How CXD Works

CXD: The Platform

CXD is a powerful platform that delivers the industry’s only programmable, software-defined intra-data center network. This massively scalable fabric enables you to seamlessly extend existing VLANs to connect within our facilities, across a metro region, to cloud on-ramps, and an ecosystem of providers. It is also how CXD can provision and connect dedicated infrastructure on-demand – from cabinets to bare metal servers and HCI nodes, all pre-configured, easy to deploy and scale via the CXD Command Center or our easy to use API.




Manage Your Entire Environment via the CXD Command Center or API

CXD was developed by Cyxtera from the ground up using an API-first approach. This enables easy integration with your existing tools and processes.  CXD Command Center is a web console that presents a user-friendly interface to CXD’s highly scalable network fabric, automated provisioning engine and catalog of pre-configured on-demand infrastructure. It enables you to see all your colocation environments from one integrated pane of glass.


One Port to Access All CXD Services

All CXD-Powered services are delivered over a single physical CXD Port.  Through this redundant fiber-optic network link you can establish multiple secure Layer 2 connections quickly and easily. As the single point through which you create logical VLANs and link to CXD services, the CXD Port radically simplifies data center interconnection. All CXD services are also backed by our 99.999% network availability SLA, to give you peace of mind that the network will be up and services available around the clock.

CXD at Work

Private or Hybrid Cloud Platform

Enterprises satisfy cloud-first mandates and pass their security team’s audit by deploying private clouds on CXD’s bare metal or HCI Compute Nodes. CXD On-Demand Interconnection serves as their hybrid IT hub.


Availability Zones for an XaaS Provider

XaaS providers use CXD to bring the power of cloud availability zones to the world of dedicated private infrastructure. They increase resilience as they scale capacity across multiple CXD Powered data centers.


Availability Zones for an XaaS Provider

Service providers and enterprises use CXD’s broad geographic availability to cost effectively expand into new markets with a minimal investment and scale up as their business grows.


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