Cyxtera Technologies, a company combining a worldwide footprint of 50+ data centers with an infrastructure platform aiming at “critical” systems applications, has added HPE ProLiant servers as an on-demand compute option to its Cyxtera Extensible Data Center (CXD) platform.
Cyxtera’s CXD platform gives organizations “point-and-click” provisioning over a range of connectivity and infrastructure services from Cyxtera and a global partner ecosystem.
Available across Cyxtera’s CXD-enabled global data centers, CXD Compute offerings, including Nutanix-powered HCI nodes as well as the new HP-powered bare metal offering, would allow customers to quickly provision compute capacity on-demand to augment existing colocation environments, rapidly expand into new markets, or build private cloud environments.
“We see a growing demand of HPE ProLiant servers to address IT requirements that public cloud service offerings cannot, including latency-sensitive enterprise applications and complete security experiences through the HPE-exclusive silicon root of trust technology,” said Jason White, chief technologist, Hybrid IT at HPE. “By collaborating with Cyxtera to offer its on-demand capabilities with CXD infrastructure, partners and customers can easily deploy HPE ProLiant servers while gaining flexibility to support various workloads.”
Cyxtera’s new HPE ProLiant Server powered offering would provide options for applications that typically run in legacy on-premises data centers or are not a fit for public cloud economics and multi-tenancy environments. The benefits of CXD bare metal infrastructure would include:
- Available on-demand and deployed “within minutes” from the CXD Command Center or API
- Consumption-based pricing on a per node basis – only pay for deployed nodes.
- “Just-in-time” capacity provisioning would avoid over-provisioning while reducing costs.
- Available in a variety of configurations designed to meet a broad range of workload needs.
- “Seamless” network integration would enable customers to extend existing colocation environments across data centers within a market.
- Full access to the Cyxtera Marketplace and CXD-Powered member services via CXD.
“CXD is an intelligent, software-defined platform that enables companies to easily procure and connect data center services in minutes, combining cloud agility and consumption economics with the control, performance, and security of globally scalable private infrastructure,” said Randy Rowland, president of Data Center Services for Cyxtera.
“Cyxtera’s newest on-demand compute option empowers customers to quickly and cost-effectively break the traditional bulk deployment of colocation and provision dedicated bare metal servers at the rack level on a per node basis. Customers retain complete control of the environment to customize HCI or hypervisor configurations and get the high degree of security their enterprise applications require.”