The companies together aim to provide on-premise, hybrid and edge-based AI and IoT applications to large commercial and public-sector organizations.
The joint solution is an optimized AI software and hardware platform called C3 IoT AI Appliance powered by Intel AI. It is a full-stack turnkey system which can be used to develop and train deep learning and several machine learning models.
C3 said that the joint solution is built on C3 IoT Platform which is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to develop, operate and scale AI and IoT applications. Further, the appliance comes pre-installed with Microsoft Azure Stack.
“With Intel’s powerful engine and the C3 IoT Platform’s capabilities to support enterprise AI and IoT applications, we will dramatically accelerate the digital transformation of the world’s leading organizations,” said Thomas M. Siebel, C3 IoT CEO. “C3 IoT and Intel are enabling our joint customers to attain unprecedented levels of operational efficiency, productivity, and competitive advantage.”
The new solution will provide the scalability and flexibility of a dedicated private cloud on premises. It will especially be useful for the organizations which do not use public cloud applications because of privacy, security and regulatory issues. The companies have optimized the appliance for applications that do not require elastic cloud compute.
It can meet the governance, compliance and IT requirements for an organization, and solve some of the most complex problems including real-time fraud detection, asset tracking, disease prediction, and predictive maintenance.
“Intel and C3 IoT are pushing the frontiers of AI-driven solutions to empower private and public sector organizations to uncover valuable and actionable insights by analyzing massive amounts of data in increasingly scalable ways,” said Naveen Rao, Intel Corporate VP and GM, Artificial Intelligence Products Group. “Whether our joint customers are solving highly complex business challenges across industry sectors, advancing scientific research or more accurately predicting events and human behavior – Intel and C3 IoT are enabling customers to innovate faster.”
As a part of the partnership, the companies are also joining a go-to-market program for joint marketing, sales, training and rapid prototyping initiatives.
C3 IoT has also joined the Intel AI Builders Program. Through this program, Intel provides resources and support to the partners who implement AI, so that they can speed up the adoption of their Intel-based AI platforms.
The C3 IoT AI Appliance powered by Intel AI is available now.