Equinix announces private cloud service with NVIDIA DGX

Jan. 26, 2024
The service aims to provide secure AI supercomputing capabilities. 

On Jan. 24, Equinix, Inc. announced a fully managed private cloud service that includes NVIDIA DGX systems, NVIDIA networking, and the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software platform, enabling enterprises to acquire and manage their own supercomputing infrastructure and custom generative AI models.

Each customer's privately owned NVIDIA infrastructure is installed and operated by Equinix, which can deploy services on clients’ behalf in International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers.

President and CEO of Equinix, Charles Meyer, said in a press release, "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. Our new service provides customers a fast and cost-effective way to adopt advanced AI infrastructure that's operated and managed by experts globally."

Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA , said in the same release, "Generative AI is transforming every industry. Now, enterprises can own NVIDIA AI supercomputing and software, paired with the operational efficiency of Equinix management, in hundreds of data centers worldwide."

Equinix reports that the service will allow enterprises to scale their infrastructure operations to achieve the AI performance needed to develop and run massive models. The service also provides high-speed private network access to global network service providers as well as private, high-bandwidth interconnections to cloud services and enterprise service providers.

Equinix also reports that leading companies in biopharma, financial services, software, automotive, and retail have been using the service in an early access capacity and are building AI Centers of Excellence to develop AI use strategies. Through the service, Equinix also provides access to NVIDIA AI experts and IBX data center professionals to help customers build and deploy custom AI models.

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