Equinix Fabric Release Notes

Release Notes

Spotlight Videos

Functional Learning Demos

Cross-Release Videos

Equinix Fabric enables enterprises to do more in the cloud by providing secure, direct, flexible network connections to a wide range of cloud service providers globally. Our interconnected approach allows you to boost cloud application performance, reduce latency, and improve scale, network control, and visibility to deliver a quality cloud experience to your end users.

The Equinix Fabric portal is a web-based user interface for customers and resellers of Equinix Fabric to order, create, delete and monitor private virtual network connections between buyers and sellers of cloud services.

Release Date

Equinix Fabric 2024.1 is available as of February 2024.

This release of Equinix Fabric adds a new network type for local mesh networking. It also introduces a new workflow design for Quick Connecting to AWS.

Local Network

Networks enable reducing the number of Fabric connections needed for implementing multipoint to multipoint networks. Use the local network type to create a mesh network between assets located in the same metro.

Quick Connect to AWS

Quick Connect workflows enable a more convenient way of creating connections. The 2024.1 Fabric release introduces a refreshed Quick Connect to AWS design. For information, see Quick Connect to AWS Direct Connect.

No videos are available for this release.

These demos describe setup and configuration of features and functionality in a release.

Title Duration
Redesigned Port Details Page 2:41 min
Title Duration
Multipoint-to-Multipoint Layer 2 Connections 10:31 min
Create Layer 2 Service Profile on Equinix Fabric 3:24 min
Google Cloud Interconnect Through Fabric 4:50 min
Order a Fabric Port 9:52 min

Equinix Fabric 2023.5 is available as of October 2023.

This release of Equinix Fabric introduces Geo Boundary connection control feature, Quick Connect to Amazon Web Services, service providers search tool and the ability to connect multiple Network Edge virtual devices deployed in the same metro to a single network object.

Connection Control – Geo Boundary

Geo Boundary ensures that the traffic associated with the given connection is contained within a specific geographic boundary. This is an optional feature that can be enabled during the create connection process when both the origin and destination are contained within an existing Geo Boundary zone. You can use the Geo Boundary feature to deploy connectivity solutions that require traffic to stay within geographic borders such as data sovereignty and data residency use cases.

Quick Connect to AWS Direct Connect

Quick Connect to AWS Direct Connect enables a more efficient experience when creating connections to AWS. In addition, it provides the ability to create redundant connections in a single transaction from the Quick Connection workflow. For more information, see Quick Connect to AWS Direct Connect.

Service Provider Search Tool

Equinix Fabric enables instant access to hundreds of network, communication, security and cloud providers. Service provider search tool helps you find a service provider that caters to your business needs. For more information, see Find a Service Provider.

Connect Multiple Virtual Devices to an EVP-LAN Network

Connect all of your redundant, clustered and single-instance Network Edge virtual devices, located in the same metro, to a single network object to create a global WAN. For more information, see Connect to EVP-LAN Network.

No videos are available for this release.

These demos describe setup and configuration of features and functionality in a release.

No demos are available for this release.
Title Duration
Multipoint-to-Multipoint Layer 2 Connections 10:31 min
Create Layer 2 Service Profile on Equinix Fabric 3:24 min
Google Cloud Interconnect Through Fabric 4:50 min
Order a Fabric Port 9:52 min

Equinix Fabric 2023.6 is available as of December 2023.

This release of Equinix Fabric introduces a redesigned port details page.

Port Details

Port details view provides access to all the information about selected port, including:

  • Virtual Details – Provides basic information about your port.

  • Physical Details – Provides physical information about the port including port status, cage, cabinet, your patch panel information, and the Equinix patch panel information.

  • Port Utilization – Provides a statistical overview of port utilization.

  • Activity Log – Displays the creation date and last update date for the port.

No videos are available for this release.

These demos describe setup and configuration of features and functionality in a release.

Title Duration
Redesigned Port Details Page 2:41 min
Title Duration
Multipoint-to-Multipoint Layer 2 Connections 10:31 min
Create Layer 2 Service Profile on Equinix Fabric 3:24 min
Google Cloud Interconnect Through Fabric 4:50 min
Order a Fabric Port 9:52 min

Equinix Fabric 2023.4 is available as of August 2023.

This release of Equinix Fabric includes the ability to create 20G & 50G virtual connections from your ports to GCP, as well as the ability to connect to another Fabric customer’s EPL port.

20G and 50G VC – Port to Google Cloud Platform

Now you can create 20G or 50G virtual connections from your A-side ports to Google Cloud Platform. For more information, see 20 Gbps and 50 Gbps Virtual Connection Availability to Google Cloud.

Connect to Another Fabric Customer’s EPL Port

Now you can connect to another Fabric customer using their EPL port with a Z-side service token. The Z-side must have an EPL port and generate a Z-side token. For more information, see Connect to Another Fabric Customer’s EPL Port.

No videos are available for this release.

These demos describe setup and configuration of features and functionality in a release.

No demos are available for this release.
Title Duration
Multipoint-to-Multipoint Layer 2 Connections 10:31 min
Create Layer 2 Service Profile on Equinix Fabric 3:24 min
Google Cloud Interconnect Through Fabric 4:50 min
Order a Fabric Port 9:52 min

Equinix Fabric 2023.3 is available as of June 2023.

This release of Equinix Fabric includes the ability to create a virtual connection from a Fabric port to an Azure service profile using Quick Connect, 25 Gbps and 50 Gbps virtual connections, and 100G EPL ports.

Quick Connect to Azure

Create a virtual connection from a Fabric port to an Azure service profile using Quick Connect. Fabric offers support for single or redundant connections in one transaction.

25G and 50G VCs

Now you can create 25G and 50G virtual connections between your 100G EVPL or EPL ports in the same metro or between metros. See 25 Gbps and 50 Gbps Virtual Connection Availability for metro availability.

100G EPL Ports

Now you can order 100G EPL ports from the Fabric portal. See Product Availability for metro availability.

No videos are available for this release.

These demos describe setup and configuration of features and functionality in a release.

Title Duration
Introducing Quick Connect for Azure ExpressRoute 2:34 min
Title Duration
Multipoint-to-Multipoint Layer 2 Connections 10:31 min
Create Layer 2 Service Profile on Equinix Fabric 3:24 min
Google Cloud Interconnect Through Fabric 4:50 min
Order a Fabric Port 9:52 min

Equinix Fabric 2023.2 is available as of April 2023.

This release of Equinix Fabric includes the ability to use Network Edge devices in multipoint-to-multipoint connections. Additional new features include support for redundant Equinix Metal connections for Z-side tokens, and an API that displays all the VLANs used on a port.

EVP-LAN for L2 Multipoint-to-Multipoint Service

The October release of Equinix Fabric provided the ability to create EVP-LAN multipoint L2 networks with support for any-to-any, full mesh connectivity between multiple Equinix metros or locations. Now you can create a multipoint EVP-LAN network and connect to that network from Fabric ports and Network Edge virtual devices. This new capability eliminates the need to create direct connections between individual locations, and is limited to a single virtual device per metro. See Multipoint-to-Multipoint Connections and EVP-LAN Support for Network Edge for more information.

Service Token Enhancements

You can create a pair of connections from your redundant virtual devices with two separate Z-side service tokens and then view, edit, and delete them from your Connections Inventory. For instructions on creating redundant connections to redundant Network Edge devices, see Create Connections with Z-Side Tokens.

With this release you can also use an A-side service token to grant access to Z-side service token connections. The A-side token provider will be billed for the connection.

Display VLANs for Ports API

Equinix Fabric now provides an API that returns all the VLANs that are being used on a specific Fabric port. This allows users to provide better VLAN assignment for new Fabric connections on existing ports. For more information about Fabric APIs, check out Equinix Fabric API Documentation.

No videos are available for this release.

These demos describe setup and configuration of features and functionality in a release.

No demos are available for this release.
Title Duration
Multipoint-to-Multipoint Layer 2 Connections 10:31 min
Create Layer 2 Service Profile on Equinix Fabric 3:24 min
Google Cloud Interconnect Through Fabric 4:50 min
Order a Fabric Port 9:52 min

Equinix Fabric 2023.1 is available as of February 2023.

This release of Equinix Fabric includes the ability to connect to a private Network Edge service profile using an A-side service token, as well as the ability to update connection bandwidth and the connection name for service token connections.

Connect to Private Network Edge Service Profile

Fabric and Network Edge customers can now use an A-side service token to connect to a Network Edge device through a private Network Edge service profile. See Create a Network Edge Service Profile to learn how to set up a private Network Edge Service Profile. See Create Service Tokens for instructions on creating the A-side token. See Connect to a Private Network Edge Service Profile for details on using a service token to connect to a private Network Edge service profile.

Bandwidth Resize and Connection Name Update for Service Token Connections

Connections created using A-side and Z-side service tokens can now be updated with a new name and a new bandwidth. The new charges associated with bandwidth changes for Z-side connections clearly display during the editing process. See Create Connections with an A-Side Token and Create a Connection with a Z-Side Token for instructions on editing service token connections.

No videos are available for this release.

These demos describe setup and configuration of features and functionality in a release.

Title Duration
How to Use Quick Connect for Fabric 5:20 min
Title Duration
Create Layer 2 Service Profile on Equinix Fabric 3:24 min
Google Cloud Interconnect Through Fabric 4:50 min
Order a Fabric Port 9:52 min

Equinix Fabric 2022.6 is available as of December 2022.

This release of Equinix Fabric includes the new EP-LAN service offering, 10 Mbps bandwidth option for port to port connections, the ability to increase or decrease bandwidth of connections to IBM Direct Link, and changes to the default expiration date for Service Tokens.

EP-LAN for Layer 2 Multipoint to Multipoint Service

In October we released the ability to create EVP-LAN multipoint L2 networks with support for any-to-any, full mesh connectivity between multiple Equinix metros or locations. We have added EP-LAN, a port based service, to the MP2MP offering.

10 Mbps Billing Tier

Create lower 10 Mbps bandwidth connections for port-to-port connections and connections to a network. This includes connections to service profiles for CSPs and other service providers.

IBM Bandwidth Resizing

You can now increase or decrease the bandwidth of a connection to IBM Direct Link on demand without deleting and recreating the connection.

Service Token Default Expiration

The maximum number of days has been increased to 90 for a default Service Token expiration date.

No videos are available for this release.

These demos describe setup and configuration of features and functionality in a release.

No demos are available for this release.
Title Duration
Equinix Integration with Alibaba Express Connect 10:08 min
Create Layer 2 Service Profile on Equinix Fabric 3:24 min
Google Cloud Interconnect Through Fabric 4:50 min
Order a Fabric Port 9:52 min

Equinix Fabric 2022.5 is available October 10, 2022.

This release of Equinix Fabric includes the new EVP-LAN connectivity option and greater flexibility when associating Fabric ports to locations.

Layer 2 EVP-LAN Service

You can now create multipoint L2 networks with support for any-to-any, full mesh connectivity between multiple Equinix metros or locations. You can also view these networks in the Fabric Network Inventory.

Service Profile Location Mapping

As a Fabric Service Provider, you have greater flexibility when associating Fabric ports to locations. You can create and map multiple location regions to ports associated with your Service Profile.

No videos are available for this release.

These demos describe setup and configuration of features and functionality in a release.

No demos are available for this release.
Title Duration
Multipoint-to-Multipoint Layer 2 Connections 10:40 min
Service Profile Location Mapping 10:43 min
Create Layer 2 Service Profile on Equinix Fabric 3:24 min
Google Cloud Interconnect Through Fabric 4:50 min
Order a Fabric Port 9:52 min