Whitepaper

Equinix Network Edge—Laying the path to agile, multicloud networking

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Network Edge services from Equinix put virtual network services in the middle mile, proximate to businesses’ digital partners—cloud providers, internet service providers (ISPs), NSPs, content providers and enterprises.

In this paper, Frost & Sullivan presents an analysis of the business value of virtual network services, an overview of Equinix’s Network Edge services, and its significance for enterprises.

Highlights

  • Why businesses should care about Network Edge and NFV
  • The significance of Network Edge for other stakeholders, network and cloud services providers
  • How network optimization supports mobility, Big Data and IoT trends
  • How it provides enhanced security features in a modular fashion
The pre-integration of Network Edge with Equinix Fabric™ will drive demand for bandwidth, as related network functions can be deployed quickly via the network connectivity. NSPs connected to the Equinix Fabric™ were able to extend connectivity to their customers with great speed and efficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic.
-Frost & Sullivan whitepaper, December 2020

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