Equinix And Alice & Bob To Help UAE Businesses Leverage Quantum Computing

Kamel Al-Tawil, Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Equinix

Equinix has announced its collaboration with Alice & Bob, a leading quantum computing company developing one of the most reliable quantum processors on the market.

Through the collaboration with Alice & Bob, Equinix customers in the UAE and across the world will benefit from secure access to Alice & Bob’s cutting-edge quantum technology through Equinix Metal and Equinix Fabric, and from Alice & Bob’s quantum strategy services for businesses to unlock opportunities.

Quantum computing is a transformative technology that allows users to complete computationally intensive tasks such as simulation, optimisation, machine learning and cryptography. Although still in its early stages, it has the potential to revolutionize several industry processes, change our understanding of the universe, and even help slow down climate change. Quantum computers have the power and potential to solve problems that would take our best classical computers thousands of years.

Alice & Bob’s technology, the result of cutting-edge research carried out in French and international laboratories, is uniquely positioned to help businesses accelerate innovation and future proof their offering. While current quantum computers may suffer from computation errors which prevent them from fulfilling their theoretical promises, Alice & Bob is developing a patented technology of self-correcting superconducting quantum bit: the cat qubit. Cat qubits allow for a much simpler road to fault-tolerant and universal gate-based quantum computing, with the potential to transform the promise of quantum computing into a decisive commercial advantage.

Théau Peronnin, CEO of Alice & Bob, comments: “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.”

Combining Equinix’s rigorous secure operations with Alice & Bob’s quantum expertise creates the ideal environment to design breakthrough innovations. This synergy will allow companies to discover the power of quantum computing with the peace of mind that their research will remain completely confidential.

Kamel Al-Tawil, Managing Director of Equinix MENAsaid: “Alice & Bob serves as a quantum computing gateway for numerous businesses, with Equinix as the pivotal enabler. Recognizing our customers’ pursuit of technological advancements, we are committed to standing alongside them at the forefront. By integrating Alice & Bob’s groundbreaking technology into our global interconnection ecosystem, we are poised to deliver innovative solutions to global challenges, fostering access to a hundred billion-dollar market. This collaboration aligns seamlessly with the UAE’s vision for technological leadership, and we eagerly anticipate witnessing the pioneering work it catalyses within our region.”

Industries that rely on high intensity compute power such as sustainable energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and financial services are among those set to be radically changed by the technology by 2035, standing to potentially gain up to $1.3 trillion in value by this date.*

A vast array of industries and ecosystems who are looking to explore potential use cases in quantum computing can now securely access on-demand Alice & Bob’s quantum computers, housed in Alice & Bob’s own on-premises data centre, through Equinix Metal and Equinix Fabric.


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