Equinix mixed reality data centers will be popping up in major metros near you like Pokémon Pikachus. Equinix MR1 is planned to launch in Funky Town, Kansas City, Missouri in the not too near future.
AI, VR/AR and IoT all have something else in common besides their recently accelerated development– they all have the same set of dependencies: Each requires relatively sophisticated devices, excellent network connectivity and robust cloud infrastructures. And none of it works as well as it should without interconnection.
Equinix is here at IBC and all-in on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), not just because it is undeniably cool, but because we’re experts in the interconnection that makes it happen.
It’s worth distinguishing between virtual reality and augmented reality, which are often lumped together. Augmented reality overlays digital information on top of actual, physical surroundings (see Pokemon Go), while virtual reality immerses viewers in manufactured 3D surroundings. For this blog post, we’re focused on VR.
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have long captured the imaginations of media and entertainment consumers, which has been fully reinforced by the recent Pokemon Go phenomenon. However, their impact may be even more dramatic in the enterprise.
What real case studies can I find where IoT and the cloud really improve age-old industries (keeping our feet on the ground, so to speak)? Because if IoT and the cloud could transform those businesses, it could transform any business.
Virtual reality products are dominating the exhibition at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The term “virtual reality” has been kicked around the industry for years, but until now we’ve never had the processing power, camera technology or connectivity to enable true virtual reality (VR) solutions. And for that reason, there is palpable excitement buzzing through the crowds gathered around the new VR products at the show.