NFV and the Evolving Role of the Network Architect

Network architects now assume greater responsibility for understanding the business requirements and translating them into the appropriate network design, using hardware and software to deliver the required reliability, security and performance.

Emerging Dynamics offers Cyber Defense through Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric

One of the organizations that rely on interconnection for the highest level of security imaginable is Emerging Dynamics (EMDYN). This European cyber defense specialist now offers cyber and intelligence solutions and military-grade encryption solutions from one of Equinix Cloud Exchange FabricTM (ECX FabricTM) locations in Amsterdam.

The Future of Payments is Instant, Open and Everywhere

Today, there are an overwhelming number of ways to pay. The market for mobile wallets is a crowded field, with large companies such as Alibaba, Google, Samsung and WeChat offering similar services. In addition, a number of banks have introduced their own mobile payment services such as PayMe, the peer-to-peer payments service from HSBC.

Intercloud Connectivity Enhances Application Performance

For decades network engineers and architects have been designing on-premises WANs to the point where they can now practically do it in their sleep. Determine the topology, select the network hardware, procure it, install it and configure it to connect end-users with applications. A repeatable and predictable process, even if it takes weeks to go from design to full implementation.

How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek: BC/DR

Direct and secure private interconnection between BC/DR sites is needed to achieve high availability and lower RTO/RPO objectives. With Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™), a business can build geo-diverse, resilient software-defined interconnection to cloud services, minimizing downtime or service disruptions.

Gartner Catalyst 2019 Focus: Pushing Your Digital Advantage

When companies become digital ready, they gain a number of advantages that empower them to do things they never thought possible. Being digital ready means you can exponentially increase the volume, variety and velocity of data processing, and scale whenever and wherever you need to globally. Being digital ready means that you can be proactive—rather than reactive—to change, no matter what form it takes. It also means leveraging more cost-effective OPEX rather than CAPEX to take your business anywhere in the world it needs to be and contribute to a flourishing global digital economy.

4 Examples of Smart City Innovations in the U.S. and Canada

With the U.S. and Canada being such accelerators for tech innovation, as you might expect the Americas region as a whole is projected to reach 32% of the global smart cities information and communication technologies (ICT) spend by 2023, or $60.6 billion, according to the IDC.

Games and interconnection – What do they have to do with each other?

In the gaming industry and other segments that use cloud-based solutions, interconnection-oriented architecture is shifting the business model of companies.

Why Global Commerce Demands Agile Network Architectures

As global value chains become more knowledge-intensive, they’ve spawned an increase in cross-border bandwidth usage. Volume 2 of the Global Interconnection Index Report, a market study published by Equinix, projects interconnection bandwidth global growth of 48% CAGR. Efficient planning, implementation and management of these networks and interconnections is critical to the success of global services.

Accelerating Interconnection in the Country of Innovation: Japan

Today, we have a total of 13 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in Japan, two in Osaka and 11 in Tokyo, including the newly announced TY11 in Tokyo, which is also our largest to date in Japan. So, what has made Japan such an attractive and important market to us?