EdgeLink allows customers to directly connect to one or more Direct Edge customer routers. Through EdgeLink, firms have the freedom to manage their own connectivity by choosing their own telco provider or, if they have a presence within our primary or back-up data centers, Equinix or Telx, order a cross-connect directly to Direct Edge. Firms that wish to connect via EdgeLink will need to follow the below steps.
Select one of the below forms based on your status at Direct Edge and fill it out for both EDGA and EDGX. Then scan and email the signed copies to Member Services at email@example.com
Please see our Connectivity Summary Document
for information regarding network and bandwidth requirements.
Order the telco circuit through one of Equinix's ISPs and Carriers
or, if you are within Equinix or Telx, order a cross-connect to Direct Edge. If you are using a telco provider, the provider must also order the cross-connect to Direct Edge. Please contact Member Services at 201.942.8220 prior to ordering your telco connectivity as Direct Edge must first provide you with an LOA.
Please review our Telx FAQs
for information about facility completion and connectivity options to the back-up facility. A list of Telx's ISPs and Carriers is also available here
Provide Direct Edge with the demarcation information and work with our technical team to verify connectivity.
You are now connected!