The AI-Ready Stack: Nutanix Simplifies Your AI Innovation Learning Curve 

By Aaron Delp

August 15, 2023 | min

Today Nutanix is announcing our GPT-in-a-Box™ solution, a turnkey AI solution for organizations wanting to implement Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) capabilities while maintaining control of their data and applications.

Building AI-ready infrastructure today can be a complex endeavor, especially when concerns about data privacy, data sovereignty and governance come into play. The current pace of AI adoption and innovation favors infrastructure solutions that can easily, efficiently and securely scale while continuing to leverage teams and skills used to manage more traditional workloads.   

Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box addresses the complexity, scaling, and security challenges that enterprises face when adopting generative AI and AI/ML applications. Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box is a full-stack software-defined AI-ready platform with services designed to simplify and jump-start your initiatives from edge to core. 

With Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box you can:

  • Maintain AI content exclusive to your organization in order to help meet security, privacy and compliance requirements
  • Simplify AI-ready infrastructure to build, fine-tune, and run models, including GPTs and LLMs, while continuing to use existing teams and skills
  • Optimize IT costs with a software-defined cloud operating model

Why Nutanix for AI?

Nutanix is an active contributor to the AI/ML open-source software (OSS) community and brings this expertise to customers looking to run and manage AI applications with control over their data solutions. Our key contributions in this area include participation in the MLCommons advisory board, co-founding and providing technical leadership in defining the ML Storage Benchmarks and Medicine Benchmarks, serving as a co-chair of the Kubeflow Training and AutoML working groups, and being a top 10 contributor to Kubeflow, a CNCF incubation. 

This industry expertise led to the creation of Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box to simplify and integrate the layers needed to build a complete AI solution. Nutanix enterprise-class data services are extended seamlessly to AI/ML applications. For data scientists, Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box removes the cognitive burden of operations with a cloud operating model on-prem. This solution increases cost efficiency for line of business owners and simplifies the delivery of resilient infrastructure.

Complete Solution for Generative AI 

Now Available: Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box

Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box is a new turnkey solution that includes everything needed to build AI-ready infrastructure. This new solution includes:

  • Software-defined Nutanix Cloud Platform™ infrastructure supporting GPU-enabled server nodes for seamless scaling of virtualized compute, storage, and networking supporting both traditional virtual machines and Kubernetes-orchestrated containers
  • Files and Objects storage; to fine-tune and run a choice of GPT models
  • Open source software to deploy and run AI workloads including PyTorch framework & KubeFlow MLOps platform
  • The management interface for enhanced terminal UI or standard CLI
  • Support for a curated set of LLMs including Llama2, Falcon and MPT

Next Steps

For more information, please see our press release and AI solutions page.