Equinix and Nvidia Launches Private Cloud Service

Equinix and Nvidia Launches Private Cloud Service

The service includes Nvidia DGX systems, Nvidia networking, and the Nvidia AI enterprise software platform.

Digital infrastructure company Equinix announced a private cloud service that enterprises can run to acquire and manage their own Nvidia DGX AI supercomputing infrastructure for building and running custom generative AI models. Equinix installs and operates each customer’s privately owned Nvidia infrastructure and can deploy services on their behalf in key International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres globally.

Equinix president and CEO Charles Meyers, said, “To harness the incredible potential of generative AI, enterprises need adaptable, scalable hybrid infrastructure in their local markets to bring AI supercomputing 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.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, said, “Generative AI is transforming every industry. Now, enterprises can own Nvidia AI supercomputing and software, paired with the operational efficiency of Equinix management, in hundreds of data centres worldwide.”

Enterprises can scale their infrastructure operations to achieve the level of AI performance needed to develop and run massive models. Equinix says companies using the service include biopharma, financial services, software, automotive, and retail. These companies are building AI centres to provide foundation to develop LLM use cases.

These include accelerating time to market for new medications, developing AI copilots for customer service agents, and building virtual productivity assistants.

Equinix’s fully managed Nvidia AI supercomputing service enables customers to operate their AI infrastructure near their data. It also offers access to global network service providers, enabling quick generative AI information retrieval across corporate-wide area networks.

In addition, it provides bandwidth interconnections to cloud services and enterprise service providers to facilitate AI workloads while meeting data security and compliance requirements. Customers can access their Nvidia AI enterprise software to streamline the development and deployment of production-grade AI applications, including generative AI.

Nvidia AI Enterprise includes pretrained models, optimised frameworks, and accelerated data science software libraries—such as the Nvidia NeMo framework for building LLMs, Nvidia Rapids for data science, Nvidia Clara for healthcare, and Nvidia Tensor RT-LLM for performance optimisation of large language models. The solution features support, including Equinix’s IBX data centre professionals to help customers build and deploy their custom AI models, as well as access to Nvidia AI experts.