Digital Realty – a global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data centres, colocation and interconnection solutions – has announced its partnership with G-Core Labs, a European cloud and Edge provider, and Graphcore, a British semiconductor manufacturer, to support the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) deployment at scale with a new AI-ready infrastructure solution.
G-Core Labs will deploy in Digital Realty’s AMS5 data centre, a 16 MW facility located in its Schiphol campus in Amsterdam – a site that’s continually being invested in as a result of increasing demand. The facility, which can support ultra-high-power density, makes use of groundwater cooling, recycles waste heat and runs on 100% clean energy – like the rest of Digital Realty’s European portfolio.
By deploying in AMS5, one of the most highly connected facilities in continental Europe, customers will gain access to several densely populated connected data communities including 800+ enterprises, 700+ network service providers and 600+ cloud and IT providers, via its global platform, PlatformDIGITAL.
“As AI adoption continues to rise steadily across the globe, businesses require infrastructure that’s fit-for-purpose,” said Tony Bishop, SVP, Enterprise, Platform & Solutions, Digital Realty. “The solution we’ve created in collaboration with G-Core Labs and Graphcore effectively eliminates the complexity and lengthy deployment cycles associated with AI infrastructure, giving data professionals the space and tools needed to innovate and address some of society’s most significant challenges, all with a flexible platform that scales.”
Powered by Graphcore’s Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) – one the world’s most sophisticated processors designed specifically to manage AI workloads – the AI-as-a-Service solution provides customers with the compute necessary to run substantial AI projects at scale in the cloud, supporting businesses across a wide range of industries, including finance, healthcare, manufacturing and scientific research and maximising Return of Investment (ROI) at every stage of their AI adoption journey, from proof of concept to deployment.
“We created Graphcore and our Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) to help accelerate innovation in AI,” said Nigel Toon, Co-founder and CEO, Graphcore. “Working with partners like G-Core Labs and Digital Realty allows us to deliver leading-edge AI compute that is easily accessible, highly flexible and extremely cost-effective. Having a strong cloud compute offering in Europe also lets us meet the data sovereignty needs of our rapidly growing European customer base.”Click below to share this article