Upgrade a Google Dedicated Connection

From the Google side, you can increase or decrease the VLAN bandwidth.

From the PacketFabric side, you can upgrade the following:

  • Change the terms to a longer contract. For example, if you are on a month-to-month contract, you can upgrade to a 12-month contract (which comes with a discount).

  • If you are on a metro connection, you can upgrade to long-haul service. This allows you to reach the interconnect from other metros.

  • Change the capacity of the virtual circuit to match the capacity you have set for the VLAN attachment.

Upgrade the VLAN attachment bandwidth

Follow Google’s instructions here: Modifying VLAN attachments

Upgrade the Dedicated cloud connection

  1. Select Upgrade from the overflow menu next to the Dedicated cloud connection.

    Dedicated cloud connection overflow menu

  2. A window opens with your upgrade options.

    • If you have a metro connection, you can upgrade to long-haul. This allows you to add virtual circuits from other metros.
    • You can also extend your contract terms to gain a monthly discount.

    Dedicated cloud connection overflow menu

  3. Click Upgrade Now.

This upgrade is immediate and will not disrupt connection traffic.

Increase virtual circuit capacity

  1. Click Toggle Details to view virtual circuits for the connection.

    Click to view virtual circuits

  2. Click the overflow menu next to the virtual circuit and select View Virtual Circuit:

    Click to go to virtual circuit details

  3. Click Upgrade in the upper right:

    Upgrade option for VC

  4. From here you can extend your service terms and increase your capacity.