Cyxtera becomes the first global data center operator to offer subscription-based access to the world’s most powerful AI system for greater agility and faster AI deployments
MIAMI – August 4, 2020 – Cyxtera, a global leader in data center colocation and interconnection services, today launched its landmark Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) compute as a service offering to deliver data center platform capabilities enabling AI-powered workloads. Leveraging the NVIDIA DGX™ A100 system, this new offering provides enterprises greater agility and faster deployment with a flexible OpEx model, avoiding the need for large capital outlays and over provisioning.
A first-of-its-kind offering in the market, Cyxtera’s solution powered by NVIDIA DGX A100 offers the simplicity and ease of the cloud, with the deterministic performance of dedicated infrastructure. This new, flexible infrastructure model leverages point-and-click provisioning via the company’s data center services exchange. Customers will also have direct access to a rich ecosystem of service providers and technology solutions, including storage/Storage as a Service (StaaS), interconnectivity, and security, among other managed services, to complement their NVIDIA DGX A100 deployment via the Cyxtera Marketplace.
“Launching our DGX-based AI/ML compute as a service offering reinforces our continued focus on providing enterprise customers with a rich variety of leading-edge infrastructure options across our global footprint,” said Russell Cozart, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy for Cyxtera. “As a certified NVIDIA DGX-Ready Program partner, we’re offering accelerated solutions ideally suited to our enterprise customer base.”
Enterprises will be able to provision NVIDIA DGX A100 systems via Cyxtera’s service exchange, providing the security and control provided by single tenant, dedicated infrastructure combined with the flexibility and agility of cloud. The NVIDIA DGX A100 offering also allows managed service providers to focus on service delivery by eliminating large, upfront capital investments in data center infrastructure while providing access to customers via the Cyxtera exchange.
“Many organizations want to speed up their AI innovation cycle, but lack the infrastructure to support it,” said Charlie Boyle, Vice President, General Manager of DGX Systems at NVIDIA. “Cyxtera’s AI/ML compute-as-a-service offering makes it easy to leverage the performance, flexibility and efficiency of DGX A100 in a cost-effective model, enabling more businesses to succeed in the race to deploy AI.”
The offering will initially be available in Cyxtera’s Northern Virginia, Dallas/Fort Worth, and London metro data centers, with plans to expand across the company’s global footprint of data centers. Visit https://ww2.cyxtera.com/testdrivedgx to learn more about the NVIDIA DGX offering and sign up for the company’s on-demand test drive of the service coming later this year.
Cyxtera is a global leader in data center colocation and interconnection services. The company operates a footprint of 62 data centers in 29 markets around the world, providing services to more than 2,000 leading enterprises and U.S. federal government agencies. Cyxtera brings proven operational excellence, global scale, flexibility and customer-focused innovation together to provide a comprehensive portfolio of data center and interconnection services. For more information please visit www.cyxtera.com.