Pure Storage, the IT pioneer that provides the world's most sophisticated data storage technology and services, introduced AIRI/S, the next version of its comprehensive AI-ready infrastructure, created by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, at Pure/Accelerate techfest22. AIRI/S is a simple, on-demand platform that helps businesses accelerate AI initiatives at any scale.
AI's capacity to drive innovation and gain a competitive edge with key business insights has been acknowledged by businesses across industries. However, the complexity and rigidity of legacy infrastructure technologies – both on-premises and in the cloud – is a hurdle for businesses hoping to realize the promise of AI-based data science. Moreover, the complexities of a "do-it-yourself" approach hinder too many AI ventures, resulting in considerable delays and idle time. Instead, in order to promote faster innovation and gather actionable, modern insights, AI necessitates an entirely new infrastructure.
With the release of AIRI/S, powered by FlashBlade®/S, NVIDIA DGX A100 systems, and end-to-end networking based on NVIDIA Quantum and Spectrum networking platforms, Pure has taken the next step in its partnership with NVIDIA. AIRI/S provides enterprises with a proven, simple, and scalable architecture for all phases of the AI data pipeline. In addition, AIRI/S is the first solution to feature Pure's groundbreaking new FlashBlade/S, which offers significant improvements in non-disruptive performance, density, power economy, and scale, resulting in optimal alignment with DGX systems' industry-leading AI training performance and parallelism benefits.
"Traditional approaches to AI infrastructure often result in silos of servers and storage that are either over-spent on capacity or starve AI workloads. With a focus on simplicity and scalability, AIRI//S enables global enterprises to achieve better time to insights and make the most out of their data with AI. We're incredibly excited to expand on our collaboration with NVIDIA to deliver the next-generation of AI-ready infrastructure."
Amy Fowler, Vice President, Strategy and Solutions, FlashBlade, Pure Storage
Customers can also take advantage of both always-modern infrastructure subscriptions and valid, consumption-based storage subscriptions by leveraging Evergreen/Forever (formerly Evergreen Gold) and Evergreen/One (formerly Pure as-a-Service) to manage their investments as they grow their AI infrastructure efficiently.
"Enterprises are turning to AI to grow top-line results while enhancing customer experiences and reducing costs. These complex challenges require integrated, full-stack computing optimized for AI, and AIRI//S built on NVIDIA DGX systems provides customers with modular, high-performance enterprise infrastructure that scales easily as these demands continue to grow." – Charlie Boyle, Vice President, DGX systems, NVIDIA.