For distributed application architectures, especially those leveraging the cloud, performance issues can be hard to track down because it’s not easy to observe all the components in the system simultaneously. Performance issues are typically diagnosed from the application perspective and fall into two big buckets: storage and network.
The GXI Vol. 2, a market study by Equinix, makes the case that Interconnection – the direct and private data exchange between businesses – is enabling enterprises to build their digital ecosystems by seamlessly integrating a myriad of service providers and business partners.
The GXI demonstrates how you can combine four Interconnection use cases, along with a maturity model, to master the delivery of distributed IT services in an increasingly digital world. The first step is understanding the critical interrelationship between the growing number of distributed IT services and Interconnection growth.
Our newly released market study, the Global Interconnection Index (the GXI) Volume 2, offers some striking projections that illustrate how essential Interconnection is becoming to digital business.
The GXI tracks, measures and forecasts growth in Interconnection Bandwidth, which is the total capacity provisioned to privately and directly exchange traffic with a diverse set of participants at distributed IT exchange points. As the fuel for all these business-critical interactions, Interconnection Bandwidth is a powerful barometer for how companies are leveraging Interconnection to grow, scale and ultimately succeed as digital businesses.
In digital business, leveling up means successfully traveling a continuum full of increasingly rich rewards of innovation, growth and leadership. And like in video games, unlocking each new level of value in this world means mastering a whole new set of challenges and complexities.
Easybook found what it was looking for after talking with Equinix partner, InfoFabrica Consulting Pte. Ltd, which suggested leveraging Equinix to re-architect its IT platform and embrace a digital edge solution that would bring it closer to its users.
The Infomart acquisition means every one of our customers will be able to grow with Equinix in Dallas, confident that the industry ecosystems they rely on will always be a cross connect away. The Infomart allows us to enable Dallas as a rich campus environment, where we’ll be ready to meet our customers’ diverse interconnection and colocation needs well into the future.
The dynamic and interactive characteristics of these technologies demand more elasticity than today’s legacy backbone networks can deliver, as well as more flexible, agile and cost-effective low-latency and high-bandwidth connections to handle the digital deluge. In fact, the Global Interconnection Index predicts that by 2020, digital business will require over 5,000 terabits of Interconnection Bandwidth capacity to privately exchange data between businesses, outpacing the overall global growth of IP traffic, the internet and MPLS networks.
A new Gartner report, “Top 2018 Trends Impacting Digital Infrastructure and Operations,” by analyst David Cappuccio recognizes the increasingly fragmented nature of IT infrastructure in a digital world and says this creates a fundamental choice for an infrastructure and operations (I&O) organization: