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NetApp’s Data Visionary Centre Anniversary

On NetApp’s Data Visionary Centre’s (DVC) one-year anniversary, NetApp is strengthening its partnership with NVIDIA. The AI Centre of Excellence is being announced jointly with NVIDIA to create an environment where they can showcase technologies to help customers and partners navigate the world of AI thereby helping them drive businesses of today and enterprises of tomorrow.

The CoE will notably involve an investment by NetApp in the NVIDIA DGX workstation to provide customers and partners a better understanding of the role of AI and to deploy it to their advantage in a competitive environment.  It will also enable them to experience first-hand the solutions and work with the skilled engineers from both NetApp and NVIDIA.

NetApp will also showcase the impact AI had on global customers as a result of the collaboration and will highlight how it has enabled companies to navigate the complex AI journey by unleashing the full potential of data by simplifying and accelerating the edge to core to cloud data pipeline. The customers can thereby accelerate implementation and scale with pre-validated architecture.

The Partnership with NVIDIA

A year ago, Nvidia and NetApp announced their collaboration to work together on an “AI-proven architecture.” Powered by Nvidia’s DGX supercomputers and NetApp’s cloud-connected flash storage, both resolved to streamline organizational collaboration by bridging data and the cloud. Over the course of a year, NetApp integrated its systems with NVIDIA’s DGX series of supercomputer to create a uniform service package for NetApp customers.

As AI is all about data, the collaboration makes it easier for companies to deploy AI in an environment where the notion is taken into consideration that ‘Data is not a monolith’. It is created in different places, is often moved and stored in multiple locations (edge, core, and cloud) while being utilized in another location. Data comes in many forms, structured and unstructured, quantitative or not as videos, images, blocks, and files. By bringing IT and data science teams together, data and AI can interact seamlessly to fuel business innovation. The motive is to help organizations achieve “edge to core to cloud” control over their data by delivering unprecedented access and performance. This is the ultimate solution to enable not just AI, but a highly functional and efficient foundation

Anil Valluri, President NetApp India and SAARC said, “Data is the new business capital. Today, CIOs are looking at the bigger picture, built upon getting better insights into their data and betting big on newer technologies, such as AI to reach maximum data capabilities and evolve into enterprises of the future. Our partnership with NVIDIA and the investment in the AI Centre of Excellence will allow customers and partners to accelerate AI data pipelines across the edge, core, and cloud, enabling them a faster way to deploy AI with pre-validated architecture.”

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