This proximity to the digital edge extends Frankfurt’s relevance beyond that of a hub for finance and business – and makes Frankfurt a gateway to a thriving interconnected world.
Alongside our global CEO Steve Smith in my dual role as host and speaker at the event, I was party to some very interesting discussions and got to hear from the likes of Alibaba, Coca-Cola and John Lewis on their thoughts about the move to the digital edge and what businesses must do to ensure they remain competitive in this increasingly digital world.
When thinking about virtualization’s impact on security, it is important to consider both the downside (“What new threats does it expose me to?”) and the upside (“How can I use it to my advantage?”). The answer depends on your implementation. And don’t forget interconnection.
Localizing, segmenting and offloading internet traffic at the digital edge enables you to reduce the amount of traffic that is traveling over WAN connections and improve performance and user QoE, while reducing network costs.
The Alibaba Group is globally scaling its cloud and digital services platforms to earn its seat. The company that started out as a B2B portal now touches almost every aspect of the internet and eCommerce sectors.
Capital market companies have been one of the more cautious adopters of the cloud. However, increased pressure to reduce costs, improve margins and realize greater efficiencies are forcing today’s institutional investing firms to move their critical applications and data into the cloud.
The E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo has become a “virtual” spectacle. Its online interactions with gamers precedes the dates and transcends the walls of the actual event to connect as many gamers as possible to product announcements and event-related activities. Interconnection to the show is critical to fully experience it.
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.
People have long been talking about the potential for technology to revolutionise healthcare. In recent years, the hype has been so big, and expectations raised so high, that it sometimes feels like we are all in limbo – waiting for all the promise to be realised.
A future with digital wallets must be a highly interconnected future. Tasks as basic as buying a coffee require a community of service providers working together instantly and seamlessly. Direct and secure interconnection between the multiple parties involved is essential for high-performance transactions, customer satisfaction and digital wallet growth.