Networking for Nerds: Do You Know the Difference between IP Peering vs. IP Transit for Enterprise Internet Interconnection?

IP peering is a mutual exchange of data between two ISPs, and the amount of data exchanged is typically close to equal. The respective ISPs do not charge for this arrangement as both parties benefit equally — this is known as settlement-free, and it simply means that neither ISP will pay the other under an agreement. IP transit is when one entity pays another for the right to transit its upstream network. In this arrangement, one entity is

Tapping Interconnection to Tame Cloud Complexity 

The second annual Global Interconnection Index (the GXI), a market study published by Equinix, projects Interconnection Bandwidth will grow at a 98% CAGR between 2017 and 2021.[ii]  One of the key factors driving this bandwidth increase is the rise of multicloud and hybrid cloud infrastructures, which spur a greater demand for private interconnection between businesses and the Cloud and IT Provider ecosystem.

A Practical Guide to Artificial Intelligence for the Data Center

Data center efficiency is about optimizing the physical world equipment to match the digital demand with the highest degree of accuracy possible. That means having the right number of servers, power, cooling needed to support demand in that location at that time. Predicting that demand across a distributed infrastructure will be far more challenging as the number of variables that impact it increase.

Telecom will be the Largest User of Interconnection Bandwidth by 2021

Telecommunication providers have been supporting  global communication growth for decades and it would seem safe to assume this industry has reached a point of maturation. Today, we are finding that key macro trends driving the global digital economy are transforming the Telecom industry faster than ever before due to the market demands for more agile, robust and scalable connectivity solutions from its providers.

Digital Transformation is Changing Everything. Are You Changing with It? 

No matter what your business is, digital transformation is changing everything.

Photos from AWS re:Invent 2018 in Las Vegas

Equinix was in full force again this year at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas.  Check out some photos from the event.

Maneuvering the Data Privacy Maze

Encryption has been the primary mechanism to protect data since public key encryption was invented in 1976. Encryption does not allow data to be “seen,” and generally applies to three data states: “in transit” data moving between different places, “at rest” data on disk and “in memory” data currently being processed on a system.

4 Key Reasons Why Digital Transformation Is Not Just a Buzzword: Part Two

In part one of this two-part series I shared some key takeaways from the recent forum, “Digital Asia: Asia’s Digitally Transforming Economies”, hosted by The Economist Corporate Network in Hong Kong. As discussed in my last post, digital transformation is growing fast around Asia-Pacific, thanks to the explosive growth of the internet, mobile penetration, FinTech and big data. In this blog post I want to highlight some of the things companies need to think about when it comes to responding to the huge opportunity presented by digital transformation in Asia-Pacific. Here a few things to consider:

Can Banks and Insurers Deliver on Sky-High Customer Expectations?

Real-time interactions are the gold standard for today’s digital-enabled consumer experience. Yet retail banking and insurance firms are struggling to keep up with these high demands because their traditional IT infrastructures hold them back from making progress in incorporating digital technologies and competing against new disruptors.

Equinix, VMware and AWS are Re-Inventing Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures

Since last year’s AWS re:Invent conference, Equinix announced its collaboration with VMware and AWS to deliver private and secure hybrid cloud interconnection to VMware Cloud on AWS with Platform Equinix®. This joint solution enables our customers to establish multiple virtual private connections between on-premises vSphere environments and VMware Cloud on AWS using AWS Direct Connect and the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™).