Autonomous Vehicles, Healthcare and Telecom Use Cases Span Large-Scale Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Data Pipelines from Edge to Core to Cloud
Cloud businesses are witnessing the massive transformation. Today, leading Cloud platform providers are embracing collaborative partnerships to boost adoption of AI, ML and Big Data Analytics among enterprise-level customers. Google Cloud AI and NVIDIA are some of the best examples of how this growing trend in Cloud partnerships encourage adoption of new technologies for Cloud, Edge, and Fog.
Leading provider of Multi-cloud data storage and management SwiftStack has announced its participation in the NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN) program as a solution advisor for AI and ML use cases. The company recently upgraded its solutions to deliver data analytics at 10x performance and scale. The AI ML solution is specifically designed to match the heavy demands of data-driven workloads. Currently, SwiftStack is used by customers who are already using popular frameworks and applications like Hadoop, Spark, Presto, TensorFlow, and Hive.
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How AI ML in Cloud Computing Enables SwiftStack to Deliver 10x Performance?
SwiftStack is able to create a high-performance big data analytics or AI/ML data pipeline in a “memory-first” architecture where storage and computing are de-joined. This, in turn, boosts computing speed and enable DevOps teams to scale on-demand, to billions of files and hundreds of petabytes, as data load and/or performance needs grow.
“SwiftStack’s multi-Cloud Data Management solution is the first of its kind in the industry and effectively handles storage I/O challenges faced by edge to core to cloud, large-scale AI/ML data pipelines.”
SwiftStack offers a storage solution leveraging NVIDIA DGX-1 systems and the NGC container registry of GPU-optimized software. This solution supports large-scale AI/ML and deep learning workflows, spanning edge-to-core-to-cloud data pipelines for autonomous-vehicle use cases, among others. Currently, Swiftwtaack provides on-premise Cloud Storage platform (SwiftStack Storage) and multi-cloud data management software (SwiftStack 1space).
The NPN Solution Advisor Program provides NVIDIA customers access to proven solutions experts with deep knowledge of integration with NVIDIA DGX-1 clusters. SwiftStack’s AI/ML solution will deliver massive storage parallelism and throughput to NVIDIA GPU compute and NGC. The use cases are for data ingest, training and inferencing; scale-out global namespace for access to data whether on-premises or in one or more clouds; data services, such as tagging, search, and metadata management to support AI/ML workflows. Complementarily, SwiftStack 1space extends the solution to Public Cloud to take advantage of Cloud-bursting and economies of scale, while data is secured on-premises.
In 2018, SwiftStack was positioned as a “Visionary” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage.
“Infrastructure challenges are the primary inhibitor for broader adoption of AI/ML workflows,” said Amita Potnis, Research Director at IDC’s Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group. “SwiftStack’s multi-cloud data management solution is the first of its kind in the industry and effectively handles storage I/O challenges faced by edge to core to cloud, large-scale AI/ML data pipelines.”
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“The SwiftStack solution accelerates data pipelines, eliminates storage silos, and enables multi-cloud workflows, thus delivering faster business outcomes,” said Shailesh Manjrekar, Head of AI/ML Solutions Marketing and Corporate Development at SwiftStack.
Shailesh added, “Joining NVIDIA’s Partner Network program builds upon the success we are seeing with large-scale AI/ML data pipeline customers and endorses our value to these environments.”
“NVIDIA AI solutions are used across transportation, healthcare and telecommunication industries,” said Craig Weinstein, Vice President, Americas Partner Organization at NVIDIA. “Our high-performance computing platform needs fast storage and SwiftStack brings on-premises, scale-out, and geographically distributed storage that makes them a good fit for our NPN Solution Advisor Program.”