By leveraging Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) on Platform Equinix®, which sits at the edge, adjacent to multiple carriers networks and cloud providers, this company can tap into telecommunication circuits from their carrier of choice, while at the same time, dynamically and simultaneously interconnecting to multiple cloud providers over high-speed, low-latency virtual private
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
My colleagues and I here at Equinix have recently witnessed a significant uptick in both interest and practical application of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions while leveraging Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA)™ best practices on our global interconnection and data center platform
By working closely with our customers to help them develop their digital edge strategies, we have identified four essential steps that, when combined, speed digital transformation and remove performance, cloud, security and data challenges at the edge.
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.
As 5G is capable of transmitting petabytes of data, it is more cost-effective for network operators when handling these large volumes of traffic to deploy centralized C-RANs, in addition to improving network performance via low-latency connections.
Networking for Nerds: Do You Know the Difference between IP Peering vs. IP Transit for Enterprise Internet Interconnection?
IP peering is a mutual exchange of data between two ISPs, and the amount of data exchanged is typically close to equal. The respective ISPs do not charge for this arrangement as both parties benefit equally — this is known as settlement-free, and it simply means that neither ISP will pay the other under an agreement. IP transit is when one entity pays another for the right to transit its upstream network. In this arrangement, one entity is
Digital transformation is flipping IT architectures inside out, as data and content move from the private, centralized cloud and on-premises data centers to public cloud services and SaaS providers, beyond an enterprise’s current edge. For digital businesses this means the boundary between the digital and physical worlds is blurring at the digital edge, where commerce, population centers and digital ecosystems meet.
In the heart of Miami sits one of the city’s most recognizable buildings, yet only a few people know what happens inside its 7-inch thick reinforced-concrete walls, or under the roof that supports three massive white radomes. We at Equinix simply call it “MI1.” But to rest of the world, it’s the "Network Access Point of the Americas," or “NAP” for short.
In this dynamic environment, people in the response flow can add an hour. When everything is constantly changing, and you’re continuously pivoting, how can you accurately plan or forecast your business or anticipate an event–the holy grail of digital business?