Digital Realty introduces state-of-the-art data centre prepared for future sustainability needs


Digital Realty, the leading global provider of cloud and carrier-neutral data centre, colocation, and interconnection solutions, announced KIX13, its newest data centre in Osaka, Japan, has been certified NVIDIA DGX H100-ready as part of the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Centre programme.

KIX13 has received this accreditation due to its capacity to offer a dedicated, robust, and resilient environment that is optimised for large-scale deployments of intensive computing systems.

NVIDIA’s DGX H100, the latest generation of purpose-built artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure, serves as the foundation for the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, which provides the necessary computational power to train advanced deep learning AI models and fuel innovation for the future. This enables enterprise customers to create comprehensive solutions that accelerate AI deployments, while meeting the demands for global coverage, capacity, and connectivity that arise when deploying AI at scale.

These deployments are expected to contribute to solving some of the world’s most challenging problems. To achieve success, AI requires data centres that can deliver high-performance cooling, layout, and connectivity, facilitating the highly effective operation of AI systems.

Digital Realty’s highly interconnected PlatformDIGITAL community enables customers to access vast volumes of data, empowering them to confidently run AI workloads in an NVIDIA-accelerated environment. This environment facilitates innovation and the resolution of complex computational challenges while overcoming Data Gravity barriers. Digital Realty’s global service orchestration platform, ServiceFabric, allows customers to streamline the management of their hybrid IT infrastructure, while also connecting and leveraging a growing open community of partners for managed services- all on a centralised platform.

Digital Realty also provides precision-engineered power and cooling digital infrastructure capable of supporting the high-power computing requirements of AI.

As AI workloads increase in density, liquid cooling becomes an appealing option due to its more efficient heat dissipation capabilities. Leveraging its expertise in data centre engineering, Digital Realty can provide a future-ready data centre environment capable of transitioning from air to liquid cooling. This transition is also instrumental in Digital Realty’s and its customers’ efforts to reduce their Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 68% and Scope 3 emissions by 24% by the year 2030.

“Organisations looking to implement enterprise AI are investing in accelerated computing infrastructure – including hardware and software purpose-built for AI – to deploy their models into production quickly,” says Charlie Boyle, Vice President, DGX systems, NVIDIA. “With the certification of Digital Realty’s new KIX13 facility in the DGX-ready data centre programme, customers have access to a flexible, simple option for deploying the world’s leading AI platform.”

“Digital Realty understands the impact AI will have on the way businesses drive digital transformation in the years to come. However, business breakthroughs made possible with AI can only be realised if enterprises are able to integrate the technology into their operations, and that is where we come in,” says Chris Sharp, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Realty. “With Digital Realty’s KIX13 DGX-Ready Data Centre certification, we remain focused on delivering a meeting place that allows our customers to accelerate innovation and growth.”

He added, “AI is poised to have a dramatic impact on digital transformation initiatives, and it is critical to have a foundation in place to remove the Data Gravity barriers that inhibit innovation. Platform DIGITAL provides an ideal location for the data aggregation, staging, analytics, and management that are critical for optimising data exchange and maintaining data compliance.”

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