NVIDIA and Hitachi Vantara Partner to Accelerate AI Solutions with Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Collaboration between Hitachi Vantara and NVIDIA to drive advancements in Artificial Intelligence

NVIDIA and Hitachi Vantara, two leading companies in the technology industry, have announced a new partnership aimed at accelerating the development of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. This collaboration will result in a portfolio of AI-enabled solutions called Hitachi iQ, designed to provide businesses with more relevant outcomes by integrating industry-specific capabilities with existing AI technologies.

Emerging data-intensive technologies such as generative AI are driving business transformation but also putting pressure on IT environments. With only a third of companies believing they can always handle internal demand for AI workloads, there is a need for solutions that can speed up the acquisition of business insights. The partnership between NVIDIA and Hitachi Vantara aims to address these challenges by introducing hybrid cloud-enabled AI capabilities to enhance data processing and storage.

Sheila Rohra, CEO of Hitachi Vantara, emphasized the significance of the partnership in advancing digital transformation driven by AI. By combining NVIDIA’s leadership in AI technology with Hitachi Vantara’s expertise in hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions, the collaboration will help businesses tackle future challenges and establish a solid foundation for data-driven innovation.

The first product in the Hitachi iQ portfolio is set to launch in the first quarter of Hitachi’s fiscal year beginning in April 2024. Powered by NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs, this solution is a certified NVIDIA DGX BasePOD that includes NVIDIA DGX H100 systems and NVIDIA software AI Enterprise, providing an AI-powered architecture for handling complex workloads.

Charlie Boyle, vice president of DGX platforms at NVIDIA, highlighted the importance of creating AI centers for data intelligence across industries. With this new solution powered by NVIDIA DGX software and infrastructure, businesses can create their own specialized generative models tailored to Operational Technology (OT). This effort positions Hitachi as a leader in developing specialized models that help businesses adapt to the demands of data-driven digital transformation.

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