Hardware Security Module (HSM) vs. Key Management Service (KMS)

The cloud strategy you adopt—private, hybrid, public or multicloud—is a key factor in the decision as to which encryption key management strategy will work best for your enterprise. For best results, your key strategy should fit your long-term cloud strategy and should be applied consistently across your enterprise.

A Report from the Front Lines of Interconnection

The life of an Interconnection Specialist or Peering Lead at Equinix is busy at the best of times. However, as spring turns into summer, the good and the great of the network and content provider community are engaged in a frenzied criss-crossing of land and sea as they attend some of the most important interconnection events of the year, and we’re right alongside them.

How Government Goes All-In on the Cloud  

On the state level, cloud adoption is lagging. A full one-third of state government IT systems are at least 16 years old, according to the Center for Digital Government. Meanwhile, federal agencies are running out of time to incorporate the public clouds into their IT strategy.

Microsoft Teams up with Equinix for Greater Cloud Data Security

Enterprises should consider a vendor-neutral HSM-as-a-Service that provides the protection and a service level agreement (SLA) to effectively support the “shared-responsibility” model between cloud providers and their customers.

The Internet of Things and Expecting the Unexpected

The most eye-catching capabilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) tend to grab the most attention, like technology that reads a driver’s brain waves to deliver a more responsive ride. But when it comes to the IoT, lack of flash doesn’t mean lack of impact. Consider “IoT-enabled maintenance.”

Streaming Toward the Biggest World Cup Audience Ever

The 280 million people who streamed the last World Cup represented less than 9% of the total audience of 3.2 billion. But there are good reasons to believe that percentage is going to grow and push up the broader numbers, and one is that overall access to the internet and mobile devices is up substantially since 2014.

When to Use a Direct Connect or a Virtual Connect…or Both

Interconnection enables the private and direct exchange of data traffic between counterparties and creates a platform for networking between organizational boundaries, and it is growing at a rapid rate. According to the Global Interconnection Index, a market study published by Equinix, by 2020 the global Interconnection Bandwidth capacity growth rate is expected to outpace traditional connectivity approaches by 2X (IP networks) and 10X (MPLS networks).

How to Converse in Cloud: Blockchain Cloud

The emergence of blockchain cloud technology is no surprise. Blockchain distributed ledger solutions for secure transactional processing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and a number of other applications are ripe for major cloud brokers to provide a variety of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) offerings. But what is a blockchain cloud in relation to other types of cloud platforms?

The Future of IT: A Look at Blockchain and Quantum Computing

Innovation and great ideas can be instantly shared worldwide in the digital era, but even the most seamless electronic collaborations can’t replace the value of eye contact, a handshake and the chance to trade opinions and insights with respected peers face-to-face. That kind of information exchange is often inspiring, and Equinix and The Economic Council were looking to enable it when we recently partnered to host a delegation of German IT executives and members of the German and EU parliament in Silicon Valley.

New AWS Routes Open Up in NAP

Equinix’s MI1 facility, one of the densest colocation sites in the southern United States, is right in the center of that hub, creating rich opportunities for companies in the southern North American, LATAM and Caribbean markets and earning its title as the Network Access Point of the Americas (NAP). Now, MI1 is offering access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for new growth opportunities for North and South American businesses.