Dell Technologies Fast-Tracks AI-Driven Innovation with the Dell AI Factory


Dell Technologies announces the Dell AI Factory to give customers access to the industry’s broadest AI portfolio, from device to data center to cloud1 and an open ecosystem of technology partners to create AI applications that meet their unique needs, through a traditional purchase or as a Dell APEX subscription.

“AI is transforming business at an unprecedented pace. Data centers must be designed from the ground up to handle AI’s speed and scale while new AI PCs are transforming productivity and collaboration,” said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman and chief operating officer, Dell Technologies. “What’s needed is new IT infrastructure and devices purpose-built to meet the specific demands of AI. The Dell AI Factory helps customers accelerate AI adoption with the world’s broadest AI portfolio and leading AI ecosystem partners, offering right-sized approaches and greater control over AI deployments on-premises, at the edge and across cloud environments.”

Delivering infrastructure to achieve any AI outcome
Dell’s end-to-end AI portfolio spanning client devices, servers, storage, data protection and networking form the foundation of the Dell AI Factory. Dell Technologies is expanding that portfolio with new offers purpose-built to meet increasing AI demands.

AI PCs rewrite the rules of creativity and productivity
· Dell introduces the most Copilot+ PCs powered by Snapdragon® X Elite and Snapdragon® X Plus processors,2 and featuring new Microsoft AI experiences. Targeted at professionals and consumers, these laptops include built-in AI with game-changing performance and exceptional battery life. This transformative AI PC experience will help users easily manage their tasks and workflows through local computing and processing across the GPU, CPU and NPU.

Advancements to manage and protect the data that fuels AI innovation
· Dell PowerScale F910 all-flash file storage addresses the needs of demanding AI workloads, delivering faster time to AI insights with up to 127% improvement3 in performance and superior density.
· PowerScale: Project Lightning is a new, highly performant parallel file system software architecture that will be integrated into PowerScale to accelerate training times for large-scale and complex AI workflows.
· Dell Solution for AI Data Protection helps customers protect critical AI applications and data with Dell data protection software, appliances and a reference design to streamline deployment.

Expanded networking portfolio delivers the fabric that accelerates AI performance
· Dell PowerSwitch Z9864F-ON, powered by the Broadcom Tomahawk® 5 chipset, doubles network performance of AI applications4 through a modern network architecture that delivers high throughput, low latency and easy scalability, catering to the most demanding networking environments.
· Dell PowerEdge XE9680 supports Broadcom 400G PCIe Gen 5.0 Ethernet adapters. The combination of PowerEdge hardware, PowerSwitch Z9864F-ON and 400G PCIe Gen 5.0 Ethernet adapters allow organisations to achieve greater performance, scalability and efficiency by building robust ethernet fabrics.
· Enterprise SONiC Distribution innovations enhance AI performance while SmartFabric Manager for SONiC software simplifies deployment, orchestration and lifecycle management with a single view of SONiC fabrics.

Accelerating AI time to value with leading partner ecosystem
Deep collaborations between Dell and leading ecosystem partners deliver tightly integrated solutions and make it easier for customers to get started with AI.

· Dell Technologies is the first infrastructure provider to collaborate with Hugging Face to offer optimised on-premises deployment of generative AI models.5 Dell Enterprise Hub on Hugging Face allows organisations to easily and securely train and deploy open, customised large language models (LLMs) on-premises on Dell infrastructure. This experience accelerates time to value for customers building their own AI applications for use cases like chatbots and customer support and is accessible directly within Hugging Face’s leading open platform for AI builders.

· Dell Technologies continues its collaboration with Meta to simplify deployment of Meta Llama 3 models on-premises with Dell infrastructure, providing test results, performance data and deployment recipes.
· Dell AI Solution for Microsoft Azure AI Services speeds deployment of AI services, such as speech transcription and translation capabilities, built on Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Microsoft Azure.

Simplifying the AI journey with expanded services portfolio
Dell is advancing its extensive portfolio of AI Professional Services to drive improved business outcomes from AI initiatives.
· Implementation Services for Microsoft Copilot solutions help organisations transform the way they work with expert guidance on embracing Microsoft Copilots experiences across GitHub, Security, Windows and Sales.
· Accelerator Services for Dell Enterprise Hub on Hugging Face reduce time to value for rapid AI prototyping using the Dell Portal on Hugging Face with strategic counsel on tool and model selection and use case alignment.

Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA expands to turbocharge AI adoption
Dell Technologies today expanded the Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA with new server, edge, workstation, solutions and services advancements. The Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA, announced in March, speeds AI adoption by delivering integrated Dell and NVIDIA capabilities or pre-validated, full stack solutions.


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