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Equinix Leverages Tail-f Network Control System for Multi-Cloud Access

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BARCELONA -- March 2, 2015 -- At Mobile World Congress 2015 today Cisco and Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, announced that Equinix has deployed Tail-f’s Network Control System (NCS) as part of the foundational technology powering the Equinix Cloud Exchange – the Equinix Programmable Network. This technology enables the automated network and service provisioning for cloud providers and their enterprise customers that Cloud Exchange has become known for. Tail-f Systems, a Cisco company, is a leading provider of multi-vendor service orchestration and network automation solutions based on NETCONF and YANG.

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. Equinix chose the Tail-f technology for its vendor neutrality, providing a single network-wide interface to all network devices, applications and services, as well as a common modeling language. This enables Equinix to provide multi-cloud services in an agile and vendor-agnostic way, simplifying and accelerating cloud access for the enterprise.

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, Cisco, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, SoftLayer, and others, enables enterprises to realize their multi-cloud goals. Equinix Cloud Exchange enables this via its SDN foundation, the Equinix Programmable Network. The combination of Tail-f NCS together with Equinix’s SDN-based architecture, enables the enterprise to instantaneously provision new, and direct, connections to the cloud, something that otherwise could take weeks to achieve.

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 Equinix to 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 globally – Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Osaka, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington, D.C. – with additional expansions planned for Melbourne and Zurich in early 2015.

Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX)

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

BARCELONA – March 2, 2015 — At Mobile World Congress 2015 today Cisco and Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, announced that Equinix has deployed Tail-f’s Network Control System (NCS) as part of the foundational technology powering the Equinix Cloud Exchange – the Equinix Programmable Network. This technology enables the automated network and service provisioning for cloud providers and their enterprise customers that Cloud Exchange has become known for. Tail-f Systems, a Cisco company, is a leading provider of multi-vendor service orchestration and network automation solutions based on NETCONF and YANG.

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. Equinix chose the Tail-f technology for its vendor neutrality, providing a single network-wide interface to all network devices, applications and services, as well as a common modeling language. This enables Equinix to provide multi-cloud services in an agile and vendor-agnostic way, simplifying and accelerating cloud access for the enterprise.

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, Cisco, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, SoftLayer, and others, enables enterprises to realize their multi-cloud goals. Equinix Cloud Exchange enables this via its SDN foundation, the Equinix Programmable Network. The combination of Tail-f NCS together with Equinix’s SDN-based architecture, enables the enterprise to instantaneously provision new, and direct, connections to the cloud, something that otherwise could take weeks to achieve.

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 Equinix to 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 globally – Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Osaka, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington, D.C. – with additional expansions planned for Melbourne and Zurich in early 2015.

Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX)
Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

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