Nutanix and NVIDIA Team Up to Accelerate Enterprise AI Adoption

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Nutanix, a leader in hybrid multicloud computing, has announced a strategic collaboration with NVIDIA to facilitate easier adoption of generative AI (GenAI) for enterprises. This partnership integrates NVIDIA NIM inference microservices with Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box 2.0, enabling businesses to develop scalable, secure, high-performance GenAI applications both across the enterprise and at the edge.

Addressing AI Innovation Challenges

Currently, most AI innovations are focused on the public cloud due to its robust infrastructure and tools that support AI application needs. Traditionally, only the largest enterprises with dedicated data science teams have advanced in GenAI adoption. However, the latest State of Enterprise AI report highlights a growing interest among enterprises to invest in AI strategies, especially at the edge. What’s lacking is a streamlined solution for mainstream GenAI adoption beyond the public cloud, extending across the enterprise and edge environments.

Simplifying AI Deployment with Nutanix and NVIDIA

Nutanix’s integration of NVIDIA NIM microservices allows customers to utilize Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box 2.0. This solution, built on Nutanix’s comprehensive data services and compute platform, simplifies AI model deployment and enhances the efficiency of running enterprise AI/ML applications. This collaboration broadens access to NVIDIA NIM microservices across enterprise and edge locations, expediting GenAI initiatives without needing extensive data science expertise.

Overcoming AI Implementation Hurdles

The Nutanix-NVIDIA collaboration addresses the complex decisions enterprises face when deploying AI solutions. This includes selecting from a vast array of models, serving engines, and supporting infrastructure, often without the necessary AI skill sets. Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box streamlines the creation of an AI-ready stack, integrated with Nutanix Objects and Nutanix Files for model and data storage, ensuring customers retain control over their data.

Enhanced Features for AI Efficiency

The updated GPT-in-a-Box 2.0 automates the deployment and management of inference endpoints for various AI models, securing access with fine-grained control and auditing. Running on the Nutanix Cloud Platform, NIM microservices enable seamless AI inferencing across diverse models, including open-source community models, NVIDIA AI Foundation models, and custom models, using industry-standard APIs.

Certification and Enterprise Benefits

To support this integration, Nutanix announced certification for the NVIDIA AI Enterprise 5.0 software platform, which simplifies the development and deployment of production-grade AI, including NVIDIA NIM.

“Enterprises are looking to simplify GenAI adoption, and Nutanix enables customers to move to production more easily while maintaining control, privacy, and cost,” said Tarkan Maner, Chief Commercial Officer at Nutanix. “This collaboration will add to this value by making it even easier for customers to leverage NVIDIA’s latest innovation with NIM.”

Manuvir Das, Vice President of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIA, added, “Across every industry, enterprises are working to efficiently integrate AI into the cloud and data platforms that power their operations. The integration of NVIDIA NIM into Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box gives enterprises an AI-ready solution for rapidly deploying optimized models in production.”

This collaboration between Nutanix and NVIDIA marks a significant step forward in simplifying and accelerating AI adoption across various enterprise environments.

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