Equinix lets companies virtually optimise their networks within minutes with its new Network Edge Services service. The innovation is made possible by the use of network functions and virtualisation (NFV) of several suppliers who have connected their digital supply chain to the company.
The service gives companies a new way of using their network services on the Equinix inter-connection platform, without the need for a physical data centre or hardware.
Network Edge also allows companies to reduce their capital expenditures. By implementing a virtually usable digital infrastructure, IT and network services can be decentralised worldwide. Network Edge is also compatible with existing physical deployments of Platform Equinix.
According to Equinix, Network Edge is suitable for various digital applications. For example, data exchange between clouds can be optimized by deploying virtual routers using Network Edge, and it is possible to create a private connection between two clouds for more efficient data transfer of large amounts of data.
Equinix offers Network Edge as a wide range of vendor-neutral, virtual network services. This makes it possible to select, configure and connect network and security devices in real time. The services are supported by various suppliers, such as Cisco, Juniper and Palo Alto Networks.
It also reduces network optimization efforts by bringing low latency network services closer to end users, clouds and valuable ecosystems in different locations. This should result in cost savings.
In addition, Network Edge includes built-in integration with the global on-demand, SDN-capable interface service Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric). By combining Network Edge with EXC Fabric, customers can connect virtual edge devices to clouds and network providers in new markets. This extends their reach to potentially thousands of new business partners.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.