The Equinix-based financial services ecosystem in New York is one of the most important financial services ecosystems in the world, bringing together the biggest players in the global markets for ever-faster transactions and connectivit
There is no argument that internet video traffic is growing rapidly. Cisco predicts that global IP video traffic will be 82% of all consumer internet traffic by 2020, up from 70% in 2015. Findings from Digital TV Research show global over-the-top (OTT) TV and video revenues for 100 countries will more than double between 2015 and 2021, reaching $64.78 billion.
The use of cloud services is growing at an exponential pace globally. IDC, for instance, estimates that worldwide revenues from public cloud services will exceed $195 billion in 2020, more than double the $96.5 billion from 2016.
We’ve written extensively about enterprise applications moving to the cloud, but an interesting report from one of our partners, F5 Networks, offers insight into a related trend. The report, “The State of Application Delivery,” indicates that not only are applications moving to the cloud, but a myriad of app services are following them.
Together as one team, we have begun to make an indelible mark on the world. And we’ve done this by drawing from a truly global set of backgrounds, perspectives and values. This includes invaluable contributions from thousands of employees who live and work in a different country than where they were born.
AWS Direct Connect is now available at Equinix in 13 global markets, and most recently, providing access to two separate regions (Dublin and London) out of our London-based LD4, LD5 and LD6 data centers.
The thought of 4 of 5 corporate data centers fading into IT lore within a decade really brings home how transformational the cloud will be.
Consumer demand for a digital dimension to the traditional retail experience is forcing physical retailers to adapt or die. And even dedicated online retailers are facing challenges as the previously separate domains of electronic payments, mobile networks and the cloud are converging.
I always look forward to attending Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) conferences because they’re excellent bellwethers of things to come, and not just in the networking industry, but all that networking touches. In this increasingly interconnected world, that includes just about everything.
IDC defines digital transformation as the “process of creating value, growth and competitive advantage through new digital offerings, new digital business models and new digital business relationships.” One success criteria for digital transformation is to adopt an interconnection-first architecture that will enable you to de-centralize IT and networking and establish a more distributed, interconnected “digital edge.”