Equinix Cloud Exchange

Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables on-demand, direct network connectivity to multiple cloud providers in major metro areas throughout the world.


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Equinix Cloud Exchange Features

  • Secure, high-performance connections–Equinix Cloud Exchange provides virtualized, private direct connections that bypass the Internet to provide better security and performance with a range of bandwidth options.
  • On-demand, automated connectivity to clouds–The Equinix Cloud Exchange portal and APIs simplify the process of provisioning and managing connections to multiple cloud services and networks.
  • One port, many connections–Connect to many participants (clouds, networks, managed service providers) over a single physical port.
  • Global availability–Equinix Cloud Exchange is available in 21 top business markets worldwide.
  • Largest cloud ecosystem–Equinix Cloud Exchange offers the broadest choice of cloud services—including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Office 365, Google Cloud Platform, SoftLayer, Oracle Cloud and others—in the data center services industry.
  • Integrates with Equinix Performance Hub™—Enhance the performance and availability of cloud-based applications and services by using Equinix Cloud Exchange as part of an Equinix Performance Hub deployment.

High-Performance, Reliable, and Secure Cloud Connections

Equinix Cloud Exchange provides a secure path for accessing cloud resources with very high throughput and consistency. In fact, tests run in Equinix Solution Validation Centers™ show increased throughput of 147% when connecting directly to the cloud as compared to using public Internet connections.

Benefits for Corporate IT Customers:

  • Improved performance of cloud-based applications and workloads through high-throughput, low-latency connections
  • Automated, near-real-time provisioning of cloud services from multiple providers, with enhanced service orchestration and management capabilities
  • Multiple, flexible bandwidth options that can support fluctuating traffic needs without having to maintain constant peak-level capacity
  • Increased security by keeping applications within your data center's local area network
  • Lower costs, enabled by reduced WAN expenses and 30% to 50% discounts for outbound data transfers from top public cloud services

Benefits for Network and Cloud Service Providers:

  • Expanded geographic reach for your services through 21 Equinix Cloud Exchange locations in top markets around the world
  • Simplified operations and shorter time-to-market through automated provisioning and advanced service monitoring and management features
  • Traffic aggregation over one-to-many connections enable highly efficient use of bandwidth to serve greater numbers of customers at lower cost
  • Secure, high-throughput, low-latency connectivity that greatly expands the potential workloads and applications that your customers can migrate to the cloud
  • Access to the data center industry's largest, most diverse ecosystem of enterprise customers

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Many Clouds, Many Connectivity Options

We give you unrivaled choice and flexibility so you can pick the cloud services and connections best suited for your applications, workloads, and business requirements. Equinix is home to not only the most cloud services in the data center industry, but also to the top cloud providers. Our data centers are the only data centers where you can get private, direct connections to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Office 365, Google Cloud Platform, SoftLayer, and Oracle Cloud.

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Equinix Cloud Exchange provides virtualized, private connections that are as scalable, on-demand, and easy-to-get as the cloud services they support. Multiple bandwidth options are available. And while it can sometimes take weeks to provision and configure network connections to cloud services, with Equinix Cloud Exchange, your cloud connection can be up and running in mere hours.

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Portal and APIs

Equinix Cloud Exchange enables buyers and sellers to quickly provision cloud connections through the Cloud Exchange Portal or programmatically through APIs. The APIs allow sellers to build a single interface to Equinix Cloud Exchange, which allows for scalable provisioning and management of private, secure connections to their cloud services.  Cloud buyers likewise benefit from the operational scalability API integration offers.  The Cloud Exchange Portal offers comparable functionality for buyers and sellers not yet ready for API integration.

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Equinix Cloud Exchange Locations

Businesses can currently join Equinix Cloud Exchange 21 markets worldwide. Equinix Cloud Exchange provides the geographic flexibility you need to connect to regional networks and clouds that can best fulfill the application performance needs of end users in distant regions, while reducing overall costs.

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SG3 - Singapore IBX Data Center

Singapore SG3 colocation and data center is home to the Asia-Pacific Network Operation Center (NOC) with Internet exchange points access to one of the world's three GRX peering points.

SG2 - Singapore IBX Data Center

Singapore SG2 colocation and data center at Pioneer Walk are home to the Asia-Pacific Network Operation Center with Internet exchange points access to one of the world's three GRX peering points.

SG1 - Singapore IBX Data Center

Singapore SG1 colocation and data center at Ayer Rajah are home to the Asia-Pacific Network Operation Center (NOC) with Internet exchange points access to one of the world's three GRX peering points.

SP3 - São Paulo IBX Data Center

Equinix Metro Connect™ will connect SP3 with another local Equinix data center, SP2, utilizing dark fiber between the sites offering direct access to more than 1,150 networks.

SP2 - São Paulo IBX Data Center

São Paulo SP2 colocation and data center connects customers to the world's most networked data centers. SP2 offers a broad range of network services.

SP1 - São Paulo IBX Data Center

São Paulo SP1 colocation and data center connects customers to the world's most networked data centers. SP1 offers a broad range of network services.

HK3 - Hong Kong IBX Data Center

Equinix's Hong Kong data centers and colocation facilities are strategically situated in one of Asia's busiest centers for international finance and trade.

HK2 - Hong Kong IBX Data Center

Equinix's Hong Kong data centers and colocation facilities are strategically situated in one of Asia's busiest centers for international finance and trade.

HK1 - Hong Kong IBX Data Center

Equinix's Hong Kong data centers and colocation facilities are strategically situated in one of Asia's busiest centers for international finance and trade.

TY5 - Tokyo IBX Data Center

Strategically located in Tokyo, Equinix TY5 offers access to key network, financial services and other partners.

TY4 - Tokyo IBX Data Center

Equinix Tokyo data center TY4 and Internet exchange point offers direct access to key Internet Exchange, stock exchange, and financial services partners.

TY3 - Tokyo IBX Data Center

Equinix Tokyo data center TY3 and Internet exchange point offers direct access to key Internet Exchange, stock exchange, and financial services partners.

TY2 - Tokyo IBX Data Center

Equinix Tokyo data center TY2 and Internet exchange point offers direct access to key Internet Exchange, stock exchange, and financial services partners.

TY1 - Tokyo IBX Data Center

Equinix Tokyo data center TY1 and Internet exchange point offers direct access to key Internet Exchange, stock exchange, and financial services partners.

AT3 - Atlanta IBX Data Center

Atlanta data center AT3 is located in Equinix carrier hotels on Marietta Street, bringing a network ecosystem to the Southeast's largest concentration of telecommunications companies.

AT2 - Atlanta IBX Data Center

Atlanta data center AT2 is located in Equinix carrier hotels on Marietta Street, bringing a network ecosystem to the Southeast's largest concentration of telecommunications companies.

AT1 - Atlanta IBX Data Center

Atlanta data center AT1 is located in dedicated Equinix carrier hotels on Peachtree Street bringing a network ecosystem to the Southeast's largest concentration of telecommunications companies.

CH4 - Chicago IBX Data Center

Equinix Chicago data center CH4, located in one of the world's top 10 global financial centers, supplies interconnection services to enhance performance and control latency targets.

CH3 - Chicago IBX Data Center

Equinix Chicago data center at CH3, located in one of the world's top 10 global financial centers, supply interconnection services to enhance performance and control latency targets.

CH2 - Chicago IBX Data Center

Equinix Chicago data center CH2 located in one of the world's top 10 global financial centers, supplies interconnection services to enhance performance and control latency targets.

CH1 - Chicago IBX Data Center

Equinix Chicago data center CH1 located in one of the world's top 10 global financial centers, supplies interconnection services to enhance performance and control latency targets.

AM8 - Amsterdam IBX Data Center

AM8 is located in a prime city center location offering connectivity to a thriving and leading carrier neutral digital ecosystem.

AM7 - Amsterdam IBX Data Center

AM7 is located in a prime city center location offering connectivity to a thriving and leading carrier neutral digital ecosystem.

AM6 - Amsterdam IBX Data Center

AM6 is located in a prime city center location offering connectivity to a thriving and leading carrier neutral digital ecosystem.

AM5 - Amsterdam IBX Data Center

AM5 is located in a prime city center location offering connectivity to a thriving and leading carrier neutral digital ecosystem.

AM3 - Amsterdam IBX Data Center

Amsterdam AM3 data center and Internet Exchange point is located at Science Park with vital peering opportunities suitable for mission-critical interconnection and colocation services.

AM2 - Amsterdam IBX Data Center

Amsterdam AM1 and AM2 data centers and Internet Exchange point located at Laarderhoogtweg with vital peering opportunities suitable for mission-critical interconnection and colocation services.

AM1 - Amsterdam IBX Data Center

Amsterdam AM1 and AM2 data centers and Internet Exchange point located at Laarderhoogtweg with vital peering opportunities suitable for mission-critical interconnection and colocation services.

FR7 - Frankfurt IBX Data Center

FR7 gives you the ability to interconnect directly to 800+ companies colocated with Equinix in Frankfurt.

FR5 - Frankfurt IBX Data Center

Frankfurt FR5 IBX data center at Kleyerstrasse provides direct and settlement-free IP interconnection infrastructure in Germany for important banking, commerce, and telecommunications infrastructure.

FR4 - Frankfurt IBX Data Center

Frankfurt FR4 data center at Larchenstrasse provides direct and settlement-free IP interconnection infrastructure in Germany for important banking, commerce, and telecommunications infrastructure.

FR3 - Frankfurt IBX Data Center

Frankfurt FR3 data center at Moerfelden provides direct and settlement-free IP interconnection infrastructure in Germany for important banking, commerce, and telecommunications infrastructure.

FR2 - Frankfurt IBX Data Center

Frankfurt FR2 IBX facility at Friesstrasse provides direct and settlement-free IP interconnection infrastructure in Germany for important banking, commerce, and telecommunications infrastructure.

FR1 - Frankfurt IBX Data Center

Frankfurt FR1 IBX data center at Taubenstrasse provides direct and settlement-free IP interconnection infrastructure in Germany for important banking, commerce, and telecommunications infrastructure.

ME1 - Melbourne IBX Data Center

ME1 meets strong regional demand for premium data center services, which comes amid growth in data consumption and cloud services in the Australian and global IT markets.

LD9 - London IBX Data Center

LD9 offers access to dense concentrations of financial services, Internet service providers, cloud and IT services, enterprises and content and digital media companies.

LD8 - London IBX Data Center

LD8 offers access to dense concentrations of financial services, Internet service providers, cloud and IT services, enterprises and content and digital media companies.

LD6 - London IBX Data Center

London LD6 IBX facility and Internet exchange point at Slough Trading Estate is a highly focused international business providing extensive ecosystems to meet demand for network exchange services.

LD5 - London IBX Data Center

London LD5 IBX facility and Internet exchange point at Slough Trading Estate is a highly focused international business providing extensive ecosystems to meet demand for network exchange services.

LD4 - London IBX Data Center

London LD4 data center and Internet exchange point at Slough Trading Estate is a highly focused international business providing extensive ecosystems to meet the demand for network exchange services.

LD3 - London IBX Data Center

London LD3 data center and Internet exchange point at Coronation Road is highly focused on international business providing extensive ecosystems to meet the demand for network exchange services.

LD1 - London IBX Data Center

London LD1 data center and Internet exchange point at Finsbury Pavement is highly focused on international business providing extensive ecosystems to meet the demand for network exchange services.

ZH5 - Zurich IBX Data Center

Zurich colocation services and data center ZH5 is centrally located at Allmendstrasse for network service providers that deliver into the banking district to interconnect partners and customers.

ZH4 - Zurich IBX Data Center

Zurich ZH4 colocation services and data center is centrally located at Josefstrasse for network service providers that deliver into the banking district to interconnect partners and customers.

ZH2 - Zurich IBX Data Center

Zurich colocation services and data center ZH2 is centrally located at Josefstrasse for network service providers that deliver into the banking district to interconnect partners and customers.

ZH1 - Zurich IBX Data Center

Zurich ZH1 colocation services and data center is centrally located at Hardstrasse for network service providers that deliver into the banking district to interconnect partners and customers.

TR2 - Toronto IBX Data Center

Toronto TR2 colocation and Internet exchange service is positioned in an Equinix pre-eminent telecommunications carrier hotel in Canada for partner interconnection across the digital supply chain.

TR1 - Toronto IBX Data Center

Toronto TR1 colocation and Internet exchange service is positioned in an Equinix pre-eminent telecommunications carrier hotel in Canada for partner interconnection across the digital supply chain.

NY9 - New York IBX Data Center

New York data center NY9 at 8th Avenue serves large financial, media, and enterprise companies with Equinix International Business Exchange facilities and premium interconnection services.

NY8 - New York IBX Data Center

New York data center NY8 at Hudson serves the world's largest financial, media, and enterprise companies with Equinix International Business Exchange facilities and premium interconnection services.

NY7 - New York IBX Data Center

New York data center location NY7 at West Side Ave serves the world's largest financial, media, and enterprise companies with Equinix IBX facilities and premium interconnection services.

NY6 - New York IBX Data Center

New York data center NY6 in Secaucus serves the world's largest financial, media, and enterprise companies with Equinix International Business Exchange facilities and premium interconnection services.

NY5 - New York IBX Data Center

New York data center NY5 in Secaucus serves the world's largest financial, media, and enterprise companies with Equinix International Business Exchange facilities and premium interconnection services.

NY4 - New York IBX Data Center

New York data center NY4 in Secaucus serves the world's largest financial, media, and enterprise companies with Equinix International Business Exchange facilities and premium interconnection services.

NY2 - New York IBX Data Center

New York data center NY2 in Secaucus serves the world's largest financial, media, and enterprise companies with Equinix International Business Exchange facilities and premium interconnection services.

NY1 - New York IBX Data Center

New York data center NY1 is one of Equinix's IBX facilities located at Halsey St. which serves the world's largest financial, media, and enterprise companies with premium interconnection services.

DC11 - Washington DC IBX Data Center

Washington DC colocation services at DC11 by Equinix represent some of the largest Internet exchange points with several locations LEED and SSAE16 SOC-1 Type II certified.

DC10 - Washington DC IBX Data Center

Washington DC colocation services at DC10 by Equinix represent some of the largest Internet exchange points in the world with several locations LEED and SSAE16 SOC-1 Type II certified.

DC8 - Washington DC IBX Data Center

Washington DC colocation services at DC8 by Equinix represent some of the largest Internet exchange points in the world with several locations LEED and SSAE16 SOC-1 Type II certified.

DC7 - Washington DC IBX Data Center

Washington DC colocation services at DC7 by Equinix represent some of the largest Internet exchange points in the world with several locations LEED and SSAE16 SOC-1 Type II certified.

DC6 - Washington DC IBX Data Center

Washington DC colocation services at DC6 by Equinix represent some of the largest Internet exchange points with several locations LEED and SSAE16 SOC-1 Type II certified.

DC5 - Washington DC IBX Data Center

Washington DC colocation services at DC5 by Equinix represent some of the largest Internet exchange points in the world with several locations LEED and SSAE16 SOC-1 Type II certified.

DC4 - Washington DC IBX Data Center

Washington DC colocation services at DC4 by Equinix represent some of the largest Internet exchange points in the world with several locations LEED and SSAE16 SOC-1 Type II certified.

DC3 - Washington DC IBX Data Center

Washington DC colocation services at DC3 by Equinix represent some of the largest Internet exchange points in the world with several locations LEED and SSAE16 SOC-1 Type II certified.

DC2 - Washington DC IBX Data Center

Washington DC colocation services at DC2 by Equinix represent some of the largest Internet exchange points in the world with several locations LEED and SSAE16 SOC-1 Type II certified.

DC1 - Washington DC IBX Data Center

Washington DC colocation and data center services at DC1 provide Carpathia compliant managed hosting, Tier 3 enterprise virtual private cloud, and Rackspace Cloud Private Edition.

SE3 - Seattle IBX Data Center

The SE3 IBX facility at Seattle, expands access to world-class global colocation and connectivity of Platform Equinix. SE3 is an expansion space for those with deployments in Westin building.

SE2 - Seattle IBX Data Center

Zone 3 seismic rated Equinix data center SE2 in Seattle, WA offers extensive network choice and cloud and IT ecosystems.

SV8 - Silicon Valley IBX Data Center

Equinix's IBX Silicon Valley data center SV8 serves the largest concentration of high-tech companies and peering hubs in the world with access to important financial and enterprise ecosystems.

SV6 - Silicon Valley IBX Data Center

Equinix's IBX Silicon Valley data center SV6 serves the largest concentration of high-tech companies and peering hubs in the world with access to important financial and enterprise ecosystems.

SV5 - Silicon Valley IBX Data Center

Equinix's IBX Silicon Valley data center SV5 serves the largest concentration of high-tech companies and peering hubs in the world with access to important financial and enterprise ecosystems.

SV4 - Silicon Valley IBX Data Center

Equinix's IBX Silicon Valley data center SV4 serves the largest concentration of high-tech companies and peering hubs in the world with access to important financial and enterprise ecosystems.

SV3 - Silicon Valley IBX Data Center

Equinix's IBX Silicon Valley data center SV3 serves the largest concentration of high-tech companies and peering hubs in the world with access to important financial and enterprise ecosystems.

SV2 - Silicon Valley IBX Data Center

Equinix's IBX Silicon Valley data center SV2 serves the largest concentration of high-tech companies and peering hubs in the world with access to important financial and enterprise ecosystems.

SV1 - Silicon Valley IBX Data Center

Equinix's IBX Silicon Valley data center SV1 provides RightScale Hybrid Cloud, NetApp Private Storage, and Carpathia compliant manage hosting services.

PA7 - Paris IBX Data Center

PA7 gives you the ability to interconnect directly to 500 companies colocated with Equinix in Paris.

PA6 - Paris IBX Data Center

PA6 gives you the ability to interconnect directly to 500 companies colocated with Equinix in Paris.

PA5 - Paris IBX Data Center

PA5 gives you the ability to interconnect directly to 500 companies colocated with Equinix in Paris.

PA4 - Paris IBX Data Center

Paris PA4 IBX data center and interconnection services located at Pantin allow access to new revenue channels across the globe with leading enterprise business hubs in Europe.

PA3 - Paris IBX Data Center

Paris data center and interconnection services at PA2 and PA3 in Saint Denis allow access to new revenue channels across the globe with leading enterprise business hubs in Europe.

PA2 - Paris IBX Data Center

Paris data center and interconnection services at PA2 and PA3 in Saint Denis allow access to new revenue channels across the globe with leading enterprise business hubs in Europe.

PA1 - Paris IBX Data Center

Paris data center and interconnection services at PA1 in Roissy allow access to new revenue channels across the globe with leading enterprise business hubs in Europe.

DA7 - Dallas IBX Data Center

DA7, our newest location in the Dallas metro, is the latest strategic facility where enterprises are deploying key components of their interconnection infrastructure.

DA6 - Dallas IBX Data Center

Dallas DA6 data center and International Business Exchange (IBX) supports growing enterprise ecosystems with accelerated deployment of virtual and cloud solutions.

DA4 - Dallas IBX Data Center

Dallas DA4 data center and International Business Exchange (IBX) location on Bryan St., supports enterprise ecosystems with accelerated deployment of virtual and cloud solutions.

DA3 - Dallas IBX Data Center

Dallas data centers DA3, one of Equinix's original International Business Exchange locations, serves a number of telecommunications companies with premium colocation services.

DA2 - Dallas IBX Data Center

Dallas data centers DA2, one of Equinix's original International Business Exchange locations, serves a number of telecommunications companies with premium colocation services.

DA1 - Dallas IBX Data Center

Dallas data centers DA1, one of Equinix's original International Business Exchange locations, serves a number of telecommunications companies with premium colocation services.

LA2 - Los Angeles IBX Data Center

Los Angeles colocation center at LA4 services offer network strategies to Internet content delivery and entertainment companies worldwide and are optimized for increased performance and low latency.

LA2 - Los Angeles IBX Data Center

Los Angeles colocation center at LA3 offers network strategies to Internet content delivery and entertainment companies worldwide and are optimized for increased performance and low latency.

LA2 - Los Angeles IBX Data Center

Los Angeles LA2 colocation and data center offers network strategies to Internet content delivery and entertainment companies and are optimized for increased performance and low latency.

LA1 - Los Angeles IBX Data Center

Los Angeles LA1 data center and colocation services offers network strategies to Internet content delivery and entertainment companies and are optimized for increased performance and low latency.

SY4 - Sydney IBX Data Center

Sydney SY4 colocation services, near the Central Business District with access to Southern Cross Cable Head, provide extensive network interconnection in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

SY3 - Sydney IBX Data Center

Sydney SY3 colocation services, near the Central Business District with access to Southern Cross Cable Head, provide extensive network interconnection in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

SY2 - Sydney IBX Data Center

Sydney SY2 colocation services, near the Central Business District with access to Southern Cross Cable Head, provide extensive network interconnection in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

SY1 - Sydney IBX Data Center

Sydney colocation services at SY1, near the Central Business District with access to Southern Cross Cable Head, provide extensive network interconnection in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

OS1 - Osaka IBX Data Center

Osaka data center and Interconnection network in Japan incorporates seismic protection features with extensive network choice and direct connection to Dojima, a major internet exchange hub.

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