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Equinix Precision Time™

Deliver secure, reliable and precise time synchronization

Get a global, precise and secure Time-as-a-Service application for distributed enterprise systems through Equinix Fabric™.
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Product Benefits

Time and cost savings

Equinix manages and maintains GPS antennas, receivers, grandmaster clocks, and time servers, reducing time and cost spent on precise timekeeping

High Accuracy

Predictable time synchronization with PTP accuracy of up to 50 microseconds

Product flexibility

Choose between Precision Time Protocol (PTP) and Network Time Protocol (NTP), enable automated provisioning of servers and leverage the Technical Documentation Center for various methods of cascading time.


Available in all IBX® data centers in North America, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.

Solve for Key Use Cases

See how Equinix Precision Time helps to simplify industry-specific challenges.

Financial services

Enables high-frequency trading platforms to maintain exceedingly precise time to maintain an ordered sequence of transactions

Media and entertainment

Online streaming services, programmatic advertising and gaming companies can maintain accuracy by preventing “lip-sync” errors and ensure chronological order of play in multi-player games

Enterprise Applications

A narrow drift offset is needed for distributed transactional apps/DBs, accurate ordering of logs, preventing online attacks (sequence of events)