Today, the rise of mobile video streaming and rich content is pushing 4G technology to its limits, and now the Hong Kong government is already promoting and facilitating the development of 5G ahead of its planned launch in 2021.
According to IDC, by 2021, more than 35% of enterprise IT operations spend in APeJ will be consumption-based, with public cloud platforms becoming the preferred option for enterprises thanks to its ease of management and lower costs. Meanwhile, many businesses are capitalizing on private cloud to enjoy benefits like better security, regulatory compliance and scalability, especially those who want to securely integrate their in-house software applications into the cloud.
The promise of smart cities has been captivating the technology industry for more than a decade. The idea is simple – embed smart technology everywhere to make your city better and your citizens healthier, safer and more prosperous. While adoption has been slower in some regions, that has not been the case in Asia-Pacific (APAC).
AR is transforming the way different verticals work. With interconnection, the potential of AR can be fully unlocked to further enhance customer experience and offer more benefits to enterprises in the digital era.
Technology trends come and go. Some are successful while others fade away, but ultimately how can enterprises benefit from these technologies in today’s digital world? In this ‘Interconnection x Hot Tech’ blog series, we will examine the hottest technology trends in Asia-Pacific, and how their applications across different verticals is set to change the way we live. Today, let’s first explore the field of mobile communications and anticipated impact of 5G.
Cloud computing has unleashed a whole host of innovation, on-demand usage and collaboration options that companies are looking to take advantage of. However, ‘cloud’ is not a one-click panacea.
In Sydney we’re preparing for the launch of our eighth data center, named SY5 – a US$160 million (approximately A$224 million) investment for Equinix. In Perth, we’ve spent almost US$10 million (A$15 million) to expand our PE2 data center over the past year, while today in Melbourne we announced the development of ME2, an initial investment of US$84 million (approximately A$117 million).
The recent unveiling of the Greater Bay Area blueprint by China’s State Council has ignited lots of conversation across Asia-Pacific about the impact of emerging technologies, the entrance of new players and the importance of connectivity and expanded partnerships with existing providers to support the growth of technology in the South China region.
Seventeen years, seven Sydney-based International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) centers, and 45,000 square meters later, we’re preparing for the launch of our eighth data center in Sydney, named SY5 – a US$160 million (approximately A$224 million) investment for Equinix. It’s worth reflecting on how we got here and how things have changed thanks to our interconnection-led growth strategy.
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.