Network Exchange Availability Matrix and Configuration Guide

Updated by Jason Holland on Feb 25, 2019
Article Code: kb/23

Availability Matrix

The table, below, documents the metropolitan areas where Network Exchange is offered and the type and identity of Endpoints that are available there for inclusion into an Exchange. Please note any constraints in the following section.

Region Metro Colo/
DA
Managed
Hosting
CLC CPC AWS IQ+
North
America
Chicago, IL CH3 CH3 IL1 CH3 CH3 CH3
North
America
Santa Clara, CA SC8
SC9
SC8
SC9
UC1 SC9 SC8
SC9
SC8
SC9
North
America
Seattle, WA SE2 SE2 WA1 SE2
North
America
Sterling, VA DC2
DC3
DC4
DC2
DC3
DC4
VA1 DC3
DC4
DC2
DC3
DC4
DC2
DC3
DC4
North
America
Toronto, CA TR1 TR1 CA3 TR1
North
America
Weehawken, NJ NJ2
NJ2X
NJ2
NJ2X
NY1 NJ2 NJ2
NJ2X
NJ2
NJ2X
Europe Frankfurt, DE FR6 FR6 DE1
DE3
FR6
Europe London, UK (Reading) LO6 LO6 GB1 LO6 L06
Europoe London, UK (Slough) LO1 LO1 GB3 LO1 L01 L01
Asia
Pacific
Singapore, SG SG2 SG2 SG1 SG2 SG2
Asia
Pacific
Sydney, AU SY7 SY7 AU1 SY7

Endpoint Abbreviations

Colo / DA: Colocation / Dedicated Access
CLC: CenturyLink Cloud
CPC: CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMWare Cloud Foundation
AWS: AWS Direct Connect
IQ+: IQ+ in Cyxtera Data Centers

Configuration Guide

  • Only Endpoints in the same metro are allowed within an Exchange.
  • There may be multiple instances of an Endpoint type per Exchange except for CenturyLink Cloud. A user may have multiple Exchanges in the same location.
  • There can only be one CenturyLink Cloud (CLC) Endpoint per account alias, per data center, no matter the number of Exchanges.
  • Once bandwidth for the physical connections (cross connects) between Network Exchange and the end user network for a Colocation/Dedicated Access Endpoint has been established, it cannot be modified without a scheduled service change. Bandwidth over connections is not determined by Network Exchange, but rather, by the physical medium chosen.

For more information, please see the Network Exchange Product page or the Network Exchange FAQ page. For guidance on creating your first Exchange, see the Network Exchange Getting Started Guide.

Please monitor Network Exchange release notes on ctl.io for news on additional features and site expansion.