Cyxtera, a prominent player in the data center colocation and digital infrastructure industry, has unveiled its highly anticipated AI and Quantum Innovation Center. The cutting-edge facility, located at the renowned LHR3 data center in Reading, U.K., is poised to revolutionize the technology landscape by providing companies with an unmatched platform for exploring and harnessing the power of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and quantum computing.
The AI and Quantum Innovation Center serves as a dynamic hub for companies seeking to unlock the full potential of AI and quantum computing in their operations. By offering access to a diverse range of industry-leading technology providers and strategic partners, coupled with the ability to seamlessly integrate these solutions through Cyxtera’s Digital Exchange network fabric, the center delivers a safe and secure environment specifically tailored for testing and validating AI and quantum workloads.
“We understand that many companies are eager to embrace AI and quantum technologies, yet they often face challenges in navigating the complex landscape and initiating these transformative initiatives,” said Holland Barry, Senior Vice President and Field Chief Technology Officer at Cyxtera. “Our vision for the Innovation Center is to provide a controlled laboratory environment where our customers can collaborate with our team and experts from partner organizations to explore, experiment, and ultimately derive significant value from their AI and quantum strategies.”
Key partners involved in Cyxtera’s AI and Quantum Innovation Center are Fujitsu, Boston Limited, Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), SECQAI, Amulet Hotkey, and Asperitas. Fujitsu, for instance, will leverage the center to deploy its cutting-edge AI Test Drive Lab, which offers direct access to Fujitsu’s state-of-the-art infrastructure and solutions, along with consultations from prominent technology partners such as NVIDIA, Intel, and SUSE. This all-inclusive framework enables customers and partners to focus on driving AI projects that deliver real competitive advantages, bypassing potentially costly decisions and maximizing overall value.
Boston Limited, another key partner of the Innovation Center, will showcase a wide array of advanced technologies. These include the BUDDHA AI development framework and platform, advanced GPU deployments with generative AI capabilities, ultra-low latency long-distance network technology, and high-performance storage and network solutions tailored to accommodate demanding AI and high-performance computing workloads.
Meanwhile, Cyxtera and OQC have joined forces to break new ground in quantum computing by integrating a quantum computer directly into a colocation data center. The collaboration eliminates the traditional challenges associated with the proximity of quantum computers to classical applications, effectively democratizing access to quantum computing within Cyxtera’s LHR3 data center.
In addition to its technological offerings, the AI and Quantum Innovation Center offers a comprehensive suite of services to ensure a seamless experience for its customers. These services include workshops, training sessions, and ideation sessions to help companies gain a deeper understanding of their data infrastructure and chart a road map towards their AI and quantum objectives. Furthermore, organizations can leverage proof of concept and validation services to identify the most suitable technology and software stack for their specific use cases, allowing for the building and testing of models prior to implementation. Finally, Cyxtera provides multiple deployment options, ranging from fully managed services to self-managed colocation, enabling customers to select the setup that best suits their needs.
Cyxtera’s expertise in delivering scalable and sustainable infrastructure solutions further strengthens its position as a leader in the field. With its patented Digital Exchange network fabric and extensive interconnection capabilities, Cyxtera empowers customers to build hybrid IT infrastructures that support the latest AI and quantum applications. Furthermore, the company’s ability to handle ultra-high-density workloads across 18 global data centers further solidifies its reputation as a reliable partner in the rapidly evolving technology landscape.
The launch of the AI and Quantum Innovation Center represents a major milestone in Cyxtera’s ongoing mission to provide innovative solutions that enable enterprises and government entities to achieve their goals, gain a competitive edge, and maximize their growth potential in an increasingly digitized world.
What is the AI and Quantum Innovation Center by Cyxtera?
The AI and Quantum Innovation Center is an advanced facility located at Cyxtera’s LHR3 data center in Reading, U.K. It offers a secure testing lab for companies to explore and harness the power of AI and quantum computing.
What partners are involved in Cyxtera’s AI and Quantum Innovation Center?
Cyxtera has partnered with leading organizations such as Fujitsu, Boston Limited, Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), SECQAI, Amulet Hotkey, and Asperitas to bring cutting-edge technologies and expertise to the center.
What services are available at the AI and Quantum Innovation Center?
The center provides workshops, training sessions, and ideation sessions to help companies understand their current data infrastructure and identify their AI and quantum objectives. It also offers proof of concept and validation services, as well as various deployment options.
How does Cyxtera support ultra-high-density workloads?
With its patented Digital Exchange network fabric and extensive interconnection capabilities, Cyxtera can deliver and manage high-density workloads across its global data center platform. It also deploys the latest immersion cooling technologies to address power and cooling challenges effectively.