Cloud has gone mainstream. No longer a tactical solution in the experimentation phase, cloud is a core business enabler, providing improved agility and speed to market, faster innovation, scalability, enhanced productivity and cost optimization.
The edge is where it’s all happening in today’s digital world. It’s where distributed people and things moving around the globe come together via a variety of interconnected devices. At Equinix, we see the evolving edge taking clearer shape as businesses create new applications and business models that integrate the physical and virtual worlds on our global interconnection platform.
Retail is not just another legacy 20th Century market sector succumbing to mobile- and web-based transactions. According to a 2017 Accenture report, “Painting the Digital Future of Retail and Consumer Goods Companies,” retail is undergoing massive digital transformation, blending e-commerce, big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud to deliver an omnichannel customer experience unmatched by online shopping alone
Communications, network and cloud service providers have assumed much of this responsibility and make it easy for enterprises to take advantage of the latest network capabilities. Providers like Equinix play a major role in enabling enterprises to connect globally and manage network resources and interconnection far more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before.
Long gone are the days when there was a single, siloed approach to producing content and distributing the finished product to consumers and enterprises. Now production and distribution companies and workflows are digitally transforming the way they do business through the utilization of new, efficient content creation and content distribution digital platforms based upon private Interconnection
Connected cars have captured the imagination of consumers, car manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. And no place showcases the innovations in connected vehicles and smart transportation like the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is being held in Detroit this week. The NAIAS Automobili-D Symposium focuses on the following trends where mobile connectivity is table stakes in this fast moving market: connected car, autonomous driving, emobility and mobility services, and smart cities.
Following hot on the heels of our expansion plan for our fourth International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Singapore - SG4, I am thrilled to share some more exciting news. We are entering into a whole new market - South Korea - with a new IBX data center in Seoul, scheduled to open in Q3 2019.
The data center landscape is undergoing radical changes. To compete in this rapidly evolving digital economy, organizations are moving workloads to the cloud, tapping into ecosystems of partners and leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver faster and better digital experiences. These trends are reshaping the underlying infrastructure. No longer centralized, data centers are rapidly becoming distributed and intelligent to manage these increasingly complex workloads.
Today, we are announcing the purchase of a new facility in Hamburg (HH1) that will enable us to serve the digital business needs of businesses in the northern part of the country. This will expand our reach to a number of new customers - including many multinationals - in Germany’s already thriving financial services, manufacturing, transportation, gaming, healthcare and retail industries.
While Equinix has a remarkable track record of innovation, customer-centricity, operational excellence and 63 consecutive quarters of growth, we – like any company with ambition in a disruptive age – will need to continuously strive to evolve.