NVIDIA and Dell partner on data centre solution for zero-trust security

NVIDIA and Dell have unveiled a data centre solution packed with AI training, AI inference, data processing, data science, and zero-trust security capabilities.

Optimised for the newly announced VMware vSphere 8 enterprise workload platform, the solution will be paired with Dell PowerEdge servers that sport NVIDIA BlueField DPUs, NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA AI Enterprise software.

Enterprises can leverage the combined NVIDIA, Dell and VMware technologies for higher performance and efficiency as they adapt to increasing demands in a post-pandemic world. The combination also ensures peace of mind by delivering much needed zero-trust security.

With the NVIDIA LaunchPad hands-on lab, enterprises have free access to experience these technologies.

According to Manuvir Das, Head of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIA, AI and zero-trust security are powerful forces driving the world’s enterprises to rearchitect their data centres as computing and networking workloads are skyrocketing.”

“VMware vSphere 8 offloads, accelerates, isolates and better secures data center infrastructure services onto the NVIDIA BlueField DPU, and frees the computing resources to process the intelligence factories of the world’s enterprises,” he added.

“Now, through a solution that brings NVIDIA’s powerful BlueField DPUs along with NVIDIA GPUs to our PowerEdge server platform, our continued collaboration will offer customers performance and security capabilities to help organisations solve some of the world’s greatest challenges,” said Travis Vigil, Senior Vice President of Portfolio and Product Management at Dell’s Infrastructure Solutions Group.

Running on BlueField, vSphere 8 supercharges the performance of workloads. By offloading to the DPU, enterprises can accelerate networking and security services, and save CPU cycles while preserving performance and meeting the throughput and latency needs of modern distributed workloads.

“Dell PowerEdge servers built on the latest VMware vSphere 8 innovations, and accelerated by NVIDIA BlueField DPUs, provide next-generation performance and efficiency for mission-critical enterprise cloud applications while better protecting enterprises from lateral threats across multi-cloud environments,” said Krish Prasad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of VMware Cloud Platform Business at VMware.

Dell servers with vSphere 8 on NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU will be available later this year.