VMware and Intel have joined forces to facilitate the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) across data centers, public clouds, and edge environments. This collaboration will offer a validated AI stack to simplify the development and deployment of AI models, catering to both scientific discovery and business services.
7 November 2023 – VMware, Inc. has announced a strategic collaboration with Intel to further their decades-long partnership in driving innovation. This collaboration aims to empower customers to expedite the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) across various environments, including data centers, public clouds, and edge locations. VMware and Intel are working together to create a validated AI stack, leveraging existing VMware and Intel infrastructure and open-source software, simplifying the process of building and deploying AI models.
This joint effort will see the integration of VMware Cloud Foundation with Intel’s AI software suite, Intel® Xeon® processors equipped with AI accelerators, and Intel® Max Series GPUs. The result will be a thoroughly tested and benchmarked AI stack for data preparation, model training, fine-tuning, and inferencing, thereby enhancing scientific discovery and improving business and consumer services.
With over 300,000 customers deploying VMware Cloud worldwide and VMware’s widespread presence in enterprises, the collaboration is set to expedite the incorporation of AI into business processes. Intel, similarly ubiquitous in the enterprise space, provides scalable and trusted solutions, making this collaboration a powerful combination for advancing the accessibility of data science and fostering the adoption of Private AI. This architectural approach balances AI’s business benefits with privacy and compliance requirements.
Chris Wolf, Vice President of VMware AI Labs, stated, “VMware Private AI with Intel will help our mutual customers dramatically increase worker productivity, ignite transformation across major business functions, and drive economic impact.”
Sandra Rivera, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center and AI Group (DCAI) at Intel, commented, “With the potential of artificial intelligence to unlock powerful new possibilities and improve the life of every person on the planet, Intel and VMware are well equipped to lead enterprises into this new era of AI, powered by silicon and software.”