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Billing Overview

Last updated: 2023-09-26 17:35:17
    This document describes the billing and pricing of Cloud Connect Network (CCN).

    Billing

    ‍The ‍service ‍fee of CCN consists of three parts, namely the connected network instance fee, cross-region bandwidth fee, and inbound traffic processing fee.
    Note:
    The connected network instance fee and inbound traffic processing fee have been billed since July 03, 2023. For details, see the Announcement.
    Billable item
    Billing mode
    Payment method
    Billing unit
    Use case
    Connected ‍network instance fee
    Pay-as-you-go
    Pay after use
    USD/instance/hour
    The connection fee for the network instances associated with CCN.
    Cross-region bandwidth fee
    Pay-as-you-go by monthly 95th percentile
    Pay after use
    USD/month. This fee is charged based on the 95th percentile of the monthly peak bandwidth and the proportion of valid days.
    Suitable for businesses that require low bandwidth or have bandwidth bursts. It is currently in beta test. To try it out, please submit a ticket.
    Inbound traffic processing fee
    Pay-as-you-go
    Pay after use
    USD/GB
    The fee for processing traffic flowing into the CCN gateway.
    The following describes the three service levels of CCN cross-region bandwidth:
    Service level
    Service availability
    Price ratio
    Use case
    Platinum
    99.99%
    1.5
    Applicable to services that require extremely high communication quality, such as transaction and payment services.
    Gold
    99.95%
    1
    Applicable to services that require relatively high communication quality, such as gaming and video ‍services.
    Silver
    99.50%
    0.75
    Applicable to services not sensitive to communication quality, such as offline data backup.
    Note:
    A free quota of 10 Kbps bandwidth is provided for testing between each pair of regions.
    The first 5 Gbps of bandwidth in the same region (same account or cross accounts) is free of charge. If you need more than 5 Gbps of bandwidth in the same region, please submit a ticket.
    The service level for intra-region interconnection is Gold and cannot be modified.
    Three service levels (Platinum, Gold, and Silver) are provided for cross-region interconnection. You can select a service level when creating a CCN instance. Cross-account and cross-region costs are billed to the account of the CCN instance owner.
    The price ratio is for reference only. Please refer to the actual prices.

    Connected ‍network instance fee

    A connected network instance refers to a VPC, Direct Connect, or VPN gateway instance associated with a CCN instance.
    Billing mode: Pay-as-you-go on an hourly basis. The minimum billing unit is one hour.
    Calculation: Hourly connected network instance fee = Unit price per connected instance (USD/instance) x Total number of connected network instances in the billing cycle.
    Note:
    The VPC where Tencent Cloud Lighthouse is located is not included.
    Only out-of-plan usage is charged.
    Billable item
    Billing mode
    Usage
    Price (USD)
    Connected network instance (USD/instance/hour)
    Pay-as-you-go
    ≤ 2 instances
    Free of charge before April 1, 2024 00:00:00 (UTC+8)
    > 2 instances (beyond the first two)
    The Chinese mainland
    0.05
    Regions outside the Chinese mainland
    0.06

    Cross-region bandwidth fee

    CCN also charges for the cross-region interconnection bandwidth. It supports pay-as-you-go by monthly 95th percentile and offers three service levels (Platinum, Gold, and Silver). You can choose the plan based on your business needs. For example, for real-time audio/video and game acceleration, it's recommended to choose pay-as-you-go by monthly 95th percentile - Gold .

    Pay-as-you-go by monthly 95th percentile

    Pay after use. Fees are charged based on the 95th percentile of the monthly peak bandwidth and the proportion of valid days. This pay-as-you-go billing mode is suitable for businesses with large bandwidth fluctuations. For example, if you have 10 Mbps of bandwidth between Beijing and Shanghai regions but also a bandwidth burst of 30 Mbps. We recommend you select pay-as-you-go by monthly 95th percentile because you may only need to pay for 10 Mbps of bandwidth after the top 5% is removed.
    Note:
    After creating a CCN instance with the billing mode of pay-as-you-go by monthly 95th percentile, you can use the bandwidth without a separate purchase. For pay-as-you-go bandwidth management, see Configuring Bandwidth.

    Billing cycle

    Monthly pay-as-you-go: Fees are generated each month. You will be charged for the current month on the first day of the following month between 8 AM and 10 AM.

    Fee calculation

    Total monthly cost of CCN = Sum of the interconnection costs of all regions
    Monthly interconnection cost between two regions = 95th percentile of the monthly peak bandwidth of the interconnection between two regions × Proportion of valid days × Tiered unit price
    95th percentile of monthly peak bandwidth: Bandwidth data is collected every five minutes. The peak bandwidth between two regions within five minutes is taken as a sample point. All sample points of a month are sorted in descending order, and the top 5% are removed. The highest value of the remaining sample points is used as the 95th percentile of the monthly peak bandwidth. For example, you used CCN in June to build cross-region connection between regions A and B for 14 valid days. Because one sample point is generated every five minutes, 288 (60 min × 24/5 min) sample points are generated every day, and 4,032 (14 days × 288 sample points/day) sample points are generated in 14 days. The bandwidth values of the 4,032 sample points are sorted in descending order, the top 5% (4,032 sample points × 0.05 = 201.6 sample points) are removed, and the bandwidth value of the 202nd sample point is used as the 95th percentile of the monthly peak bandwidth.
    Proportion of valid days: Proportion of valid days = Number of valid days in the current month/Number of days in the current month. A valid day refers to when at least one sample point has a bandwidth greater than 10 Kbps on that day.
    Tiered unit price: Unit price of the tier into which the 95th percentile of the monthly peak bandwidth falls.

    Pricing

    Note:
    The billable tier is the tier where the bandwidth peak falls.
    For the price of connection between regions outside the Chinese mainland, please contact your sales rep.
    CCN is a pay-as-you-go service based on actual usage. To avoid unexpected costs, we recommend setting a bandwidth cap between regions.
    Service level
    Local region
    Peer region
    Bandwidth unit price (USD/Mbps/month)
    (0 Mbps-100 Mbps]
    (100 Mbps-1,000 Mbps]
    (> 1,000 Mbps)
    Platinum
    Chinese mainland
    Chinese mainland
    55
    21
    13
    Gold
    37
    13
    9
    Silver
    28
    10
    7

    Billing examples

    Assume that you have a Gold CCN instance, which is associated with network instances in Guangzhou, Beijing, and Shanghai. In June 2019, the peak bandwidth between Beijing and Guangzhou was 120 Mbps, and that between Beijing and Shanghai was 30 Mbps.
    Cost of interconnection between Beijing and Guangzhou regions = 95th percentile of the monthly peak bandwidth (120 Mbps) × Proportion of valid days (14/30) × Tiered unit price (13 USD/Mbps/month) = 728 USD.
    With the same calculation method, we can tell that the cost of interconnection between Beijing and Shanghai regions is 518 USD. The final total cost is 728 USD + 518 USD = 1,246 USD, which was charged on July 1, 2019 between 8 AM and 10 AM.

    Inbound traffic processing fee

    Inbound traffic refers to the traffic coming from connected network instances (VPC/Direct Connect/VPN gateway instances) to a CCN instance. For specific traffic details, see Viewing Monitoring Data. CCN processes inbound traffic data and charges corresponding fees.
    Note:
    Traffic going from a CCN instance to connected network instances (that is, outbound traffic) does not incur fees.
    Billing mode: Pay-as-you-go on an hourly basis. The minimum billable unit is one hour.
    Calculation: Hourly network connection fee = Inbound traffic x Unit price.
    The specific prices are as follows:
    Note:
    A free quota of 100 TB of inbound traffic is provided per month from now till 00:00:00, April 1, 2024.
    Billable item
    Billing mode
    Usage
    Price (USD)
    Inbound traffic (USD/GB)
    Pay-as-you-go
    ≤ 100 TB
    Free of charge till April 01, 2024 00:00:00 (UTC+8)
    > 100 TB (traffic beyond the free quota)
    0.02
    
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