The leading hybrid cloud data services firm NetApp has introduced a new artificial intelligence (AI)-proven architecture called NetApp Ontap AI.
NetApp Ontap AI is built on a verified architecture that integrates Nvidia DGX-1 supercomputers, NetApp AFF A800 storage, and Cisco networking.
Nvidia DGX supercomputer is an optimized system for GPU accelerated deep learning performance. Whereas, the NetApp AFF A800 is a cloud-connected all-flash storage service that keeps the data flowing to deep learning processes.
The combined solution will help enterprises to take advantage of Nvidia’s leadership in AI and GPU computing, and NetApp’s innovation in cloud-connected all flash storage systems.
NetApp said that Ontap AI has been designed to address all the bottlenecks related to AI, wherever they occur. It will remove the performance issues and enable a secure and non-disruptive data access.
“Organizations everywhere are making significant investments in AI, but they often lack the infrastructure required to optimize their data for AI projects and scale their applications and workflows to create the business impact they expect,” said Octavian Tanase, senior vice president, ONTAP, NetApp.
“NetApp’s cloud-connected data solutions and new proven architecture with NVIDIA DGX create a single data environment for AI. This gives customers the control, access, and performance they need to provide the right data at the right time at the right location to their AI applications – all at scale and all integrated, managed, and protected by the NetApp Data Fabric.”
The new solution will help enterprises to build an integrated data pipeline across edge, core, and cloud for deep learning deployments. It comes with pre-validated and tested architecture to simplify the deployments for better business outcomes.
Further, the NetApp Ontap AI proven architecture will provide performance and scalability to meet all the business needs related to AI and deep learning applications.
“The combination of NVIDIA DGX and NetApp all-flash arrays meets the infrastructure challenges of today’s AI deployments,” said Jim McHugh, vice president and general manager of Deep Learning Systems at NVIDIA.
“NVIDIA’s leadership in AI and GPU computing, combined with NetApp’s innovation in all-flash storage systems, gives customers a faster way to deploy AI with proven performance and a simplified operations model.”