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How does the Fabric Cloud Router compare to the Megaport Cloud Router?

How does the Fabric Cloud Router compare to the Megaport Cloud Router?

Castle
Equinix Employee

How does the Fabric Cloud Router compare to the Megaport Cloud Router?

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Tom_McLaughlin
Equinix Employee

Thank you for your question, Castle - it's a good one.

While similar in there dynamic routing capabilities, Fabric Cloud Router provides a differentiated value to customers in a several ways: Fabric Cloud operates on a distributed forwarding plane in market while Megaport operates on a centralized data plane which requires all traffic to come back to a designated cloud router geo location before continuing to its destination. This can lower throughput by adding additional latency to your network. Additionally, Fabric Cloud Router is enabled to support higher bandwidth connections over 10Gbps. Megaport is limited to 10Gbps. And Fabric Cloud Router’s service package options will include those without predetermined bandwidth and # of connection commit levels which provides you with more network scalability to adjust how you move data more efficiently between cloud environments and services.