DDN | July 04, 2022
DDN®, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management solutions, today announced that it has received its third consecutive "AI Hardware Innovation Award" in the annual AI Breakthrough Awards program conducted by AI Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes technological and product leadership in global AI and AI-driven digital transformation markets.
DDN was recognized for its A3I® (Accelerated, Any-Scale AI) AI400X2 system, which has been instrumental in bringing unmatched operational excellence for enterprise digital transformation initiatives in AI, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, autonomous driving, research, and other enterprise IT infrastructures. DDN has delivered powerful, easy-to-deploy, market-leading AI storage and data management solutions to thousands of organizations globally.
"As organizations develop increasingly sophisticated AI applications and introduce new data types into their analysis, they seek faster and more scalable storage systems that can transparently provide data services to a wider variety of users and systems," said James Johnson, managing director, AI Breakthrough. "The all new AI400X2 appliance from DDN addresses these needs, simplifying deployment for anyone looking to remove complexity from their AI initiatives. It's no wonder companies around the world rely on DDN for their unique combination of advanced capabilities, performance, and ease of management for AI and analytics applications. Congratulations to DDN on a third 'AI Hardware Innovation Award.'"
The AI400X2 doubles the performance over the previous generation, making it an even more efficient building block for companies looking to take their AI applications into production. Additionally, DDN adds significant intelligent AI capabilities including granular insight and optimization capabilities into enterprise AI workloads, client GPU-level performance boost, simplified configuration management and system monitoring. Building these services on top of an optimized data path, AI400X2 accelerates AI and analytics driven workloads for organizations and research facilities globally.
"DDN's next-gen A3I solutions were designed to provide our enterprise customers with the best AI-driven digital transformation storage and data management framework, and the most scalable, reliable and efficient AI data storage platform on the planet," said Dr. James Coomer, senior VP of products, DDN. "It is an honor to be a winner of the 'AI Hardware Innovation Award' for the third year in a row, and it's a testament to our commitment to continuous improvement on solutions like the AI400X2 that will help our customers get into production faster and reduce time to results as well as remove the complexity from their AI initiatives."
Providing high-performance AI-optimized storage for thousands of NVIDIA DGX™ systems globally, DDN A3I appliances are packaged to provide the same capabilities for any customer regardless of size. The enhanced speed, efficiency and intelligence of the upgraded A3I system moves organizations toward an increasingly hands-off approach to AI application management that improves overall customer experience without sacrificing security.
The AI400X2 is an all-NVMe appliance designed to help customers extract the most value from their AI and analytics data sources and is already proven in production at the largest scale. Configurable as all-flash or hybrid, customers can build efficient scale-out AI data pools tuned to their exact performance and capacity needs. Each base appliance is available with 30, 60, 120, 250, and 500TB flash capacity configurations, and can be expanded to 16PB capacity with up to 10 expansion enclosures.
Additionally, DDN, in collaboration with NVIDIA, recently released updated NVIDIA DGX POD™ and NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ reference architectures. These new designs build on the success of the already proven DGX SuperPOD, and give customers a highly optimized data storage and data management system for AI which enhances and accelerates business insight while eliminating infrastructure complexity.
The mission of the AI Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of AI and machine learning related categories, including AI platforms, deep learning, smart robotics, business intelligence, natural language processing, industry-specific AI applications and many more. This year's program attracted more than 2,950 nominations from over 18 different countries throughout the world.
A list of all the featured winners for the 2022 AI Breakthrough Awards can be found here: AI Breakthrough 2022 Award Winners.
About AI Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the AI Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Artificial Intelligence technologies, services, companies and products. The AI Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition for the achievements of AI companies and products in categories including AI Platforms, Robotics, Business Intelligence, AI Hardware, NLP, Vision, Biometrics and more.
DDN is the world's largest private data storage company and the leading provider of intelligent technology and infrastructure solutions for Enterprise At Scale, AI and analytics, HPC, government and academia customers. Through its DDN and Tintri divisions, the company delivers AI, data management software and hardware solutions, and unified analytics frameworks to solve complex business challenges for data-intensive, global organizations. DDN provides its enterprise customers with the most flexible, efficient and reliable data storage solutions for on-premises and multi-cloud environments at any scale. Over the last two decades, DDN has established itself as the data management provider of choice for over 11,000 enterprises, government, and public-sector customers, including many of the world's leading financial services firms, life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.
Codefresh | July 27, 2022
Beginning today, Codefresh is democratizing GitOps with Argo for all users – individuals and DevOps teams of all sizes – with the immediate availability of its hosted continuous delivery (CD) platform providing Argo CD as a Service. The Codefresh hosted Argo platform is accessible at no cost for community projects, individuals and small DevOps teams seeking unfettered access to GitOps best practices for fast, reliable, and secure software delivery in the cloud.
Codefresh’s managed Argo CD platform is a feature-complete GitOps software delivery solution eliminating the need for installation, maintenance, or home-grown custom integrations to work with popular DevOps tools. In addition, the managed instances are ready for deployments in seconds, making it the logical way to get started with continuous delivery with Argo CD.
Available today in hosted, on-premise, and hybrid deployment options for enterprise environments, Codefresh leverages open-source Argo in a code-to-cloud solution enabling unrivaled visibility into CI/CD deployments. It provides an easy-to-use framework for implementing GitOps and a scalable solution for large teams targeting multi-cluster, multi-application deployments.
The Codefresh platform features intuitive, comprehensive dashboards that provide detailed insights spanning DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) metrics, change history, and issue tracking across all projects and applications, with deep integrations into Git, CI pipelines, and artifact repositories. The platform is fully compatible with continuous integration (CI) offerings like Jenkins and Github Actions, as well as Codefresh CI.
“Codefresh has demonstrated to enterprises of all sizes the value inherent to Argo CD, and this value is built atop a sustained commitment from Codefresh and the community to cultivate Argo and GitOps for the future. “To empower everyone with this capability is the fullest expression of our commitment to open-source innovation.”
Raziel Tabib, Co-Founder and CEO, Codefresh
Codefresh is the most trusted continuous delivery platform for cloud-native apps. Its mission is to give enterprise teams the control, stability, and confidence they need to release more frequently and enable smoother deployments to the cloud, on-prem, or at the edge. Codefresh is built on an enterprise distribution of Argo, the industry's leading declarative continuous delivery tool. Codefresh is trusted by companies like GoodRx, Skillshare, Monday.com, TBS, and financial services companies and backed by world-class investors such as M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, Red Dot Capital Partners, Shasta Ventures, and more.
Veryfi | August 17, 2022
Veryfi, using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to instantly transform documents into structured data, today announced that the company has seen 750% year-over-year growth in the Veryfi OCR API Platform usage. This follows a successful Intelligent Automation Week event in Chicago, where Veryfi announced its momentum in powering the world’s leading finance, ERP (enterprise resource planning), and accounting software providers.
The growth of Veryfi’s OCR API Platform usage signals that companies are seeing better time-to-value with Intelligent Document Processing (IDP), rather than Robotic Process Automation (RPA) alone. Additionally, IDP solutions with pre-trained AI outperform home-grown solutions built using commodity OCR and AI tooling, in terms of accuracy and time-to-value. IDP delivers the most accurate data extraction technology, providing the fastest time to value and greatest efficiency. Over the past five years, Veryfi’s AI-Driven OCR API Platform with Day 1 Accuracy* was pre-trained on hundreds of millions of documents of all types, for 85 currencies, 39 languages, and 110 data fields.
“Our AI-driven IDP solution is the first to promise Day 1 Accuracy with no humans in the loop, and our customers’ growing trust in our platform is a clear sign that we’re living up to that promise. “We’re absolutely thrilled that our customers are joining us on our mission to eliminate manual data entry, and are seeing increased efficiency, revenue, and time to value, starting on Day 1, with our platform.”
Ernest Semerda, co-founder and CEO of Veryfi
RPA isn’t an out-of-the-box AI solution; as a standalone solution, it requires implementation and training that dramatically delays a business' time to value. When RPA is coupled with Veryfi IDP, however, customers benefit from pre-trained AI that delivers Day 1 Accuracy and perfectly complements the enhanced automation capabilities of RPA solutions. With Veryfi, enterprises can accelerate financial document processing by 200 times, with significantly fewer errors than humans can achieve, and companies can more effectively comply with the increasing number of international security and privacy regulations.
According to the Everest Group, “Many organizations are devoting more financial and human resources to deploy intelligent document processing capabilities. Success by forward-looking organizations is driving confidence in a market expected to grow 70-80% over the next two years to US $1.1 billion.”
By eliminating manual data entry, Veryfi enables organizations to accurately capture, extract and transform documents such as receipts, invoices, purchase orders, checks, credit cards, and W-9 forms into structured data, at scale. Veryfi uses advanced AI/ML technology, trained by hundreds of millions of documents over the past four years, to extract data and transform it into a structured format for 85 currencies, 39 languages, and 110 defined fields such as vendor, total, bill to/ship to, purchase order and invoice numbers, any line item (product name, SKU, description), taxes, and more, which can then be accessed for a wide variety of business applications.
Veryfi empowers organizations to capture, extract and transform unstructured documents including receipts, invoices, purchase orders, checks, credit cards, and W-2s into structured data at scale. The company’s technology reduces or eliminates manual data entry and unlocks valuable business intelligence in seconds. Trusted by enterprises and software companies alike, Veryfi’s AI-driven platform delivers fast, accurate, and secure data to hundreds of companies globally.
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Run:ai | September 22, 2022
Run:ai, the leader in compute orchestration for AI workloads, today announced that its Atlas Platform is certified to run NVIDIA AI Enterprise, an end-to-end, cloud-native suite of AI and data analytics software that is optimized to enable any organization to use AI.
"The certification of Run:AI Atlas for NVIDIA AI Enterprise will help data scientists run their AI workloads most efficiently. "Our mission is to speed up AI and get more models into production, and NVIDIA has been working closely with us to help achieve that goal."
Omri Geller, CEO and co-founder of Run:ai
With many companies now operating advanced machine learning technology and running bigger models on more hardware, demand for AI computing chips continues to grow. GPUs are indispensable for running AI applications, and companies are turning to software to reap the most benefit from their AI infrastructure and get models to market faster.
The Run:ai Atlas Platform uses a smart Kubernetes Scheduler and software-based Fractional GPU technology to provide AI practitioners seamless access to multiple GPUs, multiple GPU nodes, or fractions of a single GPU. This enables teams to match the right amount of computing power to the needs of every AI workload, so they can get more done on the same chips. With these capabilities, Run:ai's Atlas Platform lets enterprises maximize the efficiency of their infrastructure, avoiding a scenario where GPUs sit idle or use only a small amount of their power.
"Enterprises across industries are turning to AI to power the breakthroughs that will help improve customer service, boost sales and optimize operations," said Justin Boitano, vice president of enterprise and edge computing at NVIDIA. "Run:ai's certification for NVIDIA AI Enterprise provides customers with an integrated, cloud-native platform for deploying AI workflows with MLOps management capabilities."
Run:ai creates fractional GPUs as virtual ones within available GPU framebuffer memory and compute space. These fractional GPUs can be accessed by containers, enabling different workloads to run in these containers — in parallel and on the same GPU. Run:ai works well on VMware vSphere and bare metal servers, and supports various distributions of Kubernetes.
This certification is the latest in a series of Run:ai's collaborations with NVIDIA. In March, Run:ai completed a proof of concept which enabled multi-cloud GPU flexibility for companies using NVIDIA GPUs in the cloud. This was followed by the company fully integrating NVIDIA Triton Inference Server. And in June, Run:ai worked with Weights & Biases and NVIDIA to gain access to NVIDIA-accelerated computing resources orchestrated by Run:ai's Atlas Platform.
Run:ai's Atlas Platform brings cloud-like simplicity to AI resource management - providing researchers with on-demand access to pooled resources for any AI workload. An innovative cloud-native operating system - which includes a workload-aware scheduler and an abstraction layer - helps IT simplify AI implementation, increase team productivity, and gain full utilization of expensive GPUs. Using Run:ai, companies streamline development, management, and scaling of AI applications across any infrastructure, including on-premises, edge and cloud.