Networking for Nerds: Blockchain Technologies

The major difference between the public and private blockchain is the consensus mechanism. In public blockchain, you do not trust any of the other members, so the amount of computation overhead that is involved in verifying or validating every transaction is quite high and time consuming. Whereas in a private blockchain there’s usually a greater amount of permission-based trust involved, so you can use simpler and faster consensus algorithms.

The Equinix Blog 2017: A Year in Review

Another exciting and strong year for Equinix is in the books!  It's been our honor inside the Equinix blog team to bring you all the latest news, analysis and insights throughout 2017.   As we wind down the year, we'd like to take a look back at some highli

How Carriers and Service Providers Can Expand Global Presence and Reach

The new inter-metro connectivity will be delivered through the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ (ECX), which has been renamed the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ Fabric (ECX Fabric). It will leverage the software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities currently built into ECX to enable any customer to dynamically connect its own infrastructure across Equinix locations or connect to any other customer on the Equinix global platform, regardless of location

Scaling Digital Business: Making “Everywhere, Everyone and Everything” a Reality

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.

Equinix SmartKey™ Beta Program Tests the Industry’s First SGX based Hardware Security Module-as-a-Service Powered by Fortanix

Today, we are announcing the launch of the Equinix SmartKey™ public beta program for the industry’s first HSM-as-a-Service, powered by Fortanix, based on Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX), a technology for application developers who are seeking to protect application code and data from disclosure or modification.

Mini-Data Center Trend Seems Terrifying!

Equinix has always been committed to careful, steady global expansion, though we’ve traditionally focused on larger facilities and metros. But today, we’re announcing that Equinix has taken a “Frankenstein” approach and embraced the mini-data center at the edge trend in a big way, together with our well-known data center protection capabilities!

12 Amazing Photos of DC12 in Washington D.C.

Our latest state-of-the-art IBX data center, DC12 just outside Washington D.C., is officially open for business!  Check out these 12 amazing from inside and outside our facility.  Enjoy!

Why Interconnection Is Booming in the U.S.

As the birthplace of the internet, it is no surprise that the United States (U.S.) leads the world in Interconnection, which enables the direct, private traffic exchange between businesses. You can see how this is playing out today with Interconnection hubs like our Ashburn campus in Northern Virginia that hosts the country’s largest concentration of network participants and is rapidly becoming a hotbed for most of the world’s internet traffic.

Multicloud VoIP Customer Contact Management from Ontario Systems

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

Is Interconnection Maturity the Key to Scaling Digital Business?

The Global Interconnection Index provides insights into the trends driving the massive need for Interconnection created by digital transformation and projects how Interconnection is increasingly growing in response to those trends worldwide.