NetApp Insight 2019 is happening October 28-30 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. At this year’s event you’ll hear from experts on how to fuel data-driven innovation on the world’s biggest clouds, learn how industry leaders modernize IT, and be able to take part in immersive breakout sessions, certification programs, and hands-on labs. At this year’s event, NetApp is also focusing on AI use cases in major industries and showcasing our expanding ecosystem of best-of-breed AI partners and a full range of AI hardware and software solutions.
From autonomous vehicles to precision medicine to financial services, the pace and momentum of AI development continues to increase. NetApp’s goal is to help companies simplify and accelerate AI infrastructure deployment and remove bottlenecks to ensure AI projects are successful and as painless as possible. In addition, NetApp is focused on helping customers in targeted industries clear a path to meaningful AI adoption.
We are joining forces with a rapidly growing ecosystem of the most innovative AI solution partners, including deep collaboration with NVIDIA to develop ONTAP AI and other solutions. NVIDIA is an Insight sponsor and will be an active participant at this year’s event.
At NetApp, we recognize that—while AI is important in every industry—the uses cases from one industry to the next vary in significant ways. A solution architected for a particular use case may not be ideal for other use cases—or similar use cases in other industries.
That’s why much of our effort is focused on the AI needs of specific industries including automotive, healthcare, financial services, public sector, retail, telco, and media. We believe this type of work is critical and has been largely overlooked by other storage vendors up to now.
Reference architectures and other solutions will help teams in these industries build out effective AI pipelines more quickly with less effort.
In collaboration with NVIDIA, NetApp is developing an end-to-end reference architecture (RA) for all aspects of autonomous vehicle (AV) development—from training, to validation, to archiving and compliance. The first RA release will offer directional guidance for building an AI infrastructure using ONTAP AI incorporating NVIDIA DGX-1 systems and NetApp AFF storage. The RA will include performance information and sizing recommendations.
At present there are three releases planned:
Release 1 of the RA will soon be complete, and has been described in the NetApp technical report TR-4799: NetApp ONTAP AI for Autonomous Driving Workloads: Solution Design. Other releases will follow.
At a fundamental level, AI is about data. The combination of NVIDIA GPUs and NetApp data management technology is an ideal pairing for AI and other GPU-accelerated projects. The two companies have established a strategic partnership to collaborate across engineering, product, and industry teams to create comprehensive reference architectures that include compute, storage, networking, HCI and cloud platforms. We continue to partner to expand the range of ONTAP AI and other joint solutions, including a reference architecture that incorporates Mellanox Spectrum 100GbE Switches. (To see the full reference architecture access NVA-1138.)
NVIDIA is a sponsor of NetApp Insight this year with a booth on the show floor as well as a number of sponsored and co-sponsored sessions and events. In addition to AI, NVIDIA will be demonstrating other GPU computing solutions and vGPUs for graphics acceleration in virtual desktop environments. The latest NVIDIA hardware and software solutions will be on-hand, including an inside look at the NVIDIA DGX-2.
To learn more about NVIDIA events at NetApp Insight 2019, check out NVIDIA’s pre-show blog.
At Insight this year, a large area in the NetApp Insight Pavilion will be dedicated to AI with several dedicated, interactive kiosks.
The topics covered at these kiosks include:
Software partners featured in the AI Solutions Showcase include:
OmniSci representatives will be joining us at Insight to demonstrate software integration with NetApp for real-time IoT analytics and machine learning. Demonstrations will include:
Get direct access to these and other OmniSci demos at www.omnisci.com/demos. To learn more about OmniSci and NetApp:
NetApp colocation partners expand the range of available AI consumption models. Participating partners this year will include:
Among the almost 40 AI-related breakout sessions this year are the following “don’t miss” sessions:
See the full list of NetApp Insight AI Sessions
Meet with a NetApp executive or technical expert in a collaborative meeting customized to your needs. Possible discussion topics:
Contact your sales representative to request a meeting.
Santosh Rao is a Senior Technical Director and leads the AI & Data Engineering Full Stack Platform at NetApp. In this role, he is responsible for the technology architecture, execution and overall NetApp AI business. Santosh previously led the Data ONTAP technology innovation agenda for workloads and solutions ranging from NoSQL, big data, virtualization, enterprise apps and other 2nd and 3rd platform workloads. He has held a number of roles within NetApp and led the original ground up development of clustered ONTAP SAN for NetApp as well as a number of follow-on ONTAP SAN products for data migration, mobility, protection, virtualization, SLO management, app integration and all-flash SAN. Prior to joining NetApp, Santosh was a Master Technologist for HP and led the development of a number of storage and operating system technologies for HP, including development of their early generation products for a variety of storage and OS technologies.