Basic Workflow Overview

There are three basic workflows that will involve most users:

  1. Creating/Ordering Ports
  2. Creating Connections (buying a service from another)
  3. Creating Service Profiles (selling a service to others)

Creating/Ordering Ports

For most activities on the ECX FabricECX Fabric is an advanced interconnection solution that improves performance by providing a direct, private network connection, users usually start by ordering one or more ports. This process follows the same structure, regardless of how the port will be used. Buying or selling services, locations (metro, region, etc.), or configuration.

The port is the only component that is currently requested, configured and activated outside of the ECX Fabric portal or APIs.

For more information on creating profiles specific to the type of interconnection desired, see the sections later in this document.

We also track several other workflows later in this document, such as:

  1. Approving connection requests as a provider
  2. Editing Connections and components
  3. Managing/Viewing components and other ECX Fabric assets

AggregatorsOn Enterprise Cloud Exchange (ECX), aggregators are Network Service Providers (NSPs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who provide multi-tenant services. Aggregators are both buyers of ECX service from Equinix and sellers of value-added services over ECX to their end customers. can choose from one of the two options for managing connections on ECX Fabric.