What does it mean to be connected? Is it your Smartphone in your hand? An augmented reality helmet on your head? Or the wireless sensors that surround us everywhere we go? We now have multiple ways to be plugged into both the physical and virtual worlds. But would it surprise you to know that today’s businesses that bring you the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and those connected products, could be more connected to you as a consumer? Or to the IoT and digital supply chain partners that enable them to develop and distribute those connected devices on a worldwide basis?
Digital transformation is not just hitting enterprises, it is also impacting the service providers that support them. For network, cloud, SaaS, content and other service providers to best meet the needs of their enterprise customers, they must stay ahead of the digital curve. This means it’s important to access business ecosystems that support a productive digital supply chain, as well as directly and securely connect to customers, to deliver the highest quality of service (QoS).
The new inter-metro connectivity will be delivered through the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ (ECX), which has been renamed the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ Fabric (ECX Fabric). It will leverage the software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities currently built into ECX to enable any customer to dynamically connect its own infrastructure across Equinix locations or connect to any other customer on the Equinix global platform, regardless of location
As the global economy goes digital, data traffic is reaching unheard of levels, and the need for the Interconnection Bandwidth capacity to handle it is also increasing. That’s all crystal clear – and quantifiable for the first time – based on the data and projections in the new “Global Interconnection Index,” market study published by Equinix.
Salesforce and Equinix announced direct, private access to the Salesforce platform via Equinix Cloud Exchange™ in markets across North America and Europe, in a move to best address enterprise customer requirements. Salesforce Express Connect is currently available in Washington, D.C, Silicon Valley and Frankfurt.
Electronic interconnection is available at a deeper and broader level than ever in this interconnected era. Companies can collaborate with partners everywhere and offer products and services people didn’t even think were possible five years ago. The market leaders know this, and they’re doing it. That makes it critical for everyone else to get on board with this new level or interconnection, or risk falling behind.
“Cloud peering,” is often mistakenly equated to “network peering.” The two terms may be similar, but they solve different problems in fundamentally different ways.
Enterprises can get direct connectivity to Office 365 that provides a combination of more predictable network performance, flexibility and improved reliability, as well as enhanced data privacy since ExpressRoute enables most Office 365 network traffic to avoid the public Internet.
But when it comes to planning your business around the peering lifecycle, there’s no “maybe” about it. If your organization operates public and private networks, preparing for future growth is undoubtedly the right thing, because data traffic is surging. You will eventually need that three-bedroom house.
The IT centric interconnection architecture typical of most enterprises today, which relies on multiple expensive long distance data center interconnections over MPLS or Internet VPN’s, is more like Amazon having a single warehouse at the end of a dirt road in Happy Pebble, North Dakota. Same day delivery included with Prime Membership?