A network exchange, also known as a cloud exchange, is a service that connects your private network using your preferred network service provider with cloud service providers, such as Horizon Cloud Service, using secure, high-throughput, low-latency connections.

A network exchange usually has a lower cost than creating an MPLS Direct Connect VPN tunnel, and in most cases, can be activated within hours, reducing the overall time it takes to connect Horizon Cloud Service to your organization’s site. Horizon Cloud Service offers Equinix Cloud Exchange as the network exchange option.