Cisco and Nvidia have announced a new partnership aimed at helping enterprises securely deploy scalable AI.
The partnership was announced at Cisco Live 2024 in Amsterdam during a keynote speech by Jonathan Davidson, EVP and General Manager of Networking at the company.
Cisco provides both cloud-based and on-premises AI infrastructure and software to handle generative AI-intensive workloads.
“If we are connected, we will be protected.”
This partnership provides customers with access to the latest NVIDIA offering of Tensor Core GPUs available in Cisco's M7 UCS rack and blade servers for extreme workloads generated by AI and data-intensive operations. A scalable powerhouse that can
Building on this scalability, you can leverage Cisco Validated Design (CVD) references to build highly specialized AI clusters through jointly validated architectures for virtualized and containerized environments.
Businesses can now manage their operations and data through Cisco Networking Cloud, which simplifies the management of AI infrastructure from anywhere.
ThousandEyes, Cisco's network and application visibility tool, now uses AI to provide digital experience monitoring, automation, and remediation in the cloud, on-premises, and in your data center, making “When you're connected, you're protected.'' You can feel secure knowing that you are there. According to Davidson.
Commenting on the announcement, Chuck Robbins, Cisco Chairman and CEO, said: “AI is fundamentally changing the way we work and live, and history has shown that changes of this magnitude require companies to rethink and rebuild their infrastructure.
“By strengthening our great partnership with NVIDIA, we can provide enterprises with the technology and expertise they need to build, deploy, manage, and secure AI solutions at scale.”
This latest announcement builds on last year's partnership between Cisco and Nutanix to build hyperconverged solutions for hybrid cloud by accelerating the delivery of infrastructure and applications for modernization and transformation.