Cross Connect (Layer 1): Dedicated fiber or copper connections between providers and consumers deliver the highest level of isolation and performance. This option is supported by most cloud providers and is required for extremely high-performance applications (e.g. HFT) and non-Ethernet/Internet protocols (e.g. Fiber Channel for storage services).
Cloud Exchange (Layer 2): The Massive Networks Cloud Exchange enables customers to dynamically establish logical connections (VLANs or Virtual Cross Connects) over a single physical fiber connection. Users manage their virtual network infrastructure via a web portal and/or API.
Internet Exchange (Layer 3): The Massive Networks Peering Exchange (and third-party exchanges) allow customers to establish peering relationships with their providers, where Internet transit services are bypassed for specified routes. This option is useful for higher-level services (e.g. platform, software), and when the provider does not offer a lower-level Direct Connect solution.