PTC System, a subsidiary of IIJ, has released an AI Integration Hub to enable enterprises to better harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science to solve complex problems.
The PTC AI Integration Hub is built on NetApp ONTAP AI, a converged infrastructure stack that combines NVIDIA DGX™ systems for computing and NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF) for cloud-connected storage.
SS Lim, Chief Executive Officer, PTC said, “As an innovative solutions provider, we leveraged NetApp ONTAP AI to create the AI Integration Hub for ISVs, customers, organizations, and others. Our goal is to accelerate their applications’ ability to run on a fully-loaded NVIDIA DGX A100 with eight NVIDIA A100 GPUs. By offering to conduct testing for free, we then aim to encourage AI adoption and we believe that this is an investment in our collective future. While many organizations provide compute power for AI testing, the AI Integration Hub is the first to offer AI testing with the latest NVIDIA DGX A100.”
“AI workloads require high-performance infrastructure to enable enterprises to run AI training, inference, and data science workloads,” said Ken Chua, Managing Director, PTC. “The AI Integration Hub helps accelerate our customers’ success by creating a simplified path to AI adoption. This reinforces PTC’s commitment toward offering our customers the best-in-class infrastructure, end-to-end security, and data center solutions.”
“We are proud to collaborate with PTC to bring the AI Integration Hub to life,” said Mark Leong, Country Manager, Singapore, NetApp. “NetApp ONTAP AI helps streamline data flow and speed up analytics, training, and inference through a data fabric that cuts across the edge, on-premises and cloud environments. By delivering unified AI workloads and simplified deployment, we believe that this new solution will enhance businesses’ ability to acquire the insights they need to expand their customer touchpoints, reinvent customer experiences, and achieve their strategic transformation goals.”
Created to accelerate the deployment of AI application use cases, the AI Integration Hub brings High-Performance Computing (HPC) to the enterprise through a validated architectural design for computing, storage and networking.
In addition, the AI Integration Hub’s easy-to-deploy and holistic edge-as-a-service solution offer to test on stackable smart edge devices that dramatically transforms the deployment of AI and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.