Complexity has exploded across today’s enterprise IT infrastructures, with businesses increasingly dependent on less understood and evolving technologies. To mitigate the risks that more sophisticated technologies and hacking capabilities present, new security guard rails are needed to protect people and companies from internal mistakes or unsanctioned behavior from bad actors.
The combination of a fast-growing digital user population and a fragmented market means that local players are successfully competing and gaining an edge on global names in certain sectors.
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.
Enterprise customers are demanding more flexible, open, and cloud-based WAN technologies, rather than installing proprietary or specialized WAN technology that often involves expensive, fixed circuits or proprietary hardware.
Digitalization brings people, data and things together in previously impossible ways. The result? A fresh generation of digital services and business partnerships that would have been pretty tough to imagine just a few short years ago.
Digital payment transactions are increasingly coming in from the edge. This puts new demands on mobile, wireless digital commerce solutions (e.g., electronic wallets, point-of-sales systems), security systems, and network and cloud infrastructures to scale to support this growing demand.
There was a time when an application was typically a single piece of software running on a data center server or user PC, but today’s applications are more likely to be distributed combinations of interconnected, automated, often mobile components from multiple sources or vendors.
Our Washington D.C.-area data centers form a key communications hub for the eastern U.S. and an important gateway to Europe, and now we’re expanding. Construction on DC12 is ongoing, with the first phase expected to open in September. The facility will be the 13th data center in a metro that’s already a global interconnection capital. Here are nine cool shots from Equinix DC.
How are companies using Interconnection to scale as digital businesses? That is just one of the many things that the “Global Interconnection Index” market study was created to find out.
As the global economy goes digital, data traffic is reaching unheard of levels, and the need for the Interconnection Bandwidth capacity to handle it is also increasing. That’s all crystal clear – and quantifiable for the first time – based on the data and projections in the new “Global Interconnection Index,” market study published by Equinix.