Valued at $103 billion in the U.S., the oil and gas industry is also one of the early adopters of the Internet of Things (IoT). Oil and gas companies combine the IoT, machine learning and the cloud for greater management of remote facilities and tank collection sites so they can act in real-time as safety and regulatory issues arise.
While digital creates new possibilities across all industries, it also poses a big challenge to traditional IT models. The very nature of the distributed, dynamic and virtualized infrastructure required to conduct digital business flies in the face of the centralized, manual, physical IT architecture most enterprises have relied on for years.
All technology companies focus on the future, but as the interconnection junction between network providers, cloud providers and the enterprise, Equinix has a unique perspective on IT trends and where things are headed. We also work daily to discern where and how our 9,500-plus customers will need to access the interconnection and data center solutions and services we know they’ll need to grow. This all gives us uncommon industry insight and helps inform our annual predictions.
We wanted to establish a high-performance NPS-as-a-Service infrastructure solution in the U.S., with the same fast and secure access to NetApp and our cloud partners from which our Australia customer base benefits. At the same time, we wanted to reduce the high cost of storage for ourselves and our customers and increase their QoE.
Historically, increasing volumes of large scale datasets - petabytes and above - have been concentrated in centralized corporate data centers which can create data concentration risk. However, the complexities of these environments and the interactions between data, people, systems, applications, analytics and clouds that lie outside of these data centers can have a detrimental impact on performance and quality.
An interconnection-first IT architecture designed for the digital edge gives retailers speed, unprecedented command over reams of consumer data, and the flexibility to instantly reach partners and markets globally. This is how they can grab the attention of shoppers who now have a world of alternatives at their fingertips.
Data is increasingly becoming the currency of the global digital economy. And, it is the direct, private data exchange between and among businesses that is driving global economic growth. For enterprises to monetize their data and extract the most value from it, they must re-think their data architectures to find the best ways to aggregate, exchange and manage data at the edge—and at scale.
Ontario Systems is the leader in the U.S. accounts receivable (AR) software market, supporting collections across the accounts receivable management, healthcare and government sectors. As you might expect, high-quality, real-time consumer and patient contact is a key element of AR systems and customer satisfaction is the key goal
It's always inspiring to hear about a company’s digital successes. But it can be especially enlightening when you dig into the hard-won lessons that fueled those transformation triumphs. That's exactly what happened at last month’s Gartner Catalyst Conference in San Diego where our Chief Marketing Officer, Sara Baack, sat down with IT executives from Equinix customers Aon, Lincoln Financial, Devon Energy and Smithfield Foods to discuss their bold moves to accelerate digital business transformation through Interconnection and what they've learned along the way.
Proximity is the answer because it shortens the distance between your data and what it needs to connect with. It gives you the power to integrate data across disparate sources, resources, and analytics in real time. That translates into faster data access, a better user experience, and more valuable insights.