Network Edge is a dynamic platform that allows the selection, configuration, and activation of network services into production in near real-time. This can be done through the Equinix Fabric portal or through RESTful API web services.
Network Edge includes a marketplace of available vendor-sponsored virtual images, an open source x86-based infrastructure platform that's optimized for the instant deployment, and configuration-ready interconnection of network services.
Network Edge enables a variety of use cases where time to market, proximity to the edge of major content and Enterprise services, minimal touch points, and other key requirements are a factor.
Network Edge users can perform the following in minutes:
Select an appropriate network service and/or vendor to match your immediate or long-term needs.
Choose the right licensing structure that works for your organization. You can bring your own license or use Equinix's managed subscription service where available.
Configure the device with basic settings in the portal or with APIs.
Deploy the device in the desired Equinix location around the globe.
Create connections to other devices, other Equinix services (such as Equinix Fabric), or access the device directly to implement additional configurations just as you would any other network equipment.