Scaleway reaffirms its goal of becoming the leader in European cloud services ahead of VivaTech 2024

Scaleway – an iliad Group subsidiary – is continuing its investments and accelerating its efforts to become Europe’s leading cloud services provider. Today, Scaleway is announcing:

  • The expansion of its Dedibox VPS offering to cover 65 cities worldwide
  • The availability of 1,000 new NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs, interconnected by NVIDIA’s latest networking platform, Spectrum-X, to create a new “GPU Cluster On Demand” offering
  • A strategic partnership with the “H” company to provide a large training cluster of NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs, launching Europe’s next champion AI startup

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The Dedibox VPS offering is now available in 65 cities worldwide

Previously present in three countries, Scaleway’s private server offering has now been extended to cover 65 cities in 52 countries across six continents (see above for details).

Dedibox VPS gives companies full flexibility to deploy virtual infrastructure wherever their users are. It is ideal for services and applications that require geographic proximity, such as VPNs, CDNs and edge computing.

Damien Lucas, CEO of Scaleway, said: “Rolling out our Dedibox VPS offering on a global scale is a real milestone for Scaleway, as it means we can now partner with our European customers in their international expansion.”

AI computing capacity boosted and launch of an on-demand AI offering

Since announcing, last September, that it had acquired an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD (see photo above), Scaleway has been increasing the AI computing power available to its customers by regularly investing in many NVIDIA GPUs. Now, it has adopted NVIDIA’s latest networking technology – NVIDIA Spectrum-X – for its new purchase of more than 1,000 additional NVIDIA H100 GPUs.

Thanks to this technology and the collaborations it has forged with NVIDIA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Scaleway is launching a new offering called “GPU Cluster On Demand”. With this solution, Scaleway’s customers will be able to reserve the size of computing clusters they want, from a few GPUs to several thousand, for as long as they want – from a few days to several years – for all AI use cases.

Damien Lucas went on to say, “NVIDIA Spectrum-X networking technology provides our ‘GPU Cluster On Demand’ offering with faster networking and efficient GPU communication, enabling our customers to speed development and deployment of their AI solutions.”

Scaleway has also just signed a deal to provide a large training cluster of NVIDIA H100 GPUs to the “H” company, a stealth startup founded in Paris. Steered by CEO Charles Kantor, the “H” company brings together a founding team of former Google DeepMind leaders. The Paris-based company aims to develop foundational action models, and multi-agent models, whereby numerous AI systems interact with one another, leading to new close-to-AGI capabilities.

“Having already enabled European leaders like Mistral and Kyutai to train their state-of-the-art models on the continent’s most powerful cloud AI cluster, we’re excited to empower the foundational work of “H”, the sector’s next startup to watch”, said Damien Lucas.

“We’re delighted to be launching the next stage of AI, in France, benefiting from the strength of Scaleway’s European cloud AI, with the support of the iliad Group. Our partners’ values are perfectly aligned with those of “H”, giving us incredible launch conditions for our essential new mission”, said Charles Kantor, Co-Founder and CEO of the “H” company.

Like the vast majority of the GPUs that Scaleway has purchased over recent months, the additional GPUs will be installed at the heart of the iliad Group’s DC5 data center located in the Greater Paris region. With its adiabatic cooling system, this data center is one of the most efficient in Europe in terms of electricity and water consumption (it uses 30%-40% less electricity and is over twice as water-efficient as conventional data centers).

For Scaleway, this major new investment represents a further step forward in creating a comprehensive ecosystem of hardware and software solutions dedicated to AI and big data for European companies of all sizes.

At the same time, Scaleway is cementing its leading position in the European AI cloud services market by continuing to offer the most powerful cloud-native AI computing capacity in Europe.

Scaleway will be at VivaTech from May 22 to 25

Scaleway will be taking part in VivaTech 2024 with its own stand (Hall 1, Booth E27 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles), where it will also welcome its AI partners – NVIDIA, Ampere Computing and (HPE) – as well as technological partners such as MongoDB, Padok, Craft AI, Kaliop and Stancer, and a selection of AI startups including Check and Visit, Food Analytics and Davi.

During the event, teams will present Scaleway’s latest products and services to the public, including its partnerships with MongoDB and LightOn, its new LLM inference service and its “Made in Scaleway” RISC-V servers.

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About Scaleway

Founded in 1999, Scaleway is a cloud services provider that supports the development, training, deployment, and scaling of infrastructure within a full cloud ecosystem.

Scaleway enables European organizations to train, test, develop and host in a resilient environment with access to more than 50 cloud services. Located in Paris, Amsterdam and Warsaw, Scaleway’s cloud portfolio is used by over 25,000 businesses who choose Scaleway for its multi-AZ redundancy and its native secured user management services.

With fully managed services, such as dedicated servers, bare metal, computing, containers and serverless solutions, Scaleway provides flexibility in cloud infrastructures. It offers its customers the ability to choose where to locate their own customer data, the architecture that works best for their business, and a more responsible way to scale.

Scaleway is the cloud services provider that is driving AI innovation in Europe.

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