In the “Service Profiles” tab, Equinix offers a template for you to define custom configuration options for public and private connectivity to your service.
Through the public service profile, sellers create the requirements for the “Create Connections” page for their buyers. Once the public service profile is accepted by Equinix, the seller connectivity service will be available to the buyers in the drop-down menu under “Create Connection” in the metros where the seller has turned on connectivity to the service.
Through the private service profile, you can create connections through a private request from outside of your organization, while allowing a connection to yourself. Once the private service profile is accepted by Equinix, you can share your private profile to select organizations via email request permission. To do this, go to “Create Connection” and select your private profile to enable a private connection to yourself, which will enable sharing to select organizations.