So how can Equinix help companies of all sizes meet the challenges of GDPR compliance? First, with expertise. The reality is that GDPR and emerging privacy regulations globally affect every one of our customers, and our industry as whole.
A change as fundamental as the shift to software-defined networking infrastructures doesn’t just happen in a moment. But it is happening now. Software-defined networking (SDN) is at the core of many virtualized network infrastructures and has gone through a lot of maturing to become a mainstream technology.
At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos a few weeks ago, UK Prime Minster, Theresa May delivered a confident speech on the advancement of technology innovation and its potential to boost the UK economy. The Prime Minister began her speech by highlighting that “harnessing the power of technology is not just in all our interest, but it’s fundamental to the advancement of humanity.” This statement demonstrated her intent to ensure that technology will be a critical element of UK economic growth and her lofty ambitions for the UK to be a global leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
As part of our Cloud Conversation series we speak with Nesta’s Eddie Copeland. Nesta is a global innovation foundation that supports new ideas designed to tackle the big challenges of our time. Eddie is Nesta's Director of Government Innovation, responsible for leading projects concerning city data analytics, behavioural insights, digital government, and digital democracy. He is an advocate of government and public sector organisations making smarter use of people, data and technology to deliver more and better with less.
Connected cars use vast amounts of data. In just one hour, a connected car will upload 25 GB/data to the cloud – exceeding the storage capacity of most modern smartphones and equaling roughly 12 HD films. In total, around 4,000 GB/data will be used a day. To put this in context, a smart hospital will use around 3,000 GB.
LD10 enables our customers to operate on an expanded global platform to process, store and distribute larger volumes of latency-sensitive data and applications at the digital edge, in closer proximity to end-users and local markets.
A multi-IX model that has proximity, low-latency and a high quality of experience in mind will need to be established, such as regional peering. Regional peering satisfies proximity demands between ISPs and their customers. It also creates even greater resilience in service delivery.
The importance of digital infrastructure connectivity in the UK continues to be a hot topic on the news agenda. Acknowledging its growing demand, the Government’s Connection Voucher scheme, published on 1 March 2017 has helped connect over 42,000 businesses by providing access to superfast broadband.
Our first Cloud Conversation sees us speak with Ian Moyse a Board Member at the Cloud Industry Forum. Established in 2009 to provide transparency through certification to a Code of Practice for credible online cloud service providers, today the CIF is the one of the foremost industry organisations enabling and empowering the widespread adoption of these services.
The UK Internet: How Its Evolution is Driving Higher Performing, Scalable and Reliable Interconnection
Today, we see significant investment in building a new internet peering hub in the UK, based around the Equinix campus in Slough. It started slowly. LINX deploying a node in LD4 was an early boost. Equinix LD5 joined Equinix LD4 in 2011, initiating the first private peering arrangements.