How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek: Ecosystems

Equinix passed our 20th birthday last year, so for our 20th installment of the “How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek” series, we are taking on the topic of ecosystems. The timing is not a coincidence because, in many respects, digital business ecosystems have evolved in parallel with our own history.

Network Speed vs. Bandwidth?

Can you really compare network speed with network bandwidth? Though interrelated, they are two very different things. While network speed measures the transfer rate of data from a source system to a destination system, network bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred per second (“the size of the pipe”). Combine the two, and you have what is known as network throughput.

Why Are Smart Cities Booming in Asia Pacific?

The promise of smart cities has been captivating the technology industry for more than a decade. The idea is simple – embed smart technology everywhere to make your city better and your citizens healthier, safer and more prosperous. While adoption has been slower in some regions, that has not been the case in Asia-Pacific (APAC).

5 Strategies for Migrating Workloads to Microsoft Azure 

At Equinix, we often see companies develop very sound digital transformation strategies that involve migrating workloads to hyperscale cloud providers. Yet without the right approach, those initiatives may fail to deliver results that are aligned with the commitments made to senior leadership and the board.

5 Trends Driving Digital Transformation at the Edge

Digital business drives real-time interactions to capture greater value. By 2021, at least 50% of global GDP will be digitalized, with growth in every industry driven by digitally enhanced offerings, operations and relationships.[ii] Manufacturing firms are improving agility and time to market by connecting complex supply chains worldwide.

Interconnecting the Globe: One Data Center at a Time

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.

Is your Cybersecurity Strategy Sufficient to Protect Your Cloud Data?

Organizations are increasingly vulnerable to data breaches. SmartKey provides secure encryption key management to protect cloud data.

2 out of 3 Swedish CIOs Want More Interconnection

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

Business and Professional Services Tap Digital Technologies to Stay Competitive

According to the second annual Global Interconnection Index (the GXI)[i], a market study published by Equinix, major macro, technology and regulatory trends are converging to drive the need for Interconnection - the direct and private traffic exchange between key business partners.

Retail Growth Requires a Data-Driven, Omnichannel Shopping Experience

Retail is not just another legacy 20th Century market sector succumbing to mobile- and web-based transactions. According to a 2017 Accenture report, “Painting the Digital Future of Retail and Consumer Goods Companies,” retail is undergoing massive digital transformation, blending e-commerce, big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud to deliver an omnichannel customer experience unmatched by online shopping alone