Now that companies are getting a better handle on extracting value from mountains of customer data for their own business operations and marketing purposes, they are taking the next steps in learning how to capitalize on that very same data as a resalable asset. According to Accenture, “…payment providers have a treasure trove of customer data at their fingertips,” and to monetize that data will require that they take “advantage of distinctive data sets and apply advanced analytics techniques” from multiple sources.
All technology companies focus on the future, but as the interconnection junction between network providers, cloud providers and the enterprise, Equinix has a unique perspective on IT trends and where things are headed. We also work daily to discern where and how our 9,500-plus customers will need to access the interconnection and data center solutions and services we know they’ll need to grow. This all gives us uncommon industry insight and helps inform our annual predictions.
Equinix Cloud Exchange™ enables Oracle® Cloud Platform customers to achieve greater hybrid and multicloud performance
Equinix Cloud Exchange™ is a vital component for enterprises and service providers deploying a hybrid or multicloud environment. It is an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand and direct access via virtualized connections to multiple clouds and networks across the globe.
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.
In this segment of our “How to Converse in Cloud” series, we look at some of the ways hybrid cloud is leading the pack of cloud contenders toward an IT transformation finish line. But first, some definitions.
As the enterprise increasingly adopts cloud, more business-critical applications are moving into cloud environments, and high network performance needs to move there with them – service quality can’t be guaranteed without it. But how can companies ensure they can deliver it?
Enterprises are discovering that not just one cloud, or even one type of cloud, is enough to meet their needs to compete in the digital economy. They need a private cloud to access sensitive data.
Here are some critical trends in 2015 that we believe are making cloud more integral than ever in how companies conduct business well into the future.
71% enterprise cloud customers surveyed are running external-facing production applications in the cloud, up from 60% in their previous year’s report.