Equinix to increase help for superior liquid cooling applied sciences to over 100 IBX information facilities

Digital infrastructure firm Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX) in the present day introduced plans to increase help for superior liquid cooling applied sciences—like direct-to-chip—to greater than 100 of its Worldwide Enterprise Alternate® (IBX®) information facilities in additional than 45 metros around the globe.

This builds on Equinix’s present providing that helps liquid-to-air cooling, by way of in-rack warmth exchangers, at practically each IBX in the present day. This enlargement will allow extra companies to make use of essentially the most performant cooling applied sciences for the highly effective, high-density {hardware} that helps compute-intensive workloads like synthetic intelligence (AI).

With commercialized help of direct-to-chip liquid cooling in additional than 45 metros—together with London, Silicon Valley, Singapore, and Washington D.C.—prospects can deploy superior liquid cooling options in opposition to mission-critical wants within the markets that matter most to them.

Equinix supplies direct entry to the ecosystem of companions and suppliers of Platform Equinix®. By persevering with this method Equinix is dedicated to empowering digital leaders with the power to evolve their next-generation liquid-cooled designs.

“Liquid cooling is revolutionizing how information facilities cool highly effective, high-density {hardware} that helps rising applied sciences, and Equinix is on the coronary heart of that innovation,” stated Tiffany Osias, Vice President of International Colocation, Equinix. “We’ve been serving to companies with vital liquid-cooled deployments throughout a spread of deployment sizes and densities for years. Equinix has the expertise and experience to assist organizations innovate information heart capability to help the complicated, fashionable IT deployments that functions like AI require.”

Equinix helps main liquid cooling applied sciences, together with direct-to-chip and rear-door warmth exchangers in order that prospects can reap the benefits of essentially the most environment friendly options. Moreover, Equinix is providing a vendor-neutral method to allow prospects to make use of their most popular {hardware} supplier of their deployments.

Direct-to-chip is a singular method that includes a chilly plate sitting on high of the chip contained in the server. The chilly plate is enabled with liquid provide and return channels, permitting technical cooling fluid to run by way of the plate, drawing warmth away from the chip. This enables direct-to-chip-enabled servers to be put in in a typical IT cupboard identical to legacy air-cooled gear, even whereas being cooled in an progressive approach. Rear-door warmth exchangers use a cooling coil and followers to seize warmth from air cooled IT gear. They’re mounted straight onto buyer cupboards, so are capable of handle larger cooling masses than typical cooling.