Equinix offers reference architectures to help companies explore their options for connecting to public clouds. Developed by experts from the Equinix Professional Services team, our cloud connectivity architectures have been tested and refined in Equinix Solution Validation Centers™.
The most common architecture for direct connection, shown here, establishes private access to public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure through extension nodes of customers' enterprise networks in Equinix data centers. These extension nodes, depicted as an Equinix Performance Hub™ in the reference diagram, connect to AWS services via AWS Direct Connect and to Azure services via Azure ExpressRoute. While only AWS and Azure are shown in the reference diagram, many other IaaS, PaaS and managed service providers are available for direct connection through our IBX facilities.
To tie data services back to corporate data centers—essential for data synchronization and backup—the IBX facility is tethered to corporate and branch offices via Metro-Ethernet or other high-speed local loop lines. Metro-Ethernet usually provides higher, more consistent data throughput rates than IP networks.
Equinix Performance Hub 让企业能够将他们的广域网或专用云与 Equinix 网络建立连接，并显著地提高网络速度和应用程序性能。(英语)
Cloud computing offers the promise of cost-effective capacity on demand—anytime, anywhere, on any device. A cloud-enabled enterprise is able to exploit cloud services to meet its information technology needs easily and effectively.
Equinix Solution Validation Center（解决方案验证中心）可让各家公司在执行全规模生产之前对复杂数据中心部署的性能进行验证、测试和估量。(英语)