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DE-CIX lead articles: insights and trends for the Internet industry

This collection of lead articles shows insights and trends that are shaping the Internet industry.

Hello Car: Future-proofing industries through interconnection ecosystems – the digital car as a model

By Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International – April 2021

Industries worldwide are entering into a new era of digitalization, everywhere, for everything, making performance, resilience, and security in network connections business-critical. An increasing number of enterprises from segments like healthcare, finance, retail, logistics, and automotive have been discovering the benefits of connecting with their digital value chain via an Internet Exchange, reports Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International.

Digital everywhere, for everyone 

Ivo Ivanov, CEO DE-CIX International – December 2020 

We are entering a new era of digitalization – a new era of interconnection – in which digital applications and services will be needed everywhere, for everyone. Digital business has definitively become the backbone of economic growth for the future, and no sector can afford not to be on the path to digitalization. It's no longer a question of whether you should digitalize. Yes, you should. The faster, the better.  

New mobile standard 5G: Five essential technologies for its profitable application

Dr. Christoph Dietzel, Global Head of Products & Research at DE-CIX - July 2020

We use significantly more digital applications, for example to virtually bridge the geographical divide since Covid-19. A stable, secure and reliable Internet connection is essential. More than ever, accelerated digitalization means that our society is increasingly dependent on technical innovations. In this context, 5G will play a crucial role. 

Why low latency is essential in times of accelerated digitalization

Dr. Thomas King, CTO at DE-CIX - June 2020

In a survey conducted by DE-CIX in Frankfurt among its own customers, 81 percent of the participants stated that latency is the most important criterion when concluding new interconnection contracts. What are the drivers behind this strong demand for latency? Dr. Thomas King gives some examples of technology areas for which low latencies are particularly important.

Why the Internet holds firm: The Internet infrastructure in times of Covid-19

Dr. Christoph Dietzel, Global Head of Products & Research at DE-CIX - June 2020

Remote work, video streaming services, gaming: Thanks to the measures implemented in the wake of the global corona pandemic, we are using far more services for which the Internet is needed. Data traffic grew many times over within a few weeks. But is the Internet even able to cope with this growth? Or will it soon be so busy that we can no longer rely on stable digital networking? Dr. Christoph Dietzel explores this question and provides an insight into current Internet usage.

The role of data centers in an interconnected world: From storage evolution to digital revolution

May 2020

Today, data centers are the warehouses of the digital economy, providing a home not only for the data itself, but also for the platforms and applications that have become so ubiquitous in the modern world. And central to the seamless functioning of these applications and delivery of content is interconnection – which is why IXs like DE-CIX also make themselves at home in highly interconnected data centers in order to nurture digital ecosystems there. This article from DE-CIX describes the evolution of datacenters.

Unlocking a new digital age

Ivo Ivanov, CEO DE-CIX International - April 2020

Ivo Ivanov considers the impact that Covid-19 has had on the Internet and digitalization and how the transformation of attitudes, processes and systems will continue to echo through the post-Corona era.

The DE-CIX Digital Triangle for Edge Interconnection

Ivo Ivanov, CEO DE-CIX International - November 2019

The Internet is changing – away from a centralized server-client structure and towards a much more densely woven network of access points. The Internet of tomorrow will need a new range of interconnection services. IoT and 5G are the drivers behind this, and Artificial intelligence (AI) will ensure that data streams are managed efficiently. Ivo Ivanov – Chief Operating Officer at the Internet Exchange operator DE-CIX – shows how these factors interact to enable the innovations of tomorrow.