NVIDIA supercharges Microsoft Azure


Virtualisation just got a little turbo charge with the introduction of NVIDIA GPU-enabled professional graphics applications and accelerated computing capabilities to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft is the first to leverage NVIDIA GRID 2.0 virtualised graphics for its enterprise customers.

Businesses will have a range of graphics prowess — depending on their needs. They can deploy NVIDIA Quadro-grade professional graphics applications and accelerated computing on-premises, in the cloud through Azure, or via a hybrid of the two using both Windows and Linux virtual machines.

Those needing more grunt can go for the supercomputing-class performance delivered by the NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPU accelerators.

“Our vision is to deliver accelerated graphics and high performance computing to any connected device, regardless of location. We are excited to collaborate with Microsoft Azure to give engineers, designers, content creators, researchers and other professionals the ability to visualise complex, data-intensive designs accurately from anywhere,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, Co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA.

“NVIDIA and Microsoft have a long history of enabling industry-wide innovation and we look forward to working with them to bring this revolutionary cloud experience to our customers,” said Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Azure.