Building a Future-Proof AI Foundation With VMware Private AI

VMware’s presentation on Private AI at AI Field Day emphasized their forward-looking approach in creating a scalable and secure foundation for enterprises investing in artificial intelligence. Their platform addresses the challenges of AI deployment and management, optimizing compute resources and providing robust data processing capabilities. With VMware’s Private AI, businesses are empowered to harness the full potential of AI applications while ensuring compliance and protecting sensitive data. Read more in this Gestalt IT article by Sulagna Saha!

VMware Private AI at AI Field Day

VMware’s presentation with Intel at AI Field Day centered on optimizing on-premises AI workloads, highlighting the capability of Intel Sapphire Rapids CPUs with Advanced Matrix Extensions (AMX) to efficiently perform large language model (LLM) AI inference, traditionally a task for GPUs. Demonstrating that AI can be resource-effective on CPUs, the discussion covered the technical prerequisites for harnessing AMX in vSphere environments and the ongoing integration of these accelerators into popular AI frameworks. With CPUs increasingly capable of handling AI tasks through built-in matrix math acceleration, VMware showcases a sustainable, cost-effective approach, potentially reshaping the hardware strategies for mixed workload servers. Read more in this analyst note for The Futurum Group by Alastair Cooke.

Intel Xeon CPUs on VMware vSphere – A Powerful and Cost-Effective Twosome for AI/ML Workloads

With AI ingrained in our daily routines, Forward Networks delivered a strategic approach at Networking Field Day, demonstrating how even complex networking data can be made manageable through AI integration. Their platform uses a data-first principle, enabling AI to interact effectively with a digital twin of network infrastructure, simplifying tasks for network engineers. The innovative AI Assistant within Forward Networks’ ecosystem assists in constructing queries for the Network Query Engine, fostering trust through verifiable, human-readable outputs, and providing a gateway for more intuitive network management. Read more in this article by Sulagna Saha on Gestalt IT.

Insights From the AI Field Day: A Futurum Group Overview

In this LinkedIn Pulse article, Paul Nashawaty of The Futurum Group summarizes all of the AI Field Day presentations, highlighting VMware’s deep dive into Private AI in collaboration with industry giants like NVIDIA and IBM, and Intel’s focus on deploying AI inference models with Xeon CPUs across diverse environments. Next-generation AI-infused storage solutions from Solidigm and SuperMicro underscored the critical role of optimized storage in AI, while Vast Data focused on addressing the growing data demands of AI and HPC workloads. Google Cloud’s session on AI platforms and infrastructures showcased innovative approaches with Kubernetes at the core, paving the way for accessible and powerful AI development and deployment.

Transforming Enterprise AI: A Deep Dive Into VMware’s Private AI by Broadcom

At AI Field Day 4, VMware demonstrated a significant shift towards Private AI, emphasizing the need for balance between AI innovation and stringent data privacy in enterprise environments. As Ken Collins writes, the introduction of VMware’s Private AI Foundation showcases an ecosystem developed for flexibility, enabling companies to bring AI closer to their data across different environments. As the enterprise AI landscape evolves, VMware’s strategic partnership with NVIDIA and emphasis on internal AI applications position the company as a key player in an era where data privacy, choice, and performance are paramount.

VMware by Broadcom Presents Private AI With Intel at AI Field Day 4

During AI Field Day 4, VMware stepped up to showcase how Intel AMX CPUs can be leveraged for Large Language Models (LLM) on vSphere, presenting a CPU-centric approach to AI tasks commonly handled by GPUs. As discussed by Gina Rosenthal, Earl Ruby of Broadcom (VCF) demonstrated the potential of Intel’s AMX technology in both older Ice Lake and newer Sapphire Rapids systems, achieving model fine-tuning and inference without the use of GPUs. This approach champions using CPUs for AI when feasible, reserving GPU use for scenarios demanding lower latency, and highlights the compatibility requirements for effectively implementing AI with Intel’s hardware in a vSphere environment.

Private AI Foundation With NVIDIA: Data Professional Overview

VMware by Broadcom, in partnership with NVIDIA, has introduced the Private AI Foundation, focusing on enhancing in-house data management and AI processing through privacy, choice, cost management, performance optimization, and compliance agility. As highlighted by Karen Lopez, data quality and protection are essential for accurate AI results, prompting data professionals to stay alert to components like vector databases for fast, complex data retrieval. Key takeaways emphasize the importance of not overlooking data fundamentals amidst AI advancements, reminding professionals that AI cannot replace the need for robust data management.

AI Field Day 4 Kicks Off With VMware’s Private AI

Gina Rosenthal is delivering real-time insights on each AI Field Day presentation, starting with her take on VMware’s advancements in AI. In their presentation, VMware highlighted the ease of deploying AI applications on existing infrastructure with a focus on robust security and privacy, leveraging their Private AI and partnerships with industry leaders like NVIDIA. VMware’s session delved into how their solutions, geared towards the generative AI market, are enabling customers to significantly improve operational tasks such as documentation search, boasting a 500% effectiveness increase.

The Year of AI at AI Field Day 4

AI Field Day returns on February 21st-23rd, giving a broad perspective on AI’s foundational technologies in a year touted to be pivotal for artificial intelligence. Attendees can expect in-depth sessions with industry giant Intel as well as key players VMware by Broadcom, Qlik, Hammerspace, Solidigm, VAST Data, and many more. This event explores revolutionary AI applications and their infrastructure demands, and will be broadcast live for a global audience. Watch live on LinkedIn and the Tech Field Day website and catch the recordings on YouTube!

VMware at Cloud Field Day 18

Cloud Field Day 18 marked the unveiling of VMware Tanzu Intelligence Services, which optimizes cost, performance and security for applications running across multiple clouds. Key presentations covered various tools within the Tanzu suite, offering insights into VMware’s latest innovations. The event served as a vital platform for thought leadership and an exchange of ideas among IT bloggers, influencers, and industry leaders.

Making App Strategy a Success With VMware Tanzu Intelligence Services

Modernizing the app portfolio is an arduous feat. Teams need all the help they can get to push through it. VMware presented the Tanzu Intelligence Services at the Cloud Field Day event that provides a bundle of tools to help manage and optimize the app experience, and ensure seamless modernization. Read about it at Gestalt IT, and watch the demo at the Tech Field Day website.

Cloud Field Day 18: After-Action Perspective From the Delegates

We loved Nathan Bennett’s group Cloud Field Day after-action report video and wrote up an article to go with it at Gestalt IT. The event offered a platform for tech companies to showcase their developments and gain feedback from our delegates. Juniper Networks presenting their AI integration into Apstra, while Mezmo impressed with its telemetry capabilities and user-friendly interface. Long-standing industry player, VMware, was noted for its adaptability in the multi-cloud environment, proving that the evolving tech landscape remains exciting and innovative. Get the delegate reaction to all the presentations in this video!

Cloud Field Day 18 – After Action Report

This “after-action report” is a YouTube video featuring a group of Cloud Field Day delegates discussing the presentations and content from our recent event. Organized by Nathan Bennett, these videos give an immediate and unvarnished look at the presentations.

VMware Is at CloudField Day. Will They Be Back Under Broadcom?

Ken Nalbone’s LinkedIn article recaps VMware’s appearance at Cloud Field Day 18. He discusses the company’s ambitious approach to modernizing applications and consistent infrastructure and its innovations like Tanzu Transformer, Tanzu Hub, Tanzu Guardrails, and Tanzu Insights. Nalbone also comments on potential changes under the impending Broadcom acquisition, highlighting the importance of executing VMware’s vision for multi-cloud environments.

VMware at Cloud Field Day 18

Eric Wright provides an extensive recap of VMware’s appearance at Cloud Field Day 18. The presentation focused on application centricity, with VMware showcasing its Tanzu Intelligence tools designed to optimize processes like cloud migration, application and infrastructure observability, and cost management. Eric praises VMware’s efforts to consolidate functions and create a unified user experience in addressing modern application infrastructure.

VMware Cross-Cloud: Is It a Viable Path Post Broadcom?

Keith Townsend examines the prospects for VMware’s cross-cloud path in the wake of the upcoming Broadcom acquisition. The article discusses the potential challenges and opportunities with VMware’s shift towards application-centric infrastructure and cloud-native technologies. Despite the uncertainty, Keith suggests that VMware’s multi-cloud strategy could provide significant value if executed effectively.

VMware Tanzu/Aria

Nathan Bennett analyzes VMware’s product rebranding and the introduction of the Tanzu portfolio in this Cloud Field Day post. He discusses the Tanzu Transformer for migration practices, Tanzu Hub for overseeing lifecycle of cross-cloud services, and Tanzu Guardrails for maintaining compliance requirements. Despite initial confusion over the rebranding, Bennett praises the functionality of the combined products but emphasizes the need for clarity amidst product name changes.

Automation, Analytics, and More at Cloud Field Day 18

Announcing Cloud Field Day, streaming live next week! This event is broadcast live on LinkedIn and the Tech Field Day website, and includes presentations from Juniper Networks, Mezmo, Prosimo, and AMD on Wednesday and VMware, WEKA, and Fortinet on Thursday, focusing on automation, data center analytics, and telemetry. Join the conversation about cloud-native networking, application migration, and monitoring strategies during the sessions on October 18th and 19th!

VMware NSX+ Intelligence: Get Smart With Network Security!

At Explore 2023, VMware introduced their new NSX+ platform, a SaaS-based solution that includes several distinct products focused on managing and securing networking environments through advanced automation. As Matt Tyrer discusses, NSX+ Intelligence provides administrators with granular visibility of data flows and user processes, thus informing more intelligent, AI/ML-driven policies. The platform also leverages both unsupervised and supervised machine learning models for threat detection, emphasizing VMware’s commitment to ensuring robust network security.

Rout Intruders With All New VMware NSX+ Network Detection and Response Service

In this Gestalt IT article, Sulagna Saha delves into the complexity of modern cyber threats and the rising need for enhanced cybersecurity. Discussing the issue of lateral movement in attack chains, Saha emphasizes the importance of total visibility to defeat rogue network invaders. VMware’s newly launched Network Detection and Response (NDR) service within the NSX+ suite, presented at Tech Field Day Extra at VMware Explore, promises exactly this kind of visibility, enabling quick detection and elimination of threats.