A change as fundamental as the shift to software-defined networking infrastructures doesn’t just happen in a moment. But it is happening now. Software-defined networking (SDN) is at the core of many virtualized network infrastructures and has gone through a lot of maturing to become a mainstream technology.
With the ability to gather data at every point in the media supply chain, it is essential that MEA businesses can process this data in real time so that they can gain insights into their operations, markets and customers. Private Interconnection – the deployment of IT traffic exchange points integrating direct private connections among counterparties, hosted in carrier-neutral data centre campuses, with distributed IT components colocated – is a key enabler of this.
GDPR passed the EU Parliament in April 2016, and it goes into effect at the end of May this year. Enterprises everywhere are in the middle of figuring out its implications. At Equinix, we know there are lots of questions, and we have prepared some answers to highlight how Equinix is approaching its own GDPR compliance and how we can help customers and partners be ready when GDPR is enacted.
As part of our Cloud Conversation series we speak with Nesta’s Eddie Copeland. Nesta is a global innovation foundation that supports new ideas designed to tackle the big challenges of our time. Eddie is Nesta's Director of Government Innovation, responsible for leading projects concerning city data analytics, behavioural insights, digital government, and digital democracy. He is an advocate of government and public sector organisations making smarter use of people, data and technology to deliver more and better with less.
Connected cars use vast amounts of data. In just one hour, a connected car will upload 25 GB/data to the cloud – exceeding the storage capacity of most modern smartphones and equaling roughly 12 HD films. In total, around 4,000 GB/data will be used a day. To put this in context, a smart hospital will use around 3,000 GB.
Scale or Fail: Manufacturing Companies Must Leverage Cloud Computing and Interconnection to Succeed in a Digital World
For manufacturing companies, surviving and thriving is no longer a case of simply optimising costs or reducing waste. Thanks to an industry-wide push for lean manufacturing spearheaded by top manufacturers such as General Motors and Toyota, most industry players are operating in an incredibly efficient way. If companies really want to succeed, they need to focus their efforts on another important piece of the puzzle: digital transformation.
The Index points to various trends spurring Interconnection growth in Europe, including data sovereignty and the need for firms to exchange data with each other in-region. And it cites the evolution of the European public peering model, which is moving toward more private direct connection.
LD10 enables our customers to operate on an expanded global platform to process, store and distribute larger volumes of latency-sensitive data and applications at the digital edge, in closer proximity to end-users and local markets.
A multi-IX model that has proximity, low-latency and a high quality of experience in mind will need to be established, such as regional peering. Regional peering satisfies proximity demands between ISPs and their customers. It also creates even greater resilience in service delivery.
The importance of digital infrastructure connectivity in the UK continues to be a hot topic on the news agenda. Acknowledging its growing demand, the Government’s Connection Voucher scheme, published on 1 March 2017 has helped connect over 42,000 businesses by providing access to superfast broadband.