Formed in 2015, the
Highlights / Key Facts
Equinix'sinvolvement with the Stanford Platform Labcomplements the company's ongoing strategy to solve some of the industry's most complex interconnection, hybrid cloud and multi-cloud technology challenges. Equinixhas already made great strides in enabling and easing multi-cloud deployments for enterprise customers via its Equinix Cloud Exchange™ interconnection platform.
- In addition to hybrid and multi-cloud scenarios,
Equinixwill also be driving innovation around IoT and the next-generation interconnection platforms that will support the explosive growth of smart devices. Connected devices are growing faster than platforms can keep up. In fact, Gartnerpredicts that by 2020, 20 billion "things" will be connected to the Internet*. It is believed that the number of things connected to the Internet now exceeds the number of people connected. With the explosive increase in "smart objects," it is necessary to develop the platforms and interconnection technologies that can solve the data traffic and analytics issues related to this growth. As part of the Stanford Platform Lab, Equinixwill be helping to solve for these issues. The Stanford Platform Labwas formed at Stanford Universityin 2015 with the explicit mission to create and evaluate significant new platforms and stimulate future application waves. In addition to Stanfordfaculty and students, the Lab also includes Cisco, Ericsson, Samsungand VMware.
Ihab Tarazi, CTO, Equinix:
"At Equinix, we have always been committed to innovation, interconnection and collaboration. We are thrilled, therefore, to be part of this esteemed group of companies and education leaders to support such an important initiative for the technology industry. By being part of this group, we can continue to help our customers deploy next-generation solutions that solve their cloud needs, and it also enables us to tap into
John Ousterhout, Faculty Director, Stanford University
"In the last 15 years, the industry has witnessed tremendous innovation and explosive growth in technology applications. This growth could not have been possible without the equally innovative platforms created to support them. We are now at a critical point where we need to ensure the next-generations platforms are in place to support the next phase of application growth. With Equinix's track record of innovative solutions, specifically related to cloud and IoT, we are thrilled to have them as part of the
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