Overview

Virtual private cloud pricing

The IBM Cloud® Virtual Server for VPC product is comprised of components that include virtual server instances, internet data transfer, load balancers, VPNs and block storage. Each of these components is priced separately and is included as part of the total IBM Cloud VPC charges. Service tiers are bound to your account, not to any specific virtual private cloud (VPC).

All amounts are shown in US dollars. All prices in profiles are per hour.

Pricing: Virtual servers for VPC

Regional pricing

Creation region of VS instance

Region Price uplift
au-syd (Sydney) 20%
eu-de (Frankfurt) 10%
eu-gb (London) 7%
jp-tok (Tokyo) 13%
us-east (Washington, DC) 0%
us-south (Dallas) 0%

Free operating systems

Some operating systems are included free of charge

Operating system Version
CentOS 7.latest
Ubuntu LTS 18.04 (minimal)
Debian 8.latest, 9.latest (minimal)

Premium OS and add-ons are available

Premium operating systems

Premium OS Version Size of VSI Price
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.x 1-4 vCPU USD 0.06 per VSI/hour
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x 5 - 64 vCPU USD 0.12 per VSI/hour
Microsoft® Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 USD 0.04 per vCPU/hour

Profiles

Balanced profile options

Best for common cloud workloads

Profile Price per hour vCPU GB RAM Network performance cap (Gbps)
bx2-2x8 USD 0.096 2 8 4
bx2-4x16 USD 0.192 4 16 8
bx2-8x32 USD 0.384 8 32 16
bx2-16x64 USD 0.768 16 64 32
bx2-32x128 USD 1.536 32 128 64
bx2-48x192 USD 2.305 48 192 80

Compute profile options

Best for workloads with intensive CPU demands

Profile Price per hour vCPU GB RAM Network performance cap (Gbps)
cx2-2x4 USD 0.085 2 4 4
cx2-4x8 USD 0.170 4 8 8
cx2-8x16 USD 0.340 8 16 16
cx2-16x32 USD 0.680 16 32 32
cx2-32x64 USD 1.360 32 64 64
cx2-48x96 USD 2.040 48 96 80

Memory profile options

Best for memory-intensive workloads

Profile Price per hour vCPU GB RAM Network performance cap (Gbps)
mx2-2x16 USD 0.124 2 16 4
mx2-4x32 USD 0.248 4 32 8
mx2-8x64 USD 0.497 8 64 16
mx2-16x128 USD 0.994 16 128 32
mx2-32x256 USD 1.987 32 256 64
mx2-48x384 USD 2.981 48 384 80

VPC components

Sustained usage discounts

Lower the hourly rate during the month

Time elapsed/month Billing discount
0% - 20% Regular retail rate
21% - 40% 5% discount
41% - 60% 10%
61% - 80% 15%
81% - 100% 20%

Example: Base rate of USD 0.768

Discount for the hours used within tier

Time elapsed/month Billing discount Calculation Example tier rate
0% - 20% Regular retail rate (USD 0.768) (144 x 0.768) USD 110.88
21% - 40% 5% (144 x (0.768 x 0.95)) USD 105.34
41% - 60% 10% (144 x (0.768 x 0.90)) USD 99.79
61% - 80% 15% (144 x (0.768 x 0.85)) USD 94.25
81% - 100% 20% (144 x (0.768 x 0.80)) USD 88.70
Tier rate total USD 498.96/mo

More component pricing

Internet data transfer per GB

For traffic leaving the VPC

Amount of data US EU-DE EU-GB JP-TOK AU-SYD
Data transfer within the zone Free Free Free Free Free
Between zones in the same region Free Free Free Free Free
Use of public gateway (PGW) Free (Charged only for floating IP used by the PGW) Free (Charged only for floating IP used by the PGW) Free (Charged only for floating IP used by the PGW) Free (Charged only for floating IP used by the PGW) Free (Charged only for floating IP used by the PGW)
0 - 5 GB Free Free Free Free Free
6 - 10,000 GB USD 0.087 / GB USD 0.096 / GB USD 0.093 / GB USD 0.098 / GB USD 0.104/ GB
10,001 – 50,000 GB USD 0.083 / GB USD 0.091 / GB USD 0.089 / GB USD 0.094 / GB USD 0.100 / GB
50,001 – 150,000 GB USD 0.07 / GB USD 0.077 / GB USD 0.075 / GB USD 0.079 / GB USD 0.084 / GB
150,000+ GB USD 0.05 / GB USD 0.055 / GB USD 0.054 / GB USD 0.057 / GB USD 0.060 / GB
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IBM Cloud® Load Balancer for VPC

Prices vary by multizone region

Region Service usage price Data processed price
Dallas USD 0.028 / hour USD 0.008 / GB
Frankfurt USD 0.028 / hour USD 0.009 / GB
London USD 0.027 / hour USD 0.009 / GB
Sydney USD 0.030 / hour USD 0.010 / GB
Tokyo USD 0.028 / hour USD 0.009 / GB
Washington, DC USD 0.025 / hour USD 0.008 / GB
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IBM Cloud® VPN for VPC

Data billed at the VPC level

Region Connect price/hour Instance price/hour
Dallas USD 0.04 USD 0.045
Washington, DC USD 0.04 USD 0.045
Frankfurt USD 0.044 USD 0.0495
Tokyo USD 0.0452 USD 0.05085
London USD 0.0428 USD 0.04815
Sydney USD 0.048 USD 0.054
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Pricing for block storage for VPC

Calculated hourly

IOPS tier Price
3 IOPS / GB USD 0.12 / GB
5 IOPS / GB USD 0.16 / GB
10 IOPS / GB USD 0.48 / GB
Custom IOPS USD 0.10 / GB + USD 0.07 / IOPS
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IBM® Flow Logs for VPC

Price per GB of metadata/log target

Region Amount of data Price
  • US
  • 0 - 5 GB
  • 5 GB - 72 TB
  • Free
  • USD 0.10 / GB
  • EU-FRA
  • 0 - 5 GB
  • 5 GB - 72 TB
  • Free
  • USD 0.10 / GB
  • AU-SYD
  • 0 - 5 GB
  • 5 GB - 72 TB
  • Free
  • USD 0.10 / GB
  • JP-TOK
  • 0 - 5 GB
  • 5 GB - 72 TB
  • Free
  • USD 0.10 / GB
  • EU-LON
  • 0 - 5 GB
  • 5 GB - 72 TB
  • Free
  • USD 0.10 / GB

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