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Enterprises' growing dependence on cloud services is creating a need for more permutations of interconnection. Network Edge is a way to serve more of that demand quickly.

- Craig Matsumoto and Dan Thompson, 451 Research Analysts


Report Highlights Equinix Network Edge Services for Quick and Agile Virtual Connectivity

Network Edge represents an intriguing application of network functions virtualization (NFV) that allows customers to easily activate virtual network devices, according to a SWOT analysis by 451 Research. Customers looking to create or improve connectivity to endpoints, including public cloud onramps can set up routers, firewalls and SD-WAN nodes in minutes.


Network Edge leverages ECX Fabric to connect to all major public clouds
Provides additional security for any cloud-based application
More enterprises can use the service as colocation is not required for NFV
Moving data from one public cloud to another can be done quickly without extra hardware

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