global interconnections

The digital economy and the global interconnection index

In the digital economy business models are being increasingly distributed, depending on the real-time involvement of an increasingly growing number of users, suppliers and partners. This is the reason why a company must be able to continually change and adapt if it wants to move with the times in a business which, now more than ever, is digital.

What must a company do to move with the times?

Dynamic interconnection is the answer. This may not be a simple concept but it is certainly necessary if one wants to ensure the survival of a business in these times.
Doing this requires the implementation of T traffic interchange points and the provision of interconnect bandwidth to integrate direct private connections. In this regard, interchange points are located in specific data centres and colocations.

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The global interconnection index

What exactly is this? This index, published in the Equinix report, provides projections on how the growth of the interconnection and access thereto will evolve between now and 2020.
This is an extremely useful tool for companies that require data and indications to assess their interconnection strategy, while remaining with the times and making inroads in the digital economy.

This makes it possible to measure, monitor and predict the growth of the interconnect bandwidth, a measure of the capacity to transfer traffic through a direct private interconnection with a diversified set of counterparts in distributed exchange points.

What changes are expected between now and 2020?

Over the next few years, the interconnect bandwidth used to conduct scalable digital business will grow exponentially, reaching over 5,000 Tbps, and exceeding the growth of the overall global IP traffic, the Internet and MPLS networks.

Interconnection is today, more than ever, fundamental to digital transformation. It in fact unlocks the ability to scale the multi-cloud to fully exploit its potential; it can provide proximity to digital services to reduce latency and accelerate corporate interaction; it allows companies to exercise operational control over centralised and distributed digital platforms; lastly, it reduces cyber-security risks, bypassing the Internet and activating security systems at the local level.


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