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Digital Realty Equips Paris Data Center With Direct Liquid Cooling Solution for High-performance Computing

May 11, 2023

PARIS, France, May 11, 2023 – Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), the largest global 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 Gravity1. In response to this challenge, Digital Realty’s state of the art 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.

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx™) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 28 countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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1 as data accumulates, it continually attracts more data, additional services, and applications. That adds significant cost and complexity and makes extracting value and insights from the data even harder.