Clouds at the Digital Edge: Making the most out of digital IT with multi-cloud connectivity

By mixing and matching your company's business needs to the best cloud services, you have the opportunity to create a more agile, flexible and scalable IT service delivery infrastructure that better supports your organization's digital business goals. But are you making the most out of this new dynamic, digital environment?

Be Ready: DDoS Attacks Like You’ve Never Seen Are Coming

In September, a series of attacks included an assault on the French web hosting company OVH that reached a once inconceivable 1.1 terabits per second. And the very next month, an attack on the web infrastructure provider Dyn topped that, reportedly hitting 1.2 terabits per second.

How to Converse in Cloud: Cloud Balancing

We examine “cloud balancing.” As with many cloud technologies, cloud balancing not only changes the nature of traditional load balancing, it changes the whole way applications are delivered to end users.

AWS Direct Connect Global Expansion Increases Performance and Security, Lowers Costs

AWS Direct Connect is now available at Equinix in 13 global markets, and most recently, providing access to two separate regions (Dublin and London) out of our London-based LD4, LD5 and LD6 data centers.

5 Pivotal Trends Emerging from PTC 2017

I always look forward to attending Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) conferences because they’re excellent bellwethers of things to come, and not just in the networking industry, but all that networking touches. In this increasingly interconnected world, that includes just about everything.

Software-Defined Infrastructure and Advanced Networking Expand: 2017 Connected Enterprise Prediction #6

Going forward, the next generation IT infrastructure ̶ compute, storage, network and data centers ̶ will be open source-based, leveraging standards developed by organizations such as the Open Networking Forum and the Open Compute Project.

What’s Driving the Industrial Internet? The IoT and Interconnection

This week, we announced Equinix’s participation in the IIC. Our objective is to help further the ability of suppliers and consumers of IoT solutions to accelerate development, adoption, and widespread use of interconnected machines and devices between intelligent analytics systems and people.

How to Converse in Cloud: Are Containers the Next Atomic Unit of Computing?

Among the enterprises surveyed in the RightScale “2016 State of the Cloud” report, containers are picking up steam. Open source container pioneer Docker, doubled its current installed base to 29% year-over-year, with another 38% of enterprises saying they plan to use it in the future. Cloud giants Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform have also entered the market offering container services based on open source tools, including Docker, DC/OS or Kubernetes.

4 Lessons Learned From Moving to Hybrid IT

Here are four lessons learned from working with customers to help them develop and deploy hybrid IT infrastructures.

Why Hire a Cloud Services Broker?

Establishing a point of presence with a vendor-neutral, colocation and interconnection provider such as Equinix can be a valuable boost to a CSB’s business. We are home to vibrant ecosystems of cloud and network providers and CSBs that support this exploding “cloud services utility” market.