SOURCE: Cisco Systems, Inc.

May 12, 2008 08:00 ET

Terremark Takes Advantage of Cisco IP Next-Generation Network Architecture for Utility-Computing Offering in Miami

Innovative Hosting Service Available at NAP of the Americas Facility Features Cisco Catalyst and MDS Switches With Cisco ASA Firewall

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that Terremark Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: TMRK), a leading global provider of managed IT infrastructure services, has utilized the Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture for its Infinistructure™ utility-computing platform at its flagship facility, the NAP of the Americas. The Cisco IP NGN architecture enables the convergence of service-specific networks to enable the development and delivery of application- and subscriber-aware services. This helps providers both reduce costs and increase scope of service offerings to their customers.

"There has been a long-standing tradition of collaboration between Terremark and Cisco to help ensure that our customers' needs are being met," said Marvin Wheeler, president of Terremark's U.S. Commercial Business Unit. "Our work together helps ensure that Terremark continues to enable its customers to focus on their core businesses rather than their IT infrastructure, and that they are able to continue building out their networks with minimal disruption as their businesses continue to grow."

Terremark's Infinistructure platform is a true utility-computing solution designed to solve both the economic and capacity-on-demand shortcomings of traditional infrastructure. Infinistructure's enterprise-class server and storage infrastructure combines Terremark's proprietary digitalOps® service-management platform with leading-edge virtualization technology from Cisco and other companies, providing a highly scalable and flexible high-performance computing platform. Infinistructure's on-demand network, storage and computing architecture allows customers to precisely match their infrastructure requirements to their business needs with a fully managed solution with plug-and-play access to network connectivity from more than 160 carriers.

Terremark's Infinistructure platform integrates Cisco Catalyst® 6500 and 4900 Series Switches, Cisco ASA firewalls and Cisco MDS switches at its NAP of the Americas.

"We are truly pleased to be working with Terremark to help them continue to meet their customers' growing and increasingly varied hosting needs," said Jeff Spagnola, vice president of service provider marketing for Cisco. "Cisco and Terremark share a vision for the proliferation of virtualized services, which enable businesses' IT resources to grow with their business, while avoiding significant capital expenditures and reducing the operational expenditures."

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