ServedBy the Net made its home base in Equinix’s Seattle data centers (SE2/SE3) and leveraged an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA™) strategy to begin its IaaS managed service expansion.
The fact that some IoT-based products might be silly can’t obscure the fact that many more have practical, sometimes lifesaving applications. And judging by projected investment in the IoT, the business world seems convinced the IoT will be transformational.
Change in information technology (IT) is good. It paves the way to innovation and invention. And the massive digital transformation that the world is now undergoing is changing the way we do business and how we will power the digital economy into the future.
Equinix has been connecting the world since our founding, but we’ve only focused on data traffic. Now, just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re expanding into romantic interconnection. And all our new offerings have been tested and proven by a group of volunteers who self-identified as terrified daters.
It’s worth distinguishing between virtual reality and augmented reality, which are often lumped together. Augmented reality overlays digital information on top of actual, physical surroundings (see Pokemon Go), while virtual reality immerses viewers in manufactured 3D surroundings. For this blog post, we’re focused on VR.
We’ve written extensively about enterprise applications moving to the cloud, but an interesting report from one of our partners, F5 Networks, offers insight into a related trend. The report, “The State of Application Delivery,” indicates that not only are applications moving to the cloud, but a myriad of app services are following them.
Consumer demand for a digital dimension to the traditional retail experience is forcing physical retailers to adapt or die. And even dedicated online retailers are facing challenges as the previously separate domains of electronic payments, mobile networks and the cloud are converging.
I always look forward to attending Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) conferences because they’re excellent bellwethers of things to come, and not just in the networking industry, but all that networking touches. In this increasingly interconnected world, that includes just about everything.
IDC defines digital transformation as the “process of creating value, growth and competitive advantage through new digital offerings, new digital business models and new digital business relationships.” One success criteria for digital transformation is to adopt an interconnection-first architecture that will enable you to de-centralize IT and networking and establish a more distributed, interconnected “digital edge.”
All indications are that 2016 was a watershed year in enterprise cloud computing growth. According to Synergy Research Services, cloud services markets are now growing three times faster than cloud infrastructure hardware and software.