Written by Russell Cozart, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Product Strategy on August 04, 2020

The Wait Is Over: Cyxtera’s DGX-based AI/ML Compute as a Service Has Arrived

NVIDIA DGX-Ready data centers help streamline access and accelerate AI development. 

At Cyxtera, we’ve raised the bar by becoming the first global data center operator that can deliver access to subscription-based NVIDIA DGX A100 systems via our landmark DGX-based compute as a service offering. Cyxtera’s solution offers enterprise customers greater agility and rapid deployments for their AI workloads.

Our NVIDIA DGX-based solution is the first of its kind in the market and gives enterprises a flexible infrastructure model that leverages point-and-click provisioning via our data center services exchange. What’s more, customers can expand their NVIDIA DGX system deployment with 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) via the Cyxtera Marketplace.

The NVIDIA DGX A100 is the industry’s leading system for all AI workloads, offering unprecedented compute density, performance, and flexibility in the world’s first 5-petaFLOPS AI system. Ideally suited for the data science, fintech, and healthcare sectors, NVIDIA DGX A100 features eight of the world’s most advanced accelerators, the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU. The DGX A100 lets enterprises consolidate training, inference, and analytics into a unified, easy-to-deploy AI infrastructure.

Now, with DGX systems available in an as-a-service model, enterprises can tap into the power of the NVIDIA DGX A100 with cloud-like simplicity, already provisioned and ready for AI workloads. Our service provides configured DGX A100 systems, racked and cabled in a Cyxtera-managed environment in Cyxtera data centers, waiting to run your AI workloads. Each NVIDIA DGX A100 is a separate isolated unit, dedicated to only a single customer.

If you're not ready to purchase your own DGX A100 system from NVIDIA, that's okay -- we already have the systems set up in some of our data centers for you to access immediately! Consider that with our NVIDIA DGX-based solution you can:

  • lower dedicated infrastructure cost and shifts from CapEx to OpEx,
  • reduce operations cost, with no on-site staff required to rack, stack, configure, or support DGX hardware,
  • speed time to market for new AI workloads with NVIDIA DGX A100 system deployment in a single business day,
  • retain full control of an NVIDIA DGX system from the hardware up through the applications
  • maximize your IT staff productivity with powerful automated remote configuration and deployment tools, and
  • adapt to market and demand changes quickly by scaling capacity as needed.

You can quickly provision NVIDIA DGX A100 systems via our service exchange, so you receive the security and control provided by dedicated infrastructure combined with the flexibility and speed of cloud.

We’re so confident that you’ll want to make the jump that we will soon be making our NVIDIA DGX-based offering available for customers to test their AI-powered workloads prior to committing to a subscription term for the solution.

Want to learn more? 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.