Cyxtera expands its CXD colocation on-demand platform

Cyxtera expands its CXD colocation on-demand platform

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Cyxtera, a secure infrastructure company, has announced the availability of its Cyxtera Extensible Data Centre (CXD) platform in its key markets.

The software-defined platform enables customers to dynamically provision connectivity and dedicated hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) on-demand across Cyxtera data centres.

“We created CXD to bring cloud-speed provisioning and automation to colocation,” said Randy Rowland, president of data centre services at Cyxtera. “The success of our launch in Dallas led us to accelerate our deployment of CXD into six top tier markets. We’re discovering customers have an ever-increasing appetite for secure, cost-effective infrastructure that is available in hours, not months, yet still gives them complete control of their environment.”

Provisioned through an AP or web portal, enterprises can use CXD to procure, deploy and configure services in less than a day, allowing colocation environments to be expanded quickly and time to market in new locations to be reduced.

The CXD platform is immediately available in London and Washington DC, in addition to the company’s launch market of Dallas. This will be followed up by additional deployments in early 2019, in New York, Chicago, Silicon Valley and Phoenix.

“Organisations are navigating the complex, ever-changing IT landscape to improve operational efficiencies, maximise ROI, and support business imperatives,” said Buck Jones, founder & CEO at Pegasus Technology Solutions. “As a managed service provider and IT solutions integrator, our role is to help customers be successful without losing focus on their core business, exposing themselves to risk, or over-stretching their resources and budgets. CXD, with its on-demand HCI nodes, gives us a powerful solution to offer customers because it addresses pervasive issues associated with traditional infrastructure like inflated costs and long deployments, and limitations of the cloud; notably lack of infrastructure control.”

According to a recent Gartner report entitled Prepare for the Death of the Data Centre as We Know It by the year 2025, 80% of enterprises will have closed their traditional data centre, versus approximately 10% today. As a result, customers are seeking alternatives like hybrid infrastructure and the cloud – which Cyxtera believes is accelerating in platforms like CXD.  

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