Networking for Nerds: Blockchain Technologies

The major difference between the public and private blockchain is the consensus mechanism. In public blockchain, you do not trust any of the other members, so the amount of computation overhead that is involved in verifying or validating every transaction is quite high and time consuming. Whereas in a private blockchain there’s usually a greater amount of permission-based trust involved, so you can use simpler and faster consensus algorithms.

How to Create a Platform Company

When we think of “platform companies,” it’s typically Airbnb, Alibaba or Amazon that come to mind. According to the book by authors Parker, Van Alstyne and Choudary, “Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets are Transforming the Economy – and How to Make Them Work for You,” platform companies follow a “business model that uses technology to connect people, organizations and resources in an interactive ecosystem in which amazing amounts of value can be created or exchanged.”  

Understanding Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Digital Business

The problem of learning and decision-making is at the core of human and artificial thought, which is why scientists introduced machine learning (ML) into artificial intelligence (AI). AI is a platform or solution that appears to be intelligent and can often exceed the performance of humans. It is a broad description of any device that mimics human or intellectual functions, such as mechanical movement, reasoning or problem solving.

How Carriers and Service Providers Can Expand Global Presence and Reach

The new inter-metro connectivity will be delivered through the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ (ECX), which has been renamed the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ Fabric (ECX Fabric). It will leverage the software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities currently built into ECX to enable any customer to dynamically connect its own infrastructure across Equinix locations or connect to any other customer on the Equinix global platform, regardless of location

Scaling Digital Business: Making “Everywhere, Everyone and Everything” a Reality

While digital creates new possibilities across all industries, it also poses a big challenge to traditional IT models. The very nature of the distributed, dynamic and virtualized infrastructure required to conduct digital business flies in the face of the centralized, manual, physical IT architecture most enterprises have relied on for years.