Equinix Updates Data Cloud Exchange Switching, Expands Datacenters

The switch updates will make it easier for clients to connect to multiple cloud operators over larger distances.

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Launched in May 2014, the Equinix Cloud Exchange is a secure connectivity platform that allows users to connect to multiple cloud environments and networks globally, avoiding using the public internet as a middle connectivity route. The platform is installed in Equinix datacenters worldwide, including Silicon Valley, Washington DC, New York, Toronto, Seattle, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris.

Initially, the platform leveraged Layer 2 switches to conne

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