Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) originated as military devices used for surveillance and targeted air strikes. While the military segment may still be the largest share of the market in the short-term, recent advances in consumer and commercial grade drones are opening the door to a wide variety of applications.
When one of these models also includes data on how the process (or thing) works and develops over time, it is a digital twin. For example, a digital twin of a smart building would include real-time environmental and operational data on energy use, temperature, humidity, occupancy, security incidents, maintenance needs, external weather patterns and more.
Platform Equinix™ provides the ideal environment to test and build these processes, in collaboration with competitors and partners alike. Data sharing within this ecosystem translates into connected vehicle innovation, with insights shared between automotive players, technology providers, automotive suppliers and digital regulators amongst other
My colleagues and I here at Equinix have recently witnessed a significant uptick in both interest and practical application of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions while leveraging Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA)™ best practices on our global interconnection and data center platform
The promise of smart cities has been captivating the technology industry for more than a decade. The idea is simple – embed smart technology everywhere to make your city better and your citizens healthier, safer and more prosperous. While adoption has been slower in some regions, that has not been the case in Asia-Pacific (APAC).
We inside the technology industry do love our terminology. Think about it – does the average person outside of the tech industry really know what we mean by human augmentation, mesh networks, blockchain, intelligent assistants and the like?
Equinix is establishing a new Innovation Research team, led by Dr. April Hood-Wink, to focus on advancing sustainable IT system design based on biomimicry principles. In one of their first projects, Equinix’s Innovation Research team is partnering with LaGrand University – known for their groundbreaking research into inter-tree communications – to test a new nature-inspired offering.
The word ‘disruption’ certainly causes concern for those running established businesses. Yet if we put aside fear of uncertainty, we find digital ‘disruption’ brings with it far-increased business opportunities. Rather than abandoning original business principles, companies can use technology to build on them, bringing core values and past successes to the world’s digital economy stage.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical objects, such as smart appliances, car navigators, drones, etc. that can communicate, interact and exchange data over the internet. One of the earliest examples of the IoT was a connected Coca Cola machine on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in the early 1980s. Local programmers were able to connect to the machine by the internet to see if a cold drink was available before making the trip
Throughout each of these lifecycle phases, digital transformation at the edge is leading to new opportunities for connected device makers and their partners to increase product and service innovation, streamline processes, and expand into new markets.