Earth Day 2018: How Equinix Is Advancing Customer, Corporate and Community Sustainability

On this Earth Day, we’d like to reflect on advances we’ve made in reducing our environmental footprint for our customers, corporation and communities to help make this a better world for everyone.

Equinix Now Has 15 sites in 6 Markets Across Australia

Bringing our total site locations in Australia to 15, Equinix now has a national footprint that fulfils a big promise to our customers, via an acquisition that represents our determination to continually meet their growing needs.

How NFV and Interconnection Can Help You Think Outside the “Box”

Virtualization has made it possible to separate the software functionality of all those boxes from the specific appliance-type hardware in which it resides. Network functions virtualization (NFV) software can replicate an appliance’s function in a more cost-effective commodity server, which is easy to obtain and deploy and can hold the software for numerous functions at once. People like the improved simplicity, cost, agility and speed that comes with this change.

Payments At The Edge: Dealing with Data in Digital Payments

The prospect of a global cashless economy is not too distant a reality. Global digital payments are predicted to increase on average by 10.9% reaching close to 726 billion transactions by 2020, according to the World Payments Report 2017. The world’s top cashless economy is currently Canada, with Sweden coming in at second and the UK at third (Forex Bonuses). Chinese cities are already emerging as early examples of cashless economies, with digital payments on mobile apps such as WeChat and Alipay taking precedent for mobile payment transactions. And Sub-Saharan Africa is a huge market for mobile payments — the GSMA reports that more than 40% of the adult population is using mobile money on an active basis in seven Sub-Saharan African countries.

Can You Achieve HSM Security with Cloud Flexibility?

We’re immersed in the world of security this week at the RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco. There’s no question that the recent flood of news regarding corporate data security breaches and the need for significantly better policies to protect personal information are just a couple of the reasons why this event could not be more timely and relevant.

Gartner Lists the Trends I&O Teams Need to See Coming

The job before infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders everywhere is “digital transformation” not “digital incrementalism,” and we believe Gartner recognizes the wholesale nature of the move to digital in an insightful new report.

5 Things We Learned From Our Customers About Multicloud Security

You learn a lot from your customers, especially how they use your products and what they find useful. At least that is what we experienced during our Equinix SmartKey public beta trial with dozens of enterprise and service provider participants.

The Top Trends Affecting I&O Teams? Gartner Knows

Gartner is out with a new report that challenges infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to fundamentally rethink how they do their jobs. The report, “Top 2018 Trends Impacting Digital Infrastructure and Operations” by analyst David Cappuccio, argues that an updated mindset is essential to succeed in a digital age.

8 Beautiful Photos of the Dallas Infomart

The building was designed after The Crystal Palace, which was built in 19th century London to host the first in a series of world fairs. Its glass, steel and sheer size (7 floors, 1.6 million square feet) make it one of the largest and most distinct buildings in the Dallas area. And inside, it’s got some trademark Equinix color and flair.

Deploying Predictive Algorithmic Services for Greater Insights

In this dynamic environment, people in the response flow can add an hour. When everything is constantly changing, and you’re continuously pivoting, how can you accurately plan or forecast your business or anticipate an event–the holy grail of digital business?