As part of today's announcement,
Highlights / Key Facts
- The Equinix Cloud Exchange can dynamically connect NetApp Private Storage customers to multiple public clouds. This automated provisioning, combined with advanced service orchestration, greatly simplifies the process of interconnecting enterprise storage resources to cloud services, slashing connection times from days or even weeks to minutes.
- The 36 percent gain in storage throughput was determined by comparing the performance
NetAppusers experienced via ExpressRoute and Equinix Cloud Exchange to the throughput speed of sending data via VPN over the public Internet.
- The positive results from
NetApp'stesting suggest that customers can more confidently explore multi-cloud deployments to handle large, complex workflows more efficiently. Tests were performed in labs within Equinixdata centers in Washington, D.C.and Silicon Valleythat physically house NetAppprivate storage arrays, as well as Microsoft ExpressRoute access points, thereby minimizing latency in the tests' outcome. Equinixwas the first data center company to offer Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, which provides direct, private connections to Microsoft Azure cloud services. Businesses can access cloud services through the Equinix Cloud Exchange in 16 markets globally – Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Torontoand Washington D.C.with expansion planned to a total of 19 markets by the end of 2014.
- Today NetApp Private Storage for Microsoft Azure is available in
Equinixdata centers in Silicon Valleyand Washington, D.C.Availability throughout additional U.S data center, Europeand Asiaare planned for the near future.
Phil Brotherton, vice president, Cloud Solutions Group, NetApp:
"Our test results confirm the performance benefits of connecting private storage to public clouds through Equinix Cloud Exchange. The exchange platform's automated connections give
NetAppcustomers direct, easy access to multiple clouds and managed services, so they can quickly create a virtual portfolio IT services that works for them. As for NetApp, we see great value in this new solution, because it enables us to connect our infrastructure stack to multiple cloud vendors, expanding opportunities for our customers and our business." Greg Adgate, VP global partnerships and alliances, Equinix:
"The performance gains reported by
NetApp'scustomers on Equinix Cloud Exchange should be very encouraging to companies considering multi-cloud deployments. Through the Cloud Exchange, we aim to give companies near-instant access to the broadest range of cloud and IT services. Equinixmakes it simple and seamless for companies to connect to multiple clouds and networks – and to adjust their use of those services as business needs change."
NetApp, Microsoftand Equinix Deliver Secure, Scalable Hybrid Cloud with Private Storage [ Equinixblog]
- NetApp Continues Multi-Cloud Strategy Focus with Support for Microsoft Azure [
NetAppblog] Equinixto Make Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Available through Data Centers in 16 Markets Globally [ Equinixpress release]
- NetApp Enables Customers to Seamlessly Extend their IT Infrastructure to Microsoft Azure [
About Equinix Cloud Exchange
The Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple clouds, across multiple networks around the globe. By combining the automated interconnection of cloud, network and managed service providers with advanced service orchestration for the first time, the Equinix Cloud Exchange provides enterprises with simple, scalable, direct access to the multiple cloud services they need to build highly flexible hybrid cloud solutions. This removes the security, performance and vendor lock-in concerns holding many organizations back from fully adopting and reaping the benefits of cloud services. For more information on the Equinix Cloud Exchange, please visit http://www.equinix.com/solutions/by-services/interconnection/exchanges/equinix-cloud-exchange/.
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