Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has announced that it has been chosen to power the Edinburgh International Data Facility Europe’s first regional data innovation centre at the University of Edinburgh EPCC in Scotland. HPE will deliver an end-to-end infrastructure featuring its industry-leading high-performance computing and artificial intelligence solutions.
The deal, which has an expected value of more than US$125 million over 10 years, will help 1,000 public, private and non-profit organizations to develop products and services using R&D and other data-driven programs, with a long-term vision to establish the Edinburgh region as the Data Capital of Europe.
“We are pleased to be working with HPE to deliver what we believe is the only facility of its kind in Europe focused specifically on data-driven regional growth,” said Mark Parsons, Director of EPCC at the University of Edinburgh. “With the Edinburgh International Data Facility, we are combining computing and data resources to create a facility that will allow organizations to use data to innovate throughout their organizations. HPE is uniquely positioned to provide the spectrum of infrastructure and services, as well as the flexibility that this project demands.”