Latin America (LATAM) is on the digital fast track. By the end of 2018, there were 82 million broadband customers, up from 78 million a year earlieri, and a recent survey of online habits ranked Brazil and Colombia among the top 5 countries in the world in terms of “screen time.”ii The same phenomenon that has swept the rest of the world – scores of people staring at their screens anywhere you go – is now sweeping across LATAM.
Technology trends come and go. Some are successful while others fade away, but ultimately how can enterprises benefit from these technologies in today’s digital world? In this ‘Interconnection x Hot Tech’ blog series, we will examine the hottest technology trends in Asia-Pacific, and how their applications across different verticals is set to change the way we live. Today, let’s first explore the field of mobile communications and anticipated impact of 5G.
Imagine having a miniature army of seasoned technicians watching over your data center infrastructure. These technicians are so experienced that they know when a piece of equipment is going to fault just by how it smells or sounds and can speed-dial you before an outage occurs.
The tide seems to be turning and digital disruption is sweeping through the remaining barriers to change, with new and developing technologies such as AI and machine learning transforming the day-to-day practice of law and the delivery of legal services.
Based on Equinix’s experience in providing encryption and connectivity services for globally distributed enterprises, we share three best practices—cloud-neutral encryption key management services, private connections and partner ecosystems—for securely managing content and media data/assets.
Equinix is excited to be a sponsor of Google Cloud Next '19, taking place April 9 - 11 at the Moscone Convention Center in beautiful San Francisco, California. You can find us on the show floor at booth #1449 where we'll have product demos and great giveaways going on daily.
For most, “analytics” represents a broad term, and rightfully so. As the prevailing winds of digital transformation continue to push interconnection to the digital edge, a plethora of real-time analytics requirements (and capabilities) have irreversibly raised the ante for immediately available insights on topics as far ranging as petroleum futures and retail purchasing trends to the depths of cyber security counter-intelligence.
According to the second annual Global Interconnection Index (GXI) published by Equinix, Interconnection Bandwidth – the total capacity provisioned to privately and directly exchange traffic with a diverse set of counterparties and providers at distributed IT exchange points inside carrier-neutral colocation centers, is set to outpace the growth of internet traffic by nearly two times and will be 10 times the volume by 2021.
Soccer is a national passion. Here in Brazil we are in the middle of the State Soccer Championships. In June, we will have Copa América and FIFA Women’s World Cup. In this context, it is important to review something that we have noticed in other sporting events: the user experience determines the success of any broadcaster or content producer.
What was physical is rapidly becoming digital, as every industry undergoes a digital transformation. Digital wallets, with details about your identity and your credit card information encrypted somewhere in the cloud, are replacing credit and debit cards, which have largely replaced printed currency and checks. Newspapers, magazines, music and movies are consumed digitally. Robotics eliminate manual assembly processes and deliver consistent quality at lower cost. The notion of driving a car may soon become as outdated as dialing a phone.