With many in Hong Kong discussing the importance of Smart City initiatives, how many of them know interconnection is the anonymous hero supporting the increased flow of human traffic and ensuring that government and transport providers can deliver efficient and agile services that can respond to real-time changes or delays?
This latest expansion brings Equinix’s total investment in the city to over US$250 million. But that’s just the start of the story. We are continuing to support the “cloud-rush” with the expansion of our Hong Kong footprint.
The term smart city could be a bit of a misnomer. A better description might be ‘intelligent interconnected’ city. I say that because the “smart” part is only possible when the different systems across the city can talk to each other – i.e. exchange data smoothly and seamlessly.
With four data centers in Hong Kong, Equinix is already playing an important part in supporting the city’s evolution into a digital hub. And this month we announced plans to extend that role further with over $40 million investment in the hub city.
In the very near future, cloud computing will cease to be a ‘nice to have’ for enterprises
As a leading regional hub for cloud technology, Hong Kong is the city of choice for cloud service providers (CSPs) breaking into the Asia-Pacific market.
Hong Kong was recently selected by a group of leading financial institutions and Accenture to launch a new accelerator “FinTech Innovation Lab”, focused on creating game-changing technologies for the financial services sector.
In 2013, the online world will get a little more crowded with 200 million new users getting online for the first time. The ongoing explosion of the Internet population is no longer surprising, but the areas of growth, both geographic and in terms of usage demand, will keep every player on its toes.