/CFA) must include pricing for the cross-connect in its quote to you. Direct Link Connect uses physical connections to support virtual connections that do not need a LOA/CFA, but do require ordering from the SP.

Pricing options

Unmetered – Direct Link Connect

Leverage a service provider to quickly establish and deliver connectivity to IBM Cloud locations.

Region 50 Mbps 100 Mbps 200 Mbps 500 Mbps 1 Gbps 2 Gbps 5 Gbps
US
USD 100
USD 150
USD 300
USD 650
USD 1,199
USD 1,999
USD 3,750
Canada/Amsterdam
USD 103
USD 155
USD 309
USD 670
USD 1,235
USD 2,059
USD 3,863
Mexico / London / Norway
USD 107
USD 161
USD 321
USD 696
USD 1,283
USD 2,139
USD 4,013
Paris / Frankfurt / Milan / Korea
USD 110
USD 165
USD 330
USD 715
USD 1,319
USD 2,199
USD 4,125
Japan / Singapore / Hong Kong
USD 113
USD 170
USD 339
USD 735
USD 1,355
USD 2,259
USD 4,238
Australia / Brazil / India
USD 120
USD 180
USD 360
USD 780
USD 1,439
USD 2,399
USD 4,500

Unmetered – Direct Link Dedicated

Terminate a single-tenant, fiber-based, cross connect into your own IBM Cloud private network connection. Also used by colocation facilities adjacent to IBM Cloud PoPs and data centers.

Region 1 Gbps 2 Gbps 5 Gbps 10 Gbps
US
USD 1,199
USD 1,199
USD 3,750
USD 4,999
Canada/Amsterdam
USD 1,235
USD 2,059
USD 3,863
USD 5,149
Mexico / London / Norway
USD 1,283
USD 2,139
USD 4,013
USD 5,349
Paris / Frankfurt / Milan / Korea
USD 1,319
USD 2,199
USD 4,125
USD 5,499
Japan / Singapore / Hong Kong
USD 1,355
USD 2,259
USD 4,238
USD 5,649
Australia / Brazil / India
USD 1,439
USD 2,399
USD 4,500
USD 5,999

Metered – Port charges

Prices are determined by the bandwidth speed of the port

Speed Global
50 Mbps (Direct Link Connect only)
USD 40
100 Mbps (Direct Link Connect only)
USD 45
200 Mbps (Direct Link Connect only)
USD 60
500 Mbps (Direct Link Connect only)
USD 150
1 Gbps
USD 250
2 Gbps
USD 500
5 Gbps
USD 1,200
10 Gbps (Direct Link Dedicated only)
USD 1,800

Metered – Data transfer charges

Data transfer is for egress only and varies based on region. Inbound data transfer to IBM Cloud is free of charge.

Region Per gigabyte
US, Canada and EU
USD 0.025
Asia Pacific
USD 0.050
Brazil and Mexico
USD 0.140

Pricing for routing charges

Local and global routing options are available at no charge.

Local routing charges

The default option, Local routing, accesses data centers in the same market as the IBM Cloud Direct Link PoP.

Global routing charges

Global routing expands across to include all IBM Cloud Data Centers globally. See our FAQs for more details.