NVIDIA has launched its AI LaunchPad, a program delivered through hybrid-cloud providers that gives enterprises immediate access to NVIDIA-powered infrastructure and software to streamline the entire AI lifecycle.
Digital infrastructure company Equinix will be the first in the AI LaunchPad program, providing NVIDIA-powered hybrid-cloud solutions globally on Platform Equinix. The Equinix infrastructure deploys in minutes, allowing enterprises to access an entire spectrum of NVIDIA resources that support virtually every aspect of AI, from data center training and inference to full-scale deployment at the edge.
With AI LaunchPad, Equinix customers can develop advanced AI on NVIDIA DGX SuperPODs managed by NVIDIA Base Command Platform, an AI development hub. Enterprises will also be able to use Base Command Platform on NVIDIA-Certified Systems from leading manufacturers including Dell Technologies and Lenovo. Built on the NVIDIA EGX platform, these servers are ideal for running the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite on VMware vSphere to deploy an AI-ready enterprise platform that scales AI on hybrid clouds.
Additionally, customers can securely deploy and manage AI applications across distributed edge infrastructure at Equinix with the NVIDIA Fleet Command managed cloud service — which entered general availability today — connected to NVIDIA-Certified Systems.
Key to AI LaunchPad is NVIDIA AI Enterprise, which is an end-to-end, cloud-native suite of AI and data analytics software that is optimized, supported and exclusively certified by NVIDIA to run on VMware vSphere with NVIDIA-Certified Systems.
The first AI LaunchPad offerings at Equinix are expected this summer.