Choose a bandwidth package that meets your needs

Bandwidth refers to the public data transfer of inbound and outbound network traffic, both to and from IBM Cloud data centers around the globe. Higher bandwidth options, when combined with 10 Gbps port-speed connectivity, enable greater throughput (for transaction-intensive workloads), eliminate bottlenecks and do a better job of meeting the needs of your business.

Global private network

Global private network

All inbound and outbound network within the IBM global private network is unlimited and not charged, offered between and within any IBM Cloud data center, and across our high-speed, global network backbone.

Inbound data transfer

Inbound data transfer

Inbound bandwidth is unlimited and not charged.


Outbound data transfer

Outbound data transfer

Public bandwidth is charged per GB tier with bandwidth offered as an allotment for each month. As an example, for your compute instances, 250 GB is included with each monthly virtual server and 20 TB is included with each monthly bare metal server*. Additional bandwidth can also be purchased per packages shown below.

Monthly bandwidth pricing packages

Prices vary by geographic location. Prices shown reflect sample prices in Dallas, Texas (US). All prices are expressed in US dollars (USD).

1 TB

Starting at USD 45 per month

5 TB

Starting at USD 370 per month

10 TB

Starting at USD 882 per month

20 TB

Starting at USD 999 per month

If the amount of bandwidth consumed during a given month exceeds your allotment or allocated monthly package, then a standard data transfer charge of USD 0.09 per GB will apply.

Some network offerings may use different bandwidth allotments than stated above. The pricing excludes bandwidth charges covered by IBM Cloud's Content Delivery Network (CDN) or Direct Link offerings. The pricing excludes bandwidth charges covered by IBM Content Delivery Network or IBM Cloud Direct Link offerings. The public bandwidth consumed by the IBM Cloud Load Balancer service is billed per the standard data transfer charge listed above.

*20 TB bandwidth included in United States, Canada and Europe data centers; 5 TB bandwidth included in all other data centers. New prices and offers may not be combined with any other current or future discounts.

Related services

Direct Link

Plug into our private network with Direct Link.

Content Delivery Network

Avoid network traffic jams and decrease latency with our Content Delivery Network (CDN).

Load balancers

Distribute traffic, improve uptime and scale applications with load balancers.

Pick the perfect package

Get the bandwidth you need, in the configuration that makes the most sense for your business.