Massive urbanization is happening worldwide. According to the 2018 United Nations World Urbanization Prospect, 55% of the global population today lives in urban areas. This is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. By 2030, the UN predicts the world will have more than 40 megacities – a single or multiple metropolitan areas with more than 10 million inhabitants and shared infrastructure.
If you’ve been involved in IT management in any way during the past ten years, you’ve no doubt noticed network architecture is being transformed. It’s trending toward a decentralized model where enterprises increasingly rely on a variety of IT and connectivity providers for network infrastructure and management.
It is an exciting moment when our enterprise customers discover that with a single interconnection solution, Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™), they can advance both goals at once. With one move, they can optimize their network for distributed IT infrastructure and accelerate their hybrid cloud and multicloud deployments, with minimal complexity and cost.
Equinix has completed Phase I of a new “faster-than-light” communications network that connects New York to London through the earth’s core.