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On December 31, the transition period for Brexit came to a close, marking the end of nearly half a century of Britain’s membership in the European Union (EU). While this means that Britain has left the EU single market, the EU – U.K. trade agreement, signed in late December, maintains trade of goods between the two territories with no tariffs or quotas. On the other hand, cross-border provision of services, such as financial or professional services, remains less certain as there will no longer be automatic recognition of professional qualifications or licenses.[i]
Despite these uncertainties, there are several reasons to be optimistic about digital transformation and technology investment here. U.K. businesses, especially service providers and those in financial services, content and digital media, healthcare and life sciences, continue to expand their digital infrastructure, driving demand for interconnection – the direct and private exchange of traffic between key business partners. The Global Interconnection Index (GXI) Volume 4 predicts that interconnection bandwidth in Europe will grow at a 45% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2019 to 2023. At that time, London alone is expected to account for 35%, or 1,337 Terabits per second (Tbps) of Europe’s total interconnection bandwidth (3,782 Tbps). This is three times higher than Paris and more than twice that of Amsterdam, attesting to the vital role that London will continue to play as a strategic interconnection hub for digital business in the European region.
The article highlights how Equinix infrastructure help on the process of improving latency for users and companies in the video game sector, also the relevance of products like Equinix Internet Exchange and Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric.
The place-name \"INZAI\" is increasingly popular across the world data centre industry. It refers to Inzai City, Chiba Prefecture. Major data centre operators and cloud operators around the world, such as Google, are constructing huge data centres. The builder is Equinix Japan.
The byline talks about the new multiexperience trend and how interconnection can make the difference in user experience.
Data Center Knowledge has shared an article on Google Anthos’ use cases involving colocation data centers, calling out a focus on Equinix’s recent Anthos support on its bare-metal-as-a-service platform. The article is here: Google Anthos Is Starting to Make Inroads in Colocation Data Centers.
This article reports on an interview with Maria Sundvall, Managing Director of Equinix in Sweden, around Equinix’s recent partnership announcement with Google Cloud. It discusses how this collaboration with Google increases the scope and flexibility of Equinix’s offer; according to Sundvall: “it increases our opportunities to offer the absolute best solutions to our customers”.
"With Equinix, we can operate in close proximity to many of our top network service provider partners, with access to a platform that achieves the most streamlined path between our content and our end users."
"Equinix makes everything very easy for us because of the consistency across its global platform."