With an NFV strategy, enterprises can deploy common x86 virtualization hardware that is ready to run a host of different Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)—software appliances deployed on NFV infrastructure.
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.
Software-Defined Infrastructure and Advanced Networking Expand: 2017 Connected Enterprise Prediction #6
Going forward, the next generation IT infrastructure ̶ compute, storage, network and data centers ̶ will be open source-based, leveraging standards developed by organizations such as the Open Networking Forum and the Open Compute Project.
Over the last decade, telecom carriers and media content providers have been finding synergy between their individual markets. As increasing numbers of global consumers demand more media content, the more network bandwidth is required to increase the quality of their media consumption and interactive experiences.
Equinix’s latest Internet Exchange was established this fall in Helsinki, Finland, and will open for business in Q1 2017. Finland is an excellent location for many reasons.
Equinix announced this week that we’re working with Facebook and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to test Facebook’s Voyager switches inside two of our Silicon Valley data centers. This is a big step in important industry research, which could lead to networking innovations that will carry enterprises into the future.
For those of us immersed in the digital payments industry, how people pay for things is often far more intriguing than what they’re actually buying. And it just keeps getting more interesting.
With the digitalization of the global economy, new data sources such as HD video and the Internet of Things are significantly increasing the amounts of data being transported globally.
SY4 is a significant investment from Equinix, and a significant investment for the state of New South Wales. Australia is, and will continue to be, an important market for us because local businesses are innovating as fast as some of the biggest players in the world.
How Interconnection Increased Global Data Flows by 45X: McKinsey Reveals the Digitally Interconnected Global Economy
Enterprises worldwide are facing a massive wave of digital disruption that’s causing them to rethink their current business and IT deployment models. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) sums up the situation well, describing the meteoric rise of what it calls the “digitally interconnected global economy."