Latin America (LATAM) is on the digital fast track. By the end of 2018, there were 82 million broadband customers, up from 78 million a year earlieri, and a recent survey of online habits ranked Brazil and Colombia among the top 5 countries in the world in terms of “screen time.”ii The same phenomenon that has swept the rest of the world – scores of people staring at their screens anywhere you go – is now sweeping across LATAM.
Technology trends come and go. Some are successful while others fade away, but ultimately how can enterprises benefit from these technologies in today’s digital world? In this ‘Interconnection x Hot Tech’ blog series, we will examine the hottest technology trends in Asia-Pacific, and how their applications across different verticals is set to change the way we live. Today, let’s first explore the field of mobile communications and anticipated impact of 5G.
The world is digitizing at an amazing pace as businesses shift to operating at the digital edge. The digital edge is anywhere you need to be to locally interconnect to everyone in your supply chain (e.g., employees, partners, customers). It is also where physical and virtual systems meet, and proximate interconnection with clouds, systems, applications, data and things is required to integrate everything that matters to your digital business.
Equinix has worked on digital transformations with its customers across various industries. One of our key findings across all this work is that too many of today’s enterprises are ignoring the realities of the physical world as they strive to design the next generation of digital-ready IT architectures.
Well, that's a wrap! Another fantastic Google Next event. So many great meetings with partners, customers, and future customers. Enjoy a few photos from the show.
Imagine having a miniature army of seasoned technicians watching over your data center infrastructure. These technicians are so experienced that they know when a piece of equipment is going to fault just by how it smells or sounds and can speed-dial you before an outage occurs.
The tide seems to be turning and digital disruption is sweeping through the remaining barriers to change, with new and developing technologies such as AI and machine learning transforming the day-to-day practice of law and the delivery of legal services.
As 5G is capable of transmitting petabytes of data, it is more cost-effective for network operators when handling these large volumes of traffic to deploy centralized C-RANs, in addition to improving network performance via low-latency connections.
Based on Equinix’s experience in providing encryption and connectivity services for globally distributed enterprises, we share three best practices—cloud-neutral encryption key management services, private connections and partner ecosystems—for securely managing content and media data/assets.
As one of four inaugural sponsors of Google Cloud Next five years ago, it’s worth reflecting on how far Equinix and Google have come in that time and the opportunities our work together represents for our joint customers and partners.