Paving a Path to the Promise of 5G

Cisco estimates that 5G connections will grow more than 1,000 percent, from 2.3 million in 2020 to over 25 million in 2021, mainly with edge devices, and is expected to drive very high traffic volumes — 4.7 times more than the average 4G connection by 2021. 

3 Steps that Smart Cities will Help to Combat Natural Disasters

Whilst natural disasters cannot be avoided, many anticipate that interconnected smart cities will enable citizens to better protect themselves and empower governments to better safeguard private and public assets.  Everyone desires a quick recovery.

Growth in Global Interconnection Enables Smarter Healthcare

To be competitive, healthcare firms will need to combine their vast amounts of data with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) — be it Google-developed AI/ML algorithms to identify cancerous tumors on mammograms or cloud-assisted medical collaboration leading to new drugs or treatments.

5 IT Predictions for Digital Business in 2019

And as business and technology leaders move closer to another year of high stakes digital transformations and the big IT decisions that power them, we’re taking a closer look at the technologies that will make the biggest digital business impact in 2019.

Salute Veterans with Meaningful Civilian Careers

The transition from the military to the civilian workforce can be daunting and difficult. Research indicates veterans in the civilian workforce often feel underutilized, out of sorts and searching for inspiration. These and many other problems can be overcome, but it takes awareness and effort by both the veteran and employer.

Why Network Functions Virtualization Should be Part of Your Infrastructure Strategy

Networking has played a critical role in digital transformation, evolving from now-primitive centralized connections to today’s distributed software-defined networks (SDN). Software-defined networking, an approach to cloud computing, simplifies network management and configuration through programming to improve network performance and monitoring.

WAN Optimization: Adopting a Regionally Distributed Architecture

We at Equinix — the world’s largest interconnection platform provider — have made some key observations over the past several years, particularly relating to the evolving strategy of deploying wide area network infrastructures. The following provides a narrative for the illustration below, with emphasis on two sharply different methodologies in play from both the past and present.

Global Interconnection Index Predicts Energy Sector Interconnection Is About to Take Off

The oil rigs, power plants and service stations of the energy and utility sector conjure up the heavy metal industry of the 20th century more than the digital future of the 21st. But, in fact, this sector is ripe for digital transformation and the power of Interconnection, according to the second annual Global Interconnection Index (the GXI).

What Value does a Managed Security Operations Center Bring to Your Ecosystem?

In the Motiv SOC, all activities on the application and associated data are collected, analyzed and correlated in a centralized manner for its customers, so deviations can be recognized quickly and reported. Initially, the SOC service was mainly reactive, but Motiv is now focusing on real-time alerting to provide faster insights for customers to immediately analyze and solve potential security breaches.

In Another Trailblazing Move, Equinix Opens Zombie-Driven Data Center

The AX1 facility in Alexandria, Va., has already been operating for about a month, thanks to a team of non-zombie staffers who volunteered to relocate to Alexandria to train the new zombie recruits.