Digital Realty Trust: Digital Realty announces first NVIDIA DGX H100-Ready data center

Jul 12, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Digital Realty's KIX13, its newest data center in Osaka, Japan, has been certified as NVIDIA DGX H100-ready as part of the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program. The facility reportedly received this accreditation, the first Japanese facility to do so, based on its ability to provide a dedicated, robust, and resilient environment optimized for intensive computing systems deployments at scale.

The KIX13, the fourth data center in its Osaka' KIX Campus,' was opened in February this year, under MC Digital Realty, the joint venture between Mitsubishi and Digital Realty. It offers 21MW of capacity across a three-story building spanning 250,000 square foot (23,226 sqm).

Speaking about this, Charlie Boyle, Vice President, DGX systems, NVIDIA, said: "Organizations 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."

"With the certification of Digital Realty's new KIX13 facility in the DGX-ready data center program, customers have access to a flexible, simple option for deploying the world's leading AI platform," Boyle added. 

Chris Sharp, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Realty, said that the company 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 realized if enterprises are able to integrate the technology into their operations, and that is where we come in." 

"With Digital Realty's KIX13 DGX-Ready Data Center certification, we remain focused on delivering a meeting place that allows our customers to accelerate innovation and growth," Sharp said. 

He noted that 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. 

"PlatformDIGITAL® provides an ideal location for the data aggregation, staging, analytics, and management that are critical for optimizing data exchange and maintaining data compliance," Sharp said. 

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