Cyxtera Deepens Collaboration with NVIDIA by Providing Technology and Digital Infrastructure Assistance to Fuel Growth of Promising Young Companies Through Entire Life Cycle
Miami, FL – November 10, 2021 – Cyxtera (NASDAQ: CYXT), a global leader in data center colocation and interconnection services, today announced it will support companies through NVIDIA Inception, a program designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI, data science, and HPC. Through this collaboration, Cyxtera, via its landmark AI/ML compute as a service offering, will provide NVIDIA-powered digital infrastructure resources to members of NVIDIA Inception that are at the proof-of-concept stage.
“Aggressive companies at the leading edge are driving innovation using AI that will revolutionize industries and completely alter the way business is done in the years ahead,” said Randy Rowland, Cyxtera’s Chief Operating Officer. “We’re a firm believer in AI as a disruptive enabler of this change, and we’re proud to collaborate with NVIDIA to help enable the next generation of great companies utilizing AI and data science to reinvent large portions of the global economy.”
With over 8,500 members, NVIDIA Inception supports startups during critical stages of product development, prototyping, and deployment. Every NVIDIA Inception member receives a custom set of ongoing benefits, such as NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute credits, marketing awareness support, and technology assistance, which provides startups with the fundamental tools to help them grow.
Cyxtera will provide NVIDIA Inception members credits for on-demand compute resources, powered by NVIDIA DGX™ A100 systems, which are specifically designed to meet the needs of AI workloads. Cyxtera’s AI/ML compute as a service offering, which is available in multiple Cyxtera data centers, provides 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 Cyxtera’s digital exchange.
“Startups are the future of accelerated computing, and we’re committed to fostering their development,” said Serge Lemonde, Global Head of NVIDIA Inception. “That’s why we’re working with Cyxtera to provide a unique program benefit through which our Inception members can test, validate, and build their businesses.”
Cyxtera already supports Shakudo, a NVIDIA Inception member and startup that is revolutionizing how businesses ship machine learning-powered products. Shakudo’s platform empowers companies’ internal data science and machine learning teams to extend their reach into the engineering and DevOps aspects of their work while enhancing their speed to market, reducing complexity and cost of execution, and the ability to broaden the mandates of existing talent as an alternative to hiring. By leveraging Cyxtera’s AI/ML compute as a service offering, Shakudo is able to reduce infrastructure costs and time to value, using NVIDIA DGX™ A100 systems for data processing, model training, and inference.
“Working with NVIDIA Inception and Cyxtera helped shape our roadmap as we increase our focus on driving infrastructure efficiency for accelerated machine learning workloads,” said Yevgeniy Vahlis, Shakudo’s co-founder and CEO. “The Multi-Instance GPU technology on NVIDIA DGX™ A100 systems helps maximize performance across different AI application workloads.”
As NVIDIA Inception members continue to mature and require access to more robust infrastructure solutions, they will get on-demand pricing for expanded access to Cyxtera’s AI/ML compute as a service offering. This provides businesses with a flexible, cost-effective model to add the infrastructure they need as they grow. Cyxtera’s portfolio of solutions for AI workloads will provide companies access to dedicated compute resources and a rich ecosystem of service providers and technology solutions. This includes storage/storage as a service, interconnectivity, and security, among other managed services, to complement NVIDIA DGX™ A100 deployment via the Cyxtera Marketplace.