Equinix Internet Exchange

The most peers, the most markets, the most traffic

Equinix Internet Exchange enables networks, content providers and large enterprises to exchange internet traffic through the largest global peering solution across more than 25 markets.

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25+ Internet Exchange Points Around the Globe

Equinix Internet Exchange Features

These features and services are available on the Equinix Internet Exchange

Private VLAN

Request a Private dot1q VLAN to create an isolated broadcast domain over Equinix Internet Exchange, which can be used for direct bi-lateral peering or to create a community of interest

MLPE

The Multi-Lateral Peering Exchange (MLPE) service allows networks connected to the Equinix Internet Exchange to securely exchange routing information with multiple peers through a redundant pair of BGP sessions to our MLPE route servers

Remote Blackholing

Support for BGP based Remotely Triggered Black Hole (RTBH) filtering to drop attack traffic from participating peers before it reaches your router, both via MLPE and bi-lateral sessions

Upcoming Events

Feb 19-21, 2018

NANOG 72 will offer a great opportunity to network with colleagues, freshen-up skills, learn advanced networking techniques, and discover new network applications.

Feb 19-28, 2018

APRICOT 2018 provides a valuable opportunity to contribute to discussions about Internet operations, technologies and development.

Apr 10-13, 2018

Global Peering Forum is a yearly networking event that promotes interconnection among networks, content, cloud, and digital media organizations and related entities.

FAQ

Does Equinix have a central switching fabric?

Yes, the Equinix Internet Exchange provides an Ethernet switch fabric over which networks can exchange IP traffic.

Can I connect my Ethernet switch to the Equinix Internet Exchange fabric?

Yes, all connections to the Equinix IX are over Ethernet. Our policies limit participants to a single MAC address per port and do not allow layer 2 protocols such as Spanning Tree to be shared between customer devices over the Equinix switching fabric.

Do I have to notify Equinix if I change the device or port I connect to the IX switch?

Yes. Equinix filters all IX traffic on the MAC address each participant has registered. If you change the device connected to the IX, please email noc@equinix.com with your new MAC address.

How do I get an IP address assignment for my IX port?

Equinix will assign an IP address from its allocated subnet for use on the IX. Equinix will also maintain the in-addr PTR record you provide for this IP address.

Are there Equinix peering discussion lists?

Yes, there are multiple peering discussion lists:

On a global level, exchange-discussion@equinix.com can be used to make announcements to your peers or to discuss related topics. To subscribe, please email noc@equinix.com with a request to be added to the exchange-discussion@equinix.com mailing list.

Each of the AP Exchanges in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney, have separate discussion and announcement lists as well. You can manage your subscriptions to these lists at http://lists.ap.equinix.com/mailman/listinfo.

About Equinix Internet Exchange

Equinix operates the world’s largest internet exchange footprint, with the most peers, in the most markets, passing the most traffic.

Delivered on a globally-available internet exchange architecture across more than 25 markets on Platform Equinix, Equinix Internet Exchange aggregates thousands of peering sessions, lowers costs and enhances network control, performance, speed and reliability.

Whether you are optimizing your network to rapidly access and distribute data, shifting your IT to the edge to maximize performance or scaling your peering relationships, Equinix connects you to the people, places and opportunities that matter for your digital future.

Key Features

  • MLPE
  • Private VLAN
  • Remote Blackholing