Equinix’s software-defined interconnection platform now has 13,000 virtual connections, according to CEO Charles Meyers.
Digital Realty already has data centers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. This expands its data center footprint to Latin American — a region primed for growth.
SDN and NFV are contributing to the growth of interconnection because these technologies make it easier for customers to consume more bandwidth.
The data center giant will pursue business opportunities in NFV, IoT, and 5G services, according to the new CEO.
Meyers succeeds Peter Van Camp, who was named interim CEO in January when former CEO Steven Smith resigned suddenly after “exercising poor judgment with respect to an employee matter.”
Tazari looks to build on Packet's bare metal cloud model, launching a working edge platform by 2019, and improving on its hardware and software offerings.
Cavium, Nutanix, and Equinix are all customers using the security company’s predictive breach-risk platform.
PacketFabric’s network could potentially provide underlying network transport for an SD-WAN vendor such as Aryaka.
The encryption software only runs on Intel hardware now, but the startup isn’t ruling out support for other vendors in the future.
The data center giant also added private, direct connections to Microsoft Azure cloud services in Miami and Paris.
It uses Intel and Fortanix software.
The data center company expects to hit $5 billion in revenue in 2018.
Peter Van Camp will be interim CEO while the board searches for a replacement.
AT&T’s network on demand sounds a lot like a service Equinix launched last month.
As storage and security companies turn to software, they’ll need data centers to deploy the stacks.