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 centre. 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.
Equinix Cross Connects provide access to a vibrant digital ecosystem of business partners and service providers including over 1,600 networks, over 2,750 cloud and IT service providers, over 800 digital content providers and over 2,750 enterprises platform worldwide.
Cross connection eliminates the need for local loops and expensive dark fibre 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 customise your digital edge. To add even more flexibility, Equinix engineers design every installation to simplify cable management and optimise scalability.
Equinix Cross Connects are significantly less expensive than local loops and are typically provisioned within 24 hours.