Updated Privacy Position for GDPR, including EU Compliant DPA
Better understand our position on compliance requests we receive from our customers.
Expose Firmware Status in API and Portal
Allow users to easily see if they are running an out of date firmware version and allow them to request maintenance to upgrade.
MTCS Certification for Equinix Metal in Singapore
MTCS certification for Equinix Metal will be key if we want to win FSI and Gov customers. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS584
Allow CPR with On-Demand Servers
CPR is currently only supported for reserved servers.
Billing Threshold Alert
This is a feature request for billing budget alerts where customers can setup notification alerts if usage charges reach a certain % of the monthly budget spend.
IPMI Abstraction Endpoint
Many cloud infrastructure and BMaaS related software stacks are either dependent or feature-tied to accessing the in-chassis lifecycle controller (iDRAC, iLO, IPMI etc) of a Bare Metal server via raw, local network access IPMI. Equinix Metal protects IPMI access to the lifecycle controllers by design, making them inaccessible to customer software that would expect direct privileged access. An abstraction or translation endpoint (or other tool / path that achieves the same end) that could act as a plug-n-play endpoint for lifecycle control IPMI access and orchestration would allow customers running those "IPMI dependent stacks" to bring that infrastructure to Equinix Metal without these potentially substantial operational burden of re-packaging or re-writing those complicated software stacks. The most common assumed uses of ipmi against a life cycle controller are the following: ipmitool -H $HOST -I lanplus chassis power on ipmitool -H $HOST -I lanplus chassis power off ipmitool -H $HOST -I lanplus chassis power status ipmitool -H $HOST -I lanplus chassis bootdev $VAR
Dedicated Elastic Server Pools
Dedicated servers that are charged at discounted "dormant" monthly rates but higher "active" hourly rates when in use to support elastic scale needs. These servers can also be provisioned by other users in the Metal Spot Market.
Automated shared Fabric connections
It would be great to have the workflow for creating shared Fabric connections automated similar to how it works on AWS. The proposed workflow is as follows: Creation: User creates Fabric connection in Fabric portal towards Equinix Metal. Automation generates a connection that is pending for approval on the Equinix Metal portal. (Should also be able to do auto approval when using automation tools such as Terraform) User approves the connection on the Equinix Metal portal and can then associate the virtual circuit with their internal VLAN. Deletion: User deletes Connection in Equinix Metal portal which also automatically deletes the connection on the Fabric portal.