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Run:ai Certified to Run NVIDIA AI Enterprise Software Suite

Run:ai | September 22, 2022 | Read time : 02:50 min

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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.

About Run:ai
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.

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DXC Technology Expands Global Partnership with Dynatrace, Accelerating Business Transformation for Customers

DXC Technology | October 31, 2022

DXC Technology, a leading Fortune 500 global technology services company, announced an expanded partnership with Dynatrace in which the Dynatrace® Software Intelligence Platform will become the preferred DXC Platform X™ software for observability and artificial intelligence-powered automated management of a customer's IT estate. DXC Platform X is a data-driven, intelligent automation platform that proactively helps detect, prevent, and resolve issues to achieve resilient, self-healing IT. The platform continuously evolves to bring DXC customers best-in-class solutions that meet their rapidly changing technology needs and help them be future ready with capabilities to deliver their desired business outcomes. Dynatrace provides AI-powered observability, which enhances proactive and intelligent automation. The enhanced partnership will deliver more efficient operations and improved performance across today's dynamic and complex hybrid and multicloud environments. With hundreds of DXC colleagues trained and certified on Dynatrace, the company can provide the needed expertise and services to deliver breakthrough digital experiences for its customers. "DXC customers depend on us to be a safe pair of hands, running their mission critical systems reliably and silently. "The addition of Dynatrace, with its unified and intelligent view across software products and technologies, helps us strengthen our predictive AIOps capabilities and drive cost optimization. This is another proof point in the ongoing progression of Platform X, on the heels of forming our ServiceNow Strategic Business Group, which was announced earlier this year. DXC is committed to continuously innovating, augmenting DXC proprietary capabilities with market-leading solution providers." Chris Drumgoole, DXC's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Underscoring the significance of this partnership, Dynatrace recognized DXC as the 2022 Partner of the Year in North America and 2022 Service Provider of the year in APAC and EMEA. To cement our successful partnership, DXC and Dynatrace have agreed to launch a joint strategic go-to-market program globally to bring an enhanced, intelligent, cross-service-line solution to customers worldwide. This will entail joint development, co-marketing and co-selling, events, and customer engagement. "This expanded partnership with DXC reflects an aligned vision for our customers of what is critical to achieving digital transformation at scale," said Rick McConnell, CEO at Dynatrace. "The combination of DXC's deep experience running and transforming mission-critical hybrid and multicloud systems for thousands of clients worldwide with the Dynatrace platform shortens the time between cloud decisions and successful cloud deployments. This is enabled by reducing complexity, delivering precise answers from the immense amount of data coming from modern clouds, and freeing up time through continuous, intelligent automation." DXC has been providing Zurich, a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and services, with advanced monitoring-as-a-service, built around the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform, for over five years. "DXC's service proactively monitors our critical applications ensuring maximum reliability and resiliency," said Paul Ruskusky - Vice President, Head of IT Infrastructure & Operations for Zurich North America. "This has helped to achieve our goals of simplifying operations, freeing up time for innovation, and delivering improved customer experiences." Today's enterprise customers need agile partners who continuously evolve to support them on their transformation journey, ensuring maximum performance and business outcomes from their existing and new IT investments. Enhancing DXC Platform X with the Dynatrace platform's full-stack, intelligent observability takes our solution to the next level, delivering increased operational efficiencies, and accelerated growth to drive greater customer impact. About DXC Technology DXC Technology helps global companies run their mission-critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds. The world's largest companies and public sector organizations trust DXC to deploy services to drive new levels of performance, competitiveness, and customer experience across their IT estates.

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Cognizant collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate sustainability transformation

Cognizant | November 08, 2022

Cognizant is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate both digital and sustainability transformations through a new solution – the Cognizant® Sustainability Accelerator, powered by the Microsoft Cloud and Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability. This innovative solution combines both Cognizant's deep experience in IoT and data analytics with Microsoft's industry-leading cloud capabilities. Cognizant and Microsoft are showcasing this robust solution together at COP27, taking place this week in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Corporate sustainability is more than a nice-to-have, optional initiative for companies in today's economy. To grow, thrive, and manage risk, companies must incorporate sustainability into their strategies, operations, and cultures. Investors, regulators, employees, and consumers all expect companies to radically reduce or even eliminate their negative impacts while finding ways to provide value and improve outcomes for people and the planet. And stakeholders expect robust reporting to hold companies accountable to their stated goals. Accurate data and digital capabilities sit at the center of helping companies determine the appropriate actions and demonstrate accountability. The Cognizant® Sustainability Accelerator automates the collection of data and provides valuable analytics that allow clients to track and take action on their sustainability goals. Utilizing Microsoft Sustainability Manager, Cognizant delivers end-to-end capabilities required to automate the collection, analysis and reporting of sustainability efforts. "The Cognizant® Sustainability Accelerator, built on the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, is designed to significantly accelerate the implementation of sustainability data acquisition and visualization. This, coupled with Cognizant's sustainability advisory expertise, will help clients identify, prioritize, automate, optimize and report on sustainability actions." Anna Elango, Cognizant EVP, Core Technologies and Insights "We are focused on accelerating progress to realize a more sustainable future, and our collaboration with Cognizant's Sustainability practice, to bring the innovative Cognizant® Sustainability Accelerator to market will provide customers with data driven insights so they can make decisions and implement the digital solutions that will help them accurately measure and report on their sustainability goals and progress," says Elisabeth Brinton, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Sustainability. "As a Chief Sustainability Officer, I understand the value of streamlining data and reporting so that companies can get onto the work of strategy. This new solution is designed help our clients do just that," Sophia Mendelsohn, Cognizant Chief Sustainability Officer. A new e-book and video details more about how Cognizant's Sustainability practice and Microsoft are supporting clients in their sustainability efforts through expertise and technology. About Cognizant Cognizant engineers modern businesses. We help our clients modernize technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they can stay ahead in our fast-changing world. Together, we're improving everyday life.

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Cognigy Named to Constellation ShortList for Conversational AI

Cognigy | November 02, 2022

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Aivo | November 28, 2022

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