Cloud Exchange Fabric (formerly known as Equinix Cloud Exchange) is a cloud-based platform that provides direct and private connectivity between two participants in the ecosystem. Traditionally, this is between a buyerA buyer is a user who connects to an available service through ECX. A buyer can be an enterprise end customer of the seller service or an aggregator, managed service provider, network service provider or system integrator company that bundles its service offerings with ECX. (an enterprise colocated in Equinix facilities, a network service provider, or others) and a sellerA seller is a user who makes their services available to end customers through ECX. This guide refers to sellers for shorthand, but ECX generally regards a “seller” as an activity rather than a static person. (a cloud provider, a software application, or other services). However, the use cases, options and activities are not limited to this transaction.
ECX FabricECX Fabric is an advanced interconnection solution that improves performance by providing a direct, private network connection provides an alternative interconnection strategy to the public internet. The platform allows users of all kinds to provision connectivity between a source and destination in near real-time, including on-demand flexible options.