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.
Gartner’s report “The Edge Manifesto: Digital Business, Rich Media, Latency Sensitivity and the Use of Distributed Data Centers” by analyst Bob Gill, underscores the critical and growing need for distributing IT resources and services to the edge of a company’s network, closer to user populations.
Each player in a financial services ecosystem is dealing with specific workloads with their own set of characteristics. For example, high frequency traders are like sprinters, creating short bursts of trading traffic within a single day, while capital investors are more like marathoners, generating trading traffic at a steady pace over years.
Data and application workload traffic is increasingly congregating around an enterprise’s digital edge, where there is a high density of commerce, people and digital ecosystems.
One of the most critical factors to consider before enterprises undergo a digital transformation journey – one that involves the consolidation of their data center assets – is how to build an Interconnection strategy. This enables them to build business capabilities around their partner ecosystems to deliver services to their users and end-customers.
Vendor-neutral, colocation data centers are playing a major role in enterprise digital transformations, as enterprises switch to distributed architectures that enable them to get closer to dispersed markets and users at the digital edge, for secure, lower-latency connectivity.
What Is Interconnection? What Companies Need to Know About Interconnection to Succeed at Digital Business
Interconnection is the deployment of IT traffic exchange points that integrate direct, private connections between counterparties. Interconnection is best achieved hosted in carrier-neutral data center campuses, where distributed IT components are colocated.
Equinix expands continuously and carefully – to give customers the most choice of what markets they can deploy in. Our expansion activity in EMEA in the first half of 2017 is more proof of how committed we are to this strategy.
To respond to an evolving digital landscape, business and IT need to transform from siloed and fixed architectures to integrated and dynamic. Rather than taking everything back into core systems to be processed, organizations need to push out some of their applications and data to the network edge, and create an environment in which the data handshake is intelligent, seamless and highly available.
Microservices are an interesting and increasingly popular approach to the modularization of an application. However, they are not suitable for every application use case. It’s important to consider how microservices interact and interconnect with each other and other services, such as the cloud.