Today’s hottest trade routes are digital, and they are connecting global commerce centers via high-speed fiber optic cable. They regularly traverse land and sea carrying everything from the latest video streaming sensations to the mission-critical cloud services that digital businesses can’t exist without.
In just the last week, Equinix has closed two deals in two EMEA locations separated by 2,000+ miles. But both deals illustrate our commitment to a single strategy that’s long driven Equinix: steady, careful expansion ahead of demand for Interconnection, which digital business is increasingly realizing it can’t do without.
The big news coming out of Oracle® OpenWorld 2017 last week was how Oracle is making its Oracle database and cloud platforms more intelligent and autonomous by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
After nearly two decades in Silicon Valley, Equinix has seen tech busts and booms, but we’ve never seen a time when there wasn’t demand for Interconnection. Equinix’s new SV10 data center is part of our continuous efforts to meet that demand.
Complexity has exploded across today’s enterprise IT infrastructures, with businesses increasingly dependent on less understood and evolving technologies. To mitigate the risks that more sophisticated technologies and hacking capabilities present, new security guard rails are needed to protect people and companies from internal mistakes or unsanctioned behavior from bad actors.
Our Washington D.C.-area data centers form a key communications hub for the eastern U.S. and an important gateway to Europe, and now we’re expanding. Construction on DC12 is ongoing, with the first phase expected to open in September. The facility will be the 13th data center in a metro that’s already a global interconnection capital. Here are nine cool shots from Equinix DC.
What Is Interconnection? What Companies Need to Know About Interconnection to Succeed at Digital Business
Interconnection is the deployment of IT traffic exchange points that integrate direct, private connections between counterparties. Interconnection is best achieved hosted in carrier-neutral data center campuses, where distributed IT components are colocated.
Capital market companies have been one of the more cautious adopters of the cloud. However, increased pressure to reduce costs, improve margins and realize greater efficiencies are forcing today’s institutional investing firms to move their critical applications and data into the cloud.
The E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo has become a “virtual” spectacle. Its online interactions with gamers precedes the dates and transcends the walls of the actual event to connect as many gamers as possible to product announcements and event-related activities. Interconnection to the show is critical to fully experience it.
We’re in the middle of another period of accelerating innovation caused by digital disruption. It’s the transformation of digital IT. Once again, we might ask ourselves, “Why is it now suddenly transformative, when digital IT has been with us for so long?”