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.

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.

Amsterdam Expands Digital Transformation in EMEA

Given the endless opportunities for digital businesses to interconnect with the world from Amsterdam, we’re excited to celebrate the extension of the Equinix AM7 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center with our launch event on December 4, 2018.

3 Trends Driving Growth in Cloud Private Interconnection

Cloud has taken center stage in this race toward reinvention and not just for improved cost, productivity and scalability. Product and service innovations in the cloud are fast-tracking digital transformation for many enterprises. Cloud is no longer a differentiator but a core business enabler.

Riding the Rise of Distributed Artificial Intelligence Architectures

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around since the 1950s, but it has recently grown into a real force in the digital transformation of businesses and our personal lives. From digital twins that create “living” digital simulation models of physical things (e.g., avatars for airplanes, cars, etc.) to voice recognition applications in smartphones and home assistants, machines are busy learning all there is to know about us and our world.

3 Steps that Smart Cities will Help to Combat Natural Disasters

Whilst natural disasters cannot be avoided, many anticipate that interconnected smart cities will enable citizens to better protect themselves and empower governments to better safeguard private and public assets.  Everyone desires a quick recovery.