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Most of the technology partners you interact with — from public clouds, telcos, SaaS providers and enterprises across all major industries — place their critical underlying infrastructure and exchange network traffic at Equinix.

By connecting directly (and privately) with these providers at Equinix, thousands of companies are able to improve performance, lower costs, and increase reliability. This “network effect” makes Equinix’s ecosystem the most dynamic in the industry.

Three Options – What's Best for You?

There are three primary ways to leverage interconnection with Equinix Metal. Each option is available in all Equinix Metal metros. While we’re always willing to help you find the right approach for your use case (just reach out via live chat!), the table below should make it easier to evaluate options at your own pace.

Key components

Due to our large and complex ecosystem, pricing does vary based upon region, connection speed, and connection type. Here are the components you need to know about:

Virtual Connections (VC)


50/200/500 Mbps and 1/2/5/10 Gbps available

Virtual Connection Type

Pay based on the end-point market locations of each connection. Point-to-point and multi-point-to-multi-point available.

Metal-billed option (Hourly Pricing)

With this option, customers consume local Equinix Fabric virtual connections on an hourly basis. All fees are included on a single Equinix Metal invoice.

Dedicated Ports


10 Gbps and 100 Gbps available

Port Type

Pay for only the port or add to your port unlimited virtual connectivity within a market at a premium.

Metal dedicated port

With this option, we offer dedicated ports directly into the Metal infrastructure at the following prices per port. Charges for dedicated ports are billed by Metal in USD. Billing will commence on the date the dedicated port is made available for use, which at a maximum will be 14 days following Customer's Order submission.

“We chose to work with Equinix because of Equinix's global presence. Its facilities are located at the exact places where all the other networks are meeting, which is going to give us low latency and high performance.”

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Barath Raghavan INVISV, Founder
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