SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2017 — Rescale today announced a collaboration with Equinix, the global data center and interconnection provider, to offer Rescale’s suite of HPC solutions via the Equinix Cloud Exchange. Equinix and Equinix Cloud Exchange enable enterprises to easily migrate their on-premise infrastructure into the world’s most interconnected data centers and connect to multiple cloud service providers via a single port. By working with Rescale and providing access to its new product, ScaleX HyperLink, Equinix will enable extremely fast and secure data transfer to and from Rescale’s multi-cloud big compute environment. ScaleX HyperLink is a fully managed service with high availability and low latency. It takes full advantage of the Equinix global platform and public cloud service providers’ high-speed networking technologies such as AWS Direct Connect, Azure ExpressRoute, GCP Cloud Interconnect or IBM Direct Link.
While the migration of high-performance computing workloads to the cloud is accelerating, enterprises still struggle with how best to manage their existing on-premise hardware and data. By working with Equinix, Rescale now offers Equinix colocation services to ‘lift and shift’ a customer’s hardware into Equinix’s secure and reliable International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. The collaboration enables enterprises to continue to utilize their capital investment in a private cloud mode via ScaleX HyperLink and enables bursting to unlimited on-demand compute resources via Rescale’s managed global multi-cloud network. Additionally, by moving hardware into an Equinix IBX data center, enterprises will have access to state-of-the-art, private, carrier-neutral, and carrier-dense interconnections. As well as being extremely fast, these private connections are highly secure with no packets traveling over the public internet.
Enterprises that choose to keep their hardware on-site but want to leverage public cloud as part of their hybrid on-premise/public cloud, big compute strategy can also take advantage of ScaleX HyperLink, utilizing Rescale’s managed pay-as-you-go, on-demand cloud model for burst requirements. Enterprises may choose to have their data travel via private networks instead of public internet to ensure they meet the strictest data security requirements. This high-speed, low-latency interconnection between on-premise IT and the public cloud improves data throughput performance and provides more data security and privacy than public internet.
“Although many enterprises have already made the move to cloud for certain data services, many are reluctant to make the move for one of their largest investments: on-premise, high-performance computing,” said Tyler Smith, Head of Partnerships at Rescale. “Rescale helps ease the migration process with a hybrid and burst solution, making best use of existing and cloud resources in tandem, and the partnership with Equinix adds a compelling layer of ultra high-speed data transfer and best-in-class security, while allowing the enterprise to keep their preferred private/public cloud model.”
Steve Steinhilber, Vice President of Business Development at Equinix added, “By working with Rescale, we are able to add a big compute stack to our existing interconnection offerings and IaaS capabilities, and it enables our customers to run high-performance computing jobs in a turnkey and on-demand fashion. Through colocation or just leveraging the Equinix platform, Rescale and Equinix are providing a holistic approach to compute intensive workloads.”
Rescale is the global leader for high-performance computing simulations and deep learning in the cloud. Trusted by the Global Fortune 500, Rescale empowers the world’s top scientists and engineers to develop the most innovative new products and perform groundbreaking research and development faster and at lower cost. Rescale’s ScaleX platform transforms traditional fixed IT resources into flexible hybrid, private, and public cloud resources—built on the largest and most powerful high-performance computing network in the world. For more information on Rescale’s ScaleX platform, visit www.rescale.com.