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?
By providing enterprise architects (or business technology officers) with a CEP platform pre-loaded with insights gleaned from the event processing network, as well as security, data and application services, CEP models can be defined that offer business operational views, backed by transparency, into areas of concern
The recent rise of artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) in the cloud — and related capabilities such as predictive analytics — has started to push DevOps organizations to explore the implementation of a new data analysis model that relies on mathematical algorithms.
If you’re wondering how wide-spread application state can be coordinated throughout such a dynamic landscape, you’d be right to do so. Coordination is needed not just across internal business services, but also across disparate services that may or may not be connected to a common messaging platform up and down the application layer stack.
Today’s businesses are looking to integrate applications and IT services to achieve new business models. Digital transformation requires standardized applications and protocols that allow everything to work together. Speedy time to market drives business value, and in this dynamic digital environment, users won’t wait for an app to catch up, or for everyone to get on the same standard.
By shifting the digital storefront from websites to APIs, these “API-driven” companies are accelerating digital business. As a result of moving their product development to APIs, digital businesses are essentially positioning their business interfaces across multiple clouds and PaaS environments in all industries.
To build internetworked software components and gain the controls required for digital business success, organizations must transform their application development to an API- and interconnection-centric approach. Doing this will allow them to fully realize the benefits that digital services can provide for users.
Business is booming for professional services as enterprises look to outsource more functions, so they can accelerate digital transformation. It’s exciting stuff, but the pace of change in this market is making it a challenge for many established players to keep up with newer, sometimes more agile competitors.