New cloud company Oxide is deploying its on-premise hardware at CoreSite’s data center in Silicon Valley.

The company offers on-premise cloud computing rack systems; the offering is a unified hardware and software design the company said enables enterprises to get the benefits of cloud computing in their own data center.

An Oxide sled – Oxide Computer Company

This week Oxide announced it would ‘leverage colocation solutions’ at CoreSite's Silicon Valley SV2 data center.

Located at 1656 McCarthy Blvd. in the Milpitas area of Santa Clara County, SV2 spans 20,000 sq ft (1,858 sqm). A case study on CoreSite’s site suggests the deployment consists of 32 Oxide compute 'sleds' and Oxide-designed switches, with a power shelf in the middle. According to CoreSite, the deployment allows Oxide to “demonstrate the full power, efficiency, and potential of its system.”

“The Oxide Cloud Computer empowers developers to build, run, and operate any application with enhanced security, latency, and control. It helps IT teams accelerate strategic initiatives while enterprises experience the economic and operational benefits of cloud ownership for the first time,” said Bryan Cantrill, co-founder and CTO at Oxide.

“For an industry that’s been wildly underserved for too long, we’re proud to partner with CoreSite to offer a purpose-built, rack-scale system that delivers hyperscale cloud, on-premises.”

California-based Oxide was founded by Cantrill and CEO Steve Tuck, who have experience from companies including Dell, Sun Microsystems, and cloud infrastructure start-up Joyent, which was acquired by Samsung in 2016.

The company's rack system can have 16, 24, or 32 Compute Sleds and 16-32 processors with x86 cores. The compute sled is made up of AMD Epyc 7713P processors and uses Intel Tofino 2 switches. Each "sled" can be thought of as a system with an AMD CPU, DRAM, and storage all pooled together.

“CoreSite is thrilled to partner with Oxide Computer Company – an innovation pioneer that is introducing new technology in the marketplace and solving the challenges that come from digital transformation,” said Maile Kaiser, chief revenue officer at CoreSite. “We strive to operate as an extension of our customers’ teams and provide the IT infrastructure and interconnectivity platform that enables companies like Oxide to succeed.”

Oxide raised $44 million in a Series A financing round in October 2023 led by Eclipse with participation from Intel Capital, Riot Ventures, Counterpart Ventures, and Rally Ventures. To date, the company has raised $78 million.