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Building Highly Resilient Networks in Network Edge - Part 4 - Virtual Connections

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This is the fourth and final part of a series of posts highlighting the best practices for customers who require highly resilient networks in Network Edge. This entry highlights how to build resilient Fabric Virtual Connections.

  • Virtual connections allow NE devices to connect to CSPs, NSPs and ISPs as well as co-location
  • The same logic still applies: the NE device plane determines which Fabric switch is used
  • The VC connection workflow is very similar to the EVP-LAN workflow with some differences
  • Customers that require VC link resiliency should create two or more VCs to their NE devices with each connection traversing the Primary and Secondary fabric switch
  • Some CSPs like Azure require resiliency but most do not
  • The Fabric portal allows connections to be created as redundant or single-legged
  • The workflow is highlighted in the next few slides for both Redundant and Clustered devices

Redundant Devices



Clustered Devices



This concludes a four part series on building Highly Resilient Networks in Equinix Network Edge. You can read the first part of this series here.

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