Today our deal with Verizon is final, making this one of the most momentous days in Equinix history. By adding 29 new facilities, we’ve expanded our global data center footprint by nearly 20%. And as significant as that expansion is to our business, it will have an even bigger impact on our customers worldwide.
Business and technology are rapidly evolving everywhere, and today’s business leaders must accelerate the time-to-value for the investments they are making in enterprise digital transformation.
Just this month, Equinix doubled our capacity in Brazil by opening SP3, our largest facility in Latin America. It’s also our third data center in São Paulo, to go along with two facilities in Rio de Janeiro. Check out this video to get a look inside SP3.
We’re watching VR closely at Equinix, because it doesn’t work without high-performance, low-latency interconnection, and that’s our thing. We figured a look at some key VR terms would make for a timely entry in our “How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek” series, which aims to bring clarity to trends and common terms in our business.
In partnership with other OCP members, Equinix is embarking on the journey to enable local OCP-based infrastructure integration, deployment and support in Equinix IBX data centers in key markets that we serve worldwide.
The term smart city could be a bit of a misnomer. A better description might be ‘intelligent interconnected’ city. I say that because the “smart” part is only possible when the different systems across the city can talk to each other – i.e. exchange data smoothly and seamlessly.
As the capabilities of digital technology have evolved, along with our expectations, the federal government has made several critical changes since 2008 in an effort to best manage and capitalize on it. That’s included establishing new leadership positions, mandates and priorities, as well as creating standards for technology adoption, operation and security.
The auto industry is gathering at the North American Auto Show in Detroit this week, after making a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. For years, we’ve been hearing about the car’s transformation to a “smartphone on four wheels,” and judging by what’s been on display in Detroit and Las Vegas, cars with the capabilities of a smartphone are the least of what’s ahead.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show that wrapped up in Las Vegas last week is widely known by its initials, CES, but Time.com suggests the 2017 version could easily have been known as “The IoT Show.” Why? “Just about any product shown will have some form of connectivity.”
There have been so many "as-a-service" offerings coming to the market that it is difficult to keep up. We’ll dive in here, but before we do, let’s start where it all bega