As the enterprise increasingly adopts cloud, more business-critical applications are moving into cloud environments, and high network performance needs to move there with them – service quality can’t be guaranteed without it. But how can companies ensure they can deliver it?
Microsoft is developing a well-rounded approach to giving its customers the intelligence they require to best manage and control Microsoft Azure and Office365 hybrid cloud platforms.
Equinix customers leveraged an “interconnection-first” strategy, based on an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA™), helped them achieve transformative digital business benefits and put three important takeaways into action.
By 2018, at least half of IT spending will be cloud based. So we thought that the second article in our “How to Converse in Cloud” series should tackle cloud terms widely used, but often misunderstood: public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud.
IT organizations can harness expert professional services and cloud deployment expertise under “one roof.” And they can access vendor-neutral cloud and network ecosystems that will help expedite cloud adoption while lowering risks and costs.
Many of the M&E companies we work with recognize that they need to transform their IT infrastructures and to make that happen, they need fast and secure access to the cloud. When they ask us how it can be done, we demonstrate how leveraging an Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA™) deployed on Platform Equinix™ can give them a safe, simple on-ramp to a wealth of cloud services and access to a rich ecosystem of M&E partners.
Today, we’re announcing new training and certification programs that will help our partners better educate their sales and technical staff on Equinix products and solutions and the unique value we can jointly bring to businesses worldwide. This means our partners will be more prepared to offer enterprise customers the best solutions to meet their evolving needs and accelerate their adoption of next-generation cloud, network and IT services. These solutions will be particularly attractive to enterprises as they look to become increasingly interconnected by embracing Interconnection Oriented Architectures (IOA™) to transform network efficiency, user experience, and cloud scalability.
Misha Tchernuhin has 28 years of experience in the telecommunications market, working with global enterprises, telecommunications (telecom) vendors and multiple network service providers (NSPs). In his free time, he likes to travel “history-rich” paths, skiing, researching and tasting wines, and following the F1 circuit and major soccer cups.
There’s no doubt the issues behind migrating big data to the cloud are as diverse and complex as big data itself. One is data portability among various data types/protocols, applications and analytics. Data latency, security and disaster recovery are other major concerns for enterprises. Another issue is where to put all of the data and how to interconnect to it.
Equinix Cloud Exchange to offer worldwide availability of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365
Enterprises can get direct connectivity to Office 365 that provides a combination of more predictable network performance, flexibility and improved reliability, as well as enhanced data privacy since ExpressRoute enables most Office 365 network traffic to avoid the public Internet.