Digital Realty Equips Paris Data Center with Liquid Cooling for HPC

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PARIS, May 11, 2023 – Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions, today expanded its service offering to customers with a new high-performance computing (HPC)-capable data center in Paris, France.

With the increased adoption of advanced, data-driven technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics, companies are dealing with a significant influx of data that needs to be processed at high speeds; a phenomenon known as data gravity. In response to this challenge, Digital Realty’s data center in La Courneuve is equipped with a direct liquid cooling (DLC) system to support the HPC equipment increasingly being adopted by customers globally.

Digital Realty’s new HPC-capable data center has been designed to be adaptable to customers’ evolving infrastructure needs while also optimizing for energy efficiency. With DLC, customers are likely to experience reductions in data processing costs – compared to traditional air-cooling methods – due to the technology’s ability to efficiently dissipate heat and reduce energy consumption, as well as make progress towards the reduction of their Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions.

Fabrice Coquio, SVP and Managing Director – France, Digital Realty, commented: “Working closely with our customers and supporting their evolving needs is a top priority for Digital Realty, which is why we are offering an HPC-compatible DLC solution in Paris.”

Coquio continues: “Digital Realty’s liquid cooling solution enables our customers to deploy their most compute-intensive applications in an environment that is optimized for energy efficiency. Our new HPC-capable data center in Paris is another step towards achieving our vision of becoming the meeting place for companies, technologies, and data to come together.”

With more than 300 facilities worldwide, Digital Realty provides its customers with a robust and interconnected platform that brings together high-performance infrastructure, the world’s leading cloud providers, telecom operators, and enterprises. With Digital Realty’s HPC-capable data center in Paris, customers can now place their HPC workloads at the center of the company’s expanding global data center platform PlatformDIGITAL, enabling customers to connect to who they need to, whenever, wherever.