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Agile, Automated Network with Equinix, Aviatrix, and AWS | Zac Smith on Altitude Ep. 9

Watch this short clip from Altitude Ep. 9. On this episode of Altitude, Woody speaks with Zac Smith, the Global Head of Edge Infrastructure Services at Equinix, the world's largest operator of interconnected data centers. He is also the co-founder of Packet, which was acquired by Equinix and focused on automating computers and networks for developer-centric infrastructure. Zac shares insights into the history and culture of Equinix, which has built a global network of over 250 interconnected data centers through a programmatic backbone. You’ll learn how Equinix commits to an open ecosystem model and reduces infrastructure friction, making it easy for customers to build their networks. The conversation also explores how automation is non-negotiable and requires a cultural change to embrace a certain amount of calculated risk. Zac also highlights sustainability in network infrastructure and how virtualization can help reduce waste. #cloud #cloudservices #networking #multicloud #aws #equinix Tune in for episodes released bi-weekly: Spotify: Apple: Learn more: Altitude: The Unsung Heroes of Cloud Transformation is brought to you by Aviatrix. To learn more about how Aegon, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Heineken, Raytheon Technologies, and many more have succeeded in cloud networking, visit