Pricing factors

There are three factors that determine what you pay for using AWS Cloud WAN, the number of CNEs deployed, the number of attachments to each CNE, and data processing charges for traffic sent through each CNE.

Core Network Edge (CNE): CNE are connection points created and managed by Cloud WAN in each AWS Region included in your network. Once Cloud WAN deploys a CNE, you pay $0.50 USD per hour (we round any partial hours up to the next hour).

CNE attachments: Attachments include VPN and SD-WAN connections (using the connect attachment type), as well as Amazon VPCs. You pay an hourly fee for each attachment, beginning when you make the attachment to the CNE (we round any partial hours up to the next hour).

Data processing: Data processing charges are based on the amount of data (in gigabytes) sent from a VPC or VPN to a CNE. Connections to SD-WAN networks are made through a VPC. As a result, data processing for SD-WAN connections are charged as data sent from the underlying VPC to the CNE.

Data transfer between AWS Regions

When you send data between Regions, it triggers an Amazon EC2 inter-Region data transfer out charge. While EC2 inter-Region data transfer out is billed separately from Cloud WAN, it’s a factor in the total cost of the Cloud WAN service. As a result, we include inter-Region data transfer out costs in the Cloud WAN pricing examples. The price for EC2 data transfer out varies depending on the source and destination Region. For more information and pricing tables, refer to the Amazon EC2 Data Transfer pricing page.

Multi-account ownership

When a Cloud WAN and VPCs are owned by different AWS accounts, we divide the charges between them. The account that created the Cloud WAN pays for CNEs, VPNs, and SD-WAN network attachments, plus data processing fees on data resulting from VPN attachments. The account that created the VPCs pays for their VPC attachments, plus the data processing charges that result from those VPCs.

Cloud WAN pricing

Core Network Edge (CNE): $0.50 USD per hour in all Regions

Data processing: $0.02 USD per gigabyte (GB) in all Regions

CNE Attachments: The price of CNE attachments varies by Region:

Region Per attachment hour
US East (N. Virginia) $0.065
US West (Northen California) $0.080
Africa (Cape Town) $0.080
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) $0.090
Asia Pacific (Singapore) $0.090
Asia Pacific (Sydney) $0.090
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) $0.090
Europe (Frankfurt) $0.080
Europe (Ireland) $0.065
South America (Sao Paolo) $0.120

Pricing examples

Example 1: Traffic within a Region

Imagine you have deployed one CNE in US East (N. Virginia) and attached two Amazon VPCs (named VPC-1 and VPC-2). In a month, VPC-1 sends 100 GB of data through the CNE and on to VPC-2. In this example, we calculate your charges as follows (all prices shown in USD):

CNE monthly costs:

  • You pay $0.50 per hour for each CNE, regardless of Region
  • We assume a month equals 730 hours (8,760 hours in a year / 12 months = 730 hours per month)
  • 1 CNE * $0.50 per hour * 730 hours = $365.00 per month

CNE attachments:

  • You pay $0.065 per hour for VPC attachments in the US East (N. Virginia) Region
  • 2 VPC * $0.065 per hour * 730 hours = $94.90 per month

Data processing and data transfer:

  • 100 GB of data was sent from VPC-1 to the CNE
  • You pay $0.02 per GB for data sent from VPC-1 to the CNE
  • 100 GB of data * $0.02 = $2.00 per month
  • There is no charge for data sent from the CNE to VPC-2
  • No data was sent outside of US East (N. Virginia), so there are no inter-Region data transfer charges

Total for example 1:

  • CNE: $365.00 per month
  • CNE attachments: $94.90 USD per month
  • Data processing and data transfer: $2.00 per month
  • $365.00 + $94.90 + $2.00 = $461.90 per month

Example 2: Traffic between Regions

Assume you have deployed two CNEs, one in the US East (N. Virginia) Region and another in Europe (Frankfurt). You have attached VPC-1 to the CNE in US East (N. Virginia), and VPC-2 to the CNE in Europe (Frankfurt). In one month, VPC-1 sent 100 GB of data to VPC-2. VPC-2 did not send any data to VPC-1. In this example, we calculate your charges as follows (all prices shown in USD):

CNE monthly costs:

  • You pay $0.50 per hour for each CNE, regardless of Region
  • We assume a month equals 730 hours (8,760 hours in a year / 12 months = 730 hours per month)
  • 2 CNE * $0.50 per hour * 730 hours = $730.00 per month

CNE attachments:

  • You pay $0.065 per hour for attaching VPC-1 to the CNE in US East (N. Virginia)
  • 1 VPC * $0.065 per hour * 730 hours = $47.45 per month
  • You pay $0.080 per hour for attaching VPC-2 to the CNE in Europe (Frankfurt)
  • 1 VPC * $0.080 per hour * 730 hours = $58.40 per month
  • $47.45 + $58.40 = $105.85 per month

Data processing and data transfer:

  • You sent 100 GB of data from VPC-1 to VPC-2
  • You pay $0.02 per GB for data sent from VPC-1 to the CNE in US East (N. Virginia)
  • 100 GB of data * $0.02 = $2.00 per month
  • There is no charge for data sent from the CNE in Europe (Frankfurt) to VPC-2
  • You pay $0.02 per GB for data transferred out from US East (N. Virginia) to Europe (Frankfurt)
  • 100 GB * $0.02 = $2.00 per month
  • $2.00 + $2.00 = $4.00 per month

Total for example 2:

  • CNE: $730.00 per month
  • CNE Attachments: $105.85 per month
  • Data processing and data transfer: $4.00 per month
  • $730.00 + $105.85 + $4.00 = $839.85 per month

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