Digital Realty Targets AI

August 7th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

If the shift in the data center world toward supporting AI and other next generation trends wasn’t already clear, one can just take a look at today’s news from Digital Realty. The colocation giant has introduced a new high density offering that takes direct aim at supporting AI workloads and in parallel other demands driven by the ongoing data expansion across multiple industries.

Digital Realty’s high-density offering supports workloads up to 70kw per rack. In order to keep everything cool, it leverages Air-Assisted Liquid Cooling technology. They are ready to roll in 28 markets across North America, EMEA, and APAC with availability on their global platform. Given Digital Realty’s massive footprint, that’s a lot of potential high density colo.

The industry-wide shift toward supporting such high density AI workloads has simultaneously been incredibly quick yet also a long term trend. The visibility of ChatGPT and other moves by hyperscalers to bring AI technologies into the mainstream have certainly drawn attention to things. But the march of technology toward higher density and lower latency in general has been a decade-long process.

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