Microsoft Teams up with Equinix for Greater Cloud Data Security

Enterprises should consider a vendor-neutral HSM-as-a-Service that provides the protection and a service level agreement (SLA) to effectively support the “shared-responsibility” model between cloud providers and their customers.

When to Use a Direct Connect or a Virtual Connect…or Both

Interconnection enables the private and direct exchange of data traffic between counterparties and creates a platform for networking between organizational boundaries, and it is growing at a rapid rate. According to the Global Interconnection Index, a market study published by Equinix, by 2020 the global Interconnection Bandwidth capacity growth rate is expected to outpace traditional connectivity approaches by 2X (IP networks) and 10X (MPLS networks).

New AWS Routes Open Up in NAP

Equinix’s MI1 facility, one of the densest colocation sites in the southern United States, is right in the center of that hub, creating rich opportunities for companies in the southern North American, LATAM and Caribbean markets and earning its title as the Network Access Point of the Americas (NAP). Now, MI1 is offering access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for new growth opportunities for North and South American businesses.

Increase PII Security in the Cloud through Secure Key Generation & Management

Stored and accessible PII, which is broadly defined as any information that could be used to identify an individual, facilitates these transactions for all consumers. However, near-weekly reports of significant data breaches have raised concerns about the ability of retailers and other organizations to keep consumer records secure.

From the Ashes of the Corporate Data Center, A Place for IT Transformation Is Born

The enterprise owned-and-operated data center is on the endangered species list. But let’s not write any obituaries yet! Enterprises still have critical data center needs, but those needs are changing dramatically. Today, IT leaders are being called on to deliver high-performing, data-intensive, dynamic applications and IT services to users distributed globally.

Why IoT and Blockchain Are a Great Match

The same characteristics that make blockchain essential for cryptocurrencies are what make it so valuable for the IoT. Blockchain gives users confidence that sensitive and valuable data can fly around global networks and remain completely safe and unalterable. Blockchain enables trust. And it can be more efficient with interconnection.

How Did Colony Brands Transform Its Data Warehousing?

We saw that we needed to transform our data warehousing management and back office systems from an on-premises IT model to a more high-performance, secure, scalable and reliable hybrid IT (on-premises and cloud) infrastructure. In addition, we needed to cost-efficiently tie eight remote sites into this new hybrid IT infrastructure.

Quantum Computing is Heading for the Real World

The potential impact of quantum computing on technologies such as security and artificial intelligence will enable new applications and capabilities in the fields of healthcare and pharmaceuticals, financial services, aerospace and defense. However, a lot must happen in quantum computing development, with the methods in which quantum computers operate and communicate with each other, and how new quantum native algorithms get developed before any of its practical applications can see the light of day.

5 Things We Learned From Our Customers About Multicloud Security

You learn a lot from your customers, especially how they use your products and what they find useful. At least that is what we experienced during our Equinix SmartKey public beta trial with dozens of enterprise and service provider participants.

The Top Trends Affecting I&O Teams? Gartner Knows

Gartner is out with a new report that challenges infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to fundamentally rethink how they do their jobs. The report, “Top 2018 Trends Impacting Digital Infrastructure and Operations” by analyst David Cappuccio, argues that an updated mindset is essential to succeed in a digital age.