When the majority of branch office traffic was confined to an enterprise’s intranet boundary, network hardware (with extended procurement and implementation cycles) was installed in corporate data centers and branch offices to manage traffic. However, with most enterprise traffic now flowing between public clouds and the Internet, enterprises are seeking faster, more efficient means of establishing and managing secure connections between branch offices and cloud environments.
Today we launched a new generation of Network Edge services that will be a game changer for global businesses, equipping them to rapidly modernize their networks virtually on Platform Equinix®. With Network Edge, organizations can select, configure and connect virtual network services from industry-leading vendors like Cisco, Juniper and Palo Alto Networks at the edge in minutes—without additional space, power, hardware or equipment.
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 world is digitizing at an amazing pace as businesses shift to operating at the digital edge. The digital edge is anywhere you need to be to locally interconnect to everyone in your supply chain (e.g., employees, partners, customers). It is also where physical and virtual systems meet, and proximate interconnection with clouds, systems, applications, data and things is required to integrate everything that matters to your digital business.
Equinix has worked on digital transformations with its customers across various industries. One of our key findings across all this work is that too many of today’s enterprises are ignoring the realities of the physical world as they strive to design the next generation of digital-ready IT architectures.
The word ‘disruption’ certainly causes concern for those running established businesses. Yet if we put aside fear of uncertainty, we find digital ‘disruption’ brings with it far-increased business opportunities. Rather than abandoning original business principles, companies can use technology to build on them, bringing core values and past successes to the world’s digital economy stage.
Today, we are announcing that Google has selected Equinix for its Los Angeles cable landing station (CLS) supporting the Curie subsea cable system, scheduled to go live in 2019. The Curie subsea cable system will land directly at the Equinix LA4 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center located in El Segundo, Calif.
Cloud has gone mainstream. No longer a tactical solution in the experimentation phase, cloud is a core business enabler, providing improved agility and speed to market, faster innovation, scalability, enhanced productivity and cost optimization.
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.
In the Motiv SOC, all activities on the application and associated data are collected, analyzed and correlated in a centralized manner for its customers, so deviations can be recognized quickly and reported. Initially, the SOC service was mainly reactive, but Motiv is now focusing on real-time alerting to provide faster insights for customers to immediately analyze and solve potential security breaches.