OrionVM and Blaize bring edge computing and AI to the cloud

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OrionVM, the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider and cloud computing specialist, has announced that it is working with Blaize, the artificial intelligence (AI) computing innovator, to create a new AI as a service (AIaaS) offering.

This first-of-its-kind partnership will enable organisations across multiple industries to launch their AI solutions more quickly and efficiently, including machine learning across vast data sets.

Under the terms of the agreement, both companies' global sales teams will sell Blaize’s AI applications, enabled and powered by OrionVM’s optimised cloud platform.

The Blaize AIaaS solutions can be used in three possible scenarios:

  1. Blaize’s Graph Streaming Processor (GSP) chips for edge AI and sensor fusion applications cards can now be virtualized on the OrionVM cloud platform.
  2. Dedicated AI environments for clients can now be easily created with virtualised GSPs. For example, they can be integrated into video surveillance technology on the edge providing sophisticated and constantly updated analysis of events.
  3. The latest version of Blaize AI Studio is now available on the OrionVM cloud platform, allowing for the development of AI applications that can quickly be set up to perform workloads without needing to purchase and configure complex hardware environments.

“Before the availability of next-gen cloud solutions like ours, AI was cost-prohibitive owing to steep infrastructure spend and a shortage of qualified programmers. Now, companies do not need to build their clouds, or rely on inflexible and expensive public clouds to build, test, and utilise their artificial intelligence systems.,” said Daniel Pfeiffer, COO and VP Partnerships for OrionVM. “Now, they can take advantage of data insights through AIaaS without expensive up-front investments. This allows them to harness the power of machine learning at significantly lower costs,”

Blaize’s AI applications are now available on OrionVM’s secure and high-performing infrastructure, enabling customers to run their AI solutions on a flexible cloud platform and in the process solve industry challenges in several verticals, including:

  • Security and Video Surveillance
  • Smart Retail
  • Smart City and Transportation Services
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare

“We built our AI solutions with a deep understanding of where AI technology began and where it can go. Our innovative approach has helped companies across various industries because we address their need for products purpose-built for the requirements of edge AI,” explained Dinakar Munagala, Blaize Co-founder and CEO. “Our solutions allow customers flexibility by programming AI solutions to fit their specific requirements. Our advanced code-free AI software also uniquely implements "edge-aware" transfer learning and optimisations for higher accuracy post-model compression. The possibilities are almost limitless."

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide spending on AI will increase from $50.1 billion in 2020 to more than $110 billion by 2024, driven by sectors such as digital healthcare, manufacturing, and retail businesses.