4 forces driving the re-networking of the digital world

JIM POOLE | September 4, 2018

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In a world with vastly increasing amounts of data and dependency on the Internet, digital transformation is now paramount to the long-term survival of enterprises. But what will digital transformation in the years ahead involve? A crucial component for companies will be ensuring they have enough interconnection bandwidth to handle business demands in the future. Interconnection bandwidth is the ability to support direct private data exchange across a variety of hubs and interconnection points within a network, bypassing the public Internet. These private connections are important because they offer scalability, security, and direct connections to copartners and service providers that companies cannot get otherwise. And the demand for interconnection is set to explode. According to the Global Interconnection Index, Volume 1, by 2020 Interconnection Bandwidth will significantly outpace the growth of overall global IP traffic, the internet and MPLS, today’s leading private network model. This vast increase in the use of interconnection will lead to a re-networking of the digital world.

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