2020 Technology Trends

 A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to take in a presentation on 2020 technology trends by Justin Dustzadeh, the CTO of Equinix, and thought it might be a worthy topic to share on our blog.

Many of these trends are being driven by technology innovations, like telemedicine, tactile internet, Autonomous vehicles, and smart city applications and are dependent on next generation architecture. 5G, hybrid-cloud, virtualization, and software-defined infrastructure are the enablers of these elements of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation.

  1. Distributed Infrastructure and hybrid computing are accelerating cloud adoption.
    Requirements of single-digit millisecond network latency is moving computing to the edge, and closer to the interconnection of the enterprise and the cloud.
  2. AI and IoT are driving interconnection and data processing to the edge of the network.
    Driven by the many new sources of data generation and consumption like sensors, IoT, wearables and virtual/augmented reality. It will only increase as 5G deployment and adoption accelerates.
  3. Cybersecurity threats require new data management capabilities.
    Increased economic impact of cyberattacks is driving the increased use of private networks accessing cloud resources.
  4. Increased government regulation on data collection and protection is influencing IT strategies.
    Complexity is increasing in protecting personal data across markets. The hard costs to organizations that experience a breach far outweigh the cost of securing data.
  5. Digital transformation is setting the world’s economy on a progressively sustainable footing.
    IT buying decisions are being impacted by the desire to cut emissions and the ‘greenness’ of solutions.

What does this mean to a company like FlexNetworks? Plenty.

Business-grade Carriers become essential partners in this architectural transformation. Reliable, stable, synchronous, low-latency, scalable and ultra-high bandwidth (greater than 10 Gbps) requirements are now table stakes and are required to ensure these trends continue to be adopted.

By the way, when I say business-grade, I mean Telecom companies that own and operate a fibre-based network with native diversity and redundancy, multiple up-stream egress points and bi-directional interconnections with other similar Carriers – exactly like FlexNetworks.

Our recent acquisition of fibre infrastructure in Winnipeg allows us to continue our own transformation and the ability to provide technology-enabling connectivity. If you want more information about how to enable your business, please contact sales@flexnetworks.ca.

I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on these. Do you agree? Are there any missing? Feel free to add a comment below.

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