Whitepaper

Equinix Network Edge — Laying the path to agile, multicloud networking

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Network Edge services from Equinix put virtual network services in the middle mile, proximate to businesses’ digital partners – cloud providers, internet service providers (ISPs), NSPs, content providers and enterprises.

In this paper, Frost & Sullivan presents an analysis of the business value of virtual network services, an overview of Equinix’s Network Edge services and its significance for enterprises.

Highlights

  • Why businesses should care about Network Edge and NFV
  • The significance of Network Edge for other stakeholders, network and cloud services providers
  • How network optimisation supports mobility, Big Data and IoT trends
  • How it provides enhanced security features in a modular fashion
The pre-integration of Network Edge with Equinix Fabric™ will drive demand for bandwidth, as related network functions can be deployed quickly via the network connectivity. NSPs connected to the Equinix Fabric™ were able to extend connectivity to their customers with great speed and efficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic.
-Frost & Sullivan whitepaper, December 2020

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