Equinix Patent Grants

Segment protected parallel bus

Granted: October 18, 2016
Patent Number: 9472981
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…

Performance, analytics and auditing framework for portal applications

Granted: February 23, 2016
Patent Number: 9269061
A performance, analytics and auditing (PAA) system is configured to operate with a complex web application including a portal application and its sub systems non-intrusively. The PAA system includes a first component configured to capture behavior-related information from the portal application, a second component configured to capture performance-related information from the portal application, a third component configured to capture auditing-related information from the portal…

Unified user login for co-location facilities

Granted: July 14, 2015
Patent Number: 9082091
A logical customer organization model is applied to group the individual agreements into separate logical customer organizations, wherein the groupings can be region based groupings, organization groupings and departmental groupings. Unified login identification (ID) model is applied to enable a first user to login to a portal using a first login ID to access a first asset in a first asset group according to a first logical customer organization. The unified login ID model enables the…

Pre-cooling chamber for a cooling tower

Granted: March 3, 2015
Patent Number: 8966924
An apparatus and method for cooling a fluid are disclosed. The apparatus includes a pre-cooling chamber and a main tower in a generally side-by-side configuration. A cooling fluid flows generally transversely through the pre-cooling chamber and the main tower in order to cool the fluid to be cooled.

Network to network interface (NNI) for multiple private network service providers

Granted: June 17, 2014
Patent Number: 8756344
An Ethernet exchanger connected to private Ethernet networks of participating carriers to enable the private Ethernet networks to be interconnected at a common point. The Ethernet exchanger not biased to any participating carrier and is configured to receive, translate and transmit frames from one private Ethernet network to another private Ethernet network. The frame translation is performed by the Ethernet exchanger is based on the profiles of the participating carriers. The profiles…

On line web portal for private network service providers

Granted: June 10, 2014
Patent Number: 8751323
A web-enabled user interface is provided to enable the carriers of private networks to interact and to offer services to one another. The web-enabled user interface is integrated to a switch fabric configured to provide interconnection services for the carriers. The web-enabled user interface is configured to enable the carriers to assign different roles to different representatives. Each of the representatives is granted certain rights and permissions by an administrator representative…

Systems and methods for DMARC in a cage mesh design

Granted: February 18, 2014
Patent Number: 8650805
A method, apparatus, and system in which a demarcation point cabinet to provide network connectivity between networks is placed into a cage mesh panel design for a communication facility structure, wherein the demarcation point comprises a demarcation point cabinet placed in the non-moving, stationary portion of the cage mesh panel design for the communication facility structure, such as an Internet Exchange (IX), Peering Point, Data Center, or Co-location center, providing security to…

Various methods and apparatuses for a route server

Granted: February 4, 2014
Patent Number: 8645568
A method, apparatus, and system are described for a route server that connects network users to network providers. The route server may connect to network elements, including routers, from a plurality of Internet network service providers (ISP) to the network elements of a plurality of users through the route server. The route server also may make routing decisions for the plurality of users and the plurality of ISPs and is programmed to maintain multiple views of the routing table as…

On line web portal for private network service providers

Granted: November 12, 2013
Patent Number: 8583503
A web-enabled user interface is provided to enable the carriers of private networks to interact and to offer services to one another. The web-enabled user interface is integrated to a switch fabric configured to provide interconnection services for the carriers. The web-enabled user interface is configured to enable the carriers to assign different roles to different representatives. Each of the representatives is granted certain rights and permissions by an administrator representative…

Process and system for an integrated carrier ethernet exchange

Granted: August 13, 2013
Patent Number: 8509249
An Ethernet exchanger is coupled to two or more Ethernet networks to exchange information among the two or more Ethernet networks using virtual circuits. A first Ethernet network is associated with a first carrier and a first port of the Ethernet exchanger. A second Ethernet network is associated with a second carrier and a second port of the Ethernet exchanger. Network information of the first Ethernet network and network information of the second Ethernet network are provided by the…

Real time configuration and provisioning for a carrier ethernet exchange

Granted: February 19, 2013
Patent Number: 8379656
An Ethernet switch platform is configured to receive and process a provisioning order to establish a logical virtual circuit interconnecting a physical port associated with a buying carrier and a physical port associated with a selling carrier to set up a private network to private network connection between the buying and selling carriers. The virtual circuit is established with parameters called for in a request for quote (RFQ) initiated by the buying carrier and in a response to the…

System and method for traffic accounting and route customization of network services

Granted: August 18, 2009
Patent Number: 7577154
Traffic accounting and route customization of network services is described. According to one embodiment of the invention, a route customization server selects one or more network service providers to provide network services for one of a plurality of network users. The selection is based on a change request being provided by the one of the plurality of users. In another embodiment of the invention, a traffic accounting server provides billing information to the one of the plurality of…

Internet co-location facility security system

Granted: December 13, 2005
Patent Number: 6976269
An Internet co-location facility security system integrates all the major components of the system and makes tracking information from these components available to co-located members on a database accessible from the web. A web-based interface allows co-located members to assign visitor access to the Internet co-location facility through the Internet from remote computer terminals. A visitor access and enrollment system allows a visitor to enroll only once in the system to be granted…

Multi-ringed internet co-location facility security system and method

Granted: November 29, 2005
Patent Number: 6971029
An Internet co-location facility security system and method integrates all the major components of the system and makes tracking information from these components available to co-located members on a database accessible from the web. A web-based interface allows co-located members to assign visitor access to the Internet co-location facility through the Internet from remote computer terminals. A visitor access and enrollment system allows a visitor to enroll only once in the system to be…

Cascading cable tray system with pre-fabricated support structure

Granted: February 4, 2003
Patent Number: 6515224
A cascading cable tray system is mounted on a pre-fabricated support structure suspended from the ceiling of an Internet co-location facility. The cable trays are segregated by security, power, and data transmission functions and occupy varying horizontal planes.