Platform Equinix™ provides the ideal environment to test and build these processes, in collaboration with competitors and partners alike. Data sharing within this ecosystem translates into connected vehicle innovation, with insights shared between automotive players, technology providers, automotive suppliers and digital regulators amongst other
Cities around the world are facing enormous challenges as urbanization accelerates. Cities already consume the majority of the world’s energy, water and food, while producing most of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and waste. And, with over 90% of the world’s urban areas located near coastlines, cities are also vulnerable to climate change hazards such as hurricanes, storms and rising sea levels.i
Regulatory changes mandated by the European Union aim to give consumers choice, transparency and data control. But the prospect of open banking—which requires sharing customer data via open APIs with competitors such as other traditional banks, online-only challenger banks, financial services aggregators and potentially retailers—may give those in traditional banking pause.
The future is data-driven. Cisco predicts that by 2021, every person will have 3.5 connected devices generating 35 gigabytes of traffic per month. Business traffic is also expected to grow to more than 45 exabytes per month in the same time period.  People, machines and software are all contributing to an ever-growing volume of data sets that need to move both faster and on an increasingly distributed basis. If businesses are to compete in this data intensive era, they will need to move on from process-driven models and harness the power of data analytics instead. As a result, more and more companies are turning to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support their business.
The tide seems to be turning and digital disruption is sweeping through the remaining barriers to change, with new and developing technologies such as AI and machine learning transforming the day-to-day practice of law and the delivery of legal services.
According to the second annual Global Interconnection Index (GXI) published by Equinix, Interconnection Bandwidth – the total capacity provisioned to privately and directly exchange traffic with a diverse set of counterparties and providers at distributed IT exchange points inside carrier-neutral colocation centers, is set to outpace the growth of internet traffic by nearly two times and will be 10 times the volume by 2021.
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.
Two out of three Swedish CIOs think that interconnection will become increasingly important in the next three years, according to a local survey performed to support the Global Interconnection Index, Vol 2(the GXI) recently published by Equinix. The
Today, we are announcing the purchase of a new facility in Hamburg (HH1) that will enable us to serve the digital business needs of businesses in the northern part of the country. This will expand our reach to a number of new customers - including many multinationals - in Germany’s already thriving financial services, manufacturing, transportation, gaming, healthcare and retail industries.
Data center efficiency is about optimizing the physical world equipment to match the digital demand with the highest degree of accuracy possible. That means having the right number of servers, power, cooling needed to support demand in that location at that time. Predicting that demand across a distributed infrastructure will be far more challenging as the number of variables that impact it increase.