The company, which conducts business across more than 50 global markets, says its position as a leading meeting and interconnection point for an ecosystems of networks, clouds, enterprises, and nearly 10,000 customers, gives it a unique position to view critical digital infrastructure trends. Its top five 2020 technology trend predictions are listed below.
Distributed infrastructure and edge computing will accelerate hybrid multicloud adoption – Many industries as businesses are embracing edge computing and hybrid multicloud architectures. Increasingly, businesses are moving computing from centralized data centers to a distributed infrastructure and toward the edge, where data exchange and interconnection between businesses and cloud services are growing at an exponential rate.
AI and IoT will drive new interconnection and data processing requirements at the edge – Enterprises will accelerate the adoption of AI and machine learning (ML) for a broader set of use cases, requiring increasingly complex and more real-time-sensitive processing of large data sets originating from multiple sources (sensors, IoT, wearables, etc.).
The rise in cybersecurity threats will require new data management capabilities – New data processing capabilities such as multiparty secure computation, fully homomorphic encryption (operating on encrypted data), and secure enclaves (where even cloud operators cannot peer into the code being executed by a cloud consumer) will move toward mainstream and will allow enterprises to run their computation in a secure manner.