“AI and zero-trust security are powerful forces driving the world’s enterprises to rearchitect their data centers as computing and networking workloads are skyrocketing,” said Manuvir Das, Head of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIAIn collaboration with Dell Technologies, NVIDIA has unveiled a new data center solution for the age of artificial intelligence (AI) that would provide businesses all over the world access to cutting-edge AI training, AI inference, data processing, data science, and zero-trust security capabilities.
The solution is tailored for VMware’s vSphere 8 enterprise workload platform, which was also unveiled this week at VMware Explore. It combines Dell PowerEdge servers with NVIDIA BlueField DPUs, NVIDIA GPUs, and NVIDIA AI Enterprise software.
On NVIDIA LaunchPad, a hands-on lab program that offers access to hardware and software for end-to-end workflows in AI, data science, and more, businesses may explore the integration of these technologies.
“AI and zero-trust security are powerful forces driving the world’s enterprises to rearchitect their data centers as computing and networking workloads are skyrocketing,” said Manuvir Das, Head of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIA. “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.”
“Dell and NVIDIA’s long tradition of collaborating on next-generation GPU-accelerated data centers has already enabled massive breakthroughs,” said Travis Vigil, senior vice president, portfolio and product management, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies. “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 organizations solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.”
VMware vSphere 8
Powered by BlueField, vSphere 8 would dramatically boost workload performance. Users may speed up networking and security services, reduce CPU use, maintain performance, and satisfy the throughput and latency requirements of contemporary distributed applications by offloading to the DPU. Performance and efficiency are improved, operations are made simpler, and infrastructure security is improved for data center, edge, cloud, and hybrid environments.
“Distributed modern applications with AI/ML and analytics are driving the transformation of data center architecture by leveraging accelerators and providing better security as part of the mainstream application infrastructure,” said Krish Prasad, senior vice president and general manager, VMware Cloud Platform Business, VMware. “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.”
Coming Soon: NVIDIA AI Enterprise Support for VMware vSphere 8
The NVIDIA and VMware AI-Ready Enterprise Platform, a product that includes the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite and VMware vSphere, may be operated on the Dell PowerEdge servers as they are NVIDIA-Certified Systems.
NVIDIA AI Enterprise is a full-featured, cloud-native software package for AI and data analytics that is designed to make it possible for businesses to deploy AI on existing infrastructure. It has been approved for deployment anywhere, including public clouds and business data centers, and comes with worldwide enterprise support to keep AI projects on schedule.
In a future version of NVIDIA AI Enterprise, greater multi-GPU workloads, resource optimization, and simple GPU lifecycle management are just a few of the new features that VMware vSphere 8 will enable.
Enterprises may access a free hands-on lab of VMware vSphere 8 running on NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPUs through NVIDIA LaunchPad.
Later in the year, Dell servers with vSphere 8 on NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU will be offered. On NVIDIA LaunchPad hands-on labs, users can now try out NVIDIA AI Enterprise with VMware vSphere.