Equinix adds network functions virtualization to the platform, launches Network Edge

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Equinix pronounced that it will hurl out Network Edge services, that use network functions virtualization collection from mixed vendors.

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With a further of Network Edge, Equinix is creation a information core footprint and interconnection infrastructure some-more program defined. Equinix’s height will yield a choice of practical network services from Cisco, Juniper and Palo Alto Networks. The proceed rhymes with how Equinix approached a open cloud partners as it build out a height and interconnect services.

Network Edge will concede business to select, configure and bond network and confidence inclination with low latency given services will be closer to finish users. Use cases for Network Edge embody cloud-to-cloud routing, cloud migration, cloud firewalls and bend to cloud deployments. 

In addition, Network Edge has formation with Equinix’s program tangible Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric). Network Edge will also be concordant with earthy deployments on Platform Equinix.


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  • For now, Equinix’s Network Edge connects with a Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000v, Cisco SD-WAN, Juniper vSRX Virtual Firewall and Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewall. Equinix pronounced it skeleton to supplement some-more corner inclination to a platform.

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