The data center landscape is undergoing radical changes. To compete in this rapidly evolving digital economy, organizations are moving workloads to the cloud, tapping into ecosystems of partners and leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver faster and better digital experiences. These trends are reshaping the underlying infrastructure. No longer centralized, data centers are rapidly becoming distributed and intelligent to manage these increasingly complex workloads.
Today, we are announcing the purchase of a new facility in Hamburg (HH1) that will enable us to serve the digital business needs of businesses in the northern part of the country. This will expand our reach to a number of new customers - including many multinationals - in Germany’s already thriving financial services, manufacturing, transportation, gaming, healthcare and retail industries.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has come a long way since it was first launched in New York in 1967. With 200 exhibitors attracting 17,500 attendees, the big news of the day back then was pocket radios and televisions with integrated circuits.i Fast forward to 2019, and a lot has changed.
While Equinix has a remarkable track record of innovation, customer-centricity, operational excellence and 63 consecutive quarters of growth, we – like any company with ambition in a disruptive age – will need to continuously strive to evolve.
Building the products and services that sit at the heartbeat of a company’s value is exciting business. The teams that undertake product development in a digital world are typically enamored with technology, tuned into market trends, and driven to push the boundaries of what’s possible.
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.
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.
The report points out that adapting to this new world of digital applications and data-driven insights requires flexible and reliable technology infrastructure. This is the key to realizing the true potential of digital initiatives but this is where most enterprise networks fall short. They’re simply not able to guarantee the required levels of availability, performance or security.
Between 2017-2021, the GXI projects a 48% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in Interconnection Bandwidth, the total capacity provisioned to privately and directly exchange traffic with a diverse set of participants at distributed IT exchange points. Europe is expected to contribute 23% of installed Interconnection Bandwidth capacity globally by 2021, an estimated 1,921 Terabits per second (Tbps).
Twelve years after our founding, on my very first day at Equinix in April 2010, we had just closed a major acquisition, giving us a footprint about three times the size of our largest U.S. competitor. At that time, this positioned the company for an unprecedented phase of growth and transformation.