Global Exchange Ecosystems
– Joanna Styczen, spokesperson for iMPR, says:
Regardless of the business sector you reside in, the one common denominator or key differentiator is communication. Whether it is local, or across markets, regions or continents, the most vital component of communication is the access to available networks and ecosystems in order to efficiently transport information. This is why having access to an environment of neutral ecosystems of network service providers and carriers is critical to success in today’s market. But ecosystems don’t just appear. They have to be well thought-out, developed, strategized and then implemented. One company leading the vision of how ecosystems can develop and deliver services more efficiently is Digital Realty.
Digital Realty has adopted the philosophy of enabling service providers to deliver the highest quality of services in the most cost-effective manner possible. The company has created a layer 1 ecosystem which, in turn, enables the development of independent, customized layer 2 and 3 ecosystems that span across its expansive data center portfolio, effectively bringing markets closer together. The company owns and operates more than 131 data centers globally, with a presence in 33 markets spanning four continents (Europe, North America, Asia and Australia).
Reverting back to the point of accessibility, the ability to access all the available networks inside these ecosystems within a market enables clients and partners residing in data centers like Digital Realty’s to connect to the vibrant network service providers available. The inevitable evolution to the Cloud and enhancements to the content and financial services exchange platforms further strengthen the point of neutral, efficient ecosystems to be able to coexist in a common location, the data center: multiple marketplaces with one massive, connectivity-rich environment.
During International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2014 in Chicago, IL, Digital Realty will converge thought leaders from Internet exchange, Cloud exchange, financial exchange and carrier relations sectors to provide key insight into the respective markets’ rising demand for more independent and cost-effective exchange options to eliminate inconsistencies in connectivity, resiliency and security during its Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable. Participants will also discuss the benefits of implementing a unique set of technical and operating standards within data centers that enable Internet, financial services and Cloud exchanges to create a truly neutral and member-governed global exchange ecosystem. The Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 4:00pm – 5:15pm in the Columbus AB room, located on the Gold Level of Hyatt Regency Chicago’s East Tower.
Can’t make the roundtable? Schedule a meeting with Digital Realty at the Hyatt Regency BIG Bar during ITW 2014.