Equinix Performance Hub

Equinix Performance Hub™ solutions are extensions of your corporate IT network that you colocate in Equinix data centers. An Equinix Performance Hub places corporate IT resources near large user populations in data centers connected to many networks and clouds. This distributed, connectivity-driven approach to data center computing has been proven by Gartner, 451 Group, and many enterprise customers to provide dramatic benefits in application and network performance, as well as in business and IT agility. Equinix Performance Hub solutions can be implemented gradually, without disrupting your budget.

Performance Hub Features

Equinix Performance Hub solutions can be implemented gradually—without disrupting your budget. You don't have to close or move out of existing data centers; you can simply channel future data center investments into Performance Hub deployments as your business needs grow or change. Before committing to full-scale deployment, you can test and measure the impact of Performance Hub designs on your applications and workloads. Equinix Performance Hub provides an easy, affordable, low-risk way to upgrade and future-proof your data center—it's a transitional IT strategy with transformational business impact.

  • Multiple data center deployments—IT infrastructure is strategically located in multiple data centers near high concentrations of customers, partners, employees, and other end users.
  • WAN routes optimized for performance and efficiency—Equinix Performance Hub solutions rewire your corporate WAN using network services and routes that have been evaluated and tested to meet your application performance needs and business requirements (network evaluation, selection and provisioning services are available).
  • Links to your corporate WAN—Your IT infrastructure in Equinix data centers is linked to your corporate data center(s) and/or branch facilities via reliable, resilient, and often redundant network connections.
  • Direct connections to cloud services—Reliable, secure, high-performance connections between your enterprise WAN and multiple cloud services (including hosted private clouds and public clouds), providing the ideal data center platform for transitioning to hybrid cloud computing.
  • Multiple implementation options—Design and deploy Equinix Performance Hub solutions using one of our many reference architectures, or choose a turnkey service delivered by Equinix and our qualified partners.


Benefits of Performance Hub

Equinix Performance Hub provides an easy, affordable, low-risk way to upgrade and future-proof your data center; it's a transitional IT strategy with transformational business impact. In tests conducted in our Solution Validation Centers, Equinix Performance Hub deployments have logged dramatic performance gains over conventional networking solutions. Results include:

  • Web server response times became 65% faster.
  • SharePoint ran 39% faster.
  • VDI launch times improved 40%.
  • Video streaming experienced 47% lower network latency.
  • Data backup time slashed from 200 hours to less than 2 hours.

Equinix Performance Hub solution also provides:

  • Globally consistent quality-of-experience (QoE)—Optimizes network and application QoE by providing higher throughput, low latency, and proximity to end users and employees worldwide.
  • Greater access to cloud services—Simplifies private cloud deployments and provides secure, direct connectivity to public clouds, streamlining your transition to hybrid cloud computing.
  • Highly efficient WAN architecture—Streamlines your network architecture, reduces WAN costs, and provides reliable, high-speed access to cloud services.
  • Broad choice in ICT providers—Choose from 1,000+ networks, 500+ cloud providers, and 600+ IT service providers within our data centers.
  • Better manageability—Provides the agility, security, and visibility needed to streamline your WAN and take control of which network routes handle your data traffic.
  • Worldwide deployability—Get unrivaled geographic choice of where you deploy Equinix Performance Hub nodes, with implementation options ranging from turnkey to do-it-yourself in 33 of the world's top business markets.

IBX® Data Center Deployment

Equinix Performance Hub accelerates data and application delivery by staging your IT infrastructure in data centers located near high concentrations of your employees and end customers. With 100+ data centers on five continents, Equinix gives you the geographic flexibility to place Performance Hub solutions just about anywhere they're needed—helping you reach the world's top business markets within 10 milliseconds.

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Success Story

Equinix Performance Hub Success Story

A leading financial services company wanted to re-imagine its network architecture in order to improve overall user experience and to prepare for a future cloud investment. By deploying Equinix Performance Hub™, the company reduced latency by 35% and increased application performance by more than 25% on cloud-based applications.

Success Story

CDM Smith

CDM Smith decided to transform their current network architecture by leveraging a hybrid cloud model to gain access to new dynamic workloads and introduce greater global consistency. By choosing an integrated solution designed by Equinix and partner CFN Services, CDM Smith now has a flexible network model that is application-focused, scalable and cost-effective.


Performance Hub at a Glance

This datasheet gives a brief, easy-to-read overview of Equinix Performance Hub and its components.

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