Together as one team, we have begun to make an indelible mark on the world. And we’ve done this by drawing from a truly global set of backgrounds, perspectives and values. This includes invaluable contributions from thousands of employees who live and work in a different country than where they were born.
The announced acquisition of these new data centers and customers will significantly increase the size and sophistication of our enterprise and government ecosystems. Our expanded footprint will offer our customers lower latency, reduced bandwidth costs and increased revenue.
Outside, many of our data centers are sleek and futuristic. Inside, the colors are vibrant and our lower-heat blue lighting gives off a dynamic vibe. You can see that in the shots below, from DC11 at our Ashburn campus outside Washington, D.C.
With huge volumes of information needing to be readily accessible to employees, customers, partners and auditors around the world, it is paramount that all organizations reconsider how they approach data security and protection when interconnecting to cloud environments.
The Summer Games open in Rio de Janeiro today, just two years after Rio hosted the World Cup. It’s an awesome time in a country that’s growing accustomed to big events. But the digital demands that come with these events aren’t something organizers can just sit back and rely on prior experience to handle. Because each time, they grow significantly.
By 2017, the number of interconnected enterprises in the U.S. will reach 95%, and our survey indicates Brazil and Canada won’t be far behind ̶ Brazil’s respondents expect to have 92% of their enterprises interconnected by 2017 and Canada’s respondents expect 88% to be interconnected as well.
2015 will be remembered at Equinix for our “Big Five,” the five new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers we opened worldwide to expand interconnection services for our customers. The new facilities span four continents and give our customers fast and secure access to our partners, customers and the markets they need to grow in an interconnected era.
On June 4th, 2015 Equinix opened the doors to NY6, our latest data center in the New York metro. Several hundred guests, VIPs, celebrities, media and customers joined in the opening day festivities at the top of The Refinery Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Check out the highlight reel and photos below!
Bob has over 20 years of experience in network architecture, engineering, implementation and operations. Before coming to Equinix as a GSA for the Americas East, he was a director of network engineering and operations at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where he was responsible for various infrastructure projects that supported both the AMEX and NYSE capital markets in lower Manhattan. Bob has four grown children and lives in East Patchogue, Long Island. He is an avid racquetball player and also enjoys playing guitar, motorcycling and sailing.
NY6 in Secaucus, N.J., is just the second Equinix data center in the U.S. that offers business suites, after DC10 in the Washington area. Each suite can fit the equivalent of 60 typical customer cabinets, and there’s flexibility to go bigger by using more than one suite. And the suites all come with the power backup, extensive security measures and other services available to every Equinix customer.