You should consider virtual connectivity solutions as the number of counterparties wanting to connect with your business increases. As more partners and customers consider you as part of their digital business supply chain, then you’ll need a scalable and dynamic software-defined interconnection solution that will support the increasing amounts of traffic that will be moving between you and these ecosystems.
Data is the lifeblood of every modern organization. Regardless of where a company may be in its own digital transformation journey, to operate successfully, today’s businesses need real-time access to insights about their revenues and costs, products, customers, partners, employees and more. That’s why enterprise databases are often considered the organizational crown jewels, and just a single minute of database downtime can cause widespread application outage and, eventually, translate into thousands of dollars of lost opportunity.
Many of our government customers are eager to get out of the “data center business” and return their full attention to serving the public interest. Evolving federal data center optimization initiatives and digital mandates are driving today’s government agencies toward data center modernization, but monolithic IT infrastructures are holding them back. A consistent interconnection and data center platform can be a catalyst to not only achieve today’s IT optimization metrics, but to gear up to meet tomorrow’s increasing public demand for critical information and services.
These game-changing results demonstrate the significant return on investment (ROI) distributing your IT architecture on a global interconnection and colocation platform like Equinix can deliver. It easily outweighs the overhead of managing multiple IT services or application instances in different locations and sets you up to achieve maximum digital business advantage.
We are proud to announce that Equinix will be joining an elite group of trusted partners who have been named at Microsoft Inspire as the inaugural members of the Microsoft Azure Networking MSP Program. Through this new Microsoft partner program, we will offer Microsoft Azure connectivity focused architecture consulting and optimized network planning, design and implementation services via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
Network architects have two options in deploying network services—network hardware and network functions virtualization (NFV). Time, topology and technical talent influence the deployment decision.
The way equipment is deployed is also critical, and cabling between the infrastructure and the equipment is a good indicator of the quality of the build. Structured cabling is essential to minimize costly downtime. Disorganized cabling creates inefficiencies and opportunities for error such as poor airflow that traps more heat, increased cooling costs, higher hardware failure rates and difficult troubleshooting which increases downtime.
Today, we are announcing an exciting new joint venture with GIC to develop and operate hyperscale data centers in Europe. For the past several years, an important trend has been the expansion of large-scale facilities to support the growth of hyperscale companies, including the world’s largest cloud service providers.
Equinix is pleased to be a launch partner for the new AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Program to offer the recently announced 1, 2, 5, and 10 Gbps AWS Direct Connect Hosted Connections, enabling our customers to scale high-speed, virtual interconnection to AWS in all Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) markets worldwide.
When one of these models also includes data on how the process (or thing) works and develops over time, it is a digital twin. For example, a digital twin of a smart building would include real-time environmental and operational data on energy use, temperature, humidity, occupancy, security incidents, maintenance needs, external weather patterns and more.