Pure Storage announced that NavInfo (Europe) BV has deployed the integrated AIRI: AI Ready Infrastructure based on NVIDIA DGX-1 and Pure Storage FlashBlade, a unified fast file and object storage platform. NavInfo Europe incorporates the Advanced Research Lab for NavInfo and provides efficient simulation solutions which aim to promote safety, security and cost-efficiency for the automotive industry. NavInfo Europe selected AIRI as it provides the high-performance infrastructure that is capable of real-time analysis of complex data sets and to train artificial intelligence.
The models and large datasets used by NavInfo Europe place very high demands on data storage. Analytics tasks must be able to run on different servers and sometimes even need to be moved between servers during the analysis process. Pure’s technology is essential to keep the entire AI system performing smoothly. The next step is to provide AI-as-a-Service to automotive customers and customers from other sectors around the world. With this in mind, NavInfo is looking to expand its current AIRI system.
“When designing and implementing an effective AI infrastructure, organizations often face challenges in integrating the various components,” says Theo van Teylingen, Managing Director Netherlands at Pure Storage. “It was clear that NavInfo needed fast time to insight: real-time analysis is essential to providing customers with highly accurate map information and navigation systems. In quickly and efficiently bringing together and analysing large disparate data sets, AIRI enables an accelerated performance and provides peace of mind. In addition, it helps NavInfo keep costs under control, which has resulted in a high ROI.”