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Creating a connection between Google and Equinix

To create a connection between Google and Equinix:

Step 1: Create the connection in Control Center

To create the connection in Control Center:

  1. Click Services.

    Control Center shows the Services console. Use the console to access an inventory of your services, check the status of orders, and manage your services.
Services console
Dynamic Connections (showing Ethernet tab)
Ethernet Create Connection
  1. In the Connection Name field, type a name for the connection you're creating. (Be sure to use something memorable. This name will appear on your invoice.)
  1. In the From Connection Type field, select Google.
  1. In the To Connection Type field, select Equinix.
Ethernet Create Connection (showing a connection between Google and Equinix)
  1. Fill in the information for the connection:

    1. In the Google Pairing Key field, type or copy and paste your pairing key provided by Google. You can only use a pairing key once. Once you use a pairing key, you'll have to request a new one from Google.

      Once you fill in the pairing key, Control Center retrieves connection information from Google and adds a field so you can select the Google termination location.

    2. In the From Location field, select the Google location where you want to terminate the connection.

    3. In the To Location field, select the Equinix Fabric on ramp you want to use. (Currently, only two options are available, but we're adding more soon.)
  1. Use the Billing Method buttons to select whether you want monthly or hourly billing for the connection.
  1. In the Class of Service field, select whether you want Basic, Enhanced, or Dedicated. (Higher classes of service offer higher availability SLAs and allow you to increase traffic prioritization for your EVC.)

    • Basic (best effort): The service may be oversubscribed on the Colt network.

    • Enhanced (mid class): Enhanced EVCs (ethernet virtual circuits) can still be oversubscribed like Basic class of service EVCs; however, traffic is marked with an internal class of service marking which will prioritize your traffic over best-effort traffic during times of congestion. For EVCs with this class of service, bandwidth is not reserved on the Colt network and traffic will not take priority over real-time traffic in the network.

    • Dedicated (real time): The quality of service offering with highest priority on the Colt network. In addition, Colt reserves the bandwidth for this EVC across the network on each ring that the EVC touches. Once it is dedicated to you, that bandwidth (and the corresponding CE-VLANs) sits in reserve regardless of how much bandwidth you use.
  1. In the Bandwidth field, select the bandwidth for the connection. (You can't change the bandwidth once you create the connection. If you need to choose a different bandwidth after creating a connection, disconnect the connection and create a new one.)

    Control Center shows pricing for the bandwidth you selected.
  1. Review your connection information and then click the I agree with the terms and conditions checkbox. (To enable the checkbox, scroll to the bottom of the terms and conditions.)

Dynamic Connections Ethernet (showing Equinix acknowledgement)

Step 2: Create the virtual cross connect in the Equinix Fabric

To create the virtual cross connect: