Equinix’s MI1 facility, one of the densest colocation sites in the southern United States, is right in the center of that hub, creating rich opportunities for companies in the southern North American, LATAM and Caribbean markets and earning its title as the Network Access Point of the Americas (NAP). Now, MI1 is offering access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for new growth opportunities for North and South American businesses.
Equinix wants to be an important part of the Finnish story also in the future. Our role is to offer freedom of choice for Finnish companies. Modern, interconnected digital business requires low latency connections to the world’s mega hubs of business, and that is what we provide.
Blockchain is one of those exciting innovative technologies that plays right into the Equinix DNA. We see a clear path on how Equinix will contribute to its successful adoption and deployment by enabling the global reach of blockchain systems, interconnecting blockchain supplier and consumer ecosystems, and integrating new blockchain technologies with existing legacy infrastructures.
We saw that we needed to transform our data warehousing management and back office systems from an on-premises IT model to a more high-performance, secure, scalable and reliable hybrid IT (on-premises and cloud) infrastructure. In addition, we needed to cost-efficiently tie eight remote sites into this new hybrid IT infrastructure.
Equinix not only provides a vast number of Google Cloud Interconnection options, but we also offer direct and on-demand access to Google Cloud services on a global scale. With dedicated interconnection services to GCP in 19 metros worldwide, we’re making it easier for customers to consume Google Cloud services from anywhere.
Virtualization has made it possible to separate the software functionality of all those boxes from the specific appliance-type hardware in which it resides. Network functions virtualization (NFV) software can replicate an appliance’s function in a more cost-effective commodity server, which is easy to obtain and deploy and can hold the software for numerous functions at once. People like the improved simplicity, cost, agility and speed that comes with this change.
The job before infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders everywhere is “digital transformation” not “digital incrementalism,” and we believe Gartner recognizes the wholesale nature of the move to digital in an insightful new report.
The Infomart acquisition means every one of our customers will be able to grow with Equinix in Dallas, confident that the industry ecosystems they rely on will always be a cross connect away. The Infomart allows us to enable Dallas as a rich campus environment, where we’ll be ready to meet our customers’ diverse interconnection and colocation needs well into the future.
All these innovations make France a destination of choice for digital businesses that want to establish themselves in a vendor-neutral colocation data center facility at the digital edge, regardless of industry. Digital businesses need a vendor-agnostic, multi-tenant data center provider that delivers world-class interconnection solutions, which open-up access to state-of the-art French digital infrastructure, global business ecosystems, personal and data security controls, and renewable energy resources.
Finland has now started to plan a new fast connection to Asia. The Arctic Connect project, also dubbed as “The Northern Silk Road”, would utilize the Northeast Passage. It’s a waterway that goes along the Arctic coast of Northern Russia, slips through the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska, and reaches the teeming coastal metropolises of China and Japa