Digital Realty is expanding its artificial intelligence platform for data center energy monitoring, Apollo AI, into the Asia Pacific region

The company said the decision is a “strategic move” that “aims to enhance energy efficiency” across its global data center portfolio.

Digital Realty data center in Deer Park, Melbourne
Digital Realty's Deer Park, Melbourne, data center

Apollo AI uses facility-level information to support data-driven decision-making, enabling the business to make energy efficiency improvements across data centers. It will now be available at Digital Realty data centers in Melbourne, Australia, and Singapore.

Digital started piloting the system in 2019 at two of its European facilities, and it is now deployed to 16 sites across six countries in Europe. The company plans to double Apollo’s footprint by the end of 2024.

Chris Sharp, Digital Realty’s chief technology officer, said he was “delighted” with the progress of the Apollo AI roll-out.

“We’re dedicated to continually improving the energy efficiency of our data centers in order to reach our global science-based emission reduction targets,” Sharp said. “Apollo helps us to achieve these goals while also supporting our customers’ sustainable growth and scalability targets.”

The company claims the AI platform has already demonstrated its effectiveness, identifying approximately 18GWh of expected and realized energy savings across the 16 sites where it is currently in use.

“Apollo’s ability to autonomously detect anomalies such as clogged filters and leaky valves, and to suggest optimizations to operational settings without human intervention, enhances the effectiveness of Digital Realty’s site managers and engineers,” the company said.

Apollo uses machine learning to provide what Digital Realty describes as a “comprehensive dashboard” that lists optimization opportunities at each facility, prioritized by potential MWh savings. “The platform’s self-learning capabilities aggregate findings, which are then audited and applied to newly onboarded facilities,” the company said. “This ensures that every new site contributes value to the platform, benefiting the entire portfolio.”

Digital Realty operates more than 300 data centers in markets around the world.