Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), UK-based quantum computing company, and Cyxtera (NASDAQ: CYXT), a data center colocation and interconnection services with 60 locations globally (including Silicon-Valley), announced that their UK Data Center customers will soon have direct access to OQC’s quantum computers reducing latency times for quantum algorithms and use cases.
“For quantum computing to be genuinely accessible and fully realize its potential as a technology, it must seamlessly integrate within businesses’ current computing and data management infrastructure,” said Dr. Ilana Wisby, Chief Executive Officer, OQC.
“This deployment marks a significant step in moving quantum computing from a “lab” environment into a fully managed, industry-ready environment with the security, interconnectivity, network bandwidth, and redundant infrastructure that will be needed as the technology matures. By providing access directly within a Cyxtera data center, OQC will make quantum computing even more accessible and reduce the locality and proximity challenges typically associated with the distance between classical applications and the quantum computer,” said Cyxtera and OQC as part of their announcement.
Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), had raised £38 million (US $46.45 million) Series A funding in July 2022. The round was co-led by Lansdowne Partners and The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC), Japan’s largest deeptech VC fund. British Patient Capital and existing investors Oxford Science Enterprises (OSE) and Oxford Investment Consultants (OIC) also participated.