Equinix Data Hub for IoT and Big Data demands

Data Hub addresses data demands brought on by real-time analytics, IoT and data protection

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Equinix Data Hub for IoT and Big Data demands Equinix’s Lance Weaver: “Data, and its exponential growth, continues to be an ongoing concern for enterprise IT, and there is no expectation it will slow down in the near future.”
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  April 21, 2016

Data centre provider Equinix unveiled its Equinix Data Hub, designed to help enterprise customers address growing data management needs.

Enterprises nowadays are faced with the overwhelming challenge of managing the onslaught of data brought on by industry shifts such as internet of Things and Big Data.

A component of an Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA), Data Hub is a bundled solution consisting of pre-configured colocation and power, combined with cloud-integrated data storage solutions, to enable enterprises to develop large data repositories and dispense, consume and process the data at the edge - close to its source and users.

According to IDC research, 77% of organisations reported that in the past 12 -24 months they have expanded the number of data types and sources being used and analysed to make strategic, operational, and tactical decisions.

Data Hub works in conjunction with Equinix's Performance Hub solution. It consists of a large footprint of systems which perform data ingestion and analytics while being securely connected over redundant, high-speed connections to Performance Hub. 

Performance Hub, in turn, connects the global enterprise network to public and private cloud services. This combination allows Data Hub customers to securely manage huge volumes of data, and receive or deliver real-time insight from it, wherever it resides.

As data volumes continue to increase, it is impractical to rely on existing enterprise networks to move that data to a central processing facility with the required speed and in a cost-effective manner.  Therefore, it is critical for enterprises to re-think their existing IT infrastructure, and develop an IOA, at the edge.  Data Hub, when combined with Performance Hub and Cloud Exchange, provides a valuable suite of components required to implement an IOA strategy.

Lance Weaver, vice president of product offers and platform strategy at Equinix said: "Data, and its exponential growth, continues to be an ongoing concern for enterprise IT, and there is no expectation it will slow down in the near future.  To keep up with this relentless data rise, it is critical for the enterprise to rethink its IT architecture and focus on an interconnection-first strategy. 

"Data Hub, is the newest solution from Equinix and we are confident that it will provide our enterprise customers with the data management solutions they need today, while providing for growth tomorrow."

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