Analyst report

IDC – Precision Time for Digital Edge

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Time and timing services are crucial to the business success of a wide range of companies across numerous vertical markets worldwide. In this analyst report, IDC examines the current technological alternatives available to organizations requiring time-related capabilities, with interviews from enterprises for whom time and time services are integral to their applications and operational processes. Discover how a new time as-a-service offering from Equinix® seeks to address both the limitations of current approaches to time and the evolving needs of modern enterprises.


  • Learn how the new time as a service helps manage a globally distributed system
  • See how enterprises can deliver secure, precise, reliable time synchronization for distributed systems
  • Understand the growing need for robust and scalable technology for ordering events and generating timestamps
NTP servers have recently been used to amplify large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks over the internet. Other DDoS attacks exploit faulty configurations rather than software vulnerabilities. IDC has found that poor time synchronization not only entails inherent complexity and cost but also can result in vulnerabilities that open the door to damaging replay attacks.
Brad Casemore
Research VP, IDC

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