Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) to Set Up Quantum Computer in Equinix IBX Data Center and Provide Global Business Access to the Technology

Oxford Quantum Circuits' Quantum Computer Situated In One Of Equinix'S Ibx Data Centers In Tokyo

Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), a Quantum Service (QCaaS) company from the UK, has taken significant steps to make quantum adoption more accessible by collaborating with Equinix. This collaboration will enable companies worldwide to experiment and trial game-changing technology without investing in costly infrastructure. With this initiative, the Quantum Computing company seeks to democratize the use of quantum computing technology, enabling companies of all sizes to access the immense computing power of quantum technology to tackle a wide range of problems.

“For data-driven businesses, the ability to differentiate and remain competitive comes down to delivering meaningful insights on ever-more complex scenarios and in tighter timespans. This is driving them to invest in cutting-edge technologies, such as quantum computing, that have the potential to revolutionize key data-to-insights functions. IDC predicts that by 2026, 95% of companies will invest in compute technologies that deliver faster insights from complex data sets to drive differentiated business outcomes. Making quantum computing available ‘as-a-Service’ on a globally interconnected digital infrastructure should significantly reduce barriers to experimentation and adoption such as cost, skills, and the complexity of integration—and open up quantum technology to many more organisations to test and use.”  

Andrew Buss, Senior Research Director, Europe: Future of Digital Infrastructure, IDC

By partnering with Equinix, a leading provider of interconnection and data centre services, OQC can leverage Equinix’s extensive global network to offer reliable and secure access to its quantum technology. This will allow businesses to experience the benefits of quantum computing technology without requiring significant research, development, or infrastructure investments.

Building powerful Quantum Computers via Equinix’s TY11

OQC will be setting up its quantum hardware at TY11 and will utilize Equinix Fabric, an on-demand interconnection solution provided by Equinix. This will enable OQC to offer Quantum Computing as a Service to various businesses and organizations worldwide through Equinix’s global platform, which is scheduled to be launched toward the end of 2023.

“The world has been waiting for quantum computing to mature to the point that it can change our lives. Installing quantum computing in Equinix’s world-class TY11 data center brings us a step closer to this reality. Quantum computing represents a major shift in terms of technology and process. Unlike traditional classical computers, quantum computers can crunch vast amounts of data at incredible speeds. We are excited to work with Equinix to help businesses around the world to build their quantum skillset and capabilities. The future is here, and we are setting the pace for the era of quantum computing.”

Dr. Ilana Wisby, CEO at OQC

Overall, this collaboration between the Quantum Computing company and Equinix has the potential to revolutionize the computing world and accelerate the adoption of quantum computing technology by businesses worldwide.

Businesses that connect to Equinix Fabric will have convenient access to quantum computing that is as easy to use as if it were located on their premises. They can experiment with innovative technology by directly linking to QCaaS through their digital infrastructure with improved security and convenience.

It is anticipated that there will be an increasing demand for this service from organizations across various industries, including drug research and development, risk management, banking, and advanced manufacturing.

“Quantum computing is set to be a transformational revolution in processing speed and power, creating big opportunities in everything from improved cyber security and faster drug discovery to climate modelling and shattering heat emissions from computing. That’s why we’ve invested approximately £1bn over 10 years to support the world-class UK quantum sector, attract the brightest and best talent to the UK and attract world-leading companies to invest here to drive economic growth. I recently visited Japan to work on deepening our strategic collaboration in computer science and technology. Today’s announcement shows the UK-Japan alliance is a key part of the global race for the quantum industry.”

GEORGE FREEMAN, Minister of State at the new UK Department for Science Innovation & Technology

Quantum computing has the potential to transform the way businesses solve problems both now and into the future, especially as our customers look for more innovative solutions. As the world’s digital infrastructure company, we are proud to enable easier, secure, high-bandwidth access to this pioneering technology to thousands of businesses around the world. Welcoming OQC’s quantum computer to our global interconnection ecosystem on Platform Equinix underpins our commitment to supporting innovation. We are looking forward to working together to solve some of the key digital challenges organisations face today.”

Arun Dev, Global Head of Digital Interconnection at Equinix

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