Equinix and NVIDIA form alliance powering AI supercomputing via private cloud services

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Global digital infrastructure provider, Equinix, has recently unveiled a fully managed private cloud service in collaboration with NVIDIA. This service enables enterprises to seamlessly acquire and manage their own NVIDIA DGX AI supercomputing infrastructure, providing a turnkey solution for building and running custom generative AI models.

“To harness the incredible potential of generative AI, enterprises need adaptable, scalable hybrid infrastructure in their local markets to bring AI supercomputing to their data,” said Charles Meyers, president and CEO of Equinix. “Our new service provides customers a fast and cost-effective way to adopt advanced AI infrastructure that’s operated and managed by experts globally.”

This service is immediately available and offers a comprehensive package, including NVIDIA DGX systems, NVIDIA networking, and the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software platform. The solution is designed to streamline the entire process, with Equinix handling the installation and operation of privately owned NVIDIA infrastructure in key International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across the globe.

The fully managed NVIDIA AI supercomputing service addresses the concerns of businesses that prioritize data privacy and security by keeping their data away from public clouds. It not only ensures data security but also provides enterprises with the flexibility to scale their infrastructure operations to achieve optimal AI performance.

Fueling innovation across industries

Leaders in various industries, including biopharma, financial services, software, automotive, and retail, have already embraced this service during its early access phase. These companies are establishing AI Centers of Excellence, serving as strategic foundations for a wide array of rapidly evolving large language model (LLM) use cases.

The applications of this service span different sectors, such as expediting the time to market for new medications, creating AI copilots to assist customer service agents, and developing virtual productivity assistants.

Optimizing proximity for enhanced performance

The service ensures that enterprises can operate their AI infrastructure near their data, optimizing performance and efficiency. High-speed private network access to global network service providers facilitates quick generative AI information retrieval across corporate wide area networks. Additionally, private, high-bandwidth interconnections to cloud services and enterprise service providers meet the unique needs of AI workloads while adhering to stringent data security and compliance requirements.

Streamlined development with NVIDIA AI Enterprise

Customers leveraging this service gain easy access to the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, streamlining the development and deployment of production-grade AI applications, including generative AI. NVIDIA AI Enterprise includes pre-trained models, optimized frameworks, and accelerated data science software libraries, providing enterprises with unparalleled ease and efficiency in harnessing the full potential of AI.

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