Nvidia and Cisco have partnered up to offer organizations cloud-based and on-premises AI infrastructure, networking, and software solutions for the data center.

The two companies have previously collaborated on a number of integrated product solutions across areas such as the data center compute space and collaboration devices.

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As part of this latest joint effort, Nvidia’s new tensor core GPUs will be available in Cisco’s M7 generation of UCS rack and blade servers to improve performance across a range of AI and data-intensive workloads in the data center and at the Edge.

Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) for Cisco converged infrastructure solutions FlexPod and FlashStack for generative AI inferencing will come to market later this month, while support for Cisco Networking Cloud will also be made available. Digital experience monitoring provided by ThousandEyes will provide AI-driven insights and automated problem remediation and the Cisco Observability Platform will use AI capabilities to improve visibility and insights.

Organizations will also have access to Nvidia AI enterprise software that supports the building and deployment of advanced and generative AI workloads.

“AI is fundamentally changing how we work and live, and history has shown that a shift of this magnitude is going to require enterprises to rethink and re-architect their infrastructures,” said Chuck Robbins, chair and CEO of Cisco. “Strengthening our great partnership with Nvidia is going to arm enterprises with the technology and the expertise they need to build, deploy, manage, and secure AI solutions at scale.”

Jensen Huang, Nvidia CEO, added: “Companies everywhere are racing to transform their businesses with generative AI. Working closely with Cisco, we’re making it easier than ever for enterprises to obtain the infrastructure they need to benefit from AI, the most powerful technology force of our lifetime.”

The solutions will be available from the second quarter of 2024 and sold through Cisco channel partners.