Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), a global leader in digital infrastructure, announced today the launch of a fully managed private cloud service, offering enterprises a turnkey solution with NVIDIA DGX AI supercomputing infrastructure. This service is tailored to empower the creation and management of custom generative AI models, marking a significant step in AI-driven digital transformation.
The service, immediately available, integrates NVIDIA DGX systems, networking, and the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software platform. Equinix will install and operate the NVIDIA infrastructure for customers and deploy services globally in key International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. This offering brings the prowess of NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD’s advanced AI supercomputing to enterprises, allowing them to harness the full potential of generative AI.
Charles Meyers, president and CEO of Equinix, emphasized the importance of adaptable and scalable hybrid infrastructure for enterprises to bring AI supercomputing closer 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,” Meyers stated.
Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, highlighted the transformative nature of generative AI across industries. “Now, enterprises can own NVIDIA AI supercomputing and software, paired with the operational efficiency of Equinix management, in hundreds of data centers worldwide,” Huang remarked.
Equinix’s service is designed to fuel innovation across various industries. Early adopters include leaders in biopharma, financial services, software, automotive, and retail, all aiming to build AI Centers of Excellence. These centers will focus on a range of applications, from accelerating new medication development to enhancing customer service and productivity through AI copilots and virtual assistants.
Furthermore, Equinix’s service offers privately managed NVIDIA AI supercomputing, enabling efficient operation of AI infrastructure in proximity to enterprise data. It features high-speed private network access to global service providers, facilitating quick generative AI information retrieval. The service also ensures private, high-bandwidth interconnections to cloud services, aligning with data security and compliance requirements.
The offering includes streamlined access to NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, enhancing the development and deployment of production-grade AI applications, including generative AI models. NVIDIA’s software suite includes pretrained models and accelerated data science libraries, catering to a wide array of industry-specific needs.
Equinix’s comprehensive solution boasts enterprise-grade support and security, featuring expert guidance for building and deploying custom AI models. The service is available now, with more information accessible on the Equinix webpage.