Digital Realty launches data center in Osaka – paves way for AI innovation

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Global cloud and carrier-neutral data center solutions provider, Digital Realty, recently announced the launch of KIX13, its state-of-the-art data center facility located in Osaka, Japan. This latest addition to Digital Realty’s portfolio has received official certification as a NVIDIA DGX H100-ready facility, making it a prime choice for large-scale, high-performance computing deployments.

KIX13 has achieved this accreditation through the prestigious NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program. This certification recognizes the facility’s ability to provide a dedicated and resilient environment optimized for deploying intensive computing systems at scale. By being DGX H100-ready, KIX13 aligns perfectly with NVIDIA’s commitment to driving artificial intelligence (AI) innovations through purpose-built infrastructure.

The certification of KIX13 marks yet another significant milestone in the ongoing collaboration between Digital Realty and NVIDIA. Digital Realty was among the first data center providers to receive the esteemed “DGX-Ready Data Center” certification since the program’s inception in 2019. At present, Digital Realty operates DGX-Ready data centers in more than 20 markets worldwide. This includes six sites across the Asia Pacific region.

Enabling AI advancements with NVIDIA DGX H100 infrastructure

Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming various industries, finding applications in optimization, preventive maintenance, virtual assistants, fraud detection, and anomaly detection. The success of AI deployments relies on data centers equipped with high-performance cooling, efficient layouts, and robust connectivity, which are essential for the effective operation of AI systems.

With DGX H100, enterprise customers can accelerate their AI deployments while ensuring data localization and meeting global coverage, capacity, and connectivity needs.

The DGX H100 system is part of NVIDIA’s fourth-generation AI infrastructure and acts as the foundation for the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™. This powerful infrastructure empowers organizations to train cutting-edge deep learning AI models, fostering innovation in the field.

Digital Realty’s pioneering data center solutions for AI

As enterprises increasingly adopt AI, real-time data access becomes a strategic imperative for enabling rapid decision-making and adaptive responses. Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL® community offers customers access to vast volumes of data and empowers them to run AI workloads in an NVIDIA-accelerated environment. This facilitates innovation and resolves complex computational challenges while overcoming the obstacles posed by Data Gravity.

Moreover, Digital Realty’s global service orchestration platform, ServiceFabric™, streamlines the management of hybrid IT infrastructure, enabling customers to connect with a growing ecosystem of partners and access managed services—all within a unified platform.

Digital Realty provides precision-engineered power and cooling digital infrastructure to support the high-power computing needs of AI. Leveraging its expertise in data center engineering, Digital Realty delivers future-ready environments capable of seamlessly transitioning from air to liquid cooling. This also aligns with Digital Realty’s and its customers’ efforts to reduce Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 68% and Scope 3 emissions by 24% by 2030.

Digital Realty expands presence in India

BAM Digital Realty, a joint venture between Brookfield Infrastructure and Digital Realty, has unveiled its plans to construct a new state-of-the-art data center in Mumbai, India. Spanning 2.15 acres, this project requires an estimated investment exceeding Rs 2,000 crore (approximately $250 million) and will offer a remarkable IT load of 35 megawatts (MW) once completed. This endeavor further bolsters BAM Digital Realty’s planned capacity in India, which will reach 135 MW. Following its initial entry into the Indian market with a 20-MW greenfield data center in Chennai, slated for launch by the end of 2023, Digital Realty’s investment in Mumbai signifies its commitment to catering to the evolving needs of the Indian market.

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