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.
Equinix and Oracle® Showcase Strategy to Optimize Cloud Performance for Digital Business at Oracle OpenWorld
Walking the OpenWorld floor, it was clear that the enterprises and partner organizations gathered there were eager to realize Ellison’s vision. They are working to make digital transformations that will increase their operational efficiency, improve their customer experiences, grow their revenues and strengthen their competitive positions. But
Although public cloud service provider (CSP) outages are rare, they do happen, even to the best of CSPs. It is estimated that an extreme cyber incident that knocks a top CSP offline in the U.S. for three to six days would result in $15 billion worth of industry losses.
With people spending more than two-thirds of their time in meetings every day, today’s businesses are looking for a solution that will provide the best meeting experience while bringing together distributed teams. As teams become more connected, often now on mobile devices, they rely on a great video experience to build engagement, relationships and trust.