Australia remains a location of choice
Interactive has launched its first immersion cooling solution to enable customers to scale and leverage next-generation technology.
The growing significance of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud compute and high-performance compute (HPC) has driven the need for businesses to maximise efficiency and return on investment of their HPC platforms, without compromising on reliability or power.
In addition to supporting HPC solutions that can’t be cooled by air alone, the immersion cooling solution will alleviate the cost of data centre cooling and its impact on the environment.
By 2025, 50 per cent of Chief Information Officers will have performance metrics tied to the sustainability of the IT organisation, as business leaders look to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. This is according to Gartner’s list of Top 10 Technology Trends for 2023.
Located at Interactive’s St Leonards data centre in Sydney, the immersion cooling solution is now available to companies operating across Australia.
The new solution will deliver on sustainability and support better HPC capability to strategic locations than is possible with conventional air-cooled racks, including an Australian advancement animation studio based in Sydney.
Lizzi Long, General Manager, Data Centres and Business Continuity at Interactive said Interactive was thrilled to expand its services by offering immersion cooling in Australia.
“At Interactive, we pride ourselves on providing customers with bespoke data centre solutions, which cover all aspects of the data centre lifecycle, not just pieces of the puzzle.”
“The new generation of chip technology is central to the future of AI, research, 5G and cinematic special effects, and very soon they will not be able to be cooled by air alone.”
“To ensure Australia remains a location of choice for high-tech organisations, we need to guarantee our infrastructure can support customers with high performance compute needs.” - Lizzy Long, General Manager, Data Centres and Business Continuity, Interactive.
Despite Australia’s strong ranking in the annual IMB Global Competitive Index, the nation’s long-term competitiveness is vulnerable if investment in areas such as technology are not increased. Potentially stagnating plans to expand Australia’s six growth sectors.
Interactive has partnered with world-leading digital infrastructure provider, Vertiv, to add immersion cooling to its suite of services and better support companies with HPC needs.
Ben Burgess, NSW Enterprise Sales Manager at Vertiv Australia and New Zealand, said the high-performance cooling infrastructure will improve performance for HPC customers and support sustainability goals.
“Our world-leading, Liebert® VIC tanks allow companies like Interactive to provide cost-effective and sustainable HPC solutions.
“Under the hood of the digital economy is a series of interconnected data centres hungry to be cooled, and organisations across Australia are looking to immersion cooling to meet tomorrow’s digital demands and improve power efficiencies. We’re thrilled to partner with Interactive as it takes an important step towards the future,” said Burgess.
Other global experts interactive has partnered with to deliver the immersion cooling solution include Giga Computing, AMD and XENON.
To find out more about Interactive’s suite of data storage and cooling solutions, visit