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.
We’re watching VR closely at Equinix, because it doesn’t work without high-performance, low-latency interconnection, and that’s our thing. We figured a look at some key VR terms would make for a timely entry in our “How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek” series, which aims to bring clarity to trends and common terms in our business.
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The fact that some IoT-based products might be silly can’t obscure the fact that many more have practical, sometimes lifesaving applications. And judging by projected investment in the IoT, the business world seems convinced the IoT will be transformational.
It’s worth distinguishing between virtual reality and augmented reality, which are often lumped together. Augmented reality overlays digital information on top of actual, physical surroundings (see Pokemon Go), while virtual reality immerses viewers in manufactured 3D surroundings. For this blog post, we’re focused on VR.
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We’ve written extensively about enterprise applications moving to the cloud, but an interesting report from one of our partners, F5 Networks, offers insight into a related trend. The report, “The State of Application Delivery,” indicates that not only are applications moving to the cloud, but a myriad of app services are following them.
All indications are that 2016 was a watershed year in enterprise cloud computing growth. According to Synergy Research Services, cloud services markets are now growing three times faster than cloud infrastructure hardware and software.