Digital transformation is not just hitting enterprises, it is also impacting the service providers that support them. For network, cloud, SaaS, content and other service providers to best meet the needs of their enterprise customers, they must stay ahead of the digital curve. This means it’s important to access business ecosystems that support a productive digital supply chain, as well as directly and securely connect to customers, to deliver the highest quality of service (QoS).
The acquisition also helps us to further strengthen our leadership position in the region. According to Synergy Research Group, the combined market share of Equinix and Metronode in Australia as of Q3 2017, was 18%, which surpassed all other individual market players in terms of colocation revenues.
Another exciting and strong year for Equinix is in the books! It's been our honor inside the Equinix blog team to bring you all the latest news, analysis and insights throughout 2017. As we wind down the year, we'd like to take a look back at some highli
Faster than many of us realize, digital has become the new norm. Gone are the days when we talk about companies doing digital as it is no longer a differentiator – we all do it. Digital is persistently transforming all industries and as a result, has become the growth engine of the global economy.
The Index projects that Interconnection Bandwidth capacity will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46% between 2016 and 2020. That’s higher than both the United States and Europe, and will quadruple APAC’s Interconnection Bandwidth to 1,120 Terabits per second (Tbps) of installed capacity – approaching a quarter (22%) of the global total.
It’s rapidly coming up on “predictions season.” But, before we start looking ahead to 2018, we thought we’d look back at the “7 Bold Predictions for the Connected Enterprise” we made for 2017 to see where these technology trends stand. Here’s what we see today.
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.
Today, LATAM is the smallest geographic region in terms of estimated Interconnection Bandwidth capacity, with 154 Terabits per second (Tbps) installed in 2017. By 2020, the study projects that LATAM could reach 626 Tbps, representing 13% of the global installed Interconnection Bandwidth capacity. Interconnection Bandwidth is defined as the total capacity provisioned to privately and directly exchange traffic with a diverse set of counterparties and providers at distributed IT exchange points.
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.
Loudoun County has attracted data centers for a variety of reasons, including the collection of legacy network providers there that initially drew data center companies. It’s also got a great location that’s near the nation’s capital and offers easy access to various digital routes heading north, south and west. But from our perspective, the catalyst of all this growth today is Interconnection.