Equinix Metro Connect

Equinix Metro Connect™ provides highly reliable network connectivity across multiple IBX® data centers in a metropolitan area, giving you direct access to more than 1,100+ networks and 6,250+ enterprises as well as cloud, digital content, and financial companies.


A Full Suite of Options

Equinix offers both dedicated Layer 1 and switch-based Layer 2 services. The interface and speed options range from 100M FastE up to 10GigE—both active and passive solutions.

All Metro Connect service types include an end-to-end connection inclusive of a cross connect at the customer demarcation in our IBX data centers (typically the customer cage fiber distribution panel). It also includes media converters where necessary.

Interface and Speed Options:

  • 100M—FastE electrical hand off
  • 1000M—GigE optical single mode fiber
  • 10000M—10GigE optical multi-mode or single-mode fiber
  • 10000M—10GigE optical multi-mode or single-mode fiber channelized ITU Grid C.Band

Connectivity and hardware sections may vary by IBX location.

Related Resources


Equinix Cloud Exchange

The Equinix Cloud Exchange brings together cloud service providers and users, enabling them to establish affordable, private, high-performance connections within Platform Equinix.


Equinix Internet Exchange

The Equinix Internet Exchange™ allows networks including ISPs, Content Providers and Enterprises to easily and effectively exchange Internet traffic.


Equinix Metro Connect Services Data Sheet

Connect to partners in other Equinix IBX® locations within a metro area.

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