Connect to a Vital Ecosystem
Learn how to integrate with business partners and service providers within the Equinix digital ecosystem.Download Data Sheet
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
Equinix cross connects provide access to a vibrant digital ecosystem of business partners and service providers including 1,800+ networks, 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers, 650+ digital content providers and 1,250+ financial enterprises platform wide
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
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
Equinix cross connects are significantly less expensive than local loops and are typically provisioned within 24 hours