SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 14 July 2021 - PTC System (S) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of IIJ Inc. (PTC), today
announced the launch of an AI Integration Hub to enable enterprises to better
harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science to solve
complex problems. The PTC AI Integration Hub is built on NetApp® ONTAP®
AI, a converged infrastructure stack that combines NVIDIA DGX™ systems for compute and NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF)
for cloud-connected storage.
Created to accelerate the deployment of AI application use cases,
the AI Integration Hub brings High-Performance Computing (HPC) to the
enterprise through a validated architectural design for compute, storage and
networking. Organizations that aim to use NVIDIA® CUDA® to stress test and
optimize their AI models can now also access the services offered by the AI
Integration Hub for free.
In addition, the AI Integration Hub's easy-to-deploy and holistic
edge-as-a-service solution offers testing on stackable smart edge devices that
dramatically transforms the deployment of AI and Internet of Things (IoT)
SS Lim, Chief Executive Officer, PTC said, "As an innovative
solutions provider, we leveraged NetApp ONTAP AI to create the AI Integration
Hub for ISVs, customers, organizations, and others. Our goal is to accelerate
their applications' ability to run on a fully-loaded NVIDIA DGX A100 with eight
NVIDIA A100 GPUs. By offering to conduct testing for free, we then aim to
encourage AI adoption and we believe that this is an investment in our
collective future. While there are many organizations that provide compute
power for AI testing, the AI Integration Hub is the first to offer AI testing
with the latest NVIDIA DGX A100."
"AI workloads require high performance infrastructure to enable
enterprises to run AI training, inference, and data science workloads,"
said Ken Chua, Managing Director, PTC. "The AI Integration Hub helps
accelerate our customers' success by creating a simplified path to AI adoption.
This reinforces PTC's commitment toward offering our customers the
best-in-class infrastructure, end-to-end security, and data center
Recent benchmark testing for organizations, such as PI. Exchange and
Speakr, have resulted in incredibly fast and remarkable outcomes. As PTC rolls
out the AI Integration Hub in Singapore and across the Asia-Pacific region, it
will double down on helping organizations boost their AI initiatives.
PTC is a member of SMART Urban Co-Innovation Lab (SMARTLAB),
Southeast Asia's first industry-led lab for smart cities solutions development,
initiated by CapitaLand and supported by the Infocomm Media Development
Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore. SMARTLAB will focus on six key
industry verticals of advanced manufacturing, digital wellness, intelligent
estates, smart mobile, sustainability, and urban agriculture. The AI
Integration Hub can play a pivotal role in supporting SMARTLAB projects.
"We are proud to collaborate with PTC to bring the AI Integration
Hub to life," said Mark Leong, Country Manager, Singapore, NetApp. "NetApp
ONTAP AI helps streamline data flow and speed up analytics, training, and
inference through a data fabric that cuts across edge, on-premises and cloud
environments. By delivering unified AI workloads and simplified deployment, we
believe that this new solution will enhance businesses' ability to acquire the
insights they need to expand their customer touchpoints, reinvent customer
experiences, and achieve their strategic transformation goals."
"NVIDIA's accelerated computing technology can help to significantly
shorten the time it takes to develop and perfect AI models," said Dennis Ang,
Director, Enterprise Business ASEAN and ANZ Region at NVIDIA. "By enabling
access to a world-class accelerated computing infrastructure, the AI
Integration Hub is offering companies an opportunity that should not be
Organizations that would like to test their AI applications and
understand the best approach to setting up a secure HPC and AI infrastructure
across both on-premises and in the cloud can reach out to PTC at 65-62820255
for more information.