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.
We frequently see IT teams that own the Orchestration phase are not highly engaged in the Strategy and Business Model components. Nor are they empowered to align business units to cleanly execute the IT projects that deliver transformation—applications, IT systems, operating models, people and culture. We see this is a factor in the underperformance, or even failure, of many digital transformation initiatives.
We are enabling private and secure hybrid cloud interconnection to VMware Cloud on AWS via Platform Equinix®. Users can establish multiple virtual private connections between on-premises vSphere environments and VMware Cloud on AWS using AWS Direct Connect and the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™).
Together, Equinix and F5 Networks have delivered flexible, programmable technologies that create new hybrid IT environments without compromising on security or control. At the F5 Agility 2018 event in Boston, Equinix and F5 are promoting a new collaboration to deliver encryption key management as a service for hybrid/multicloud environments via the F5 BIG-IP as a Cloud Gateway and Equinix SmartKey™ key management solution by the end of this year.
An interconnected world that promotes connectivity and cooperation creates growth opportunities. In Asia-Pacific, the demand for connectivity is obviously growing. According to the Global Interconnection Index, published by Equinix, Interconnection Bandwidth in Asia-Pacific is expected to grow 46% per annum to reach 1,120 Tbps of installed capacity, approaching nearly a quarter (22%) of global traffic.
The careful global expansion we’ve undertaken for two decades is about being where our customers are taking their businesses. The products and services we introduce, from the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™to Equinix SmartKey™, are a direct response to what customers tell us they need. And when we think about the future, we’re not aiming to just keep up with our customers’ ambitions, we want to stay several steps ahead.
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.