About Internet Exchange

Equinix Internet ExchangeEquinix Internet Exchange enables customers to exchange internet traffic through public peering on the largest peering platform in the world (IX) enables networks, content providers, and large enterprises to exchange internet traffic using our global peering solution. This solution, the world's largest, spans over 35 peering exchange points across the globe, with traffic peaks that exceed 10 terabits (Tbs) per second.

The Equinix Internet Exchange is a Layer 2 platform that enables interconnection (peering) between multiple networks in an operationally-efficient and cost-effective manner, while also providing high availability, performance, advanced security, and unlimited scalability.


Available Interface Types

Optical interfaces consist of:

  • 100G LR optics on Single-Mode fiber (SMF)
  • 10G LR optics on Single-Mode fiber (SMF)
  • 1G LX on Single-Mode fiber (SMF)
  • 1G SX on Multi-Mode fiber (MMF)

Note: Not available in EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa)

Link Aggregation Groups (LAG)

We support 1G,10G and 100G LAG groups with Link AggregationOn 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. Control Protocol (LACP) configuration, allowing between 1 and 16 physical circuits on a single switch to be bonded, forming a single logical IX port. This allows the customer to choose a bandwidth that scales to meet their needs.

Redundant IX Ports

Customer can request a redundant IX port to one that is already in service. Operations provide the redundant port on a separate IX switch. You can request a redundant port against a primary port that may be in a Link Aggregation Group (LAG).

Public VLAN

The Public VLAN is our standard Internet Exchange offering which is accessible from every port. It supports industry standard IEEE 802.1Q trunking encapsulation to all peering participants through a shared sub-net.

Private VLAN

Customers can create a private broadcast domain over the public switched infrastructure that can be used for direct bi-lateral peering between two companies, or create communities of interest. A Unicast Peering VLAN must be enabled. Additional charges are applied to private VLAN sessions. However, private VLAN is not available on remote ports.

The default Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) in all markets is 9124 bytes across all platforms.