Cyxtera Expands its Digital Exchange with Smart Cabinets, Offering On-Demand Colocation Infrastructure with Native Access to a Configurable Network Fabric
Powered by Cyxtera’s Digital Exchange, Smart Cabinets Provide Cloud-like Point-and-Click Provisioning of Colocation Cabinets Complete with Power and Configurable Core Network-Connectivity
September 28, 2021
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Miami, FL – September 28, 2021 – Cyxtera (NASDAQ: CYXT), a global leader in data center colocation and interconnection services, today announced its smart cabinet solution that provides customers with dedicated, on-demand colocation cabinets complete with built-in power and integrated, configurable, core network fabric. With Cyxtera Smart Cabinets it is no longer necessary for customers to make tradeoffs when weighing the benefits of colocation against those of public cloud models – customers can deploy into colocation with the speed and scale of the cloud without sacrificing the performance and security of dedicated infrastructure.
By leveraging the self-service customer portal or API, customers can instantly deploy and dynamically configure their end-to-end colocation infrastructure in a cloud-like, on-demand model with direct access to a robust ecosystem of technology and service providers available across the company’s global platform. Integrated with Cyxtera’s massively scalable and highly secure network fabric and offering access to network connectivity from Cyxtera’s on-demand Layer 3 bandwidth solution, IP Connect, smart cabinets enable customers to achieve rapid connectivity in an as-a-service model without requiring them to bring in additional network hardware or incur further capital expenditures to get started.
Expected to be available across 10+ global top-tier data center markets in Q1 2022, Cyxtera Smart Cabinets will enable enterprises to scale rapidly without compromising on performance, control, or cost. The company’s digital exchange, developed by Cyxtera from the ground up using an API-first approach, allows customers to connect dynamically to existing infrastructure anywhere in the world.
“Customer-centered innovation has been at the core of the solutions Cyxtera has developed since the company was founded, and this approach has enabled us to offer customers the ability to more easily consume our data centers,” said Randy Rowland, Cyxtera’s Chief Operating Officer. “Simply put, Cyxtera Smart Cabinet empowers customers to consume traditional colocation services at the speed of cloud. Our smart cabinet solution represents what we believe is a revolutionary step forward for customers that are looking to deploy their infrastructure in a resilient, secure colocation environment with the live network fabric already built into the cabinet.”
Customers of all sizes, whether they are large enterprises, SMBs, or service providers, can fully automate the delivery, installation, and configuration of their colocation infrastructure into Cyxtera Smart Cabinets, as well as the design and deployment of their network architecture using Cyxtera’s digital exchange, all powered by Cyxtera’s innovative software and API-driven customer portal. Among the various use cases for organizations to utilize smart cabinets are:
- Extend an organization’s infrastructure by leveraging Cyxtera’s digital exchange platform to create a unified environment that seamlessly connects deployments across colocation, public and private clouds, and on-premises data centers.
- Rapidly provision and deploy infrastructure as a backup to primary environments.
- Leverage the financial and operational flexibility of Cyxtera’s ecosystem of more than 240 technology providers, including bare metal servers, enterprise storage services, and networking solutions.
With the mission of developing and delivering the next generation of cloud-like colocation, Cyxtera designed smart cabinets to simplify and solve customers’ challenges in the increasingly complex world of hybrid IT.
Cyxtera is a global leader in data center colocation and interconnection services. The company operates a footprint of 61 data centers in 28 markets around the world, providing services to more than 2,300 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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, Cyxtera’s ability to manage its growth; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Cyxtera’s business or future results; the impact of Cyxtera’s substantial debt on its future cash flows and its ability to raise additional capital in the future; Cyxtera’s ability to access external sources of capital on favorable terms or at all, which could limit its ability to execute its business and growth strategies; any failure of Cyxtera’s physical infrastructure or negative impact on its ability to provide its services, or damage to customer infrastructure within its data centers, which could lead to significant costs and disruptions that could reduce Cyxtera’s revenue and harm its business reputation and financial results; Cyxtera’s reliance on third parties to provide internet connectivity to its data centers; disruption or termination of connectivity; and Cyxtera’s ability to continue to develop, acquire, market and provide new offerings or enhancements to existing offerings that meet customer requirements and differentiate it from its competitors. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in Cyxtera’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There may be additional risks that Cyxtera does not presently know or that it currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Cyxtera’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this press release. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements in this press release. Cyxtera does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release, except as required by law.
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Powered by Cyxtera’s Digital Exchange, Smart Cabinets Provide Cloud-like Point-and-Click Provisioning of Colocation Cabinets Complete with Power and Configurable Core Network-Connectivity. For more information, please download the Cyxtera Smart Cabinets product sheet below.