Connect to High Performing Reliable Internet Services

How to maintain a superior and scalable internet connection

Rupinder Randhawa
Connect to High Performing Reliable Internet Services

There is growing pressure on organizations to confidently connect to the internet in order to reach their distributed and mobile customers and workforce. This has been especially true during the global COVID-19 pandemic, when there has been increased use of remote video conferencing and working from home. These real-time scenarios require a superior, low-latency internet connection with scalable bandwidth options. More than ever, having quality internet access is a critical component of an enterprise’s IT strategy for running global operations as well as serving customers.

Today’s businesses require increased reliability, performance and agility, which means their internet access needs to be resilient, consistent and conveniently accessed via a company’s digital infrastructure. And as most enterprises must have internet access at all times, this often means providing redundant, low-latency connections to multiple internet service providers (ISPs).

Equinix Connect

Equinix Connect makes internet access easy on Platform Equinix® with flexible bandwidth choices and quick provisioning, all in a single invoice with your other Equinix services.

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Ubiquitous and universal connectivity to the internet

Equinix Connect™ is one of our core interconnection services for providing ubiquitous and universal access to the internet for digital infrastructure on Platform Equinix®. Available in 40+ metros, Equinix Connect makes direct internet Layer 3 connectivity fast and easy across our global platform. The service provides consistent, low-latency connectivity to internet service providers (ISPs) around the world, whether you’re doing business in Silicon Valley or Singapore.

Equinix Connect can provide a shorter path or low-latency connection to leading SaaS providers by virtue of its transparent integration with the Equinix Internet Exchange™ peering platform. Businesses do not have to do anything special to benefit from this combination.

Today’s businesses require increased reliability, performance and agility, which means their internet access needs to be resilient, consistent and conveniently accessed via a company’s digital infrastructure."

Delivering vital resiliency through redundant connections

What makes Equinix Connect stand out is its resiliency through redundant connections that can be quickly and easily provisioned. Every Equinix metro market has at least two upstream ISPs that can be accessed and invoiced via a single Equinix Connect service (within the same metro). This delivers our customers a 99.99% uptime SLA without worrying about making multiple transactions with separate ISPs to gain that resiliency.

Through Equinix Connect and its redundant connectivity, the following use cases can be deployed:

  1. Primary Internet Access – Equinix Connect as the primary source to the internet

In this scenario, the primary internet service is the main source of internet access for IP transit needs and includes:

  • Connection to multiple ISPs
  • Locally optimized public cloud and SaaS access
  • Flexible and scalable bandwidth plans
  • Single- or dual-homed options
  • Static or dynamic routing choices including BGP
  • Additional IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for digital infrastructure
  1. Secondary Access or Multicarrier Access – Backup internet access

Secondary or multicarrier internet access, serves as a backup to the primary provider. This service also delivers the same flexibility, performance and scalability as our primary internet access service.

In addition, there is a third scenario where Equinix Connect can be used for Out-of-Band Management. This is an independent/alternative access method for managing servers and network equipment separate from an enterprise’s primary internet access or when primary internet access is not available. This is useful for initial build configurations and ongoing support.

What makes Equinix Connect stand out is its resiliency through redundant connections that can be quickly and easily provisioned."

A one stop service to internet services and digital ecosystems

Equinix Connect enables convenient and reliable direct connection to ISPs within Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX®) data centers. Enhanced performance is driven by local internet exchanges (IXs) with access to local routes and reduced latency to Equinix-hosted destinations. The service is easy to scale to meet fluctuating demands, such as planned or unexpected traffic spikes. And Equinix direct customers can leverage 24×7 network operations center (NOC) support on Platform Equinix from a single trusted provider.

Equinix Connect allows businesses to leverage the public internet to access dense cloud and SaaS ecosystem partners needed to create digital infrastructure with hybrid multicloud architectures. It serves as a one-stop shop for IP services and provides low-latency connectivity to mission-critical cloud applications such as Zoom, Office 365 and Dropbox to support today’s remote workers.

Learn more about high performance, agile, convenient and resilient internet connectivity via Equinix Connect.

Equinix Connect enables convenient and reliable direct connection to ISPs within Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers."
Rupinder Randhawa
Rupinder Randhawa Global Product Manager for Equinix Connect