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Dell Technologies to accelerate secure Generative AI initiatives
Wed, 2nd Aug 2023

Dell Technologies has introduced new offerings to help customers quickly and securely build generative AI (GenAI) models on-premises to accelerate improved outcomes and drive new levels of intelligence. 

New Dell Generative AI Solutions, expanding upon Dell's Mays Project Helix announcement, span IT infrastructure, PCs and professional services to simplify the adoption of full-stack GenAI with large language models (LLM), meeting organisations wherever they are in their GenAI journey. 

These solutions help organisations, of all sizes and across industries, securely transform and deliver better outcomes, the company says.

"Generative AI represents an inflection point that is driving fundamental change in the pace of innovation while improving the customer experience and enabling new ways to work," says Jeff Clarke, vice chairman and co-chief operating officer, Dell Technologies.

"Customers, big and small, are using their own data and business context to train, fine-tune and inference on Dell infrastructure solutions to incorporate advanced AI into their core business processes effectively and efficiently."

Manuvir Das, vice president, Enterprise Computing, NVIDIA, adds, "Generative AI can help every enterprise transform its data into intelligent applications that enable them to solve complex business challenges.

"Dell Technologies and NVIDIA are building on our long-standing relationship to enable organisations to harness this capability to better serve their customers, more fully support their employees and fuel innovation across their operations," he says.

With Dell Generative AI Solutions, the breadth of Dell's portfolio, including Dell Precision workstations, Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell PowerScale scale-out storage, Dell ECS enterprise object storage and a broad set of services, provide the reliable tools to deliver GenAI solutions from desktops to core data centres, edge locations and public clouds.

Full-stack GenAI for enterprises

The Dell Validated Design for Generative AI with NVIDIA is an inferencing blueprint, jointly engineered with NVIDIA, optimised to speed the deployment of a modular, secure and scalable platform for GenAI in the enterprise.

Until now, traditional inferencing approaches have been challenged to scale and support LLMs for real-time results and ensure data can be easily used by AI infrastructure. This solution helps customers generate higher quality, faster time-to-value predictions and decisions with their own data.

With a comprehensive verified inferencing approach, organisations can rapidly deploy GenAI projects and scale applications to transform processes in key areas, such as customer operations, content creation and management, software development and sales.

Dell Validated Designs are pre-tested, proven configurations to power GenAI inferencing efforts with Dell infrastructure, such as the Dell PowerEdge XE9680 or PowerEdge R760xa, with a choice of NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs, NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, the NVIDIA NeMo end-to-end framework and Dell software at its core. Customers can combine this with resilient and scalable unstructured data storage, including Dell PowerScale and Dell ECS storage. The infrastructure is available via Dell APEX, offering customers an on-premises deployment with a cloud consumption and management experience.

Services drive faster, more holistic GenAI outcomes

Dell Professional Services deliver a broad spectrum of new capabilities to help customers accelerate GenAI adoption to improve their operational efficiency and advance innovation.

These services begin with creating a new GenAI strategy that identifies high value use cases and a roadmap to achieve them. Dell also offers full-stack implementation services, based on the Dell Validated Design for GenAI with NVIDIA, and adoption services that apply the platform to specific use cases, such as customer operations or content creation. Once integrated into the business, Dells scaling services help improve operations through managed services, training or resident experts.

"Dell's AI solutions offers enterprises the potential to right-size their GenAI efforts and help streamline operations as customers look to quickly deliver products and services across industry-specific use cases," bsays Ashish Nadkarni, group vice president and general manager, worldwide infrastructure and BuyerView research, IDC. 

"In the era of intelligent automation, Dell Technologies is meeting organisations wherever they are in their GenAI journey, helping them position themselves for success in an increasingly intelligent and technology-driven world."