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Vultr & Singtel enhance cloud GPU capacity in Southeast Asia
Thu, 21st Mar 2024

Vultr, the world's largest privately-held cloud computing platform, has cemented its strategic alliance with telecommunications giant, Singtel, to increase its capacity of NVIDIA GPUs in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia. This collaboration will boost the development of AI factories for model training and inference powered by Vultr's cloud GPU platform, in alliance with Singtel's Paragon platform.

With this announcement, Singtel's NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPU capabilities will be harnessed in Singapore to support Vultr's customer workloads. At present, Vultr manages 32 cloud data centre locations around the world, including nine across the Asia-Pacific region, and has established itself as a trailblazer among independent cloud providers for provisioning NVIDIA accelerated infrastructure for AI training and inference tasks throughout Singapore, India, Australia, Japan, and South Korea.

Singtel, headquartered in Singapore, is a top-rated communications technology group in Asia Pacific and Africa. The company has leveraged its technologies to grasp digitalisation opportunities, offering critical AI infrastructure for businesses and government entities through its proprietary Paragon platform, allowing effective training and deployment of AI models to revolutionise commerce and societies.

Singtel is propelling these initiatives by developing sustainable, ultra-connected, AI-ready Nxera data centres in Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, equipped with power density and liquid-cooling capabilities. Designed specifically to handle sizable AI workloads using advanced NVIDIA GPUs, these centres offer high efficiency with low power usage.

The partnership is set to permit Vultr users to deploy large-scale clusters of NVIDIA H100 GPUs in Vultr's Singapore region in Q3 2024.

J.J. Kardwell, CEO of Constant, Vultr's parent company, emphasized the significance of their global footprint: "Vultr's unique footprint of 32 global locations makes us the partner of choice for enterprises and AI innovators with global AI infrastructure needs. Singtel is delivering data centers built to support the power and cooling requirements of the GPUs of the future. Our partnership with Singtel will provide the region with unprecedented access to NVIDIA's most advanced GPUs in some of the most efficient data centers in the world."

Chief of Singtel's Digital InfraCo unit and Nxera regional data center business, Bill Chang, stated the shared goal of Singtel and Vultr: "Both Singtel and Vultr aim to make high-performance computing accessible and affordable for enterprises. This partnership will help foster productivity and innovation at scale without customers having to worry about procuring and managing their own infrastructure of GPUs, data centers, and networks. This collaboration will enable Vultr's customers to leverage the power of Singtel's GPU cloud through the integration between Vultr's cloud GPU platform and Singtel's Paragon platform - all powered by NVIDIA."

This partnership follows a legacy of Vultr collaborations with leading telecommunications providers such as a strategic relationship with Airtel in India.