Intelligent Data Centres Issue 33 | Page 12


Equinix boosts 5G and Edge ecosystem innovation with Nokia

NEWS quinix has announced it has deployed a first-of-its-kind ,

E fully functional 5G and Edge Technology Development Center which includes a fully operational , nonstandalone 5G network from Nokia to test and validate various 5G services and use cases .

Equinix is investing in helping service providers and network operators bring innovative concepts to market by providing an agile production framework for assessing , incubating and testing 5G and Edge solutions for end-to-end secure applications .
The 5G and Edge Technology Development Center brings together select ecosystem participants to develop end-to-end Edge solutions by providing a production-ready interconnection sandbox environment from the radio network to the cloud .
“ As we look to a future where 5G is ubiquitous , the way that IP traffic moves between networks around the world will change completely and interconnected data centres will play a crucial role in this new 5G-dominated future ,” said Sean Hemphill , VP Webscale Business at Nokia .
Mobile network operators ( MNOs ), cloud platforms , technology vendors and
enterprises come together at Equinix to test , demonstrate and accelerate complex 5G and Edge scenarios – key activities that will make 5G deployments available to enterprises in the future .
Equinix Fabric directly , securely and dynamically connects distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems on Platform Equinix .

Enterprise server spending in South Korea predicted to increase

he total addressable market size of servers in South Korea , in terms of enterprise spending opportunity ,

T is poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate ( CAGR ) of 5 % between 2020 and 2025 .

This is driven by the acceleration in Digital Transformation initiatives among enterprises in the country and the subsequent rise in their demand for high computing power , says GlobalData , a leading data and analytics company .
Its report , GlobalData Market Opportunity Forecasts to 2025 : ICT in South Korea , reveals that rising adoption of disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence , IoT and Big Data as a part of Digital Transformation efforts to improve operational efficiencies , enhance services and gain competitive advantage , is also encouraging enterprises to upgrade their technology infrastructure , including servers to support such workloads .
Saurabh Daga , Technology Analyst at GlobalData , said : “ Several enterprises in the country are accelerating their remote working , online service , cloud computing and e-commerce strategies to emerge stronger from the COVID-19 inflicted disruptions and are hence upgrading their compute and storage infrastructure to support these implementations . This will help enterprise server spending in South Korea to grow from US $ 1 billion in 2020 to US $ 1.3 billion in 2025 .”
KT Corp , for instance , launched a new Internet data centre in south-western Seoul in May 2021 . ◊
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