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Why Did NetApp Partner with NVIDIA?

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Leveraging AI technology

On August 2, NetApp (NTAP) introduced the NetApp ONTAP AI, an architecture powered by NVIDIA DGX (NVDA) supercomputers and NetApp’s AFF A800 cloud-connected all-flash storage.

The product is expected to scale the data pipeline across core, edge, and cloud technologies primarily for deep-learning deployments, helping enterprises to impact their businesses with AI.

Several companies are adopting AI platforms. However, most do not have the required control over the data sources for their AI projects. To leverage the benefits of AI, companies need to have absolute control over their data, from edge to core and cloud.

AI workloads are difficult to deploy, and companies are struggling to do so. The NetApp ONTAP AI aims to be a solution used by companies to accelerate AI-driven outcomes.

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“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 of ONTAP. He continued, “NetApp’s cloud-connected data solutions and new proven architecture with NVIDIA DGX create a single data environment for AI.”

Benefits of this product

NetApp has claimed that organizations will be able to deploy the platform easily and eliminate design complexity to a large extent. Enterprises will also be able to scale out on growth in data.

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