Service Profile Visibility Settings
Public Service Profiles
Creating a public Service Profile allows other ECX FabricECX Fabric is an advanced interconnection solution that improves performance by providing a direct, private network connection users to make connection requests to your public Service Profile. Public Service Profiles contain ECX Fabric port locations of your choice based on where you wish to allow customers to connect to you. Both layer 2 and layer 3 Service Profiles can be public.
Service Profiles can be moved between being private or public at any time. A private Service Profile is only viewable by users of your organization or users of another organization that you have granted access to.
When you create a public Service Profile the profile becomes visible to others. This is the default setting, and the profile will be listed on the ECX Fabric portal, the ECX Fabric API web services, the public equinix.com website, and other potential locations for customers and prospects alike to view. This allows a service provider company to offer interconnection services to their enterprise customers seeking to connect to the service provider cloud environments or software.
ECX Fabric users can discover your public Service Profile in the ECX Fabric portal depending on search criteria in the Explore page as well as the Create ConnectionConnection is a general term that refers to any solution that results in the ability to pass data from one point to another. Connections can be made with Layer 2 or Layer 3 technology, may involve several parts or components and can be created from the portal or with APIs in a variety of ways. page.
If a user of another company requests a connection to your public Service Profile you will receive an email notification. Once you log into the ECX Fabric portal you can either accept or decline the incoming connection request.
Private Service Profiles
Private Service Profiles are typically established when creating Virtual Connections between ECX Fabric global locations that are part of your company’s WAN. Or, if you wish to separate traffic based on port locations between your internal company’s network traffic and incoming customer connection requests.
The difference between a public Service Profile (the default setting of all profiles) and a private Service Profile include:
- Selecting private will keep the Service Profile information from being listed in common public locations such as the public equinix.com page, Equinix marketplace and the ECX Fabric Explore page [hyperlink here].
- Private Service Profiles are typically used to limit interconnection activities to your own users or to approved vendors or partners who know you are part of the ECX Fabric.
- Selecting private will ensure the profile is not listed with other well-known services when an ECX Fabric user navigates to connect to “A Service Provider”.
- Allowing a user from outside your account to see a private Service Profile, can be facilitated by entering the username or email address of each ECX Fabric user you wish to gain visibility. As soon as the users name is entered and saved to your profile, that user will be able to see the profile and create Virtual Connections to it as with any other Service Profile.
- Any private Service Profiles a user has access to will be visibility from the Create Connection page.
- Private Service Profiles are marked with a “padlock” symbol in the top right corner.