Case Study

Seamless Global Colocation Assures GPU Cloud Performance and Scalability

Paperspace

US-based startup Paperspace is a pioneer in public cloud, being one of the first providers to offer a GPU-accelerated cloud platform. "A cloud-based GPU lets you use the cloud as your own computer to perform complex compute jobs very quickly," explains Dan Kobran, co-founder of Paperspace. "That's why it's perfect for demanding applications like machine learning, rendering, VDI and cloud gaming.".

Paperspace began building its cloud in earnest upon its founding 2014, but the small team was just getting started and couldn’t sufficiently balance meeting immediate growth needs and planning longer-term scaling. Help came quickly in the form of COLOpeople, a managed IT services company specializing in colocation, data center selection, and migration services for startups and growing companies like Paperspace.

COLOpeople prides itself on keeping up to date on all things data center, including the skills and capabilities of each provider, common cost structures, and even the frequency or severity of outages and other interruptions. With years of experience in matching emerging businesses with the right data center partners, COLOpeople went immediately to work connecting Paperspace with full-service data center partners. The team selected CoreSite’s NY2 data center to host its North American operations and mirrored its U.S. deployment in Europe at Interxion’s Amsterdam facility as part of a strategic alliance between the two data center providers.

The Challenge

  • Building a global network of high-density, scalable data centers
  • Finding cost effective colocation space with power and cooling to support resource-intensive computing
  • Reducing network latency for improved service to customers and better end user experiences

The Solution

  • Building a multi-facility, multi-continent network footprint using services from Interxion in Europe and CoreSite in North America

Like CoreSite, Interxion is a premium provider that’s eminently capable of keeping pace with GPU cloud’s performance and connectivity requirements, and Paperspace’s need for easy scalability. What’s more, CoreSite and Interxion have an informal partnership that lets them meet customers’ global needs consistently and seamlessly.

Rick Stenberg Co-founder, COLOpeople

About Paperspace

Paperspace is a GPU-accelerated cloud platform for enterprises, startups and individuals. The platform uses the fastest streaming technology available to power demanding applications — such as machine learning, gaming, VFX and VDI — in any web browser.

About COLOpeople

COLOpeople helps organizations find and manage quality data centers and cloud providers. An outsourced IT solutions firm, COLOpeople helps customers navigate the complex search, negotiation, and deployment process, supporting customers every step of the way to ensure they get the right solution at the right price. Founded in 2010, COLOpeople is a one-stop-shop for for cloud, IP, colocation, managed or dedicated servers, and other mission-critical solutions.

About CoreSite

CoreSite Realty Corporation delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions to a growing customer community across eight key North American markets. More than 1,200 of the world’s leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads.

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