Simplify Multicloud Networking with Aviatrix Edge on Network Edge

The release of Aviatrix Edge on Platform Equinix gives companies simplified multicloud networking with high performance and encryption

Mason Harris
Simplify Multicloud Networking with Aviatrix Edge on Network Edge

In hybrid multicloud environments, networking can get complicated. Every cloud vendor offers a different networking construct, which creates complexity for cloud infrastructure teams working with multiple cloud service providers. To address this complexity, organizations need a multicloud networking solution that provides visibility, control and embedded security features.

This month, Equinix is announcing a new networking solution on Network Edge. Aviatrix Edge on Network Edge is a powerful cloud networking service that helps teams manage the complexity of multicloud networking. Aviatrix Edge is now generally available in the Equinix Marketplace. This new Network Edge device extends Aviatrix Intelligent Cloud Networking using Equinix Fabric™ software-defined interconnection for high-performance private cloud networking. We believe this partnership offers our mutual customers exponential benefits—delivering high-performance encrypted connection to the cloud and making life easier for IT teams.

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Making hybrid multicloud networking faster, easier and more secure

Most enterprises today have both on-premises and cloud infrastructure, work with more than one cloud provider and operate across multiple geographies. They’re constantly building new applications that need to be able to traverse multiple clouds around the world seamlessly. To succeed with hybrid multicloud, you need a network infrastructure that enables an uninterrupted flow of data between clouds, as well as connection to components such as SD-WAN gateways, distributed firewalls, load balancers and other virtual network devices.

Network Edge is already helping businesses select, deploy and connect virtual network services at the edge in minutes. The addition of Aviatrix Edge as a new Network Edge device provides high-performance encrypted connection to the cloud while greatly simplifying the operational process for IT teams. Greater operational efficiency in turn empowers IT teams to focus more on innovation.

Whether you’re connecting a hybrid environment, expanding into new global markets or connecting across multiple public clouds, Aviatrix Edge can make connectivity easier. Aviatrix Edge on Network Edge can also help digital leaders access security ecosystems to build a more secure, high-performance edge without getting locked into a single vendor.

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How does Aviatrix Edge on Network Edge work?

Aviatrix Edge on Network Edge takes the individual cloud portals from public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform and puts them into one simplified workflow—a single pane of glass for IT teams. It creates an overlay platform of cloud transit hubs with automated deployment. As a result, you can deploy applications and services faster, with greater visibility and control of your networking environment. Not only that, but Aviatrix Edge simplifies multicloud security with high-performance encryption using line-rate IPsec over AWS Direct Connect, Azure ExpressRoute and Google Cloud Interconnect circuits. Additionally, like all Network Edge solutions, Aviatrix Edge can help you reduce CAPEX and deploy network services at a more predictable cost in an OPEX pricing model.

Aviatrix is very excited to join with Equinix to offer Aviatrix Edge on Network Edge. The new solution extends Aviatrix Intelligent Cloud Network™ to Equinix Fabric and onto the cloud, delivering a consistent architecture with operational visibility and control across hybrid and multicloud environments.” — Madhuri Kaniganti, Senior Principal Product Manager, Aviatrix

Aviatrix Edge on Network Edge is available in 27 metros around the world.

Helping business accelerate innovation with cutting-edge digital services

As businesses look for ways to unlock new value and accelerate innovation in a hybrid multicloud world, they require greater flexibility and speed. Digital solutions like virtual network devices, interconnection and bare metal services offer enormous benefits, helping companies move faster and smarter, connecting to rich ecosystems of vendors and partners.

A recent commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Equinix[1] shows that a composite organization comprised of interviewees with experience using Equinix Digital Services—including Network Edge, Equinix Fabric and Equinix Metal™—experienced a 142% ROI. In addition, Equinix Digital Services can speed up new infrastructure and interconnection deployments by 10x. Faster time to market, increased agility and reduced infrastructure costs—these benefits are tangible for companies on their hybrid multicloud journey. And Aviatrix Edge on Network Edge is our latest investment in digital infrastructure solutions that bring value to enterprise customers.

Equinix and Aviatrix’s joint customer Masco Corporation is already seeing the results: “We are all in on cloud for the agility and speed, but native cloud networking was a challenge we needed to overcome. It was like we went from a full box of crayons on-prem to a couple of broken up sticks of colored wax in the cloud,” said Jim Setty, Network Architect at Masco Corporation. “Aviatrix was the answer to those challenges. Now, as a result of this partnership, we have seamlessly extended our Aviatrix cloud network and network management with the global reach of Equinix Fabric.”

Learn more about Aviatrix Edge on Network Edge

As cloud adoption grows and companies continue to migrate workloads to cloud, it’s critical to have a hybrid multicloud networking solution that provides the network agility enterprises require. Equinix is continuing to invest in technologies, services and partnerships that deliver value for our customers and help them tackle their real-world needs and priorities. We’re very excited to announce Aviatrix Edge on Network Edge and we believe our partnership will deliver exponential benefits to our shared customers.

If you’re interested in learning more or getting Aviatrix Edge, visit the Aviatrix Edge interest page where you can complete a form to schedule a meeting with an edge specialist.


[1] Forrester Consulting, “The Total Economic Impact™ Of Equinix Digital Services,” A Forrester Total Economic Impact™ Study Commissioned by Equinix, September 2022.

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Mason Harris Principal Product Manager, Network Edge
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