Performance Hub: Design and deployment

To establish Equinix Performance Hub™ solutions, companies must first connect their headquarters and branch offices to the Equinix data centres closest to their locations. Once inside, Equinix Performance Hub enables them to connect conveniently, quickly and affordably to 1,300+ cloud and IT service providers and 1,150+ communications networks.


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Design and deployment solutions

Equinix Professional Services (EPS) and our IT services partners guide you through every step of the Performance Hub design and deployment process. We can provide expertise in the following three areas:

  • Data centre strategy, architecture and consolidation
  • Network design, analysis and optimisation
  • Hybrid cloud design and implementation.

Prior to deployment, Equinix Solution Validation Centres can help measure, test and certify individual data centre components, as well as how they work together. This way, you can measure the performance of your entire technology stack and make adjustments to get the best return on your investment (ROI) before full-scale deployment.

Deployment models: from do-it-yourself to turnkey

Create your own Performance Hub design, component selection, connectivity and deployment; or choose to have Equinix provide your Performance Hub solutions as a ready-to-use service - either in the solution’s entirety or as modules in select areas where you require additional expertise and assistance. While many companies engage Equinix to build Performance Hub solutions from concept to completion, you may choose a do-it-yourself option at any stage in the process. You may also choose to handle selection and procurement of Performance Hub components or to implement your solution yourself.


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Review packaged technical guides

  • Engage your Equinix account executive and solutions architect.
  • Understand high-level business and technical benefits.
  • Review pre-sales technical collateral.
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IT assessment

1-2 weeks*

  • Delivered by Equinix solutions architects.
  • Evaluation of as-is and high-level recommendations.
  • Project plan for "strategy and architecture" engagement.
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Performance Hub strategy and architecture

6-8 weeks*

  • Equinix delivered deep-dive business case and technical evaluation.
  • Discover: current state and future plans.
  • Assess: evaluate against best-in-class architectures.
  • Plan: overall strategy; high-level design.

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Try before you buy (select locations)

4-6 weeks*

  • Preconfigured racks available in select metropolitan areas as part of a Solution Validation Centre.
  • Consulting and deployment services hand-held by Equinix.

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Hardware and connectivity procurement

4-6 weeks*

  • Use Equinix's preferred partners to procure Equinix-recommended hardware rack and simplify carrier circuit procurement.
  • Alternatively DIY - leverage recommendations made by Equinix Validated Design.

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Performance Hub deployment

4-6 weeks*

  • Use Equinix's preferred value-added reseller partners to procure equipment.
  • Alternatively DIY - use the detailed "Performance Hub Deployment Guide."

*Average time periods

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