For Federal agencies accustomed to building their own, independent IT shops where data is siloed to each agency, these mandates may be a tall order to fill. So how can they succeed?
Decades-old major retailers with significant investments in on-premises data centers typically take a cautious, gradual approach in making the transition. In most instances, the retailer opts for a hybrid cloud environment with data and applications distributed among their data center and a public or private cloud.
Today we launched a new generation of Network Edge services that will be a game changer for global businesses, equipping them to rapidly modernize their networks virtually on Platform Equinix®. With Network Edge, organizations can select, configure and connect virtual network services from industry-leading vendors like Cisco, Juniper and Palo Alto Networks at the edge in minutes—without additional space, power, hardware or equipment.
Today, the rise of mobile video streaming and rich content is pushing 4G technology to its limits, and now the Hong Kong government is already promoting and facilitating the development of 5G ahead of its planned launch in 2021.
To help companies demonstrate and realize the tangible value of interconnection-driven IT initiatives, Forrester created the Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) methodology. “The Total Economic Impact™ of Equinix,” a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Equinix, published in April 2019, provides companies with the framework to evaluate the potential cost savings and business benefits enabled by deploying interconnection with Equinix.
Most of the discussion about identity in the media and on the internet recently has been quite negative, focusing on violations of your privacy and the misuse of personal information tied to your identity. On more than one occasion, we have seen an identity management database compromised, which allows the identity details for millions of users to be obtained by darknet participants or state-sponsored cyberhackers.
According to IDC, by 2021, more than 35% of enterprise IT operations spend in APeJ will be consumption-based, with public cloud platforms becoming the preferred option for enterprises thanks to its ease of management and lower costs. Meanwhile, many businesses are capitalizing on private cloud to enjoy benefits like better security, regulatory compliance and scalability, especially those who want to securely integrate their in-house software applications into the cloud.
Can you really compare network speed with network bandwidth? Though interrelated, they are two very different things. While network speed measures the transfer rate of data from a source system to a destination system, network bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred per second (“the size of the pipe”). Combine the two, and you have what is known as network throughput.
Ask anyone where they think the financial capitals of the world are, and nine times out of ten, the answer will be New York, London and Tokyo. Those who are following the markets closely or want to be more precise might include other cities like Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. But Atlanta, Georgia isn’t likely to make anyone’s list of top digital payment powerhouses.
Regulatory changes mandated by the European Union aim to give consumers choice, transparency and data control. But the prospect of open banking—which requires sharing customer data via open APIs with competitors such as other traditional banks, online-only challenger banks, financial services aggregators and potentially retailers—may give those in traditional banking pause.