It’s time to take on artificial intelligence (AI) in our “How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek” series. Why now? Because even though it’s been around for six decades, AI has rarely been hotter. In Equinix’s 2018 predictions, we forecast an imminent AI breakthrough into the mainstream. Already, AI powers advances like algorithmic trading, autonomous cars, even online shopping. And as digital capabilities advance, so will the capabilities of AI.
The Internet of Things (IoT) sometimes has the feel of a trend that’s forever going to be on the cusp of a huge breakout. Figures fly around about the projected size of the IoT, and they’re always massive (such as the 50 billion devices Cisco predicted by 2020). But the number of things in the IoT is already counted in the 8 billion-15 billion range. So, shouldn’t we be seeing more from the IoT by now?
Interconnection is the fuel of digital business, and organizations must understand its power if they hope to handle the global digital economy’s increasing demands. For such a pivotal business enabler, interconnection has long been tough to quantify. But research from Equinix does just that by looking at installed interconnection bandwidth capacity and projected growth.
A data center migration must start with very careful planning and a phased approach to execution, without causing a significant impact to business operations, service delivery, performance and data protection requirements. Following these steps to strategically plan any cloud adoption will help you realize the cost, scalability, time to market, and security and compliance benefits that cloud, and in particular multicloud, can offer.
Interconnection is private data exchange between businesses. Interconnection is best achieved hosted in carrier-neutral data center campuses, where distributed IT components are colocated.
We’re tackling software containers in this entry in our long-running “How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek” series, because containers are huge right now. Why? They enable app development and operations at a level of cost-efficiency, scalability and optimization that’s downright revolutionary.
The annual release of the internet trends report by Mary Meeker is like Christmas morning in the tech world, only with more gadgets (Meeker says 2.8 billion smartphones are now in use globally). And as the digital economy expands, the report has expanded with it, hitting a record 355 slides this year.
RightScale’s latest annual State of the Cloud survey shows private cloud is now playing a smaller role in both the hybrid and multicloud story as enterprises look to expand their public cloud use. The RightScale research showed that private cloud adoption fell to 72%, down from the 77% reported in the company’s 2016 survey.
Cars are mobile – it’s why they were invented, to move us from here to there. Connected cars can’t depend on traditional IT infrastructures that are centralized and fixed, with data traffic running back and forth between a distant corporate data center.
Media coverage has pinned blame for the failures on the cloud service providers (CSPs), but CSPs aren't the only entity on the hook here. Enterprises are responsible for their own disaster planning and recovery procedures, whether they are deploying IT solutions in their own data center, managing their IT with one or more CSPs, or utilizing a hybrid architecture.