Is Interconnection the Key to Unlocking the Future of Payments?

The recent unveiling of the Greater Bay Area blueprint by China’s State Council has ignited lots of conversation across Asia-Pacific about the impact of emerging technologies, the entrance of new players and the importance of connectivity and expanded partnerships with existing providers to support the growth of technology in the South China region.

The Information Economy Currency: Data

Residing on disks, in computer memory or transferred by wire or wireless, data increasingly drives global economies. Try going a day without internet access. How isolated do you feel when you’re out of cell-tower range? Your day is driven by data, and the value of data is defined by its context and usage.

Wealth Managers Need Interconnection To Protect Alt Data Advantage

The wealth management industry is facing a time of unprecedented change. Challenges such as shifting demographics, changing client expectations, automated advisory tools and ongoing regulatory demands are driving digital transformation and reshaping the competitive landscape.

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

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.

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.

Paving a Path to the Promise of 5G

Cisco estimates that 5G connections will grow more than 1,000 percent, from 2.3 million in 2020 to over 25 million in 2021, mainly with edge devices, and is expected to drive very high traffic volumes — 4.7 times more than the average 4G connection by 2021. 

5 IT Predictions for Digital Business in 2019

And as business and technology leaders move closer to another year of high stakes digital transformations and the big IT decisions that power them, we’re taking a closer look at the technologies that will make the biggest digital business impact in 2019.

Why Network Functions Virtualization Should be Part of Your Infrastructure Strategy

Networking has played a critical role in digital transformation, evolving from now-primitive centralized connections to today’s distributed software-defined networks (SDN). Software-defined networking, an approach to cloud computing, simplifies network management and configuration through programming to improve network performance and monitoring.

Global Interconnection Index Predicts Energy Sector Interconnection Is About to Take Off

The oil rigs, power plants and service stations of the energy and utility sector conjure up the heavy metal industry of the 20th century more than the digital future of the 21st. But, in fact, this sector is ripe for digital transformation and the power of Interconnection, according to the second annual Global Interconnection Index (the GXI).