NetApp Private Storage for Cloud

| August 12, 2016

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NetApp Private Storage for Cloud: The NetApp IT Perspective EQUINIX HALL Equinix Data Center Our FAS system connects to a layer 3 network switch, patched to an Equinix patch panel through a cross connect. EQUINIX HALL Equinix Data Center The Equinix cross-connect uses SMF optic cables that run through a large, yellow overhead tray and down the aisles of the Equinix facility to the cloud peering switch in the AWS and Azure cages.

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