Equinix Connect

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Equinix ConnectEquinix Connect is a turnkey solution for customers to connect to the Internet. The customer will connect their equipment to an Equinix-provided router or switch by means of one or more physical cross connects provides direct internet access if you have single or dual port connections from 100M to 10G. Multiple large Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are leveraged at every location to ensure redundancy. Equinix Connect supports various protocols, such as BGPBorder Gateway Protocol. A standardized exterior gateway protocol designed to exchange routing and reachability information between autonomous systems on the internet and VRRP (static and direct).

Equinix Connect routers are connected to local Equinix Internet ExchangeEquinix Internet Exchange enables customers to exchange internet traffic through public peering on the largest peering platform in the world (IX) switches that offer a shortcut to access local peers. This means optimal performance which isn't possible from a third-party ISP.

Features

Some major features of Equinix Connect are:

  • Flexible product configurations
  • Built-in redundancy and consistent low latency services
  • Scalable bandwidth with traffic bursting and usage-based billing
  • Guaranteed up-time with multi-homed configurations that carry a 99.99% availability SLA
  • Rich SaaS ecosystem available with highly localized access
  • Simplified management with one invoice, real-time bandwidth reporting, and support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Internet Access Types

Equinix offers two main types of internet access:

  • Primary Internet Service - Primary internet service gives you a high bandwidth connection and optimized connections to local SaaS providers.
  • Secondary Internet Service - Secondary or backup service gives you a low bandwidth connection to manage and monitor your infrastructure. It's a redundant connection to the primary internet connection.

See the Equinix Connect data sheet for more specifications.