Data management: Companies excel with AI strategies

Companies must excel at artificial intelligence data management to stay competitive and navigate complex, disparate data across platforms.

To help businesses compete, World Wide Technology LLC integrates solutions across modern data centers, cloud platforms, AI and data strategies in partnership with NetApp Inc. Customers can bring their workloads to World Wide Technology to test their hardware, with a focus on AI and Nvidia Corp., explains Derek Elbert (pictured), technical solutions architect at World Wide Technology.

Derek Elbert, Technical Solutions Architect at World Wide Technology LLC Talks to theCUBE About AI Data Management at NetApp Unveils Unified Data Storage Built for the AI ​​Era 2024

Derek Elbert, technical solutions architect at World Wide Technology, talks to theCUBE about AI data management.

“If you look at the way we enter the market, there are actually seven key solution areas that we bring to market, and NetApp plays in a large majority of them,” Elbert said. “We’re talking about modern data centers, so normal compute, storage, networking and then also the cloud platform arena with all the cloud providers, plus also the AI ​​and data strategy solution area. So we spent quite a bit of time on that, in terms of AI and data strategy solutions within WWT with NetApp.”

Elbert spoke with theCUBE’s Rebecca Knight and Rob Strechay at the NetApp Unveils Unified Data Storage Built for the AI ​​Era event, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed how World Wide Technology’s strong culture and focus on partnerships with customers and partners enable them to deliver high value. (*Disclosure below.)

Mastering AI data management for business success

NetApp’s unique position with a dedicated environment and cloud connectivity allows customers to test and run AI workloads on their hardware, Elbert said.

“We’re in a unique position where everyone is talking about AI, and I think there’s a small percentage that actually knows how to do it or what to do with it,” Elbert said. “So we have this place where they can come. If they are more advanced, they can actually run their workload on our hardware and actually test the use case. But typically we find customers are still trying to identify and prioritize what these use cases are.”

WWT has been working with customers on traditional AI use cases for more than a decade and is now developing solutions for industry-specific needs, Elbert explains.

“We started developing the solutions based on sector specifics, whether it’s global finance or healthcare and life sciences, or retail. There is a story we can help them tell,” Elbert said. “Part of that is because we have such a good relationship, not only with NetApp, but also with Nvidia, that we can work as a threesome and present a complete solution to the customer where we leverage the advisory business value of the actual customer offer. hardware and software stack that NetApp and Nvidia deploy, but we can also actually show that to the customer and bring it to the market.”

Here’s the full video interview, part of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE Research’s coverage of the NetApp Unveils Unified Data Storage Built for the AI ​​Era event:

(*Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for NetApp unveils Unified Data Storage built for the AI ​​Era event. Neither NetApp Inc., the sponsor of theCUBE’s coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over the content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE. )

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