Over the last decade, telecom carriers and media content providers have been finding synergy between their individual markets. As increasing numbers of global consumers demand more media content, the more network bandwidth is required to increase the quality of their media consumption and interactive experiences.
Enterprise customers and cloud service providers (CSPs) have always shared custody over securing and controlling enterprise application migration to the cloud. So nothing falls through the cracks, hybrid cloud workloads and applications need to work harmoniously over both existing on-premises and public cloud infrastructures. Sounds easy, right?
When it comes to characterizing the mass of information being produced and mined these days by members of the health innovation economy, the “big” in big data doesn’t seem big enough.
Meet Equinix: Frank Amann, Global Solutions Architect, Making the Enterprise More Agile and Cloud-Connected
In this month’s “Meet Equinix” article, we’re speaking to Frank Amann, Global Solutions Architect (GSA) in Zurich, Switzerland. Frank is helping customers transform their networks to handle today’s data deluge and establish higher-performing and more flexible cloud connections.
CIP (critical infrastructure protection) addresses the preparedness and response to serious incidents that involve the critical infrastructure of a region or nation. An important aspect of CIP is Infrastructure-Protection-as-a-Service (IPaaS), which deals more specifically with infrastructure that is in the domain of digital transmission systems and services spanning clouds, networks, facilities, etc. T
The cloud is all about agility, scalability and cost savings, which is probably why enterprises are scoping it out to help them resolve their increasing data storage challenges. In fact, according to Research and Markets, the global cloud storage market is expected to grow from $18.87 billion in 2015 to $65.41 billion by 2020.
When autonomous vehicles hit the seas, skies, or highway, they’re also moving in a very real sense through Equinix and our global Platform Equinix™, which we’ve spent 18 years and $12.5 billion building. It will be an exciting day at Equinix when the commercial generation of Sea Hunter finally launches, because we’ll be there for them.
Many of the M&E companies we work with recognize that they need to transform their IT infrastructures and to make that happen, they need fast and secure access to the cloud. When they ask us how it can be done, we demonstrate how leveraging an Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA™) deployed on Platform Equinix™ can give them a safe, simple on-ramp to a wealth of cloud services and access to a rich ecosystem of M&E partners.
According to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), “Dynamic innovation and cutting-edge technologies are shattering the boundaries of content and opening up limitless opportunities.” And innovations such as software-defined networking (SDN) and cloud computing, are bringing new efficiencies to media creation and distribution workflow processes.
The digital media content market is rapidly expanding. By 2019, nearly a million minutes of video content will cross over IP networks every second. The stakes have never been higher for the players in the global media and entertainment (M&E) industry. However, many digital media supply chain processes are siloed between traditional and digital IT infrastructures, creating a seemingly impenetrable barrier for M&E companies looking for new ways to efficiently and cost-effectively develop media content and bring it to market more quickly.