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Cisco, NVIDIA Partner for Rapid, Secure AI Infrastructure Deployment


Cisco, NVIDIA Collaboration Attracts Major Clients like ClusterPower to Drive AI/ML Solutions in Data Centers

Cisco and NVIDIA have revealed intentions to provide easily deployable and manageable AI infrastructure solutions for data centers, empowering enterprises with the substantial computing power essential for success in the AI era.

“AI is fundamentally changing how we work and live, and history has shown that a shift of this magnitude is going to require enterprises to rethink and re-architect their infrastructures,” said Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO, Cisco.”

“AI is fundamentally changing how we work and live, and history has shown that a shift of this magnitude is going to require enterprises to rethink and re-architect their infrastructures”

Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO, Cisco.

 Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Working closely with Cisco, we’re making it easier than ever for enterprises to obtain the infrastructure they need to benefit from AI, the most powerful technology force of our lifetime.” 

A Powerful Partnership

Cisco, with its industry-leading expertise in Ethernet networking and extensive partner ecosystem, together with NVIDIA, the inventor of the GPU that fueled the AI boom, share a vision and commitment to help customers navigate the transitions for AI with highly secure Ethernet-based infrastructure.

Cisco and NVIDIA have provided integrated solutions for Webex collaboration and data center compute, facilitating hybrid work with flexible spaces, AI-driven meetings, and virtual desktops. They are intensifying their data center partnership to offer scalable and automated AI cluster management, troubleshooting, and enhanced customer experiences. Key highlights include:

Cisco and NVIDIA Integrated Data Center Solutions Available Today

  • NVIDIA’s newest Tensor Core GPUs are available in Cisco’s M7 generation of UCS rack and blade servers, including Cisco UCS X-Series and UCS X-Series Direct, to enable optimal performance across a broad array of AI and data-intensive workloads in the data center and at the edge
  • NVIDIA AI Enterprise, which includes software frameworks, pretrained models and development tools for more secure, stable and supported production AI is now available on Cisco’s global price list.
  • Jointly validated reference architectures through Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) make it simple to deploy and manage AI clusters at any scale in a wide array of use cases spanning virtualized and containerized environments, with both converged and hyperconverged options. CVDs for FlexPod and FlashStack for Generative AI Inferencing with NVIDIA AI Enterprise  will be available this month, with more to follow.
  • Supporting Cisco Networking Cloud: Cisco simplified AI infrastructure management and operations through both on-premises and cloud-based management with Cisco Nexus Dashboard and Cisco Intersight.
  • Digital Experience Monitoring: With AI workloads and data in the public cloud, on premises and across multiple data centers, ThousandEyes provides Digital Experience Monitoring to provide AI-driven insights and automated remediation of problems that occur anywhere across the cloud to on-premises networks.
  • The Cisco Observability Platform uses AI capabilities to contextualize and correlate real-time telemetry across domains, so organizations can better attain the visibility, insights and actions to improve digital experiences.
  • Partners Reducing Risks: As organizations plan to successfully adopt AI and automation, they will look to Cisco’s global ecosystem of partners to advise, support and guide them.

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