Peter Lantry, Equinix

Equinix enters quantum partnership with Alice & Bob

Infrastructure company offers Irish businesses new level of compute power
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Peter Lantry, Equinix

27 November 2023

Equinix has started a collaboration with quantum computing company Alice & Bob to develop one of the most reliable quantum processors on the market. Soon customers in Ireland and across the world will benefit from secure access to Alice & Bob’s cutting-edge quantum technology in France, therefore joining an ecosystem of businesses utilising quantum computing to unlock opportunities worth billions of dollars.

Quantum computing is a transformative technology that supports computationally intensive tasks such as simulation, optimisation, machine learning and cryptography. Although still in its early stages, it has the potential to revolutionise industry processes, change our understanding of the universe, and even help slow down climate change by accelerating green innovations and discoveries. Quantum computers have the power and potential to solve problems that would take traditional computers thousands of years.

Peter Lantry, managing director of Equinix Ireland (pictured), said: “Businesses, academics and policymakers in Ireland are excited about the promise of quantum computing and the seemingly limitless potential that it holds for our economy, society and the planet. This partnership with Alice & Bob provides a gateway to that technology and with it, opens doors to game-changing innovations.

“Our mission is to support businesses and give them access to the digital tools and ecosystems that will determine their success. This announcement is a shining reflection of that mission and we are immensely proud that through our partnerships with the scientific community, businesses in Ireland can now access quantum technologies more easily than ever before.”

Théau Peronnin, CEO of Alice & Bob, said: “We are proud that our technology is moving out of the laboratory and into the real world. Equinix is the ideal partner to bring the quantum revolution into society. We are looking forward to helping Equinix customers solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.”

“This is where the colocation data centre market, of which Equinix is the global leader, is showing its value. By connecting businesses, people, and the latest technologies, we are at the heart of business innovation and the discoveries that can slow down climate change.”

Founded in 2020, Alice & Bob has already raised €30M in venture capital and hired more than 80 employees.

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