Equinix: Equinix to roll out support for liquid cooling at over 100 facilities

Dec 12, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Colocation firm Equinix announced this week that it plans to expand support for liquid cooling technologies – including direct-to-chip – to more than 100 of its International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in more than 45 metros globally.

Tiffany Osias, VP of global colocation at Equinix said, "Liquid cooling is revolutionizing how data centers cool powerful, high-density hardware that supports emerging technologies, and Equinix is at the heart of that innovation. We have been helping businesses with significant liquid-cooled deployments across a range of deployment sizes and densities for years. Equinix has the experience and expertise to help organizations innovate data center capacity to support the complex, modern IT deployments that applications like AI require."

My Truong, SSIA Chairperson and field CTO for Equinix also added, "Liquid cooling was front and center in our development of the Open19 V2 specification. The goal of the Open19 project, which operates under the Linux Foundation, was to create an open standard that can fit any 19" rack for server, storage, and networking. The project enables digital leaders to use hardware from a diverse set of vendors efficiently and sustainably in any data center environment. Equinix's technology and vendor-neutral approach to liquid cooling is a mechanism to remove the friction of deploying advanced liquid cooling solutions in enterprise data centers."