How Interconnection Increased Global Data Flows by 45X: McKinsey Reveals the Digitally Interconnected Global Economy
Enterprises worldwide are facing a massive wave of digital disruption that’s causing them to rethink their current business and IT deployment models. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) sums up the situation well, describing the meteoric rise of what it calls the “digitally interconnected global economy."
Recent advances in cloud platform user interfaces and documentation has made it easier than ever for enterprises to adopt cloud platforms and migrate workloads to them. We see more and more companies who have had a fantastic experience creating a proof-of-concept (POC) cloud environment and then quickly morphing it into their production cloud environment.
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We tackle a common point of confusion: A lot of organizations think they’re running a private cloud, when what they’re really running is just a virtualized data center.
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The digitization of the global economy is hugely disruptive for businesses, but it also comes with big opportunities for any company that knows how to seize them, and Equinix is built to help them do that.
The table has seen some interesting changes, with Hong Kong edging over Japan as the top CRI player and Singapore surging into second place. As the Association’s Chairman said, the results put Asia in a very strong position to lead the next wave of global innovation and technology applications. In fact, he believes that the region is poised to outperform the rest of the world and lead the world into the digital age, driven by cloud computing technologies.
A new trend, “serverless computing,” takes application development up another abstraction notch. Serverless computing isn’t really serverless: Programming functions still have to run on server and storage hardware. The term “serverless” means that developers or DevOps teams no longer have to worry about what and how much server compute and storage to provision and manage for their application development, deployment and scalability.
The success of the cloud can be attributed to its agility, on-demand provisioning and scalability. However, a secure, stable and high-performing cloud environment is a prerequisite for successful deployment.
Cloud-based shadow IT made a rapid early ascent. In 2014, Gartner predicted that by the end of the decade 90% of technology will be procured outside of IT. However, in a more recent prediction, Gartner estimates shadow IT management will account for only a little more than a third of total IT expenditures in 2016.