"The industry’s first" complete portfolio of solutions for any AI initiative, from early inception to large-scale production, has been announced by data specialists Pure Storage.

According to Pure, its hyperscale configuration of AI-Ready Infrastructure (AIRI) is designed to deliver supercomputing capabilities for enterprises that pioneer real-world AI initiatives and have grown beyond the capabilities of AI-ready solutions available in the market today. Built jointly with the leaders of AI supercomputing, NVIDIA and Mellanox, hyperscale AIRI delivers multiple racks of NVIDIA DGX-1 and DGX-2 systems with both Infiniband and Ethernet fabrics as interconnect options, and will eliminate the challenges that prevent organisations from deploying AI-at-scale.

With NVIDIA NGC software container registry and AIRI scaling toolkit, data scientists can begin building applications with containerised AI frameworks and rededicate time to deriving valuable insights from data. In addition, integration with Kubernetes and Pure Service Orchestrator means any IT team can deliver an AI-infrastructure with cloud-like elasticity.

In addition, Pure Storage announced FlashStack for AI, a solution built jointly with Cisco and NVIDIA. With this, Pure says IT enterprise teams can deliver a simplified, end-to-end AI pipeline with a wide range of Cisco-certified UCS servers powered by NVIDIA GPU CUDA accelerated AI libraries integrated with Pure’s data hub.

“With the addition of the UCS C480 ML, FlashStack for AI is extending the existing infrastructure to support AI/ML workloads without adding new infrastructure silos,” said Todd Brannon, Senior Director of Product Marketing for UCS Portfolio, Cisco.