This proximity to the digital edge extends Frankfurt’s relevance beyond that of a hub for finance and business – and makes Frankfurt a gateway to a thriving interconnected world.
Healthcare is full of uncertainties, but an optimized IT infrastructure based on an IOA strategy built on Platform Equinix can help industry organizations ensure that superior, secure, cost-effective connectivity isn’t one of them.
Alongside our global CEO Steve Smith in my dual role as host and speaker at the event, I was party to some very interesting discussions and got to hear from the likes of Alibaba, Coca-Cola and John Lewis on their thoughts about the move to the digital edge and what businesses must do to ensure they remain competitive in this increasingly digital world.
When thinking about virtualization’s impact on security, it is important to consider both the downside (“What new threats does it expose me to?”) and the upside (“How can I use it to my advantage?”). The answer depends on your implementation. And don’t forget interconnection.
Localizing, segmenting and offloading internet traffic at the digital edge enables you to reduce the amount of traffic that is traveling over WAN connections and improve performance and user QoE, while reducing network costs.
The Alibaba Group is globally scaling its cloud and digital services platforms to earn its seat. The company that started out as a B2B portal now touches almost every aspect of the internet and eCommerce sectors.
Capital market companies have been one of the more cautious adopters of the cloud. However, increased pressure to reduce costs, improve margins and realize greater efficiencies are forcing today’s institutional investing firms to move their critical applications and data into the cloud.
The E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo has become a “virtual” spectacle. Its online interactions with gamers precedes the dates and transcends the walls of the actual event to connect as many gamers as possible to product announcements and event-related activities. Interconnection to the show is critical to fully experience it.
We’re in the middle of another period of accelerating innovation caused by digital disruption. It’s the transformation of digital IT. Once again, we might ask ourselves, “Why is it now suddenly transformative, when digital IT has been with us for so long?”
Equinix is just weeks from opening a towering new glass-lined data center at Science Park Amsterdam, a global interconnection hub that’s mere milliseconds by high speed cable from most major markets in Europe. But another key destination for customers at Equinix’s new AM4 facility will be the digital edge.