NFV and the Evolving Role of the Network Architect

Network architects now assume greater responsibility for understanding the business requirements and translating them into the appropriate network design, using hardware and software to deliver the required reliability, security and performance.

Emerging Dynamics offers Cyber Defense through Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric

One of the organizations that rely on interconnection for the highest level of security imaginable is Emerging Dynamics (EMDYN). This European cyber defense specialist now offers cyber and intelligence solutions and military-grade encryption solutions from one of Equinix Cloud Exchange FabricTM (ECX FabricTM) locations in Amsterdam.

Deconstructing Distributed Security: Centralized Management in a Distributed System

Cost and risk reductions in managing a distributed system provide the greatest benefits of centralized management. Securing these systems is made easier by a reduction in complexity as well as being highly focused and visible, as are support functions and overall storage aspects.

The Future of Payments is Instant, Open and Everywhere

Today, there are an overwhelming number of ways to pay. The market for mobile wallets is a crowded field, with large companies such as Alibaba, Google, Samsung and WeChat offering similar services. In addition, a number of banks have introduced their own mobile payment services such as PayMe, the peer-to-peer payments service from HSBC.

How to Converse In Cloud: Reaching Multicloud High Availability

Multicloud high availability (HA) can help protect your enterprise’s valuable application and data assets against costly system and power outages and ensure business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR). But how do you best protect against planned and unplanned downtime for both on-premises and cloud infrastructures?

Intercloud Connectivity Enhances Application Performance

For decades network engineers and architects have been designing on-premises WANs to the point where they can now practically do it in their sleep. Determine the topology, select the network hardware, procure it, install it and configure it to connect end-users with applications. A repeatable and predictable process, even if it takes weeks to go from design to full implementation.

How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek: BC/DR

Direct and secure private interconnection between BC/DR sites is needed to achieve high availability and lower RTO/RPO objectives. With Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™), a business can build geo-diverse, resilient software-defined interconnection to cloud services, minimizing downtime or service disruptions.

Gartner Catalyst 2019 Focus: Pushing Your Digital Advantage

When companies become digital ready, they gain a number of advantages that empower them to do things they never thought possible. Being digital ready means you can exponentially increase the volume, variety and velocity of data processing, and scale whenever and wherever you need to globally. Being digital ready means that you can be proactive—rather than reactive—to change, no matter what form it takes. It also means leveraging more cost-effective OPEX rather than CAPEX to take your business anywhere in the world it needs to be and contribute to a flourishing global digital economy.

Federal Government Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI)

A key part of DCOI has been identifying viable commercial alternatives to traditional federally built, owned and operated facilities. These facilities often succumb to capacity constraints, spiraling OPEX/CAPEX expenditures and stifled innovation. However, innovation is critical to keeping pace with new technologies that can often translate into enhanced operational efficiency, enhanced security, cost avoidance and many of other features integral to mission execution.

What the CISO Should Know About Protecting Encryption Keys In Cloud Environments

For decades, encryption key management provided by hardware security modules (HSM) has been the foundation for data security, but as companies move to the cloud they often find the HSM on-premises data encryption model does not efficiently serve the needs of protecting encryption keys in cloud environments. As enterprises contend with security threats CISOs are looking for simpler, standardized methods of securing data.