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Equinix to show digital-ready infrastructure with Interconnection at GITEX Technology Week 2019

Interconnection is the critical component to build digital ecosystems and cloud is the core business enabler

Jeroen Schlosser, Managing Director, Equinix MENA
Jeroen Schlosser, Managing Director, Equinix MENA

Equinix announced its participation at this year’s GITEX Technology Week

At the week-long event, Equinix will demonstrate how it can empower businesses in the Middle East in their digital transformation journeys, enabling interconnection of these businesses to networks, cloud service providers and digital supply chains. During the week, Equinix will also share how these organisations can use colocation centers to leverage the benefits of edge computing and networking both in the region and globally.

“For Middle East organisations to unlock the full potential of applications such as Cloud, Blockchain, AI, Robotics, Middle East businesses will need a highly advanced IT infrastructure and mature digital readiness that enable seamless and secure interaction among all nodes,” Jeroen Schlosser, Managing Director, Equinix MENA.

He added: “For a successful transformation, companies will need to adopt an interconnection-first architecture that will enable them to de-centralize IT and networking and extend their IT operations through the interconnection of people, things, locations, clouds and data”.

As the technology industry continues to expand at a rapid pace, today’s businesses see digital technologies that need to be seamlessly integrated with legacy IT infrastructures to optimize business processes, agility and scale. According to the 2018 Global Interconnection Index (the “GXI”), a market study published by Equinix that analyzes traffic exchange globally; digital business drives real-time interactions to capture greater value. By 2021, at least 50% of global GDP will be digitalized, with growth in every industry driven by digitally enhanced offerings, operations and relationships.

“Having private connections can help businesses eliminate throughput delays and security risks inherent in internet connections, perfectly complementing the key attributes of these applications,” commented Schlosser.

Equinix has been instrumental in helping companies shift to a digital-ready IT infrastructure by providing direct and secure, private interconnection on our global vendor-neutral platform. Today, MENA companies are already using Platform Equinix to access clouds, and many are using a hybrid cloud strategy with a combination of public, private and on-premises capabilities.