The Equinix-based financial services ecosystem in New York is one of the most important financial services ecosystems in the world, bringing together the biggest players in the global markets for ever-faster transactions and connectivit
It’s time to welcome 2017, but before we pop the champagne, make our resolutions or let loose showers of confetti, we at Equinix want to give 2016 a little love before it’s past us, because it was quite a year.
The enterprise today operates in an environment where digital assets are becoming more internetworked and distributed. The continued proliferation of the cloud and interrelated technologies, like the Internet of Things (IoT), guarantees that trend will continue.
We can’t predict the future of the entire IT industry, but we sit at an unusually good vantage point at Equinix to make an educated, data-driven forecast about what we see coming. That’s because we have the capability to look at what’s trending with more than 8,000 customers across 21 markets within ecosystems that sit at the center of cloud, IoT and analytics growth. And the patterns we are seeing show a massive digital transformation under way.
When it comes to mitigating the impact of potentially dangerous events, China’s insurance industry is making the most of a very large and fast growing opportunity. They also recognize interconnection will be the difference between being competitive and being left behind.
For those of us immersed in the digital payments industry, how people pay for things is often far more intriguing than what they’re actually buying. And it just keeps getting more interesting.
In a move to meet customer demand for edgier, more terrifying colocation, Equinix has opened a state-of-the-art data center in historic Transylvania.
Outside, many of our data centers are sleek and futuristic. Inside, the colors are vibrant and our lower-heat blue lighting gives off a dynamic vibe. You can see that in the shots below, from DC11 at our Ashburn campus outside Washington, D.C.
It’s not surprising, considering the above, that Equinix sees the Helsinki metro as a strategic location for global Internet traffic. Recently, Equinix and Cinia installed a low-latency submarine backbone between Finland and Germany, which is further proof that Finland is now a hot property for cool data centers.
The ongoing and massive surge in global data traffic is a well-documented trend, and it’s feeding a boom in new subsea cable construction: TeleGeography estimates that as many as 33 new systems could be launched by 2018. At Equinix, we’ve already publicly announced our involvement in 12 subsea systems, and we expect that number to grow.