NVIDIA has announced a new data center solution with Dell Technologies, bringing AI training, AI inference, data processing, data science and zero-trust security capabilities to enterprises worldwide. The solution combines Dell PowerEdge servers with NVIDIA BlueField DPUs, NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, and is optimized for VMware vSphere 8 enterprise workload platform.
Enterprises can experience the combination of these technologies on NVIDIA LaunchPad, a hands-on lab program that provides access to hardware and software for end-to-end workflows in AI, data science and more.
Running on BlueField, vSphere 8 supercharges the performance of workloads. By offloading to the DPU, customers can accelerate networking and security services, and save CPU cycles while preserving performance and meeting the throughput and latency needs of modern distributed workloads. The combination increases performance and efficiency, simplifies operations and boosts infrastructure security for data center, edge, cloud and hybrid environments.
As NVIDIA-Certified Systems, the Dell PowerEdge servers will be able to run the NVIDIA and VMware AI-Ready Enterprise Platform, a solution that features the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite and VMware vSphere.
A comprehensive, cloud-native suite of AI and data analytics software, NVIDIA AI Enterprise is optimized to enable organizations to use AI on familiar infrastructure. It is certified to deploy anywhere — from the enterprise data center to the public cloud — and includes global enterprise support to keep AI projects on track.
An upcoming release of NVIDIA AI Enterprise will bring support for new capabilities introduced in VMware vSphere 8, including the ability to support larger multi-GPU workloads, optimize resources and easily manage the GPU lifecycle.
With NVIDIA LaunchPad, enterprises can get access to a free hands-on lab of VMware vSphere 8 running on NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPUs.
Dell servers with vSphere 8 on NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU will be available later in the year. NVIDIA AI Enterprise with VMware vSphere is now available and can be experienced on NVIDIA LaunchPad hands-on labs.