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Network Edge

Modernise your network, deploy digital ready infrastructure at the edge virtually, in minutes

Network Edge provides virtual network services that run on a modular infrastructure platform, optimised for instant deployment and interconnection of network services. See how you can select, deploy, scale and connect secure virtual network services at the edge in minutes, with no additional hardware requirements.

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Benefits of Virtual Network Services

Reduce capital expenses (CAPEX)

Scale network services from the core to the edge without the need for any CAPEX or additional physical hardware or equipment. Reduce bottlenecks created by manual network configurations, additions and changes.

Scale or augment existing physical IT solutions via virtual services

Lower the barrier to enter new markets with better performance and agility at a lower risk.

Improve performance with ultra-low latency

Deploy network services in proximity to both the cloud providers and end users; unlock new use cases that core IT deployment models can’t handle (e.g. IOT, Machine Learning, AI, etc.)

Gain multi-vendor flexibility

Choice of multiple vendor virtual network services, highly customisable, leverage the same vendors you already use for on-premises deployments.

Achieve faster time to market

Available in minutes vs. months through automated, flexible, network configurations.

Access pre-integrated ecosystems

Includes clouds, networks, public internet, WAN providers and digital supply chain.

Simplify your network with automation

Easily stitch together and optimise virtual network services from different vendors as part of a single workflow, freeing up time for the network team.

Drive the distribution of services and controls

Build a digital edge closest to customers, employees, partners and ecosystems; enable ultra-low latency routing between clouds and other destinations seamlessly.


Access device directly with SSH user and whitelisting flexibility

Connect virtual and physical environments

Open command line interface access

Customise routing directly in command line interface with NAT and route filtering

Private IP and public peering announcement

BGP with 2- and 4-byte ASNs

VPN termination and multisite VPN tunnels

256-bit IPSec encryption with zero-touch provisioning

High availability architectures

Optimise Your Network at the Edge, Scale Capacity

Establish a presence at Equinix to reach interconnection and ecosystems on Platform Equinix®. Deploy virtual network services closest to users, clouds and networks – the digital edge – in minutes without additional hardware. Network Edge is a network functions virtualisation infrastructure (NFV) platform optimised for the instant deployment and interconnection of network services.

To order a virtual device, create a new company account through our Equinix Fabric™ portal.

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Network Edge aces multicloud and multi-vendor testing

Find out how software-defined virtual network services fared in multicloud and multi-vendor testing that covered routing large numbers of UDP packets per second while also delivering high bandwidth with TCP packets.

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Solve for New Use Cases

Network Edge unlocks new use cases by deploying virtual network services at the edge, closer to your end-users.

Multi/hybrid cloud connectivity

Seamlessly integrate network services to securely and privately connect to multiple clouds across multiple locations, globally.

Cloud-to-cloud routing

Seamlessly integrate network services to securely and privately connect to multiple clouds across multiple locations, globally.

Network optimisation

Localise and optimise traffic at the edge to connect and integrate your cloud and IT services ecosystem with a global platform.

Distributed infrastructure

Disaggregate IT resources and deploy them closer to the edge for improved end-user experience.

Branch to cloud SD-WAN

Reach interconnection ecosystems on Platform Equinix® in a matter of minutes, while optimising traffic to the branch seamlessly via SD-WAN.

Virtual Network Services Vendors

Juniper Networks
Palo Alto Networks (Black+Orange)
VM Ware (grey)