According to the second annual Global Interconnection Index (the GXI)[i], a market study published by Equinix, major macro, technology and regulatory trends are converging to drive the need for Interconnection - the direct and private traffic exchange between key business partners.
Along with the increase in internet usage, there is a growing increase in Interconnection − the direct and private traffic exchange between businesses − in Latin America (LATAM). According to the second annual Global Interconnection Index (the GXI), the LATAM region is projected to be the fastest growing region in the world, with Interconnection Bandwidth capacity increasing at 59% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2017 and 2021.
Cloud has gone mainstream. No longer a tactical solution in the experimentation phase, cloud is a core business enabler, providing improved agility and speed to market, faster innovation, scalability, enhanced productivity and cost optimization.
Two of the most powerful technology advancements in the past decade are mobile and cloud computing. Mobile puts more processing and communications capability in your hand than many organizations had in their entire data centers twenty years ago. The cloud efficiently and economically places services, applications and data in widely-distributed—and often remote—locations to meet the needs of market expansion, data sovereignty, new services delivery and optimized processing. Together, mobile and cloud have enabled more of the world to reap the benefits of an increasingly digital economy.
Today is Data Privacy Day, an international awareness day held annually on January 28 to promote the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. It was initially celebrated in Europe in 2007 to commemorate the Jan 28, 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Today, it is celebrated worldwide, with many events, resources and even a live stream sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance.
The edge is where it’s all happening in today’s digital world. It’s where distributed people and things moving around the globe come together via a variety of interconnected devices. At Equinix, we see the evolving edge taking clearer shape as businesses create new applications and business models that integrate the physical and virtual worlds on our global interconnection platform.
Data encryption is the bedrock of cybersecurity. Encrypted data remains worthless ciphertext without access to encryption keys; hardware security modules (HSM) are well-established means for securing those keys in on-premises data centers. Data security teams are well-versed in the process of purchasing, provisioning and managing those HSMs.
Retail is not just another legacy 20th Century market sector succumbing to mobile- and web-based transactions. According to a 2017 Accenture report, “Painting the Digital Future of Retail and Consumer Goods Companies,” retail is undergoing massive digital transformation, blending e-commerce, big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud to deliver an omnichannel customer experience unmatched by online shopping alone
Communications, network and cloud service providers have assumed much of this responsibility and make it easy for enterprises to take advantage of the latest network capabilities. Providers like Equinix play a major role in enabling enterprises to connect globally and manage network resources and interconnection far more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before.
Long gone are the days when there was a single, siloed approach to producing content and distributing the finished product to consumers and enterprises. Now production and distribution companies and workflows are digitally transforming the way they do business through the utilization of new, efficient content creation and content distribution digital platforms based upon private Interconnection