Equinix, the digital infrastructure company, has announced a groundbreaking collaboration with Alice & Bob, a leading quantum computing company that is developing a highly reliable quantum processor. This partnership will provide Equinix customers around the world, including those in the UAE, with secure access to Alice & Bob’s cutting-edge quantum technology, as well as their quantum strategy services.
Quantum computing is a transformative technology with the potential to revolutionize various industries, including simulation, optimization, machine learning, and cryptography. It has the power to solve complex problems that would take traditional computers thousands of years to solve. Alice & Bob’s technology, which is the result of cutting-edge research in French and international laboratories, is uniquely positioned to accelerate innovation and future-proof businesses.
Unlike current quantum computers that suffer from computation errors, Alice & Bob is developing a patented technology called the cat qubit. This self-correcting superconducting quantum bit simplifies the path to fault-tolerant and universal gate-based quantum computing. The cat qubit has the potential to transform the promise of quantum computing into a decisive commercial advantage.
By collaborating with Alice & Bob, Equinix ensures that companies can confidently explore the power of quantum computing while maintaining the utmost confidentiality. Equinix’s secure operations combined with Alice & Bob’s quantum expertise create an ideal environment for breakthrough innovations.
Industries such as sustainable energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and financial services are expected to be radically transformed by quantum computing by 2035, with the potential to gain up to $1.3 trillion in value.*
Now, companies from various industries can securely access Alice & Bob’s quantum computers through Equinix Metal and Equinix Fabric. Equinix Metal is an on-demand, high-performance bare-metal infrastructure that can be integrated with Equinix Fabric to quickly deploy powerful infrastructure across global locations. This allows companies to easily trial and experiment with quantum computing within their own digital infrastructure, all while benefiting from Equinix’s security and ease-of-use.
This collaboration between Equinix and Alice & Bob not only aligns with the UAE’s vision for technological leadership but also recognizes the global demand for quantum computing advancements. The French Minister Delegate for Digital, Jean-Noël Barrot, commended the partnership as a recognition of French expertise and a step towards revolutionizing the field of computing and industry.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is quantum computing?
Quantum computing is a transformative technology that allows for computationally intensive tasks, such as simulation, optimization, machine learning, and cryptography, to be completed more efficiently than traditional computers.
2. What is Alice & Bob’s technology?
Alice & Bob is developing a patented technology called the cat qubit, which is a self-correcting superconducting quantum bit. This technology simplifies the path to fault-tolerant and universal gate-based quantum computing.
3. How will Equinix customers benefit from this collaboration?
Equinix customers will have secure access to Alice & Bob’s cutting-edge quantum technology and quantum strategy services. This collaboration enables companies to explore the power of quantum computing while ensuring the confidentiality of their research.
4. Which industries can be transformed by quantum computing?
Industries such as sustainable energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and financial services are among those that can be radically changed by quantum computing, with the potential to gain up to $1.3 trillion in value by 2035.
5. How can companies access Alice & Bob’s quantum computers?
Through Equinix Metal and Equinix Fabric, companies from various industries can securely access Alice & Bob’s quantum computers. Equinix Metal allows for the deployment of powerful infrastructure across global locations in minutes, while Equinix Fabric provides connectivity to hundreds of networks, communication, security, and cloud providers from a single location.