As I celebrate today’s “Global Day of the Engineer,” I find myself reflecting on my 25 years working as a software engineer in Silicon Valley at Cisco, General Electric Digital and now Equinix. Over that time, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of some extremely dynamic and inventive global engineering organizations.
Equinix is establishing a new Innovation Research team, led by Dr. April Hood-Wink, to focus on advancing sustainable IT system design based on biomimicry principles. In one of their first projects, Equinix’s Innovation Research team is partnering with LaGrand University – known for their groundbreaking research into inter-tree communications – to test a new nature-inspired offering.
Water is essential to life. It covers 71% of the earth’s surface, mostly in seas and oceans, and it plays a vital role in the world economy. Many industries are dependent on water for production and trade, and it’s an important source of economic, social and human development.
Cloud computing has unleashed a whole host of innovation, on-demand usage and collaboration options that companies are looking to take advantage of. However, ‘cloud’ is not a one-click panacea.
The Equinix Partner Program is a rich ecosystem of top providers who help customers design and deploy optimal multicloud solutions—whether public, private or hybrid. Our partners collaborate with us to deliver integrated solutions, tailor-made to fit customer needs.
Data gravity boosts the value of your data, especially when analytics are applied. Larger volumes of data provide greater insight into and understanding of the sources that generate the data: customers, devices, machinery, vehicles, et cetera. Size matters: A database of ten million customers holds greater business value and potential for insight than a database of ten thousand customers.
Connecting to the cloud via a private interconnection can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. In this blog, we will simplify the solution by abstracting the individual components that are common to interconnecting to all major cloud service providers (CSPs).
Seventeen years, seven Sydney-based International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) centers, and 45,000 square meters later, we’re preparing for the launch of our eighth data center in Sydney, named SY5 – a US$160 million (approximately A$224 million) investment for Equinix. It’s worth reflecting on how we got here and how things have changed thanks to our interconnection-led growth strategy.
It is an exciting moment when our enterprise customers discover that with a single interconnection solution, Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™), they can advance both goals at once. With one move, they can optimize their network for distributed IT infrastructure and accelerate their hybrid cloud and multicloud deployments, with minimal complexity and cost.
Virtualization is now being applied to an increasing range of networking hardware. The functionality of purpose-built network hardware like routers, switches and firewalls is being replaced by network functions virtualization (NFV) architectures that run on commodity servers.