Cyxtera Rolls Out CXD Colo Platform to London & Washington, DC, More to Come
by Josh Anderson
MIAMI, FL — Cyxtera Technologies has announced the expanded availability of the Cyxtera Extensible Data Center (CXD) platform in key markets. CXD is an intelligent, software-defined platform that enables customers to dynamically provision connectivity and dedicated hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) on-demand within and across Cyxtera data centers.
Provisioned via API or web portal, enterprises leveraging CXD can easily procure, deploy, and configure services in less than a day, allowing for rapid expansion of existing colocation environments and speeding time to market in new locations. Connectivity to CXD Compute Nodes is secured by Cyxtera’s Zero Trust solution, AppGate SDP.
CXD will be immediately available in London and Washington, D.C. in addition to Dallas, the market in which the company launched the platform in April 2018. Cyxtera has planned for additional deployments in early 2019 in New York City, Chicago, Silicon Valley, and Phoenix.
“We created CXD to bring cloud-speed provisioning and automation to colocation,” wrote Randy Rowland, President of Data Center Services for Cyxtera in the official press release. “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.”
“Organizations are navigating the complex, ever-changing IT landscape to improve operational efficiencies, maximize ROI, and support business imperatives,” said Buck Jones, Founder & Chief Executive Officer 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. We can give customers a competitive advantage by designing a solution using CXD to solve these common problems quickly and cost-effectively,” Jones continued.
Cyxtera believes that a “one-size-fits-all” strategy regarding Cloud adoption just doesn’t work for the vast majority of enterprises, and this trend is accelerating interest in CXD. CXD offers many features of the Cloud – including speed, flexibility and a consumption-based model, plus the added benefit of complete control of the computing environment. Use cases for CXD include VDI initiatives, private cloud build-outs, disaster recovery, dev/test labs and applications and workloads subject to regulatory compliance.
About Cyxtera: Cyxtera Technologies combines a worldwide footprint of 50+ best-in-class data centers with a portfolio of modern, cloud- and hybrid-ready security and analytics offerings – providing more than 3,500 enterprises, government agencies and service providers an integrated, secure and cyber-resilient infrastructure platform for critical applications and systems.