Decades-old major retailers with significant investments in on-premises data centers typically take a cautious, gradual approach in making the transition. In most instances, the retailer opts for a hybrid cloud environment with data and applications distributed among their data center and a public or private cloud.
Encryption key management is the foundation for data security. However, the well-established methods of managing encryption keys using legacy hardware security modules (HSM) are inadequate for the growing number of applications hosted in the cloud.
Most of the discussion about identity in the media and on the internet recently has been quite negative, focusing on violations of your privacy and the misuse of personal information tied to your identity. On more than one occasion, we have seen an identity management database compromised, which allows the identity details for millions of users to be obtained by darknet participants or state-sponsored cyberhackers.
Nearly every industry is investigating potential applications of distributed ledger technology (DLT), also known by the more popular term—blockchain. According to the Deloitte 2018 Global Blockchain Survey 74 percent of organizations responding to the survey recognize a “compelling business case” for blockchain applications.
Based on Equinix’s experience in providing encryption and connectivity services for globally distributed enterprises, we share three best practices—cloud-neutral encryption key management services, private connections and partner ecosystems—for securely managing content and media data/assets.
This year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas will demonstrate how the media and entertainment (M&E) industry has moved “outside of the box” into vehicle entertainment systems, global Esports experiences, connected fitness applications, and omni-channel streaming from over the top (OTT) content and digital media (CDM) providers such as Amazon, Netflix and YouTube.
What was physical is rapidly becoming digital, as every industry undergoes a digital transformation. Digital wallets, with details about your identity and your credit card information encrypted somewhere in the cloud, are replacing credit and debit cards, which have largely replaced printed currency and checks. Newspapers, magazines, music and movies are consumed digitally. Robotics eliminate manual assembly processes and deliver consistent quality at lower cost. The notion of driving a car may soon become as outdated as dialing a phone.
The cloud, mobile devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the proliferation of software applications that touch nearly every aspect of quotidian activity create ever-greater volumes of data. These, unfortunately, are targets of nefarious individuals, organizations and government entities seeking financial gain or major economic or operational disruption.
Imagine knowing everything about a customer before they come through the door – name, preferences and interests, buying history, who they are connected to, where they live, and more. That kind of intelligence makes it easy to strike up a conversation with the customer and make the right recommendations that can lead to sales. The more you know, the more chances you have to win.
Data gravity boosts the value of your data, especially when analytics are applied. Larger volumes of data provide greater insight into and understanding of the sources that generate the data: customers, devices, machinery, vehicles, et cetera. Size matters: A database of ten million customers holds greater business value and potential for insight than a database of ten thousand customers.