Equinix Internet Exchange Enables efficient interconnection between hundreds of networks.

Easily and effectively exchange Internet traffic.

The Equinix Internet Exchange facilitates IP peering via an Ethernet switching fabric. An alternative to purchasing IP transit to reach partners across the Internet, the Equinix Internet Exchange aggregates thousands of peering sessions onto the shared fabric, connecting peers at 19 Internet Exchange Point (IXP) locations in 17 global metro areas. The service lowers overall IP transit costs and delivers enhanced end-to-end network performance, speed, and reliability.

With over 750 network, content, and cloud providers peering on global Equinix Internet Exchange platforms, Equinix is the Home of the Internet®.

Network service providers, as well as content and e-commerce companies and enterprises delivering video, gaming, and other applications use peering relationships to increase network efficiency.

For more information on the Equinix Internet Exchange, contact us.

Standard Offerings & Features

  • Public VLAN — offers access to all peering participants
  • Supports industry standard IEEE 802.1Q trunking encapsulation
  • Private VLAN (Required: Unicast Peering VLAN enabled) — create a private broadcast domain over the public switched infrastructure that can be used for direct bi-lateral peering or to create a community of interest
    • Defined as a bi-lateral peering relationship between two companies
  • Access to IX Peering Portal
  • 24x7 Network Operations Center for issue resolution at every site
  • 99.99% uptime guarantee for individual ports
  • Best practice information on peering and interconnection
  • Account, technical and operational support
  • Access to Peering community

IX Peering Portal Features

  • sFlow-based data and charting tools — view how much traffic is being exchanged with each peer
  • Participant lists for each Internet Exchange location
  • Network Health Reports —jitter, latency and packet loss stats
  • Network topology diagrams and information
  • Peering events calendar

Additional Benefits

  • Carrier-class service including an SLA commitment
  • Access to Equinix events targeted at peering coordinators and network engineers
  • Diverse geographical coverage with a global Equinix Internet Exchange platform
  • Flexible and scalable connectivity options at speeds ranging from 100 Mbps (Fast Ethernet) to 10 Gbps (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 support
  • Route server-based Multi-Lateral Peering Exchange (MLPE) which reduces the number of peering sessions
  • Strategic IX Partnerships:
    • In Europe, Equinix partners with ALP-IX in Munich, AMS-IX and NL-IX in Amsterdam, DE-CIX , KleyReX and DatalX in Frankfurt, ECIX in Dusseldorf, LINX in London, and co-operates CIXP in Geneva in conjunction with CERN.
    • In Asia-Pacific, Equinix has partnerships with BBIX, JPIX and JPNAP in Tokyo.

Contact Us

If you are interested in peering solutions for Equinix Internet Exchange, please contact us.  

If you are a peering participant of the Equinix Internet Exchange, register for access to the IX Peering Portal.

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“Scaling efficiently is critical to our future success. With Equinix, we get high-grade connectivity at attractive prices. Just as important, we can access bandwidth and install services quickly to launch services for new customers.”

— David Ratner, COO, SEVEN Networks
IX Peering Portal

The IX Portal provides detailed sFlow-based traffic statistics and charting, participant reports for all Equinix Internet Exchange locations, technical details on the service including jitter statistics and peering partner suggestions.

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Equinix Internet Exchange facilitates interconnection and peering via an Ethernet central switching fabric.

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