NHN Cloud selects Dell to power the AI data center in South Korea.

NHN Cloud, a leading provider of cloud services in South Korea, has selected Dell Technologies to provide the infrastructure for its new Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High-Performance Computing (HPC) facility.

The AI center in Gwangju will provide the computing capacity needed for NHN Cloud’s clients running AI and HPC projects. The infrastructure powered by Dell will also support national AI research and development projects in South Korea, through an agreement with the Gwangju Metropolitan City, South Korea, and the Korea AI Industry Cluster Agency.

“A reliable infrastructure is key to making AI work,” said Donghoon Kim, CEO of NHN Cloud. “We are seeing substantial demand from the public and private sectors for computing resources to support AI. With the industry-leading cloud services and powerful infrastructure solutions from Dell Technologies, we can offer a robust platform to our customers researching and utilizing AI.”

NHN Cloud’s new data center will utilize Dell PowerEdge XE9680 servers, each equipped with eight NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs, offering lower operating costs for NHN Cloud along with a more efficient environmental footprint. Based on average Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratings among data centers in South Korea, the new facility will be more energy-efficient than the average data centers in the country[i]. The data center will also be the first NVIDIA H100 GPU-based data center in South Korea specifically designed for AI and HPC workloads.

“AI is becoming one of the most important tools for organizations of all types and sizes,” said Kevin Kim, SVP and General Manager of Korea, Dell Technologies. “Through our collaboration, we will continue to help public and private organizations unlock the power of AI.”

The cloud service provider will use Dell ProSupport for Infrastructure services to ensure maximum uptime for their new PowerEdge XE9680 servers. ProSupport offers a combination of IT expertise, proactive issue detection with automated case creation, and insights through AIOps tools, including CloudIQ, which proactively monitors the health of Dell’s IT infrastructure using machine learning, to support the new servers.

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About NHN Cloud
NHN Cloud is the leading Cloud Service Provider (CSP) in Korea offering all kinds of cloud services that customers need, including data center infrastructure, platform services, and applications. Since the launch of the first public cloud service based on OpenStack in Korea in 2014, NHN Group has been providing competitive cloud services by integrating its expertise in key industries such as gaming, finance, and e-commerce. After becoming an independent company in April 2022, NHN Cloud experienced explosive growth in the cloud migration business in the public sector and now ranks first in customer acquisition. NHN Cloud achieved unicorn status, with a market valuation of 1 trillion KRW, in January 2023 after attracting its first round of financing. Currently, NHN Cloud leverages its high technical capabilities in end-to-end cloud deployment, versatility, scalability, and AI technology to provide differentiated service values that meet diverse customer requirements.

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