As the coronavirus rapidly developed into a worldwide pandemic, businesses were forced to move their mission-critical IT roles from the office and into their homes. The global outbreak required organizations of all sizes, verticals and types to quickly pivot, accelerating digital transformation timelines and shifting business models.
The connectivity industry found itself in the spotlight as the world learned first-hand the critical nature of our internet infrastructure. Every facet of our lives, including work, school, streaming, doctor appointments and even music lessons suddenly relied on the ability to be conducted in the family home. In March, Capacity reported a traffic record of more than 9.1 Terabits per second at DE-CIX Frankfurt, a 34% rise in VPN traffic at Verizon, a 50% increase in Internet usage across a few European countries over at Vodafone, and a 40% jump in mobile volumes at AT&T.
On July 23 at 11:00 a.m. EST, ServerFarm and NYI will host an informal virtual brainstorm, Q&A and networking event to reflect on the evolution of critical infrastructure throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. During this not-to-be-missed virtual experience, Our New Disrupted Reality: The Future of Internet Infrastructure, two leading subject matter experts, ServerFarm’s SVP of Sales & Marketing, Arun Shenoy and NYI’s COO, Phillip Koblence will unite for this timely discussion to explore the unique challenges businesses are facing, as well as new COVID-19-related concerns.
For the Greater Good
Your attendance will also help nonprofits create pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities, as well as achieve economic justice for young women. ServerFarm and NYI are generously donating $10 per attendee to the following charities for the first 100 to register and attend: NPower and Young Women’s Trust.
Even though some businesses have started opening back up and many schools are planning on starting in the fall, health experts say we are far from the end of the pandemic. Our connectivity will continue to be challenged as it will now need to balance the internet demands at work, school and at home.
We hope you’ll join us for this virtual experience on Thursday, July 23!
Click here to reserve your seat now!