Yesterday’s Oracle CloudWorld in New York City covered everything from managing data with the world’s 1st autonomous database and humanizing customer experiences, to connecting and extending on-premises and cloud applications. In his keynote speech at the event, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, told the audience that by 2020, more than half of all enterprise data will be managed autonomously, and will also be more secure. Hurd also said that 90% of all enterprise applications will feature integrated artificial intelligence capabilities.
Business application giant SAP® has transformed more than 345,000 companies throughout the world in how they perform enterprise resource planning, customer relationship, product lifecycle, supply chain and database management. SAP is continuing its evolution by transforming itself into a world-class enterprise application cloud platform company with its SAP Cloud portfolio.
When the pundits predicted that the cloud would change everything about enterprise IT, they were dead right. Thanks to enhanced security, more and more companies are embracing cloud for mission critical operations like back-up, disaster recovery, business continuity and storage.
Today our deal with Verizon is final, making this one of the most momentous days in Equinix history. By adding 29 new facilities, we’ve expanded our global data center footprint by nearly 20%. And as significant as that expansion is to our business, it will have an even bigger impact on our customers worldwide.
Business and technology are rapidly evolving everywhere, and today’s business leaders must accelerate the time-to-value for the investments they are making in enterprise digital transformation.
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.
Enterprises need more points of engagement with more users, partners and providers across an ever-widening physical and logical footprint. These interconnected business models and services require secure, real-time data exchange across many participants.
Forward thinking organisations are recognizing the potential that cloud security vendors – some of them operating out of Equinix IBX data centres – can offer, on their own or in concert with other players.
We’ve seen significant growth in the Equinix Channel Partner Program since our launch in March 2015, and this year we’re building on that success with the creation of the first annual channel partner awards.
The newly launched Global Channel Partners Program enables vendors in the cloud and IT infrastructure industry to expand their businesses by reselling and referring Equinix services to a receptive enterprise market.