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Latency equalization

Techniques for enforcing a common signaling latency between components positioned throughout a data center in order to realize latency equalization even though interconnects between components positioned throughout the data center do not by comparison necessarily exhibit a same total physical length.. . ... Equinix Inc

Active panel demarcation

In general, this disclosure describes a configurable cable patch panel, or “active panel,” that serves as a demarcation point between a customer area of a communication facility and a provider area of the communication facility. As described herein, the active panel may be dynamically configured to interconnect existing customer-side and provider-side connections to active panel ports in order to facilitate on-demand virtual connections within the communication facility between facility customers and/or between a facility customer and communication facility services. ... Equinix Inc

Interconnection platform for real-time configuration and management of a cloud-based services exchange

In one example, a cloud-based services exchange comprises a plurality of interconnection assets configured to connect a customer of the cloud-based services exchange to one or more cloud service providers, the plurality of interconnection assets including a virtual circuit by which the customer accesses a cloud service from the one or more cloud service providers; and an orchestration engine configured to modify the plurality of interconnection assets.. . ... Equinix Inc

Distributed edge processing of internet of things device data in co-location facilities

Techniques are described for distributed processing of internet of things (iot) device data by edge systems co-located within a globally-distributed set of co-location facilities deployed and managed by a co-location facility provider. For example, a method includes selecting, by at least one of a plurality of edge computing systems co-located within respective co-location facilities each deployed and managed by a single co-location facility provider, a selected edge computing system of the plurality of edge computing systems to process data associated with events generated by an iot device. ... Equinix Inc

Power monitoring probe for monitoring power distribution in an electrical system

Examples of devices described in the present disclosure include a monitoring probe comprising a sensor circuit comprising an electrical sensor, the sensor circuit configured to monitor a level of current flow through an electrical conductor when the electrical sensor is affixed adjacent to the electrical sensor, a wireless transmission circuit coupled to the electrical sensor, the wireless transmission circuit configured to receive the electrical output signal from the electrical sensor, and to wirelessly transmit data from the wireless transmission circuit, and a clip assembly coupled to the electrical sensor, the clip assembly mechanically coupled to the sensor circuit and having a plurality of clip members defining a retention area, wherein the plurality of clip members are configured to receive the electrical conductor within the retention area and exert a force on the conductor therein to affix the electrical sensor at a location adjacent to the electrical conductor.. . ... Equinix Inc

Automated fiber cross-connect service within a multi-tenant interconnection facility

In general, techniques are described for automatically configuring fiber cross-connects between customers of an interconnection facility. In some examples, a programmable network platform for an interconnection facility exposes an interface by which customers of the interconnection system provider may request fiber cross-connects to other customers of the interconnection system provider. ... Equinix Inc

Segment protected parallel bus

A segment protected parallel bus is for an uninterruptible power supply to electric consumers, whereby at least two electrical distributed power generation units, are connected electrically parallel, each distributed power generation unit is coupled to at least one electric consumer bus. At least two electrical protection zones for isolating electrical faults and multiple protection zones with instantaneous tripping for the electrical parallel connection of consumer networks are provided in a mutual electrical ring connection. ... Equinix Inc

Hot swapping and hot scaling containers

Techniques for hot swapping and hot scaling containers between cloud services are disclosed. In one example, a method includes storing, with a cloud exchange, data indicating an association of a first container of a first private network with a second container of a second private network, wherein the first private network and the second private network are coupled to the cloud exchange to send and receive data packets via the cloud exchange. ... Equinix Inc

Container-based cloud exchange disaster recovery

In general, this disclosure describes techniques for coordinating, with a cloud exchange, automated cloud-based disaster recovery across containers from a failed cloud service to a backup cloud service. In some examples, an orchestration engine for a cloud exchange is configured to: detect an indication of a disruption in a first cloud service provided by a first cloud service provider network coupled to the cloud exchange to send and receive data packets via the cloud exchange; provision, in response to detecting the indication of the disruption in the first cloud service, disaster recovery infrastructure layers in containers of a second cloud service provided by a second cloud service provider network coupled to the cloud exchange; obtain code and state from containers of the first cloud service; and communicate the code and state to the disaster recovery infrastructure layers in the containers of the second cloud service.. ... Equinix Inc

Virtual network for containers

Techniques are disclosed for facilitating inter-container communications, via a cloud exchange, for containers executing at logically isolated networks. In one example, the techniques of the disclosure provide a method including sending, by a container to a cloud exchange via an application programming interface exposed by an interconnection platform of the cloud exchange, container registration data for the container, the container registration data including a network address for a host that executes the container and a container identifier for the container.. ... Equinix Inc

Distributed edge processing of internet of things device data in co-location facilities

Techniques are described for distributed processing of internet of things (iot) device data by edge systems co-located within a globally-distributed set of co-location facilities deployed and managed by a co-location facility provider. For example, a method includes selecting, by at least one of a plurality of edge computing systems co-located within respective co-location facilities each deployed and managed by a single co-location facility provider, a selected edge computing system of the plurality of edge computing systems to process data associated with events generated by an iot device. ... Equinix Inc

Associating infrastructure assets in a data center

A data center infrastructure monitoring system and method that includes a plurality of geographically distributed data centers, each data center of the plurality of data centers having a plurality of physical infrastructure assets. A central monitoring center is communicatively coupled to one or more data centers of the plurality of data centers and configured to, in response to receiving, by a computing device, indications of a plurality of user inputs creating one or more graphical relationships between a plurality of icons depicting infrastructure assets in a data center, determine, by the computing device and based on the graphical relationships, hierarchical relationships between the infrastructure assets in the data center depicted by the icons, and store data indicative of the hierarchical relationships between the infrastructure assets.. ... Equinix Inc

Architecture for data center infrastructure monitoring

A central infrastructure monitoring system includes an asset configurator; and a plurality of data center infrastructure monitoring systems each associated with a respective data center of a plurality of geographically distributed data centers that include one or more physical infrastructure assets of a plurality of physical infrastructure assets for enabling system operation within the respective data center. The data center infrastructure monitoring systems are coupled to the central infrastructure monitoring system. ... Equinix Inc

Defining conditional triggers for issuing data center asset information

A data center infrastructure monitoring system and method that includes a plurality of geographically distributed data centers, each having a plurality of physical infrastructure assets. A data center gateway system is communicatively coupled to one or more data centers of plurality of data centers and configured to receive data for configuring an alert specifying one or more data center assets to monitor for a primary alert event, an event type for the primary alert event, and a conditional trigger event upon which providing an alert notification for the primary alert event will he conditioned, store the data for configuring the alert, monitor, based on the stored data, the one or more infrastructure assets for the conditional trigger event and the primary alert event, and in response to detecting both the conditional trigger event and the primary alert event associated with the configured alert, providing the alert notification.. ... Equinix Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200240

Determining power path for data center customers

A data center infrastructure monitoring system and method that includes a plurality of geographically distributed data centers, each data center comprising a plurality of physical infrastructure assets. A data center gateway system communicatively coupled to one or more data centers of the plurality of data centers is configured to receive a request from a customer of a data center of the plurality of data centers to display a real-time power path that shows a current flow of power through a plurality of assets of the data center, determine a subset of the plurality of assets of the data center that provide power to equipment of the customer of the data center, and output, for display, a graphical depiction of the real-time power path between the subset of the plurality of assets of the data center that provide power to equipment of the customer in the data center.. ... Equinix Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111220

Interconnection platform for real-time configuration and management of a cloud-based services exchange

In one example, a cloud-based services exchange comprises a plurality of interconnection assets configured to connect a customer of the cloud-based services exchange to one or more cloud service providers, the plurality of interconnection assets including a virtual circuit by which the customer accesses a cloud service from the one or more cloud service providers; and an orchestration engine configured to modify the plurality of interconnection assets.. . ... Equinix Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097170

Bimetallic damper device

In some examples, a damper device includes a frame member defining an opening and at least one bimetallic damper member connected to the frame member. The at least one bimetallic damper member includes bimetallic material and is configured to substantially straighten to form a substantial obstruction of airflow through the opening when at a first temperature and bend when at a second temperature to reduce the obstruction of airflow through the opening by the at least one bimetallic damper member, the second temperature being higher than the first temperature.. ... Equinix Inc

03/30/17 / #20170093702

Cloud-based services exchange

In general, a cloud-based services exchange (or “cloud exchange”) for interconnecting multiple cloud service providers with multiple cloud service customers is described. The cloud exchange may enable cloud customers to bypass the public internet to directly connect to cloud services providers so as to improve performance, reduce costs, increase the security and privacy of the connections, and leverage cloud computing for additional applications. ... Equinix Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078771

Automated fiber cross-connect service within a multi-tenant interconnection facility

In general, techniques are described for automatically configuring fiber cross-connects between customers of an interconnection facility. In some examples, a programmable network platform for an interconnection facility exposes an interface by which customers of the interconnection system provider may request fiber cross-connects to other customers of the interconnection system provider. ... Equinix Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078410

Multiple cloud services delivery by a cloud exchange

In some examples, a network data center comprises a cloud-based services exchange point comprising a network, the cloud-based services exchange point operated by a cloud exchange provider that operates the network data center; and a programmable network platform comprising at least one programmable processor configured to receive a service request that specifies a plurality of cloud services provided by respective cloud service provider networks operated by respective cloud service providers, wherein the service request further specifies a topology for the plurality of cloud services; and provision, responsive to the service request, the cloud-based services exchange point to forward service traffic for the plurality of cloud services according to the topology for the plurality of cloud services.. . ... Equinix Inc

02/02/17 / #20170033599

Segment protected parallel bus

A segment protected parallel bus is for an uninterruptible power supply to electric consumers, whereby at least two electrical distributed power generation units, are connected electrically parallel, each distributed power generation unit is coupled to at least one electric consumer bus. At least two electrical protection zones for isolating electrical faults and multiple protection zones with instantaneous tripping for the electrical parallel connection of consumer networks are provided in a mutual electrical ring connection. ... Equinix Inc

01/12/17 / #20170012831

Interconnect engine for interconnection facilities

In some examples, a method includes identifying, by an interconnect engine executing at a computing device, based at least in part on querying telemetry data that indicates interconnections established between interconnection facility customers within a plurality of interconnection facilities by an interconnection facility provider, a set of existing interconnections between a particular interconnection facility customer and at least one target interconnection facility customer within the plurality of interconnection facilities; generating, by the interconnect engine and based at least on part on the set of existing interconnections, a set of prospective interconnections between the particular interconnection facility customer and the target interconnection facility customers for at least one interconnection facility of the plurality of interconnection facilities, wherein the set of prospective interconnections are not included in the telemetry data; and outputting, by the interconnect engine and for display to the particular interconnection facility customer, data indicating the prospective interconnections.. . ... Equinix Inc








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