Digital business, mobile computing and cloud technology have pushed much of enterprise computing outside the corporate data center, transforming what was once a single, well-defined enterprise perimeter into multiple, geographically dispersed digital edges with boundaries that must be secured.
You’ve heard it before: The corporate network perimeter has disappeared. We see this in countless ways. Organizations are collaborating and conducting digital business globally via hybrid and multicloud, and they’re interacting over social networks.
Meeting user experience expectations is becoming more difficult. As these expectations continue to rise, the drivers of the digital economy throw a variety of wrenches into the works. Increasing numbers of users, devices, locations and data paired with the demand for real-time engagement and execution is now required for success.
The annual release of the internet trends report by Mary Meeker is like Christmas morning in the tech world, only with more gadgets (Meeker says 2.8 billion smartphones are now in use globally). And as the digital economy expands, the report has expanded with it, hitting a record 355 slides this year.
Hybrid cloud has long been lauded as the fastest path to cloud adoption for the enterprise. In its 2017 State of the Cloud survey Microsoft reports that 75% of enterprise and mid-market companies prefer hybrid cloud deployments.
Healthcare is full of uncertainties, but an optimized IT infrastructure based on an IOA strategy built on Platform Equinix can help industry organizations ensure that superior, secure, cost-effective connectivity isn’t one of them.
RightScale’s latest annual State of the Cloud survey shows private cloud is now playing a smaller role in both the hybrid and multicloud story as enterprises look to expand their public cloud use. The RightScale research showed that private cloud adoption fell to 72%, down from the 77% reported in the company’s 2016 survey.
The best way to achieve public, private, hybrid and multicloud interconnection is to first leverage smaller, distributed, connected data centers at the digital edge.
Cars are mobile – it’s why they were invented, to move us from here to there. Connected cars can’t depend on traditional IT infrastructures that are centralized and fixed, with data traffic running back and forth between a distant corporate data center.
To tackle latency issues, many organizations have started placing significant portions of their application and IT infrastructure at the digital edge where they are close to globally dispersed users, partners and cloud services.