The second annual Global Interconnection Index (the GXI), a market study published by Equinix, projects Interconnection Bandwidth will grow at a 98% CAGR between 2017 and 2021.[ii] One of the key factors driving this bandwidth increase is the rise of multicloud and hybrid cloud infrastructures, which spur a greater demand for private interconnection between businesses and the Cloud and IT Provider ecosystem.
Encryption has been the primary mechanism to protect data since public key encryption was invented in 1976. Encryption does not allow data to be “seen,” and generally applies to three data states: “in transit” data moving between different places, “at rest” data on disk and “in memory” data currently being processed on a system.
While public blockchain networks, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, capture many daily headlines, looking back at 2018, private blockchain networks made headway and could prove to be a game changer in financial services, supply chain, government and healthcare industries.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around since the 1950s, but it has recently grown into a real force in the digital transformation of businesses and our personal lives. From digital twins that create “living” digital simulation models of physical things (e.g., avatars for airplanes, cars, etc.) to voice recognition applications in smartphones and home assistants, machines are busy learning all there is to know about us and our world.
Cisco estimates that 5G connections will grow more than 1,000 percent, from 2.3 million in 2020 to over 25 million in 2021, mainly with edge devices, and is expected to drive very high traffic volumes — 4.7 times more than the average 4G connection by 2021.
And as business and technology leaders move closer to another year of high stakes digital transformations and the big IT decisions that power them, we’re taking a closer look at the technologies that will make the biggest digital business impact in 2019.