Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple cloud services and networks across the globe.
Enterprises today are looking to move workloads to the cloud to achieve business agility, improve application performance and control costs. Because no one single cloud provider can help a company achieve these goals, many enterprises are pursuing a multi-cloud architecture, in which applications span multiple private and public clouds. Equinix Cloud Exchange, with direct access to leading cloud providers such as AWS,
Equinix Cloud Exchange enables this via its SDN foundation, the Equinix Programmable Network. The combination of Tail-f NCS together with
Highlights / Key Facts
- Tail-f's NCS provides multi-vendor, multi-service programmability to the Equinix Programmable Network, the foundation for Equinix Cloud Exchange. This provides enterprise customers with agility and vendor neutrality that allows for rapid deployment and provisioning of multi-cloud environments.
- NCS allows
Equinixto deploy an architecture that is YANG and NETCONF compliant, which addresses the issues around automation and programmability when real-time configuration is essential.
- Equinix Cloud Exchange is currently available in 19 markets –
Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Osaka, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Torontoand Washington, D.C.– with additional expansions planned for Melbourneand Zurichin early 2015.
Ihab Tarazi, chief technology officer, Equinix
"Our goal with the Equinix Cloud Exchange is to provide multi-cloud interconnectivity solutions that satisfy high-performance application needs in a secure environment. Tail-f NCS is a key part of our foundational programmable network and allows us to provide multi-cloud services in an agile and vendor-neutral way. Tail-f's support for YANG also allows us to quickly define new services without the burden of vendor-specific configuration protocols.
Fredrik Lundberg, director, Strategy and Planning, Cisco
"We have worked intensely with
Equinixover the past six months to develop a foundational architecture for the Equinix Cloud Exchange. Our model-based orchestration solution, Tail-f NCS, gives Equinixsuperior speed and flexibility. We are excited to work with Equinixto deliver on the promises of SDN."
Note to Editor: The Tail-f Network Control System (NCS) is transitioning to the
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About Cisco Tail-f NCS
NCS provides a single network-wide interface to all network devices and all network applications and services, as well as a common modeling language and datastore for both services and devices. A transaction engine handles transactions from the operations at the service layer to the actual deployment of configuration changes in the network.
Designed to be a generic solution that can be used in any type of network, NCS supports the implementation of network applications and service on a wide variety of networking devices, both traditional hardware-based devices and virtual software appliances.
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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