Flexible Engine Network concepts

This article presents some diagrams to explain two major FE network services (Virtual Private Cloud & Direct Connect). It also proposes some best practices regarding VPC transit network design and DMZ network design using firewall appliances.

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)


VPC online documentation: FE Help Center

virtual private cloud concept diagram

VPCs inside domains, regions and projects:

Virtual private cloud inside domains, regions and projetcs digram

Direct connect


Direct Connect Product description: Cloud Store

Direct Connect online documentation: FE Help Center

Availability Matrix:

Regions Standard
(Dedicated ports)
Hosted
galerie BVPN
Hosted
Equinix Cloud Exchange
Paris Premium Premium Premium
Amsterdam Premium Premium Premium
Atlanta Premium Premium Premium

Hosted Direct Connect Galerie Business VPN


Hosted Direct Connect Galerie Business VPN (Premium): User guide

Hosted Direct Connect Galerie Business VPN (Legacy): User guide

Business VPN Galery offer: Product page

Business VPN offer: Product page

Hosted Direct Connect ECX (Equinix Cloud Exchange/ Equinix Fabric)


FE Hosted Direct Connect ECX (Legacy): User guide

FE Hosted Direct Connect ECX (Premium): coming soon

Equinix Cloud Exchange / Equinix Fabric offer: Product Page

Equinix Cloud Exchange / Equinix Fabric offer : User guide

Standard Direct Connect (Dedicated ports)

Redundancy from 1 location (PA3)


Flexible Engine Direct Connect redundancy from 1 location diagram

Redundancy from 2 locations (PA3 + PA4)


Flexible Engine Direct Connect, redundancy grom 2 locations digram

Single connection with multiple VLAN


Flexible Engine Direct COnnect single connection with multiple VLAN diagram

FE Standard Direct Connect (Premium): User guide

Equinix Cross Connect offer: Product page

Equinix Cross Connect offer: User guide

Equinix Metro Connect offer: Product page

Equinix Metro Connect offer: User guide

Transit VPC

1 Direct Connect 1 VPC


1 Direct Connect 2 VPC


Flexible Engine direct connect, 1 direct connect with 2 VPC

2 Direct Connect 1 VPC


2 Direct Connect 2 VPC


Firewall Appliances


Example DMZ network design using virtual firewall and custom route table:

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