NVIDIA DGX-Ready Program Goes Global, Doubles Colocation Partners

DGX hosting capabilities now available in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America; program pilots new try and buy services.
by Tony Paikeday

To help businesses deploy AI infrastructure to power their most important opportunities, our DGX-Ready Data Center program is going global. We’ve also added new services that will help organizations accelerate their progress. This announcement makes it faster and easier than ever to deploy our DGX POD solutions built on our ecosystem of data center IT leaders – Dell EMC, DDN, IBM, NetApp and Pure Storage.

We’ve added to the program three new partners in Europe, five in Asia and two in North America. With these additions, customers now have access to a global network of 19 validated partners around the world.

DGX-Ready Data Center partners help companies access modern data center facilities for their AI infrastructure. They offer world-class facilities to host DGX AI compute infrastructure, giving more organizations access to AI-ready data center facilities while saving on capital expenditures and keeping operational costs low.

The program is now offered in 24 markets, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States — with more coming soon.

Among the new locations is the Fujitsu Yokohama Data Center in Japan, which hosts dozens of NVIDIA AI systems.

“The Fujitsu Yokohama Data Center hosts more than 60 NVIDIA DGX-1 and DGX-2 systems,” said Hisaya Nakagawa, director at Fujitsu. “As a DGX-Ready Data Center program partner, we’re able to offer customers our world-class, state-of-the-art facility to run their most important AI workloads. With this program, customers can operationalize AI infrastructure swiftly and enjoy a jumpstart on their business transformation.”

DGX-Ready Program
Among the new DGX-Ready colocation partners is Fujitsu, equipped with more than 60 NVIDIA DGX-1 and DGX-2 systems in the Fujitsu Yokohama Data Center in Japan. Image courtesy of Fujitsu Ltd.

Enhanced Services That Accelerate Time to Insight

In addition to access to a world-class data center, the DGX-Ready Data Center program offers services that can reduce the risks of new infrastructure investment.

Select DGX-Ready colocation partners are adding “try-and-buy” options that let enterprises “test drive” their DGX infrastructure. Customers can gain valuable operational experience before they decide to deploy these systems in their own data center. Core Scientific and Flexential are among the first partners to offer this capability.

Additionally, select partners offer GPU-as-a-service options that let businesses access DGX-powered compute in an affordable model, without committing to a full system.

Mobile game developer Jam City is taking advantage of this capability to accelerate game development using Core Scientific’s AI-Optimized Cloud, powered by NVIDIA DGX.

“We’re relying on machine learning and artificial intelligence to guide game design and transform our business,” said Rami Safadi, chief data officer at Jam City. “Core Scientific’s cloud has enhanced how we utilize data and allowed us to analyze billions of rows of data per day. We’ve seen an 8x increase in speed, enabling us to train an entirely new set of winning AI business models.”

Meet the Perfect DGX-Ready Partner Fast

With the many options for AI infrastructure hosting, it’s important to choose a colocation partner that suits your needs.

To make it simpler, we’ve introduced the DGX-Ready Data Center portal, which lets customers search our global network of providers, filtered by region, supported systems and enhanced services. The portal make it faster and easier to find the perfect match.