CyrusOne Addresses Growing Needs of AI Applications and Services with Intelliscale

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  August 31, 2023

Almost half of organizations are expected to increase their investment in AI overall because of advances in AI technology (with the likes of generative AI), according to a McKinsey and Company report. With the increased investment, that means AI workloads are expected to increase as well.

AI workloads range from complex neural network training to real-time inferencing tasks and are demanding increased performance and density. As a result, there is a pressing need for computing solutions that can meet these escalating demands that accommodate increased scale and bespoke design.

CyrusOne has that solution with its most recent innovative product: Intelliscale, an AI workload-specific data center solution that addresses the growing needs of AI applications and services.

CyrusOne (News - Alert) is a data center developer and operator specializing in delivering digital infrastructure solutions across the globe. With more than 50 high-performance mission-critical facilities worldwide, CyrusOne data centers offer flexibility, enabling clients to modernize, simplify and rapidly respond to changing demands.

Developed as an enhancement to its build-to-suit solutions, the Intelliscale data center is built upon an ultra-high-density foundation, optimizing space utilization and presenting as an ideal solution for companies aiming to effectively scale their AI infrastructure.

The data center was designed to operate with minimal land usage offering various redundancy configurations tailored to individual needs. Intelliscale data centers can occupy just 25% of the space of typical data centers, depending on the application and needs.

The company's modular manufacturing approach to data center development enables customers to utilize liquid-to-chip cooling technology, rear door heat exchanger cooling systems and immersion cooling to achieve efficient cooling up to 300kW per rack, delivering unparalleled performance even under the most demanding AI workloads.

Intelliscale also offers the ability to create a super high-density environment in a smaller building to maximize efficiencies across the board, and in some instances, existing facilities can be retrofitted to address dense AI deployments.

In addition to space, there are additional converged infrastructure savings depending on their application. Intelliscale also offers sustainability benefits, including using less concrete and steel.

"The exponential increase in AI workloads will inevitably further impact the unprecedented demand that our industry is facing,” said John Hatem, Chief Operating Officer at CyrusOne. “With this global solution, our objective is to establish an AI environment for our high-density customers that is efficient and flexible, empowering customers to enter the market more swiftly and cost-effectively."

Edited by Alex Passett
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