Unlocking the Power of AI for Enterprise with Nutanix AHV and NVIDIA AI Enterprise

September 13, 2023 | min

As organizations look to increase user satisfaction and deepen customer relationships, they are looking to leverage AI technology to enhance customer service operations. In an effort to help our 24,000+ customers harness the power of AI, we are excited to announce that we have certified the Nutanix AHV® hypervisor for NVIDIA® AI Enterprise, the enterprise-grade software that powers the NVIDIA AI platform. Leveraging accelerated computing using NVIDIA advanced GPUs and cutting-edge AI solutions, NVIDIA AI Enterprise empowers organizations to tap into the limitless possibilities of AI. The certification of Nutanix AHV for NVIDIA AI Enterprise further extends our partnership to create innovative solutions for our joint customers.

Nutanix AHV is our compute virtualization platform and is now listed as a certified hypervisor under the NVIDIA AI Enterprise (4.0) solution stack. While Nutanix AHV has supported NVIDIA GPUs for several years, the recent qualification of select Datacenter GPUs for AI, with more to come, has unlocked NVIDIA AI Enterprise workloads to now run uninhibited and leverage all the benefits of the underlying Nutanix® HCI datacenter and Generative AI edge use cases. We are encouraged by the collaboration between Nutanix and NVIDIA for this initial certification and full support for AI Enterprise on AHV, and we’ll continue to build on it.

Nutanix AHV offers a powerful virtualization solution that pairs well with the NVIDIA AI Enterprise suite, creating an environment that fosters agility, efficiency, and scalability. AHV's integration with NVIDIA's GPU technology ensures that AI workloads get direct access to GPU resources, thereby reducing latency and increasing performance.

Another benefit is the ease of management and operational simplicity. Nutanix AHV comes with the Nutanix Prism Central™ multi-cluster management solution, which provides a single management plane for virtual environments, including VMs, storage, and networking. This can be especially helpful when combined with NVIDIA AI Enterprise, as Prism Central allows for easy scaling and allocation of resources, effectively reducing the complexity associated with running AI workloads. Administrators can easily adjust resources based on needs, all from a centralized interface, allowing for a more seamless and efficient operational workflow.

Lastly, Nutanix AHV provides robust security features that complement NVIDIA AI Enterprise. AHV includes features like data-at-rest encryption, micro-segmentation, and regular security updates via the Nutanix Lifecycle Manager™ (LCM) 1-click update solution. AHV provides a secure foundation for running sensitive and resource-intensive AI workloads. When used in tandem with NVIDIA's secure and optimized AI software stack, organizations can ensure not only high performance but also a secure and compliant infrastructure. This combination can be particularly beneficial for industries such as healthcare, finance, and government, where data security and compliance are of utmost importance.

Nutanix AHV complements NVIDIA AI Enterprise by providing a scalable, efficient, and easy-to-manage infrastructure foundation. AHV simplifies deployment, optimizes resource utilization, enables seamless scalability, and enhances data management for NVIDIA AI workloads, from core to edge. Together with this new certification and support, NVIDIA and Nutanix empower organizations to unleash the full power of AI, accelerate innovation, and drive remarkable business outcomes in today's data-driven world.

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