With an NFV strategy, enterprises can deploy common x86 virtualization hardware that is ready to run a host of different Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)—software appliances deployed on NFV infrastructure.
BMC Software has leveraged cloud shift and greater interconnection to transform the delivery of its Digital Enterprise Management software solutions to BMC employees and customers with dramatically improved customer satisfaction, reduced downtime and lower costs.
The term smart city could be a bit of a misnomer. A better description might be ‘intelligent interconnected’ city. I say that because the “smart” part is only possible when the different systems across the city can talk to each other – i.e. exchange data smoothly and seamlessly.
At Mobile World Congress 2017 there is a lot of buzz around the massive amounts and types of data that mobile devices will be adding to the deluge of big data traffic that is already traveling over today’s enterprise networks.
ServedBy the Net made its home base in Equinix’s Seattle data centers (SE2/SE3) and leveraged an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA™) strategy to begin its IaaS managed service expansion.
The fact that some IoT-based products might be silly can’t obscure the fact that many more have practical, sometimes lifesaving applications. And judging by projected investment in the IoT, the business world seems convinced the IoT will be transformational.
The use of cloud services is growing at an exponential pace globally. IDC, for instance, estimates that worldwide revenues from public cloud services will exceed $195 billion in 2020, more than double the $96.5 billion from 2016.
The thought of 4 of 5 corporate data centers fading into IT lore within a decade really brings home how transformational the cloud will be.
Consumer demand for a digital dimension to the traditional retail experience is forcing physical retailers to adapt or die. And even dedicated online retailers are facing challenges as the previously separate domains of electronic payments, mobile networks and the cloud are converging.
IDC defines digital transformation as the “process of creating value, growth and competitive advantage through new digital offerings, new digital business models and new digital business relationships.” One success criteria for digital transformation is to adopt an interconnection-first architecture that will enable you to de-centralize IT and networking and establish a more distributed, interconnected “digital edge.”