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Introduction

Equinix has seen rapid expansion in the past several years. The data center provider is counting on cloud, digitization, and IoT to drive further expansion of its enterprise customer base through the rest of the decade.

Highlights

  • Equinix is more than just a provider of space, power, and interconnects. Its vision of "fat-edge/thin-core" data centers serving enterprise needs for cloud and IoT connectivity threatens to disrupt traditional connectivity and data models.

Features and Benefits

  • Considers how Equinix's plans to push cloud to the edge of the network could upset more traditional approaches to WAN services.
  • Discusses how the leading supplier of retail co-location data centers is fostering new ecosystems in its global locations.

Key questions answered

  • What will drive growth at the leading retail co-location data center provider in the next 3-5 years?
  • Why should enterprise communications service providers be worried?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Equinix looks to the cloud and IoT to drive future growth
  • Data center co-location offers a means to push cloud computing closer to the edge
  • Equinix could usurp network operators in providing the on-ramp to enterprise cloud

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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