Technology has had an enormous impact on the retail sector – not only supporting the rise of online stores, but also in enhancing the operations of traditional bricks and mortar retailers. In today’s ever-changing retail world, many stores are realizing that the best way to keep pace with evolving consumer demands is to deliver a customer experience built for the digital age.
Many traditional enterprise network backbones can’t keep up with the pace and scale of digital business. These companies have learned theyneed to be physically proximate to people, locations, clouds and data to deliver an appropriate user quality of experience (QoE) and quickly integrate diverse data types, applications and information sources. They also need to fortify their applications and data against increasing cyberthreats.
As one of the largest providers of digital infrastructure across the globe, Equinix sits as the intersection of some of the most disruptive and critical technology trends of our time. Our unique position requires us to enable these trends, but also affords us the opportunity – and responsibility – to help shape their future.
Equinix was in full force again this year at Inspire, Microsoft's largest annual partner conference. As a Gold Sponsor, we had a large booth in the center of Commons expo with a mini-theatre with presentations by partners, Microsoft and Equinix
Organizations are increasingly migrating applications and workloads to public clouds to achieve greater exibility and improved economic efficiency. As they do so, they need to ensure that they are still able to deliver required levels of performance, availability, security and compliance. Together Equinix and F5 enable you to move your apps to the cloud with con dence in the most secure manner possible.
When we talk to companies around the world, a common topic of discussion is the transformational nature of cloud technologies. In a very short time, the cloud has disrupted every aspect of how IT infrastructure, resources and software are deployed and managed. While there’s near-universal agreement on the economic benefits of this, it’s not all good news: In these discussions, the conversation invariably turns toward the growing challenges of cloud security management - in particular, the management of the encryption keys that are fundamental to cloud security.
In its first decade, Equinix's top priority was achieving scale. When I joined in 2008, originally as chief information officer (CIO), we had just reached Europe and were expanding rapidly to meet the growing demand for colocation spurred by internet growth and an increased need for network peering.
Recent technological advances, such as the advent of the cloud and improvements in the areas of global communications, commodity storage and processing speed, give organizations the ability to store data anywhere in the world and manage it remotely. While these advances have undeniable benefits, they’ve also created drawbacks for global organizations, which must contend with an ever-widening set of data regulations. These regulations govern the acquisition, storage and processing of any personally identifiable information associated with customers and employees, as well as the critical operational data associated with utilities, urban infrastructure and transportation. For data security experts, this means increased demands and a heightened workload.
An interconnected world that promotes connectivity and cooperation creates growth opportunities. In Asia-Pacific, the demand for connectivity is obviously growing. According to the Global Interconnection Index, published by Equinix, Interconnection Bandwidth in Asia-Pacific is expected to grow 46% per annum to reach 1,120 Tbps of installed capacity, approaching nearly a quarter (22%) of global traffic.
5G is the fifth-generation of wireless broadband technology and is poised to revolutionize the networking industry by providing an unimaginable level of innovation. The first commercial launches of 5G products and services are rolling out this year and the recent Ericsson Mobility Report estimates that by 2023 there will be 1 billion 5G subscriptions, accounting for approximately 20% of all mobile data traffic.