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Network Edge

Modernise your network, virtually.

Network Edge provides virtual network services that run on a modular infrastructure platform, optimised for instant deployment and interconnection of network services. See how you can select, deploy and connect virtual network services at the edge in minutes, with no additional hardware requirements.

Benefits of Virtual Network Services

Bridge the NFV Gap with Network Edge

This Frost & Sullivan analyst report examines the value of Equinix Network Edge in bridging the NFV Gap in enterprise WAN with local data centers.

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Reduce capital expenses (CAPEX)

Scale network services from the core to the edge without the need for any CAPEX or additional physical hardware or equipment

Scale or augment existing physical IT solutions via virtual services

Lower the barrier to enter new markets with better performance at a lower risk

Improve performance with ultra-low latency

Deploy network services in proximity to both the cloud providers and end users; unlock new use cases that core IT deployment models can’t handle (e.g. IOT, Machine Learning, AI, etc.)

Gain multi-vendor flexibility

Choice of multiple vendor virtual network services, highly customisable, leverage the same vendors you already use for on-premises deployments

Achieve faster time to market

Available in minutes vs. months through automated network configurations

Access pre-integrated ecosystems

Includes clouds, networks, public internet, WAN providers and digital supply chain

Simplify your network with automation

Easily stitch together virtual network services from different vendors as part of a single workflow, freeing up time for the network team

Drive the distribution of services and controls

Build a digital edge closest to customers, employees, partners and ecosystems to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything


Access device directly with SSH user and whitelisting flexibility

Connect virtual and physical environments

Open command line interface access

Customise routing directly in command line interface with NAT and route filtering

Private IP and public peering announcement

BGP with 2- and 4-byte ASNs

VPN termination and multisite VPN tunnels

256-bit IPSec encryption with zero-touch provisioning

High availability architectures

Optimise Your Network

Establish a presence at Equinix to reach interconnection and ecosystems on Platform Equinix™. Deploy virtual network services closest to users, clouds and networks – the digital edge – in minutes.

Network Edge is a network functions virtualisation infrastructure platform optimised for the instant deployment and interconnection of network services. To order a virtual device, create a new company account through our ECX Fabric™ portal.


Rapid and secure deployment

See the demo to learn more about the benefits of Network Edge, its use cases and how you can deploy virtual network services in just minutes.

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Solve for new use cases

Network Edge unlocks new use cases by deploying virtual network services at the edge, closer to your end users.

Multi/hybrid cloud connectivity

Seamlessly integrate network services to securely and privately connect to multiple clouds across multiple locations, globally

Cloud-to-cloud routing

Seamlessly integrate network services to securely and privately connect to multiple clouds across multiple locations, globally

Network optimisation

Localise and optimise traffic at the edge to connect and integrate your cloud and IT services ecosystem with a global platform

Distributed infrastructure

Disaggregate IT resources and deploy them closer to the edge for improved end user experience

Branch to cloud SD-WAN

Reach interconnection ecosystems on Platform Equinix® in a matter of minutes, while optimising traffic to the branch seamlessly via SD-WAN

Virtual Network Services Vendors

Juniper Networks
Palo Alto Networks