A key part of DCOI has been identifying viable commercial alternatives to traditional federally built, owned and operated facilities. These facilities often succumb to capacity constraints, spiraling OPEX/CAPEX expenditures and stifled innovation. However, innovation is critical to keeping pace with new technologies that can often translate into enhanced operational efficiency, enhanced security, cost avoidance and many of other features integral to mission execution.
My colleagues and I here at Equinix have recently witnessed a significant uptick in both interest and practical application of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions while leveraging Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA)™ best practices on our global interconnection and data center platform
We at Equinix — the world’s largest interconnection platform provider — have made some key observations over the past several years, particularly relating to the evolving strategy of deploying wide area network infrastructures. The following provides a narrative for the illustration below, with emphasis on two sharply different methodologies in play from both the past and present.
Complimentary technologies like Network Function Virtualization (NFV) that decouple traditional network devices from physical boxes and virtualize them, i.e. firewalls, load balancers, intrusion detection devices, WAN accelerators, etc. provide a platform more conducive to dynamically consumable services.
Participation in the digital economy implies a number of paradigm shifts, but one in particular stipulates that organizations must, in simple terms, rapidly and continuously develop and deploy applications and data (the new currency of the digital economy) that enable a fluid and fruitful exchange with partners and/or consumers.
“Collaborative communities” harness the power of proximity not only to meet the demands of the digital economy, but to exceed them.