The IP Block component grants the user rights to use a small allocation of IPv4 public addresses for a variety of purposes. Per metro, enterprises and aggregators can request a single /29 (total of 8 usable addresses) Public IPv4 subnet on CXP for use with their on-premise resources used in hybrid deployments (private IT and public cloud deployments) over ECX. This block can also be used to setup NAT within on-premise resources in the customer network, such as a firewall, and the ECX will recognize and accept these addresses. The IPv4 block is unique to a metro and is valid only in the metro where it is assigned.
Once an IP block is requested, it belongs exclusively to that customer account in Equinix records, and remains until a user with appropriate permissions deletes or “revokes” that IP block. At that point, the addresses go back into the pool and no entity is permitted to use them. They can and will be used by other services.
Note: Charges apply while an IP Block is reserved and rented. Charges effectively end when the IP Block is deleted or revoked.
IP Blocks are not offered to sub-accounts or their users at this time.