Intelligent CIO North America Issue 03 | Page 18


Infor customer cloud migration continues to gain global momentum

Infor has announced significant global success for its CloudSuite solutions , which can help customers recognize time-to-value faster and can help them become more agile , resilient and competitive .

Equinix enables Rakuten Mobile to bring its Rakuten Communications Platform to international markets

Industry-specific applications developed for sectors such as manufacturing , healthcare , distribution , public sector , retail and hospitality have contributed to Infor now having more than 14,000 customers in the Infor Cloud .
Infor is focused on delivering end to end functionality in the cloud , with an increase of more than 200 % in on-premises customers upgrading to the cloud and 112 % growth in ACV ( Annual Contract Value ) bookings from May through June .
Infor aims to deliver unmatched multitenant cloud capabilities , as well as bestin-class data management and analytics capabilities through the Infor Data Lake and Infor Birst . In addition , Infor ’ s experienced professional services team and a deep channel and partner network can help bring customers online quickly , with no material disruptions to their businesses .
Over the last 12 months , Infor has made significant industry-specific product updates that are designed to help customers better manage three important assets in their businesses : people , physical assets and supply chains . These include new capabilities in Human Capital Management ( HCM ), Enterprise Asset Management ( EAM ) and Supply Chain Management ( SCM ). Infor ’ s cloud solutions are designed to drive new levels of usability , connectivity and insight .

Equinix , a digital infrastructure company , recently announced that Rakuten Mobile Singapore , a subsidiary of Rakuten Mobile , has selected Platform Equinix as a foundation to deliver its Rakuten Communications Platform ( RCP ) to global operators and enterprise customers .

The deployment will be completed in phases , with initial deployment in Singapore , the location of Rakuten Mobile ’ s international headquarters , and Los Angeles with future expansions planned across the US , EMEA and Asia- Pacific . Demand for network services is predicted to grow globally .
According to the Global Interconnection Index ( GXI ) Volume 3 , a market study published by Equinix , interconnecting to multiple network providers across multiple edge locations is the most prominent use case for interconnection bandwidth and is expected to grow 4x by 2022 .
Governments and enterprises are seeking secure , affordable and scalable ways to meet this growing demand , which Rakuten envisions to be achieved via RCP .
Rakuten Mobile intends to offer RCP as a set of key technologies and services that allows governments , telecom companies and enterprises a way to easily build and deploy fully cloud-native network services at speed and low cost .
With plans underway to roll out RCP on a global scale , Rakuten Mobile selected Platform Equinix after a thorough evaluation process to address its dynamic needs .
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