Network Edge Free Trial

Equinix offers a free trial of Network Edge for 14 days. Set up a free trial to access the ECX FabricECX Fabric is an advanced interconnection solution that improves performance by providing a direct, private network connection portal and create a new virtual device from multiple vendors including Cisco, Juniper, and Fortinet.

Free trial options:

VendorA vendor is the company, manufacturer or owner of a specific device that can be deployed. For example, Cisco and Juniper manufacture devices that can be launched into the ENE platform. Each vendor may have one or more devices offered on ENE, and the vendor usually has a uniform licensing model and other services for their library of available devices.

Device Type

LicenseMost virtual devices require a license from the vendor to deploy and operate the device. It will come with certain settings, such as maximum throughput and speeds, operating system, and other parameters. Individual vendors may have specific license types or terms, and users are encouraged to consult the vendor documentation to learn more about the options available. Options Trial Enablement (2 Single Devices Max) Optional Services Trial Duration
Cisco CSR1KV Router Subscription 50MB (Does not include additional bandwidth.) VPN, SSHSecure Shell is a protocol that allows customers to connect to a device (that supports and has enabled SSH) directly. This allows the user to access all features of the device, including those not supported from the portal or API, and make changes, manage and observe and other activities. Caution: if a user connects into a device directly and makes changes that are not tracked or possible from the portal or API, some functions may fall out of sync and may into work at all and Equinix cannot guarantee support and accuracy once this occurs. 14 days (Can be extended twice.)
5 interfaces (2 reserved + 3 connections.)
Juniper vSRX Router / Firewall Subscription Standard (Does not include additional bandwidth.) VPN, SSH 14 days (Can be extended twice.)
(2 reserved + 3 connections.)
Palo Alto Firewall Subscription VM100 (Does not include additional bandwidth.) VPN, SSH 14 days (Can be extended twice.)
(2 reserved + 3 connections.)
Fortinet Firewall / SD-WAN Subscription VM02 (Does not include additional bandwidth.) VPN, SSH 14 days (Can be extended twice.)
(2 reserved + 3 connections.)


To sign up for a free trial:

  1. Go to the Equinix trial portal.

  2. Scroll to the Product Catalog, and click Network Edge.

  3. On the Network Edge product page, click Start Free Trial.
  4. Enter your email address.
  5. Select the I'm not a robot checkbox.
  6. Click Next. New users will receive a one-time password (OTP) sent to the email provided.
  7. On the registration page, enter the OTP and the required user information and click Submit.
  8. On the Log In page, enter your Username and Password.
  9. Click Log In.
  10. On the Subscribe to Network Edge Free Trial page, enter your Username and Company Name.

  11. Select the Terms & Conditions checkbox.
  12. In the Terms prompt, click Accept.
  13. Click Complete Registration.

Once the account is set up you will receive an email with the log in instructions and a link to Network Edge.

Note: It can take up to 20 minutes for your account to be created on the Equinix Cloud Exchange portal.

Go to My Subscriptions on the trial portal to see the status of your trial.

Note: You can renew the trial from the My Subscriptions page a maximum of 3 times.

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