Dallas-Based CyrusOne Launches Intelliscale, an AI Workload Data Center Solution

With Intelliscale, CyrusOne aims to maximize AI performance in a minimal footprint—just 25% of a standard data center—to help meet the "exponential increase" of artificial intelligence workloads.

Dallas-based data center developer and operator CyrusOne has announced a new artificial intelligence workload-specific data center solution called Intelliscale, which it developed specifically to address the rapidly growing needs of AI applications and services.

CyrusOne said Intelliscale meets the needs of AI workloads that require increased performance and density. It was developed as an enhancement to CyrusOne’s build-to-suit solutions in a partnership with several leading-edge technology companies, the company added.

‘Intelliscale data centers can occupy just 25% of the space of typical data centers’

CyrusOne designed Intelliscale to operate with minimal land usage, offering a variety of 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 said.

To accomplish that, CyrusOne said its Intelliscale data center is built upon an ultra-high-density foundation, optimizing space utilization and presenting “an ideal solution” for companies aiming to effectively scale their AI infrastructure.

“The exponential increase in AI workloads will inevitably further impact the unprecedented demand that our industry is facing,” CyrusOne COO John Hatem said in a statement. “In this environment, planning for long-term AI growth is imperative and ensuring cloud service providers have the infrastructure to support it is central to making this a reality. Deploying Intelliscale today will allow organizations to secure their AI future. 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.”

‘A game-changer for the industry’

CyrusOne said its 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. That delivers unparalleled performance even under the most demanding AI workloads, the company added.

In some instances, CyrusOne said that existing facilities can be retrofitted to address dense AI deployments.

“We are constantly challenged to deliver next-generation solutions for what our customers desire, and Intelliscale is just one example of how we’re responding,” CyrusOne CEO Eric Schwartz said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be offering the data center industry’s first-of-its-kind AI solution, a game changer for the industry.”

With more than 50 high-performance, mission-critical facilities worldwide, CyrusOne said it ensures the continued operation of digital infrastructure for nearly 800 customers, including roughly 200 Fortune 1000 companies.

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