NVIDIA AI Enterprise FAQs

  • What is it?

    NVIDIA AI Enterprise is an end-to-end, cloud-native suite of AI and data analytics software that’s optimized to enable any organization to use AI. It’s certified to deploy anywhere—from the enterprise data center to the public cloud—and includes global enterprise support to keep AI projects on track. It includes key enabling technologies and software from NVIDIA for the rapid deployment, management, and scaling of AI workloads in the modern hybrid cloud. NVIDIA AI Enterprise is licensed and supported by NVIDIA.

  • Who is it for?

    NVIDIA AI Enterprise is ideal for enterprises looking to modernize their data centers and make them AI-capable, without rearchitecting them. Accelerated servers can be added to the core enterprise data center and managed with standard tools like VMware vCenter and Red Hat OpenShift.

  • What are the benefits?

    NVIDIA AI Enterprise is a software suite that enables organizations to harness the power of AI, even if they don’t have AI expertise today. Optimized to streamline AI development and deployment, NVIDIA AI Enterprise includes proven, open-sourced containers and frameworks that are certified to run on common data center platforms from VMware and Red Hat, mainstream NVIDIA-Certified™ Servers configured with GPUs or CPU-only, and on the public cloud. Since support is included, organizations benefit from the transparency of open source and the assurance that the global NVIDIA Enterprise Support team will help keep AI projects on track. With NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, AI is accessible to organizations of any size, providing the compute power, tools, and support so that organizations can focus on creating business value from AI, not on the AI infrastructure.

  • What can I do with it?

    You can streamline every step of the AI workflow from data prep to training and inference to deployment with NVIDIA AI Enterprise. Leverage included AI frameworks and containers that ease adoption of enterprise AI.

    • Speed data science processes for up to 70X faster performance and boost cost efficiency up to 20X with NVIDIA RAPIDS
    • Accelerate AI development by 10X using NVIDIA TAO Toolkit, without a huge investment in AI expertise
    • Achieve up to 97X better total cost of operation and 100X lower latency with NVIDIA Triton™ Inference Server and NVIDIA A100 compared to CPU-only

    Deploy anywhere—in a virtualized enterprise data center with VMware vSphere and Tanzu, on mainstream NVIDIA-Certified servers, with Red Hat's Openshift container platform, or in the public cloud. Get peace of mind that your enterprise AI solution is tested and certified with broadly adopted container, management, and server platforms.

    Keep AI projects on track with full enterprise support and extend your team to include NVIDIA experts.

  • How do I buy it?

    NVIDIA AI Enterprise is available through leading OEM and channel partners. View our Qualified Server Catalog and check the "NVIDIA AI Enterprise Compatible" box to see a list of compatible OEM systems. View our NVIDIA AI Enterprise product page to see the full list of channel partners. You can also request a free hands-on lab of NVIDIA AI Enterprise, without the need for your own infrastructure, on NVIDIA LaunchPad.

  • How much does it cost?

    NVIDIA AI Enterprise is available as an annual subscription with support included or as a perpetual license with required annual support. Both are priced per CPU socket with one-, three-, or five-year terms. NVIDIA AI Enterprise software is available through NVIDIA’s OEM and channel partners and actual prices may vary. Please see the NVIDIA AI Enterprise Packaging, Pricing, and Licensing Guide for further details.

  • What's available in NVIDIA AI Enterprise for VMware customers?

    VMware customers can:

    • Leverage fully integrated, optimized, and certified software from NVIDIA for AI workloads on VMware vSphere with Tanzu, VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu, and VMware Cloud Director.
    • Run NVIDIA AI frameworks and tools optimized for GPU acceleration, reducing deployment time, and ensuring reliable performance.
    • Scale out to multiple nodes, enabling even the largest deep learning training models to run on VMware vSphere with Tanzu and VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu.
    • Run AI workloads at near bare-metal performance with new optimizations for GPU acceleration on vSphere, including support for the latest Ampere architecture and NVIDIA A100, which delivers up to 20X higher performance over the prior generation. Additionally, technologies like NVIDIA GPUDirect® Communications can now be supported on vSphere. This provides communication between GPU memory and storage on a cluster for improved performance.
  • What are the primary use cases of NVIDIA AI Enterprise on Red Hat OpenShift?

    NVIDIA AI Enterprise on Red Hat OpenShift accelerates compute-intensive machine learning (ML) modeling and inferencing jobs, and streamlines the delivery of intelligent applications, including conversational AI and computer vision, with integrated MLOps, facilitating collaboration across teams. This enables ML models to be quickly integrated during development and deployed into production.

  • Who provides support?

    NVIDIA AI Enterprise includes NVIDIA Enterprise Support, a guaranteed software license agreement (SLA) for enterprise-grade support, that allows you to:

    • Extend your team with access to NVIDIA AI experts for configuration assistance, performance concerns, and triage. The support is available during local business hours.
    • Benefit from the latest software with priority notification for security releases and maintenance fixes.
    • Get ticket prioritization and coordination across partners through to resolution.
    • Control your upgrade and maintenance schedules with certified long-term support (LTS) options (up to three years for designated branches).
    • Tap into customizable support with upgrade options for business critical 24/7 live agent and/or designated technical account manager access.

    For more information on NVIDIA Enterprise Support, click here.

  • Can I try NVIDIA AI Enterprise?

    To apply for a free trial of NVIDIA AI Enterprise on LaunchPad, please choose a hands-on lab and fill out the form.