Equinix Cross Connects

Link to dynamic ecosystems of business partners, networks and carriers

A cross connect is a point-to-point cable link between two customers in the same Equinix International Business Exchange™(IBX®) data center. With cross connects you receive a fast, convenient and affordable integration with business partners and service providers within the Equinix digital ecosystem. You also get highly reliable, extremely low-latency communication, system integration and data exchange.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Direct ecosystem access

Equinix Cross Connects provide access to a vibrant digital ecosystem of business partners and service providers including 1,600+networks, 2,750+ cloud and IT service providers, 800+ digital content providers and 2,750+ enterprises platform worldwide.

Enhanced performance

Cross connection eliminates the need for local loops and expensive dark fiber trenching. Proximity to your partners and customers reduces latency, jitter and failure. It also improves speed and reliability and accelerates provisioning.

Increased flexibility

By interconnecting your partner ecosystem in a geographically diverse facility, you can flexibly customize your digital edge. To add even more flexibility, Equinix engineers design every installation to simplify cable management and optimize scalability.

Affordable connectivity

Equinix Cross Connects are significantly less expensive than local loops and are typically provisioned within 24 hours.

CROSS CONNECT SPECIFICATIONS BY REGION

Americas

  • Offers CAT5/6, COAX and fiber
  • T1 (CAT5) and POTS (CAT3) offered as speeds for lower pricing
  • Provides intracustomer cross connect for customers expanding to another space in the same IBX
  • Provides campus cross connects to connect between buildings or floors via conduits with prerun single-mode fiber

EMEA

  • Offers CAT5/6, COAX and fiber
  • Provides intracustomer cross connect for customers expanding to another space in the same IBX
  • Provides campus cross connects to connect between buildings or floors via conduits with prerun single-mode fiber

Asia-Pacific

  • Offers CAT5/6, COAX and fiber
  • Provides intracustomer cross connects for customers expanding to another space in the same IBX