We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
Without speaking directly about numbers, it's about the cost of a cross-connect, per device per month. Of course, some people are paying $50 a month for cross-connect and some people paying $500 a month for cross-connect. With volume, etc., it's somewhere in between. But with a network of our size and scale, we've got the volume such that we're able to get pretty aggressive pricing on things that we consume. There are no other costs in addition to the licensing fee for us. It's one-and-done.
We have an annual contract with Kentik that we renew each year for a set number of licenses. We also have some burstable licenses which we can spin up and spin down, and those are paid as they are used. We have 20 of those licenses but we don't get charged for them unless we use them.
I believe pricing is by device, the number of devices with BGP sessions, and then by the amount of flow you expect from that device, if I remember correctly. We did ours on a yearly basis. That was easier for us. I think they will happily do multi-year if you want.