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OrionVM and Blaize parter to create new AIaaS offering

Thu, 8th Sep 2022
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OrionVM, the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider and cloud computing company, has announced the addition of technology partner Blaize, the artificial intelligence (AI) computing company specialising in edge and automotive computing solutions, to create a new AI as a service (AIaaS) offering.

This partnership aims to empower organisations across multiple industries to launch their AI solutions more quickly and efficiently, including machine learning across vast data sets.

Under the agreement, both companies' global sales teams will sell Blaize's AI applications, enabled and powered by OrionVM's optimised cloud platform.

The Blaize AIaaS solutions can be utilised in different possible scenarios. For instance, Blaize's Graph Streaming Processor (GSP) chips for edge AI and sensor fusion applications cards can now be virtualised on the OrionVM cloud platform.

In addition, dedicated AI environments for clients can be created with virtualised GSPs. For example, they can be integrated into video surveillance technology on the edge providing sophisticated and constantly updated analysis of events.

The latest version of Blaize AI Studio is now available on the OrionVM cloud platform, allowing for the development of AI applications that can quickly be set up to perform workloads without needing to purchase and configure complex hardware environments.

Daniel Pfeiffer, COO and VP Partnerships for OrionVM, says, “Before the availability of next-gen cloud solutions like ours, AI was cost-prohibitive owing to steep infrastructure spend and a shortage of qualified programmers. Now, companies do not need to build their clouds, or rely on inflexible and expensive public clouds to build, test, and utilise their artificial intelligence systems."

Pfeiffer says, "They can now take advantage of data insights through AIaaS without expensive up-front investments. This allows them to harness the power of machine learning at significantly lower costs. We are excited to see offerings like Blaize's AIaaS provide cloud advantages such as enterprise security and the ability to instantly deploy and scale.”

Blaize's AI applications are now available on OrionVM’s infrastructure, enabling customers to run Blaize AI solutions on the flexible cloud platform.

Customers will be able to deploy combined offerings to solve industry challenges in several verticals, including:

  • Security and video surveillance
  • Smart retail
  • Smart city and transportation services
  • Life sciences and healthcare

Dinakar Munagala, Blaize Co-founder and CEO, says, “We built our AI solutions with a deep understanding of where AI technology began and where it can go. Our innovative approach has helped companies across various industries because we address their need for products purpose-built for the requirements of edge AI.

"Our solutions allow customers flexibility by programming AI solutions to fit their specific requirements. Our advanced code-free AI software also uniquely implements "edge-aware" transfer learning and optimisations for higher accuracy post-model compression. The possibilities are almost limitless."

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