New partnership brings edge computing
and AI to the cloud, reducing IT complexity
OrionVM®, Infrastructure as a Service
(IaaS) provider and cloud computing pioneer, announced today the addition of
technology partner Blaize®, the artificial intelligence (AI) computing
innovator revolutionizing edge and automotive computing solutions, to create a
new AI as a service (AIaaS) offering. This first-of-its-kind partnership will
empower organizations across multiple industries to launch their AI solutions
more quickly and efficiently, including machine learning across vast data sets.
Under the agreement, both companies’ global sales teams will sell Blaize’s AI
applications, enabled and powered by OrionVM’s optimized cloud platform.
The Blaize AIaaS solutions can
be utilized in three possible scenarios:
- Blaize’s unique Graph Streaming Processor (GSP®) chips for edge AI and sensor fusion applications cards can now be virtualized on the OrionVM cloud platform.
- Dedicated AI environments for clients can be easily created with virtualized GSPs. For example, they can be integrated into video surveillance technology on the edge providing sophisticated and constantly updated analysis of events.
- 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 utilize their artificial intelligence systems. They
can now 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,” said Daniel Pfeiffer, COO and VP Partnerships
for OrionVM. “We are excited to see offerings like Blaize’s AIaaS provide cloud
advantages such as enterprise security and the ability to instantly deploy and
Blaize’s AI applications are
now available on OrionVM’s resilient, secure, high-performing infrastructure,
enabling customers to run Blaize AI solutions on the industry’s most efficient,
flexible cloud platform. Customers will be able to deploy combined offerings to
solve industry challenges in several verticals, including:
- Security and Video
- Smart Retail
- Smart City and Transportation
- 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,”
said 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 optimizations for higher accuracy
post-model compression. The possibilities are almost limitless.”
The AI industry has seen
significant growth in the last few years,
particularly during the pandemic, and this upward trend is expected to
continue. 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. Digital healthcare, manufacturing, and retail businesses are likely to
expand their use of edge computing by 2028, according to the Linux Foundation’s State of the Edge report. These sectors have already demonstrated interest in AI
technology’s ability to improve response times and save bandwidth, while
enabling less constrained data analysis.
As businesses of various
industries increasingly need to process large sets of data and harness the
power of AI, they will seek out efficient and cost-effective ways to bring AI
technology into the fold. For more information on the OrionVM and Blaize AI
offerings, please visit https://www.orionvm.com/BlaizeAI.
Source: Blaize media anouncement