Bye-bye public internet, hello interconnection

Bye-bye public internet, hello interconnection

Commenting on the Global Interconnection Index (GII) released by Equinix last month, Gill told Computerworld Hong Kong that enterprises could cut their network costs by half with 50% improvement in performance through rewiring their network typology to include interconnection.


Enterprises are expected to rewire their network typology to increasingly turn away from public internet and towards private interconnection, according to Gartner Research Vice President and Agenda Manager Bob Gill.

Commenting on the Global Interconnection Index (GII) released by Equinix last month, Gill told Computerworld Hong Kong that enterprises could cut their network costs by half with 50% improvement in performance through rewiring their network typology to include interconnection.

“There are a number of cases and I’ve worked with clients that saved multi-million dollars a year, but also get improved performance,” said Gill. “There is absolutely a trend of diverting traffic away from public internet to interconnection.”

In fact, Hong Kong enterprises are also following this global trend to turn towards interconnection. Equinix’s GII indicated Hong Kong leads the region in the growth of interconnection traffic. The index indicated Hong Kong is expected to have the highest growth of interconnection traffic in the region, with a CAGR of 51% between 2016 and 2020. This is higher than the regional average of 46%, Singapore (43%), Sydney (44%) and Tokyo (45%).

“Digital is transforming all industries and becoming the growth engine,” said Alex Tam, managing director, Equinix Hong Kong. “With companies in Hong Kong rapidly embracing the multiple opportunities offered by the digital economy, the demand for interconnection continues to rise.”

Read the entire article on Computerworld Hong Kong+

 

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