NVIDIA gives enterprises leg up with instant AI infrastructure

Building an AI infrastructure can be a daunting endeavour. But help is at hand with the NVIDIA AI LaunchPad to give enterprises a leg up in their AI efforts.

Delivered through hybrid-cloud providers, the comprehensive gives enterprises immediate access to NVIDIA-powered infrastructure and software.

First on board in Equinix, which provides NVIDIA-powered hybrid-cloud solutions globally on Platform Equinix. The Equinix infrastructure deploys in minutes, allowing enterprises to access an entire spectrum of NVIDIA AI resources — from data centre training and inference to full-scale deployment at the edge.

Equinix customers can develop advanced AI on NVIDIA DGX SuperPODs managed by NVIDIA Base Command Platform, an AI development hub. They will be able to use Base Command Platform on NVIDIA-Certified Systems from the likes of Dell and Lenovo. They can also securely deploy and manage AI applications across distributed edge infrastructure at Equinix with the NVIDIA Fleet Command managed cloud service connected to NVIDIA-Certified Systems.

“Today’s enterprises are looking for a simple, comprehensive solution that provides instant access to the resources they need to build and deploy AI with ease. NVIDIA AI LaunchPad puts AI at the fingertips of enterprises everywhere with fully automated, hybrid-cloud infrastructure and software for every stage of the AI lifecycle,” said Manuvir Das, Head of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIA.

“Many industries use private clouds to keep costs down by having computing resources close to the data, for performance, data privacy, ownership and sovereignty reasons. With NVIDIA AI LaunchPad globally available at Equinix, enterprises will have immediate access to NVIDIA software and NVIDIA-Certified infrastructure in a comprehensive hybrid-cloud solution,” said Steve Stienhilber, vice president of Business Development at Equinix.

End-to-end cloud-native suite

Key to AI LaunchPad is NVIDIA AI Enterprise, which is an end-to-end, cloud-native suite of AI and data analytics software. 

With AI Enterprise and VMware vSphere running on NVIDIA-Certified Systems, enterprises can easily deploy AI in Equinix data centres with near bare-metal performance across multiple nodes to power large, complex training and machine learning workloads.

AI LaunchPad will leverage systems powered by NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPUs and NVIDIA BlueField DPUs to provide enterprises the ability to accelerate AI workloads and take advantage of the security, isolation and performance enhancements provided by DPUs.